6-17-2010

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THREE MEMBERS RETIRE FROM HEALTH BOARD

 

The Bond County Health Board meeting Monday night was brief. According to Henry Siekmann, who provided the audit report, the 2009 audit turned out to be better than expected, considering the recent economic turmoil. The department is still owed almost $300,000 dollars in grants but seems to be in better financial shape than others.

 

According to a West Nile Virus update, no infected birds were reported in Bond County but some birds across the state have been reported to carrry the virus. There was no new positive report on the sale of the old health board building.

 

Three board members will be leaving and they received a rousing hand of appreciation for their work on the board. Algren Anderson, who served on the board since 1980, commented on how things have changed since he started. His 30 years of service is believed to be the longest ever for a health board member. Betty Shenkel will be missed as she served nine years and Dr. Andy Goggin will retire from the board after six years. A comment was made that his jocularity will be missed. All three received plaques for their services.  Suggested new board members are Dr. Tom Dawdy, Diane Lippert and Dennis Korte and will be voted on at the next meeting. The next health board meeting will be July 12.

  

 

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DONNEWALD DISTRIBUTING RIBBON CUTTING 

 

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It was ribbon cutting time Monday morning for the new 10 million dollar Anheuser Bush Distribution Center in Greenville’s Wolf Industrial Park. WGEL spoke with Mike Donnewald who said, “It’s great to be here, and to finally realize that today has come. It has been a long time coming but thanks to dedicated employees, and everyone involved, it's opening day. The pond in the back runs our geothermal system. The building is 100 percent geothermal, not only the office but also the product storage areas. It is more expensive to put in, but in the long run you can recoup some cost, and there are some tax credits available to help put it in. We just thought it was the right thing to do from an environmental stand point.  We are just glad to be here and that this day has come. We are looking for to a long stay in Greenville, and it’s just good to finally have it open."

 

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RESERVE ILLINOIS CAMPSITES ONLINE

 

If you are planning to use an Illinois campground, cabin, or picnic shelter this year, now you maY make reservations online. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has a new online reservation site that will eliminate reservations through the mail or over the phone. The name of the website is ReserveAmerica. According to an IDNR spokesperson, reserving a site online will make it more convenient for visitors. Reservations may be made at www.reserveamerica.com.

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HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Bond County Homemakers Association is awarding two college scholarships this year. The recipients of the $500 scholarships are two Greenville High School Seniors, Elise Mills and Amber Laurent. The scholarship is offered to eligible Bond County High School or neighboring county high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, two letters of reference, photo, and a letter of transcript indicating which college they will attend in the fall. Elise, the daughter of William and Margaret Mills of Greenville, was active in golf, soccer, Key club and Pep club. She plans to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Amber, the daughter of Jay and Vicki Laurent of Austin, Texas and Sandi Laurent of Greenville, was active in the marching band, concert band, pep band, school musical, track, choir, tennis and more. She plans to attend SIUE as well.

 

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OBITUARIES

NO NEW AREA FUNERAL NOTICES TO REPORT


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