2-24-2010

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VANDALIA FIRE DESTROYS FOUR BUILDINGS

 

An early Tuesday morning fire in Vandalia destroyed four buildings, one that was over 140 years old. According to a press release from the city of Vandalia, shortly after 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, Vandalia Firemen responded to a fire in the 300 block of West Gallatin Street. Brownstown and Ramsey Firemen were called to assist. The fire destroyed buildings that housed Donaldson's Carpet, Gathe's Tax Service, Gerkin's Insurance Agency and Cages Bar. Damage was also done to buildings housing GMAC and Bray's Title Service. The State Fire Marshall is investigating, but no determination of the origin of the fire has yet been made. One of the buildings dates back to 1867 and is across the street from the Old State Capital Buiulding. The good news is that no injuries were reported.

 

For Scenes from the massive fire click this link

 

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education met Monday night at the Greenville Elementary Gym, with a light agenda. The board discussed the continued late payments from the state for the district. The state has released more money, but the district is still owed over $645,000. On a good note, the bond interest rate has depreciated from the Nixon Insurance Agency, which will lower payments. The treasurer's report and the payment of bills were approved. Greenville High School Principal Kevin Cochran congratulated Coach Jay Winter and the Comet Scholar team on their sectional championship last Saturday in the 2010 Masonic Academic Bowl held at Greenville High School. The Comets will advance to the state finals, in Riverton, Saturday, March 6. The Worldwide Youth and Science and Engineering (WYSE) team took second place at the Kaskaskia regional and will advance to the sectional. The top three students were Aaron Dish, Jace Reinhart and Logan Lippert. Jace Reinhart has been named as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. The roof at the Sorento Grade School will be repaired in the next seven to ten days, depending on the weather.


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REGIONAL CONTEST WITH PANA FOR COMETS BASKETBALL

 

As March draws nearer, so do high school boys basketball playoffs.  The Greenville Comets got the number three seed at the Vandalia regional and will play Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  The Comets opponent is Pana, a team they have already played three times this year, winning one game and losing two.  You can hear that game live on WGEL Radio tomorrow night. 

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COMPUTER CLASS OFFERED AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

 

The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will hold the Computer College Part 2 in March, at the Greenville Education Center. There are five sessions of this class, with all sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning March 16 and ending March 30. Class hours are 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Students over 60 may register at no cost. The cost for students under 60 is $81.00. To register or for more information, call 545-3225.


OBITUARIES

 

NANCY BLAYLOCK

 

Nancy Blaylock, age 74, of Villa Ridge, MO. formerly of Sorento, passed away Saturday, February 19 at Des Peres Hospital in MO. Funeral services for 74 year-old Nancy Blaylock will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


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