Greenville Firemen responded Wednesday evening at 7:40, to a call of a shed fire on Ward Street at the residence of Kenny Myer.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, the fire started in and around a wood stove in the east end of the shed.  Firemen were able to restrict structural damage to about 1/3 of the 90' foot building.  Damages were estimated at approximately $20,000.  Inside the shed were a truck, a van and a tractor.  The truck and van received paint damage and broken windows.  The tractor received smoke damage.  Johnston praised Greenville Firemen for rapidly locating the source of the fire and knocking it down.  Their actions are responsible for saving about two thirds of the building.  No injuries were reported and firemen were on the scene for about two hours. 




It may have been over 20 years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, actually it would be over 40 years now, but the music of the fab four is alive and well and coming to Kaskaskia College. American English, a Beatles tribute band, will be at the College Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. There will also be a "Sweetheart Dinner" prior to the concert. Separate advance tickets are needed for the dinner. For more information and where to purchase tickets, call 545-3223.




The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is looking for applicants for Carlyle Lake Visitor Center Attendants for the 2010 recreation season. Job duties include greeting the public, giving information pertaining to the lake area, and selling gift shop items and passes. Benefits include using a campsite for the duration of the contract, communicating with the public, and spending the entire season at Carlyle Lake. You qualify if you communicate well, enjoy contact with the public, and easily learn on the job.



The Bond County Board reviewed the wellness program and agreed to send a memo to all county employees encouraging them to utlize the wellness program that is offered by the county’s new health insurance provider.  The wellness program is designed to help identify health problems and promote healthy lifestyle choices and pre-emptive care.  With ever increasing health insurance premiums, it’s hoped that the wellness program could lower the number of claims by helping keep county employees healthier.  The board discussed the possibility that, if premiums continue to rise, the time could come when employees would be required to pay part of those premiums.  It’s hoped that utilizing the wellness program will keep that day from arriving.  The board approved Assistant State’s Attorney Dorra Mann to be the county’s Freedom of Information Act Officer. 




Eloise Dothager, age 82, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, January 20 at her home.  Funeral services for 82 year-old Eloise Dothager will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove.  Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, one hour before service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove.  Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.




Mary H. White age 88 of Greenville passed away on Thursday January the 21st at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield.  Arrangements are incomplete at the Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home for 88 year old Mary H. White. 


SATURDAY - cloudy with a 70% chance of rain, high 49, low 43

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy, high 50, low 30


Join Tom Kennedy this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news for Public Affairs.  Tom will be joined by Calvin Green from the Illinois Department of Insurance.  Tom and Calvin will talk about insurance possibilities if you’ve recently lost your job along with other new programs and changes in state law.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news.

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