8-27-2010

 




BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

 

The Bond County Humane Society has fewer volunteers in their office, has experienced some organizational changes, and does not have enough people to cover all the hours needed to maintain the current schedule.  They will continue to provide services such as the low-cost spay/neuter program and adoption assistance.  The office will be open Monday, Thursday, and Friday, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The animals are still being cared for and the humane society needs volunteers to help in the office, answer phones, and help with animal care. To volunteer contact the Humane Society at 664-4068.


TRI-TOWNSHIP WATER DISTRICT NOW USING FREE CHLORINE

 

The Tri-Township Water District has announced there has been a change in water treatment, from the use of chloramines to the use of free chlorine.  The change was due to elevated water temperature.  Customers of Tri-Township Water District should be aware that chlorine taste and odor will be present, and kidney dialysis patients should be aware of the use of free chlorine.

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HIGHLAND KIRCHENFEST

 

The Highland Kirchenfest is this weekend. Activities planned for Saturday include the Kirchenfest auction, a flea market, the Strassenlauf walk and run, a three-on-three basketball tournament, Mass, and entertainment from the Ralph Butler Band, Justin Roberts Band, and Sh-Boom. A chicken dinner will be served Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Parish Center. There will be more basketball tournament action, a Jass tournament, an outdoor Polka Mass and for entertainment, the Jorrells, Dixie Jazz Kings, and the Smash Band. All kinds of games and entertainment are planned for the kids. A variety of food items include the chicken dinner, bratwurst, hand-made pizza, pork steaks, potato pancakes, funnel cakes, ice cream and Bavarian pastries.

GREENVILLE PRESENTS CHECK FOR KC BUSINESS INCUBATORS

 

At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner presented the college with a check for $147,000.00 for assisting with the construction of three business incubators at the Greenville Education Center.  The incubators assist in economic development in the Greenville area, by providing low cost office space, equipment, services, training, mentoring, and a network of professional advisors for entrepreneurs as they develop and grow their business ideas.  Gaffner thanked Congressman John Shimkus for assisting with securing funding through the Housing and Urban Development Economic Development Program.  KC President Jim Underwood said, “KC and the City of Greenville have taken steps to ensure anyone with a dream and desire to develop their business can see that dream become a reality.” 



BOND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE FUNDS

 

Both school districts in Bond County are scheduled to receive funds from the Federal Government. According to Unit 2 Superintendent Jeff Strieker, Unit 2 is allocated almost $663,000 dollars from the Federal Jobs Bill Fund that was signed recently. Mulberry Grove Unit 1 is scheduled to receive $169,000 dollars. Around $415 million was forecast to go to Illinois school districts. The state still owes Unit 2 about $655,000 dollars and this influx of money will be a relief. According to Superintendent  Strieker, they still do not know the specifics on how this money may be spent or when the school districts may expect the payments.




OBITUARIES

MAURICE N. HOGUE

 

Maurice N. Hogue, age 81, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, August 26 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

 

JAMES H. “JIM” VAREL

 

James H. “Jim” Varel, age 63, passed away Wednesday, August 25 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso. Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 88, low 65

SUNDAY - sunny, high 90, low 68


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news. Steve Lancey will discuss food safety with Lynn Wiess from the Illinois Extension Office in Bond County. Steve and Lynn will discuss about the latest egg recall that concerns salmonella and also how to keep foods safe to eat. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County area news here on WGEL.


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