5-27-2010

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PLAN COMMISSION DILEMMA

 

A developer and a homeowner came to the Greenville Plan Commission public hearing Monday night with a problem and left with the same problem. The public meeting was requested by Keith Baldwin Addition Country View Estates Subdivision to approve a preliminary plat.  At issue is who will pay for sidewalks, the city is requiring, to allow an occupancy permit for a person who is building a house in Country View Estates. Originally, when the subdivision was platted in 1995, there was no city mandate for sidewalks. Today, new subdivisions in the city, and a mile and a half from city limits, must have sidewalks. Keith Baldwin told the commission he didn’t know about the change and sold the lot in question at a price that did not include the sidewalk. The homeowner contends Baldwin should put in the sidewalk at his expense. Matt Willman, speaking for the city, says Greenville will not issue an occupancy permit without the sidewalk. The commission passed the plat along to the city council with several minor changes and a suggestion to determine whether sidewalks should be put in before or after homes are built.  The Greenville City Council will probably be dealing with the sidewalk problem at their June 8 meeting.  


COMETS GAME RAINED OUT, LADY ACES GAME ALSO DELAYED

 

The Greenville Comets sectional baseball game against Alton Marquette in Alton was delayed because of rain and lightning yesterday and then postponed. The game will resume today at 4:30 p.m. with the Comets batting in the bottom of the third inning, leading Alton Marquette 3-0. We will have the game live this afternoon at 4:30, with Kent Kesner giving the play-by-play .

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team also had their game delayed due to weather. The Lady Aces will play today at 4:30 p.m. against Carrollton in the Mulberry Grove Sectional. Good luck to the Lady Aces and Comets.


GREENVILLE MAN’S CRIPPLED AIRCRAFT MAKES A SAFE LANDING

 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a twin-engine Cessna 421, flown by Greenville resident Dave Embry, made a landing in Nashville without its front landing gear.  Embry was preparing to land at Lebanon, Tennessee when his instruments indicated the landing gear problem. He then flew to Nashville International Airport where officials in the tower confirmed the landing gear problem. Dave was able to land the plane and everyone on board got out safely. Embry was flying from Greenville to his daughter's wedding in Tennessee.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AT CARLYLE LAKE

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Memorial Day.  Educational interpretative programs on gardening, the life and habits of Illinois snakes, water safety, the Carlyle Lake Dam, and a scavenger hunt are scheduled at various locations around the lake.  Stop by the Visitor Center to view exhibits, watch a video about Carlyle Lake, or rent a life jacket.  For more information about Memorial Day weekend activities and events at Carlyle Lake, call 618-594-2484.


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GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL EXPANDING FARMER LOAN PROGRAM

 

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed Senate Bill 3719 that will allow more family farmers and agri-businesses to take advantage of lower interest rates and increased access to needed capital.  Governor Quinn said, “With most farms just having completed their spring planting, we know money can be tight and quick access to capital can be challenging.  This new law will help farmers ease cash flow through the growing season.”  The program makes funds available for land purchases, agriculture-related businesses, and debt restructuring.  Financing is available at banks and other lending institutions throughout Illinois.  For more information, check the website www.il-fa.com.

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ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS IN JUNE

 

Illinois State Police will be conducting roadside safety checks during June in Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties.  According to ISP District Eleven Commander Captain Jerry Culp, roadside safety checks are an effective tool for generating voluntary compliance by the motoring public.  These safety checks encourage motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep their consumption of alcohol within allowable limits, or not travel in a motor vehicle after drinking.

 

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OBITUARIES

ALLAN V. HORSTMANN

 

Allan V. Horstmann, age 17, of Breese, formerly of Aviston and New Baden, passed away Sunday, May 23 in East Fork Township in Clinton County.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 17 year-old Allan Horstmann will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Church in Aviston.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, also in Aviston.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and again Thursday, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School.

 

 

CONNIE BRAY

 

Connie Bray, age 66, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, May 25 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral services for 66 year-old Connie Bray will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Montrose Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.


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