04-07-2010

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETS

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning at the courthouse.   The board unanimously approved the final plat for the Sandy Point Lane subdivision in Mulberry Grove.  Several residents were at the meeting concerning the reappointment of members of the Smithboro Fire Protection District Board.  There are currently three members on the board and one resident asked if more members could be added. Randy Tevis said he believed more members could be added, and it was up to the board to set the number of members.  The Smithboro Fire Protection District Board will meet Monday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the firehouse.  The future of the district remains uncertain due to financial concerns.  At the most recent Smithboro Fire Protection meeting, it was stated that more volunteer firemen are needed. 

 

The board also heard from Dr. Stowe the animal control administrator.  According to Dr. Stowe’s annual report, there were no rabies cases in Bond County last year.  In 2009 there were 43 animal bites in the county that resulted in emergency room visits by the victims.  From those bites 13 animals were tested for rabies and all were negative.  Also according to the report, 154 dogs were impounded during the year, 95 of which were euthanized while 59 were either adopted or returned to their owners.  48 cats were impounded with three being adopted or returned to their owners. The remaining 45 cats were euthanized.   


ACCIDENT ON I-70 BACKS UP TRAFFIC FOR HOURS

 

An accident in the westbound lane of Interstate 70 backed up traffic for hours Tuesday afternoon. According to a spokesman from the Illinois State Police, a semi-truck’s trailer struck a bridge at mile marker 39 and separated from the truck. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. and traffic was backed up for miles. Eventually the accident was cleared and no injuries were reported. There was also no reported damage to the bridge.

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PROJECT CAROLINA UPDATE

 

The effort to land Project Carolina has been ongoing for more than a year.  Although there is no word on who the industry is, it has been known for a while that if Project Carolina chooses Greenville, it would mean hundreds of jobs, including construction and the possibility of a spin-off business or businesses.  Spearheading Greenville’s efforts is Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens.  Stephens told WGEL that the final incentive summary report was sent to the company on April 1. Now the company is considering site selection and a decision should be made at their board of directors meeting the third week of May.  The final decision is between Greenville and a city in Missouri. 

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WALK SCHEDULED TO HELP MADISON COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

 

The Madison County Child Advocacy Center is hosting a “Champions 4 Children” Walk, May 15, as part of a statewide effort to raise funds for child advocacy centers.  The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the East Alton/Wood River High School track, located at 777 N. Wood River Avenue, in Wood River.  Everyone is invited to participate.  For more information, call 618-296-5390.


TRIVIA NIGHT TO BENEFIT KINGSBURY CLIPPERS

 

A trivia night to benefit the Kingsbury Clippers Swim and Dive team is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 at the First Presbyterian Church Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with competition starting at 7:00.  The entry fee is $100.00 per team with teams having up to ten members.  Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams.  For more information or to pre-register, call Debbie at 664-2166.

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OBITUARIES

KENNETH HARNETIAUX

 

Kenneth M. Harnetiaux, age 79, of Greenville, passed away Friday, April 2 in Ft. Meyers, Florida. Funeral services for 79 year-old Kenneth Harnetiaux will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors by Greenville V.F.W. Post 1377. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church or the American Heart Association.

WILLIAM “BILL” G. JASPER

 

William “Bill” G. Jasper, age 79, of St. Peter, passed away Monday, April 5 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  Funeral services for 79 year-old William “Bill” Jasper will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Peter.  Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by Edgewood American Legion Post 1168.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Pagel Funeral Home in St. Peter and Friday, one hour prior to service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.


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