20 MONTH OLD DIES IN WELL ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call of a young child that had fallen into a well in Witt Tuesday morning. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Montgomery County Coroner, 20 month old Lia Marie Bertolino fell into the well on her family’s property. She was transported to Hillsboro Area Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after noon on Tuesday. The Steihl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis is handling the arrangements.
DONNELLSON TO RECEIVE NEW POLICE CAR
Donnellson has received a federal grant to help the village purchase a new police car. U.S. Representative, John Shimkus, announced recently the approval of a $19,100 Community Facility Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase the police car. The village of Donnellson has also approved an additional $6,416 to outfit the vehicle with radio and other equipment. At this time the village has not purchased the vehicle but a village official expects the purchase to be made soon.
2 MEETINGS ONE NIGHT FOR UNIT 2
The Building and Grounds Committee and the full Unit 2 School Board met Monday night. The topic of discussion was the water line repair and replacement needed at the Greenville Elementary School. Two bids were received for the work. Although the specs were the same for both companies one bid was over $161,000 while the other was $74,000.
Once the board verified that both bids were for the same work and timeline, they unanimously approved the lower bid from Mid-Eastern Plumbing of Carlyle. Work is expected to be mostly done by August 6th.