01-27-2010

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UNIT 2 SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES MONEY FROM STATE

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education met Monday night at the Greenville High School Media Center.  Superintendent Jeff Strieker and Assistant Superintendent Eric Frankford informed the board that more money had arrived from the state of Illinois.  On Monday, that latest state general aid check arrived, in the amount of $310,000.  That check is the 4th quarter general aid check from 2009.  The check puts the district in much better shape than they were in December.  However, the state still owes the district around $839,000.  The board approved the re-bidding of the Sorento School roof project.  With the recent heavy rains, more deficiencies in the roof were discovered and combining the new work with the work already out for bids will hopefully save the district money.  The work includes replacing part of the roof, putting a slant in the roof that will keep water from pooling on the roof as it does now in some areas, and moving some electrical to allow for the work to be done.   

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ILLINOIS OFFICIALS PRAISE FORD PLAN TO INVEST MILLIONS IN CHICAGO

Ford Motor Company and Illinois officials have announced almost 1200 new jobs will be coming to Chicago.  Ford plans to invest almost 400 million dollars in building a new version of the Ford Explorer.  Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says almost all those hired will come from current United Auto Workers Union members.  Governor Pat Quinn says the jobs are possible thanks to a new tax credit for companies that invest in Illinois.  The Chicago plant already builds the new Taurus and the Lincoln MKS.  The Explorer is currently produced in Kentucky and is still a key part of Ford's vehicle line-up. 

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CENTRALIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY

 

A Centralia man, who attacked another inmate while he was in the Clinton County Jail, pled guilty January 15 to a charge of aggravated battery. According to Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth, Travis Maxfield, age 23, of Centralia, was in the Clinton County Jail when he attacked another inmate last November, breaking that inmate's eye-socket. Maxfield was also charged with criminal intimadation but that charged was dropped in the plea agreement. Maxfield's sentencing is set for Thursday, February 25. He faces u bn p to ten years in prison.

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ONLINE HAITI DONATION SCAMS

 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan warns you to be wary before you open your wallet to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. During many nationwide or worldwide catastrophes, there are always unscrupulous people who want to cash in by playing on people's sympathies of wanting to help monetarily. Do not send your money to an organization until you confirm that they are legitimate. You can check out websites by contacting the Illinois Attorney General’s office.

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SPORTS

In a game heard live on WGEL Radio, the Greenville Comets basketball team lost to the Pana Panthers Tuesday night.  The final score was 57-51. 


OBITUARIES

DOROTHY DAVIS

 

Dorothy Ruth Davis, age 93, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, January 15 at Helia Health Care in Greenville. A memorial funeral service for 93 year-old Dorothy Davis will be Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. The family will receive friends at service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund or the donor's choice. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

CLIFTON SCHMOLLINGER

 

Clifton Schmollinger, age 72, of Old Ripley, passed away Monday, January 25 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Clifton Schmollinger will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Pocahontas.

 

MARIE KRUEP

 

Marie C. Kruep, age 91, of Highland, passed away Sunday, January 24 at Faith Care Center/Faith Countryside in Highland. Funeral services for 91 year-old Marie Kruep will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to the Highland Animal Shelter or to the family.

 

DOROTHY BEHRHORST

 

Dorothy H. Behrhorst, age 80, of Hamel, passed away Tuesday, January 26 at her home. Funeral services for 80 year-old Dorothy Behrhorst will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel and Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel. Memorials may be made to Trinity St. Paul Lutheran School.


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