SMITHBORO VILLAGE BOARD MEETS
The Smithboro Village Board met recently. Trustee John Kirsch reported the Sewer Jet will be repaired and sold with the proceeds going on the sewer bill. The board agreed to pay the monthly water bill, of approximately $40.00, for the Smithboro Fire Department.
Four bids were received for the mowing contract in Smithboro. The contract was awarded to Dale Sarginson who submitted the lowest bid. A bid from Ambuehl's Construction in Vandalia was accepted to repair the leaking roof on the village community building. Quotes from pest companies will be sought to check termite damage in the building.
The Smithboro Ladies Auxiliary donated approximately $2500.00 to the Smithboro Volunteer Firefighters from individuals and the auxiliary.
DECEMBER 10 POLICE REPORT
Keyesport Firemen were dispatched at 1:11 this morning to a report of a mobile home fire on Railroad Street in Keyesport. Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to provide mutual aid.
The Bond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported residential burglary on Ayers Road, north of Greenville. Items taken are valued at more than $300.00.
Shoal Creek Firemen were dispatched to a report of a hot stove flue at a residence on Panama Avenue in Panama.
HOME BURNS SATURDAY MORNING NORTH OF MULBERRY GROVE
Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to a house fire early Saturday morning at 12:13. According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, firemen could see the glow of the fire once they went outside. The home, located northeast of Mulberry Grove, is the property of the late Ruby Shelby and was not currently occupied. Volkmar said the home and another building, which had been used many years ago as a church, were both nearly destroyed when firemen arrived. Both buildings were a total loss and the cause of the fire is unknown. Firemen were on the scene for about two and a half hours. Keyesport Firemen provided mutual aid with manpower and a tanker.
LEGISLATION SUPPORTS ILLINOIS' INJURED SERVICEMEMBERS
Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation to allow Illinois' active-duty servicemembers, who are injured due to hostile action, to receive $5,000 from the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund. To qualify, the active duty member must have been deployed in support of operations as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks and sustained an injury as a result of hostile action. Each recipient may only receive one grant for each engagement or incident in which injuries were sustained. For more information, call 312-814-3158.