GREENVILLE GETS NEARLY $100,000 TO EXPAND WATER SYSTEM
Greenville will be receiving $99,000 in a federal grant to expand water service. That announcement came from Congressman John Shimkus’ office Thursday afternoon. The money will come from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Shimkus said in a statement quote “one of my priorities has been bringing safe and accessible water to people throughout central and southern Illinois. This also makes the area more attractive for business and economic growth.” The same statement said that funding will extend city water service along Illinois Route 127 past the American Farm Heritage Museum.
FEATHERED FRIEND CAUSES FIRE
A bird’s nest caused a tractor to catch fire Tuesday morning. According to the Greenville Fire Department report, a birds nest near the turbo area of the tractor engine caught fire, while the tractor was being used in a field off State Route 143. The fire then spread from the nest to the tractor. Firemen extinguished the fire and were on the scene for a little over an hour.
The tractor suffered considerable damage and was valued at over 75,000 dollars. The fire alarm was called in shortly after 10AM Tuesday morning. Keyesport was called for mutual aid in the form of a tanker and manpower.