3-22-2010

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ATV ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF 10 YEAR OLD NEW DOUGLAS

 

An ATV accident, Friday in New Douglas, took the life of a ten year-old girl. Madison County Sheriff’s Officers were called to New Douglas, Friday, March 19, around 6:20 p.m., to a report of an ATV accident.

 

The ten year-old child was riding as a passenger on the ATV, on private land in the 11000 block of Bonini Road, New Douglas. The ATV flipped and landed on top of the child. Emergency personnel were summoned to the scene, and the child was transported to the hospital in Staunton, and eventually flown to a St. Louis area hospital. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital in St. Louis. The victim is from the Livingston area, and police say all appearances point to a tragic accident. 


NEW CONFERENCE RULE WOULD LIMIT COMET FOOTBALL TO TWO TEAMS

 

At a recent principal's meeting, a conference policy decision was made to go to two levels of football instead of three as is currently allowed.  The new policy provides for one level for freshmen and sophomores and the second level for varsity.  Unit 2 Athletic Director Joe Alstat said the new policy completely eliminates their freshman schedule.  Alstat believes the decision concerning the number of levels or teams a school offers in a sport should be made on a school-by-school or district basis, instead of according to a conference policy.  He said limiting the number of teams in a sport hurts the development of players and limits the amount of playing time.  Alstat said another meeting is scheduled in a couple of weeks, at which the issue might be discussed again.

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BRICKS FOR VETERAN'S MEMORIAL

 

There are currently 932 memorial bricks in the Veteran's Memorial on the Bond County Courthouse lawn.  Bricks are placed at the Veteran's Memorial on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year and dedicated with a flag changing ceremony.  Applications to place memorial bricks in the Bond County Veteran's Memorial for the Memorial Day ceremony in May must be received by Wednesday, March 31. Applications may be obtained at area banks. Requirements and instructions are on the application.  For more information, contact Tony Koonce at 664-1976.

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING CLOSED SESSION

 

After the closed session meeting of the Bond County Unit 2 School Board, Gary Brauns, Bill Carpenter, Wendy Porter, Scott Pasley and Eric Swingler were re-hired as building administrators for the 2010-2011 school year. 25 staff members were re-hired for the next school year and Dustin Swarm was hired as the Spanish teacher for the 2010-2011 school year.


SCIGA MEETING

 

The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance recently held their monthly meeting. Officers were elected for the upcoming year. A presentation of a group interactive program to assist in planning the focus of SCIGA was presented by Director Art Borum. An announcement was made that tickets are still available for the KC Alumni and Friends Association Scholarship Benefit Monday, April 19. The next SCIGA meeting will be Wednesday, March 24.

 

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OBITUARIES

PAUL MANNHARD

 

Paul J. Mannhard, age 91, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, March 18 at Highland Healthcare Center. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 91 year-old Paul Mannhard will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Trenton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.

 

HAROLD HITZ

 

Harold C. Hitz, age 93, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 18 at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral services for 93 year-old Harold Hitz will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Grantfork United Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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