2-8-2010

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GREENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 2009 REPORT

 

The Greenville Fire Protection District has released its 2009 end of year report.  According to the report, fire district personnel responded to a total of 212 fire calls in 2009.  Seventeen of the 212 calls were for structure fires, fifteen calls were to grass and brush fires and there were twelve vehicle fires.  Firemen were called seventeen times to smoke scare reports and eleven times to clean up a spill or leak. 

 

Report statistics showed that most calls were received on Wednesday, with 21%, followed closely by Sunday, with 18%.  Early evening hours are when most fires occurred with twenty-two fire calls between 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. and twenty-one calls between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  The least busy time of the day was between 3:00 - 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 7:00 a.m., with one call for each time period.  Fortunately most of the calls were false alarms or false calls due to system malfunctions, accidental activations, or calls for fires already extinguished or under control.  There were about 66 false alarms and false calls.  The total number of fires amounted to about 55.  Firemen participated in activities each month to remain up to date on the latest equipment, rescue and fire fighting techniques, and personal training.  sdc'

 

POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS OVER 900 IN BOND COUNTY

 

A power outage that started about 1:40 Friday afternoon knocked out power to over 900 Ameren IP customers in Mulberry Grove and Smithboro.  Ameren spokesman Leigh Morris confirmed that power was restored at 2:05 to all customers.  According to Morris, the cause of the outage is undetermined.    

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LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN VANDALIA

 

The Vandalia Historical Society will be holding their annual Lincoln's birthday observance at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 at the Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site. The Vandalia National Road Interpretive Center is hosting their Second Annual Lincoln Birthday Celebration from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on the 12th. Kevin Kaegy, President of the Bond County Genealogical Society, will be presenting a program at the statehouse entitled "Riding the 8th Judicial Circuit."  The observance is free and open to the public. A reproduction of a Conastoga wagon, which is also open to the public, will be featured at the Lincoln birthday celebration. 


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 28 at the Greenville Education Center.  Director of Adult Education Lisa Atkins reported that Kaskaskia College is one of thirteen adult education providers selected to receive a grant from the ICCB to allow its program to implement an adult education bridge program for the health care field.

 

The Automotive Technology Program was recently awarded the Automotive Service Excellence Training Program Certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

 

The board approved the design and authorization to proceed with construction documents and bidding process for the expansion and renovation of the college bookstore.

 

The resignation of Laura Wedekemper, Director of Capital Planning and Project was accepted.  Rhonda Boehne was named Freedom of Information Acts Officer, Riley Barker was hired as the Business Specialist, and Lisa Klostermann was hired as Administrative Assistant for Title III.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

Harvey Traylor, age 48, of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday, February 4 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services for 48 year-old Harvey Traylor will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


 

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