4-26-2010

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GREENVILLE HOUSE MAKES A TOP TEN LIST, BUT NOT A GOOD ONE

 

The Bass-Mollett house was placed on the top ten list of endangered historical sites by Landmark Illinois, a non-profit group that advocates historic preservation in Illinois and numbers around 2,500 members, according to information on their website.  The Bass-Mollett house, built in 1892, was placed on this year’s top ten list of endangered historical sites due to the deterioration of the building.  Greenville College has owned the house for around 20 years.  Rumors spread last year that the demolition of the house was imminent. This was denied at the time by College President Larry Linamen.  Some clean-up work at the house was done last year, and a public meeting was held around the same time, but nothing has happened since.  Greenville College President Linamen told WGEL Radio late last week that the college does not have plans to demolish the building and according to a press release from the College on Friday rough estimates to renovate the house are around 1.5 million dollars. And a further and detailed evaluation of the building to form a solid price for renovation would cost around $50,000. In the release the college also committed to maintaining "the drive by view on Beaumont Avenue.


RAIN FALLS ALL WEEKEND LONG

 

Rain fell all weekend long, and severe weather came through the area Saturday early evening.  Parts of Bond County was under a Tornado warning Saturday from around 5pm to 6pm.  Although the worst of the storms went north of our immediate area, high winds, heavy rain and lightning were seen through out the county.  A few reports of downed tree limbs were reported in Bond County.  Rain totals from the weekend show the extent of the storms.  From Friday to Monday morning at 6AM 1.02 inches fell at the sewer plant, 1.28 inches at 6th street and 1.20 inches at Idler and route 140.  Rain is again a possibility for Monday and Tuesday. 

 sdc'

 

AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MEETING HELD

 

The American Farm Heritage Museum Board held their April meeting in the new building at their grounds last week. Ollie Schaefer spoke to the members about all the work that has been completed, with their new buildings, and let everyone know there is much more to be done and volunteers are needed. It was also reported that the county is still working on the road leading to the museum and it should be asphalted by mid June.

 

The building to house the Christmas displays is running behind schedule but should be completed soon. Everyone is gearing up for their Heritage Day show that will be at the end of July.

naco

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL NAMES STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  For Freshman Sarah Siefken, Sophomore Tesia Snow, Junior Kevin Wade, and Senior Kacy Perry, their investments have been recognized.  They have been named “Students of the Month” for March at Greenville High School.  Congratulations to these outstanding students.


HONOR FLIGHT CONTINUES IN 2010

 

The Honor Flight, for WWII veterans, continues in 2010.  Gerald Jenner, from Bond County, will make the trip to Washington DC April 27 to visit the WWII Veterans Memorial.  The central Illinois Honor Flight will leave from Indianapolis, Indiana.


KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT APPROVES NEW BUILDING AT JAYCEE PARK

 

A Kingsbury Park District committee met recently. Four projects were approved. The first was to accept the proposal from Griffin Systems to install security cameras at the pool/park complex, not to exceed $14,000. The system will be installed by May 14.

 

The second motion was to accept the bid from Rehkemper Construction for the new building at Jaycee Park. This building will include restroom facilities, concession area and storage for the park. The building will be located between the two baseball fields. The Rehkemper bid was the lowest. The cost of the building will be $133,419.54 and construction is to start right away.

 

The third motion was to accept the proposal from Don Anderson to oil and chip a parking lot at the Jaycee field. The new parking lot will be 100 x 60 ft. The bid was not to exceed $5,000.

 

The fourth motion was for director Jerry Sauerwein to contact Bill Rench Concreate Construction to price steps and a retaining wall for the skateboard park.

.sybert

 

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