The Bond County Health Board met Monday night at the new building on South 4th Street. Among the items discussed was the sale of the old building. A buyer seems to be interested in purchasing the old building but apperently needs to sell other property. The new building does have some issues of cracking, leaks and such, but these problems should be resolved by summer.  An update on the H1N1 flu was presented. Across the state, 2,979 cases of the H1N1 virus were reported with 102 deaths. The department will apply for a grant for HIV counseling, but may not get the money until August 2011. An increasing problem seems to be "no-shows". Residents will make appointments with the departments facilities but do not show up. Discussions will continue on how to remedy this. Representatives of the health department will be at Health Fair 2010 offering free H1N1 vaccine shots and free vision screening.





The Bond County Board held their second monthly meeting Tuesday night at the courthouse.  The main topic of discussion was the need to re-fly the county for aerial mapping.  As he said at the recent 911 board meeting, Alan Davis told the county board that it’s recommended to re-map the county every five to seven years and the last time it was flown was in 2004.  The 911 board is likely to approve flying for re-mapping soon, but the flight may not take place until spring 2011.  The city of Greenville also needs new aerial maps to replace maps from the 70’s.  The city is willing to pay a contractor to place platt lines on the new electronically stored maps.  The city would pay for the lines to be put on, but the county maintains the maps when changes happen.  The county is concerned there will be extra manpower needed to maintain the new maps in the electronic format. The county currently updates paper maps when changes are made.  The hope would be that once the electronic maps are up and going the paper maps could be phased out and not updated any longer.  Greenville City Manager Dave Willey was on hand and said he believed in the long run there will be better maps for the city and anyone who might want them such as developers, real estate agents and anyone interested in the city.  The topic was discussed for about half and hour before it was tabled to gather more information and will likely be brought up at the next county board meeting.


County highway engineer Mike McCormick informed the board that the Keystone Pipeline bonding for roads in the county has been extended by Keystone.  McCormick said that so far when problems have arisen, with road wear and holes, Keystone has been responsive.  Many smaller problems are going to be fixed once the company is finished in Bond County, which means that certain roads, used more often by Keystone equipment, do not have to be fixed twice.




Illinois and Missouri 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium Saturday, May 2 for the ninth annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. 4-H members, leaders, alumni and their families will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the Busch Stadium outfield. Pre-game ceremonies include a recitation of the 4-H pledge and ceremonial first pitches by an Illinois and Missouri member of 4-H. Ticket orders must be postmarked before April 12. Ticket order forms are available at the University of Illinois Extension office or online.  For ticket information or to access the online form, call the U of I office at 664-3665.





Having sold the property on Harris Avenue, G.E.T. Video is moving to a new location at 215 West College Avenue on the north side of the downtown square.  The video store will be closed Sunday, March 21 to begin the move and will reopen Friday, March 26.  Sandy Daum, owner of G.E.T. Video said, "We will have room to expand in our new store and are looking forward to serving all our friends and customers with their entertainment needs."




Carol Ann Leidner, age 59 of Greenville passes away Wednesday, March 17th at her home. Graveside services for 59 year-old Carol Ann Leidner will be Monday at 11am at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice, The American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.




Nina L. Hatfill, age 99, of Girard, IL, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, March 15 at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard.  Funeral services for 99 year-old Nina Hatfill will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard.  Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Girard Fire and Rescue Squad, Pleasant Hill Village, or Hospice Care of Sangamon County. 

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