5-18-2010

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL

 

At a special Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education Meeting a new Greenville High School Principal was approved to replace retiring Principal Kevin Cochrane. The board approved of hiring current Assistant Principal at the High School, Wendy Porter, to Principal. Superintendant Jeff Strieker said that 32 applications were received for the job at the High School, and those were dwindled down to 3 finalists.  The board voted unanimously to hire Porter.  Porter has been in High School education for over 25 years and 5 of those at the Greenville High School.  Streaker says Porter has good working relationships with those at the High School and a good feel of the current climate at the school.  Porter will take over the job from retiring Principal Kevin Coachrane who has been working in the Unit 2 School district for decades. 


FIRE RUN TURNS OUT TO BE CONTROLLED BURN

 

Mulberry Grove Firefighters were dispatched at 8:54 a.m. Sunday to a report of a structure fire on the north side of I-70, east of the 52 mile-marker.  Keyesport Firefighters also responded with mutual aid.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire was a controlled burn at Litchfield.  The fire was reported by cell phone to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the confusion was due to the fact that both exits are at the 52 mile-marker but on different interstate highways.


 

THREE BOND COUNTY HEALTH BOARD MEMBERS RETIRING

 

The Bond County Health Board met Monday evening with a light agenda. After approving the activity and financial reports from April, they discussed the problems with the new health building. According to Director Maxine Barth, there are still some small cracks in the walls and ceilings and at least one door that needs to be fixed. The contractor will address these issues. The old health building is for sale and the board would like another update at the next meeting. The vaccine immunization fee increase was approved from $7.00 to $9.00. There are still hundreds of doses left that may be administered for the seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus. The start of the season for the West Nile Virus is upon us and funds will be available to send dead birds for testing and for mosquito testing. The Bond County Board of Health is still owed more than $380,000 in grants from the state and federal government and future grants may be in question. Three board members will be leaving after their terms expire June 30. Algren Anderson has served 30 years, Betty Shenkel nine years and Dr. Anthony Goggin six years. Daryl Bolen will remain on the health board. Board members were asked to submit names of possible new board members at the next meeting, June 14.




PHOTOSTORY

 

STARTING A BUSINESS WORKSHOP OFFERED AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

 

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop entitled “Starting a Business in Illinois,” Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Greenville Education Center.  The fee for the non-credit class is $10.00 and pre-registration is required.  To register, call 545-3429.


NEW SPECIAL INTEREST 4-H CLUBS ORGANIZED

 

Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs are being organized in Bond County through the University of Illinois Extension.  The SPIN clubs focus youth’s learning on specific areas of interest and fun subjects.  One SPIN club has already started activities and two others are set to begin soon.  The Horse SPIN club recently had a kickoff activity hosted by Kent Goodin with emphasis on grooming, leading, showmanship, roping, and prizes.  The next Horse SPIN club meeting will be Saturday, May 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau meeting room.  Two other SPIN clubs set to begin soon include a Rocket SPIN and Nature SPIN.  A fee of $20.00 per member is charged to participate.  For more information or to register, call the Extension office at 664-3665.

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