4-22-2010

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BOND COUNTY BOARD SCRAPS RECYCLING PLAN

 

When the announcement was made that the landfill was closing in Bond County, the news was not good for the county recycling program since recycling received funding from a tipping fee at the landfill.  At Tuesday nights County Board meeting it was official that the county did not receive a grant it was after, and the program that would have placed recycling bins at locations through out the county was scrapped before it could even begin.  A motor oil recycling program is going to go forward though, residents can bring used oil to Rex’s Quick Lube and Z-One Automotive to be turned in and recycled.  And there will be a battery recycling two day event this Friday and Saturday at the Water and Soil building on Route 40 behind the Greenville Vet Clinic.  The future of county wide recycling is unclear, since now there is no funding source for it. 

 

The board also approved the appointment of Randy Tevis to the Smithboro Fire Protection board.  It was said at the meeting that the Smithboro Fire Proection board is considering expanding the number of members on the board, and that the expantion could happen at their next meeting.  


GOVERNOR BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE

 

Governor Pat Quinn was in St. Louis Monday, April 19, joining US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the Eads Bridge to break ground on the new Mississippi River Bridge project.  The project is expected to create more than 2,200 jobs, relieve congestion in the region, and spur approximately $25.3 billion in regional economic activity over the next 45 years.  The new bridge will be a four-lane, cable-stayed structure that will relocate Interstate 70 from the Poplar Street Bridge.  The $667 million project, a joint undertaking of the Illinois and Missouri Departments of Transportation, is expected to be completed by 2014.

 

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MAY SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE FEATURES TWO MUSIC/MOVIE ARTISTS

 

The May 9 Songwriters Showcase at the Globe Theater on the Greenville Square features two artists who were both involved in the 2009 St. Louis movie “Up in the Air.”  Kevin Renick, who wrote the title song for the movie and Matthew O’Toole, who had a minor role in the film, will be performing Sunday, May 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Globe Theater.


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TRASH FIRE DAMAGES ANTIQUE CAR

 

Greenville Firemen were called Tuesday, at 12:50 p.m., to a trash fire in a barrel that had spread at a residence at 599 Old Nebo Road. According to the fire report, upon arrival, firemen found the fire had been put out by the owner, but not before spreading to leaves and a restorable 1931 Chevy Coupe. Minor damage was reported to the vehicle. Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firemen were called for mutual aid but that call was cancelled enroute. Firemen were on the scene for approximately one hour.

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MAINTAINING FLOURIDE LEVELS EARNS GREENVILLE HONORS

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency presented fluoridation awards to 462 community water systems for maintaining state mandated fluoride levels in 2009.  State Public Health Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold said, “Water fluoridation can improve overall oral health for both children and adults.  We applaud those communities that maintain levels of fluoride in their water systems and encourage them to continue their efforts.”  The City of Greenville was one of 106 community water systems recognized for meeting state fluoride levels eleven of the twelve months in 2009.


OBITUARIES

ANDREW B. THOLE

 

Andrew B. Thole, age 82, of Aviston, passed away Tuesday, April 20. A funeral Mass for 82 year-old Andrew Thole will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston.

BERTHA L. HOLTMANN

Bertha L. Holtmann, age 95, of Glen Carbon, passed away Tuesday, April 20 at Eden Village Retirement Center in Glen Carbon. Funeral services for 95 year-old Bertha Holtmann will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at United Church of Christ of Marine. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens in Edwardsville.  Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Friday, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the church.

 

ELDON D. GROTEFENDT

 

Eldon D. Grotefendt, age 88, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, April 20 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services for 88 year-old Eldon Grotefendt will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and Saturday, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the church. 

 

HELEN J. RAEBER

 

Helen J. Raeber, age 78, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, April 21. Funeral services for 78 year-old Helen Raeber will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 

HOWARD BURHANNA

 

Howard “Ward” Burhanna, age 57, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, April 20 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. A memorial service for 57 year-old Howard Burhanna will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Family Hospice.

 

 


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