6-3-2010

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FALSE FIRE ALARM BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE

 

Greenville Firefighters responded to a fire alarm sounding at Louis Latzer Drive at Covidien at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, it was determined that a power outage caused the alarm to sound and no fire was detected. Firemen were on the scene for approximately 15 minutes.


THE OFFICAL WORD ON POWER OUTAGE CAUSE IS, NO OFFICAL CAUSE

 

The official word from Ameren IP on the cause of Tuesday's power outage is…..no known cause.  The outage took out more than 2,000 customers in Bond County and lasted between two and a half and almost four hours, depending on the area. According to an Ameren IP spokesman, there was no damage evident on any of the lines or at the substation.  It can’t be said for sure, but the outage did not appear to be caused by the afternoon storm as the outage started before the storm.  Ameren IP workmen checked the line and continue to check the substation for any clues to the outage. 

 

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MAY WETTEST MONTH IN 2010 FOR GREENVILLE

 

So far in 2010, May has been the wettest month for Greenville with an average rainfall of 4.8 inches.  That is about an inch and a half more than in April.  When compared to Mays dating back to 1967, the most rain fell in 1995 with 13.91 inches while the least amount, 1.45 inches, was measured in May 1987.

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COMBING THROUGH THE BUDGET

 

The Greenville City Council took their first look at the City’s 2010-2011 fiscal year budget in a special meeting Thursday night. Due to the previous years shortfall of over four hundred thousand dollars in revenue and the threat of the State of Illinois reducing the percentage of income tax it shares with local municipalities, the council was looking for any possible savings as they examined the city manager's proposed numbers. On the brighter side, the city is expecting higher sales tax revenues due to new retail outlets lead by the new Love’s Travel Plaza, and Buchheit. City Manager Dave Willey is projecting an increase in economic development marketing as the city continues its efforts to bring new retail businesses and industry to town. Unlike the State of Illinois, the city does have a 3.4 million dollar reserve fund, more than their self-imposed six month reserve.

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MEMORIAL DAY SOUNDS WERE EMOTIONAL

 

The Memorial Day tributes Monday in Greenville elicited many emotions from participants and spectators. The changing of the flags ceremony at the Veteran's Memorial and recognition of new memorial bricks were followed by a parade to Montrose Cemetery where Turley Award winner Dan Jensen was the guest speaker. The Greenville Municipal Band played, there was a gun salute, and then appropriately, taps was played.

 

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OBITUARIES

DAVID WHITESIDE

 

David Whiteside, age 80, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, June 1 at his home. Funeral services for 80 year-old David Whiteside will be Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.


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