PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON PROPOSED BLUEJAY ESTATES
About a dozen neighbors of the proposed Blue Jay Estates and four members of the Planning Commission were on hand Thursday night to ask questions of the developers who plan to turn the old Greenville Junior High School property into a complex of apartments and commercial space. Justin Eilerman, one of the developers, said the project was not going to be low income housing. It will be a planned unit development that allows a mixture of apartments and commercial. One bedroom apartments would start at $625.00 per month. No one spoke against the project but neighbors were concerned about parking and water retention issues. One commission member commented about how the old junior high school was deteriorating and said the project would be a huge improvement for the area. This was the first of two public meetings scheduled by the Planning Commission to address Blue Jay Estates planned for the five plus acres, formerly the Greenville Junior High School, on Beaumont in Greenville.
IEMA HIGHLIGHTS EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS IN APRIL
In conjunction with the second anniversary of the April 8, 2008 5.4 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Illinois, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is stressing earthquake preparedness during April. Southern Illinois lies between the New Madrid and Wabash Valley faults and is subject to the possibility of an earthquake. To help you learn more about earthquake risks and how to be prepared, IEMA recently added a new “Earthquakes in Illinois” section to its website at www.iema.illinois.gov. The section has information about steps you can take to be better prepared and how to stay safe if an earthquake occurs.
LARGE POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS GREENVILLE RESIDENTS
Around 12:25 Saturday afternoon a substation for Ameren IP went down leaving 1,535 customers in Greenville without power. According to Ameren IP spokesmen Leigh (Lee) Morris, the most likely culprit in causing the outage was a small animal like a squirrel or bird. Power was out for over 2 hours Saturday afternoon, with most customers having power restored around 2:45PM. The outage tripped a fire alarm in the AT+T building on North Third street, Greenville firemen responded but there was no fire. Firemen were on the scene for about twenty minutes.
BOND COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS
The Bond County Public Health Advisory Committee met recently. Workshops for adults, on long term care planning and grandparents raising grandchildren, are scheduled for April. A “Health Day” at the Bond County Fair to promote health programs was suggested. The Women’s Wellness event returns in October as “In the Pink,” dealing with breast cancer education. The group agreed on the goal of improved foot care for diabetes patients. Suggestions were developed for doctors, their office staff and patients. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room at the health department.
ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM AT POCAHONTAS CENTER
The Accelerated Reader Program continues to help promote learning and reading among students at the Pocahontas Center. By reading books and taking tests, students reach higher point clubs. Ashley DeSherlia is in the 600 point club, Bradley Kalous the 500 club, and A.J. Eades, Brendan Nelson, Ashley Moore, Zack Busch, Brad Nelson, and Alyssa Moore are in the 300 point club. Many other Pocahontas students are actively involved in the Accelerated Reader Program.
ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin examining all aspects of the Illinois State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, beginning April 18, as part of the re-accreditation process. You are invited to offer comments by calling the assessment team at 1-877-318-0071, Sunday, April 18, between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Comments are limited to ten minutes and must address the Agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.
COURSE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING OFFERED AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER
The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education is offering a course entitled “Social Networking” at the Greenville Education Center, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27 and May 4, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The fee for students under age 60 is $20.00 and for those over 60, there is no cost. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 664-9394.
William S. “beef” Fauke, age 61 of Germantown, passed away Friday, April 2nd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 11am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8pm and Wednesday from 9 to 10:45am at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Germantown American Legion will hold services Tuesday at 7pm followed by the Clinton County Vietnam Veterans service at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Clinton County Vietnam Veterans.
Arthur H. Wessling, age 83 of Germantown, passed away Friday, April 2nd at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A Funeral Mass for 83 year-old Arthur Wessling will be Monday at 10am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8pm and Monday from 8 to 9:45am at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
Marie A. Zobrist, age 92 of Highland, passed away Thursday, April 1st at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral services for 92 year-old Marie Zobrist will be Tuesday at 10am at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:30 to 7pm at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9 to 10am at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to EVUCC Radio Ministry.
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