8-23-2010

df

BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEETING

 

The Bond County Board of Health met Monday night and voted to approve the hiring of a combination Human Resources and Projects Director. Chairman Daryl Bolen told the board interviews have already started for the position.   Several board members felt that more complicated personnel laws and regulations and a larger staff has made it a necessity to have a person working at least three days a week on human resources and two days a week on other projects.  The budget for the new position was estimated between $33,000.00 and $40,000.00. Health Department Executive Director Maxine Barth presented a draft of the agency’s 2011 budget which is tentative pending the success of current grant applications.  Tests on two birds have come back negative for West Nile disease.

 sdc'

 

BOND COUNTY TEENAGERS START BAND

 

Three local Bond County teenagers have started their own county music band.  Steve Lancey talked with Newt Albert, Lori Albert and Cody Donaldson about their group named the Country C.L.A.N. and how they got started.  Cody said he and Newt were on a trip to Springfield where they were watching some others perform and decided they could do the same.  They got together and started playing.  Their first performance was at the Mulberry Grove High School Homecoming.  They also played this summer at the Pleasant Mound Picnic and the Mulberry Grove Firemen’s Homecoming Picnic.

naco

DOCTOR WILL BOYD OFF NOVEMBER BALLOTT

 

Due to several challenges from Democrats as well as Republicans, Greenville City Councilman Will Boyd’s name will not appear as an Independent candidate on the November ballot for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Roland Burris. Doctor Boyd submitted the required number of signatures, however, the election board agreed with the filed challenges and said in their ruling that they could not verify some of the signatures submitted. Doctor Boyd is making plans to be a write-in candidate on the November ballot.  


ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES DOWNWARD MOVEMENT IN JULY

 

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a point to 10.3 percent in July.  July marks the seventh consecutive month to show steady or declining rates.  Illinois’ manufacturing sector added 3800 jobs in July, the fifth consecutive monthly gain and the sector’s best showing since April 1995.  Illinois outpaces the nation in adding manufacturing jobs.  2200 jobs were added in the educational and health services sector and 400 jobs in professional and business services.

 

.sybert

IUKA COUPLE MAKES LARGE DONATION TO VETERANS TRIBUTE AT KC

 

Earl and Ruth Miller, of Iuka, Illinois, have made a sizable contribution to the Kaskaskia College Veterans Memorial Project.  Earl was a fighter pilot in World War II and also in Korea.  The Miller’s $10,000.00 donation, in support of the project and fellow veterans, is the largest individual donation received to date for the tribute project which will recognize every veteran, living or deceased, with any connection to Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, and Washington Counties.  Miller said he is glad to be a part of the project which will honor fellow veterans.  The Millers will be recognized at the Tribute for their gift.


OBITUARIES

VINCENT F. ARENTSEN

 

Vincent F. Arentsen, age 88, of Damiansville, passed away Friday, August 20. A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville. Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

 

MARIE P. SUESS

 

Marie P. Suess, age 99, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 21 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 99 year-old Marie Suess will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church or Meals on Wheels.


THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

Do you subscribe to the WGEL Daily? If not sign up now for free daily News!

- WGEL Daily Sign Up -
Email
First Name
Last Name

Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive