9-17-2010

 




THE CASH STORE IN HIGHLAND ROBBED 

 

According to Highland Police, just before 2:00 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified black woman, wearing sunglasses and a black turban, displayed a handgun at the Cash Store located in the shopping center next to Walmart in Highland. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the store. The get-away vehicle is described as a newer blue or gray Dodge Avenger with temporary license displayed in the rear window. Fortunately, no shots were fired and no one was hurt during the robbery. As of this morning, police are still looking for the armed bandit.  If anyone has any information about this incident please call the Highland Police at 618-654-2131.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

 

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet in a special session Monday, September 20 at 6:45 p.m. for a tentative budget proposal presentation.  The regular meeting starts at 7:00.  The agenda includes the presentation of the annual audit, principals’ and superintendent’s reports, approval of the 2010-2011 budget, a policy update, and a building improvements progress report.  New business items include approval of the audit, purchase of an oven for the kitchen, fair share notification, and an OKAW agreement.  The board will go to closed session to discuss finance, personnel, and negotiations.


CONGRESSMAN SHIMKUS NAMED TAXPAYER HERO

 

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a taxpayer watchdog group based in Washington DC, has named Congressman John Shimkus a Taxpayer Hero for his commitment to cutting wasteful spending, reducing the tax burden, and making government more accountable to taxpayers.  Shimkus said he is proud to be recognized for standing up for the taxpayers of the 19th District.  He further noted, “American families have had to look at their budgets and make some tough choices, yet in Washington we haven’t done that.  We’ve just kept on borrowing and spending, and that has to stop.”

 

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FREE FISHING DAY IN ILLINOIS

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering free fishing at state parks Saturday, September 18. On this day, Illinois residents and non-residents may fish at an Illinois state park without a fishing license, inland trout stamp or salmon stamp. Created by the Illinois River Coordinating Council, the event is called “It’s Our River Day”. Events scheduled for the day include, river clean-up, conservation education, and recreation at dozens of locations throughout the state. For more information, call (217) 558-1548.

CIRCUS COMING TO TROY

 

The Kelly-Miller Circus will perform Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 in front of RP Lumber on Rt. 40 in Troy. Performances will be Friday, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. Advanced ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Prices on the day of the circus are $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. Parking will be free. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Troy/Maryville Chamber of Commerce at 667-8769.


 

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU TO HOST EQUINE FORUM

 

The Illinois Farm Bureau is hosting a one-day equine issues forum, aimed at those who depend on the horse industry for a living as well as others who own or enjoy horses. The forum will be Saturday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington, IL. There will be presentations on the rise of unwanted horses, options for an equine census in Illinois, and talking points on the importance of a unified industry voice. There will be an opportunity for discussions and sharing of opinions from attendees. Lunch will be served and there is no charge for attendance. Advance registration is required by calling (309) 557-3151.


HIGHLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 150 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

 

The Highland Fire Department will celebrate their 150th anniversary this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with an open house at the fire department. Fire trucks from other departments will be there to see and the Highland Police Department will finger print youths for identification. A Smoke House will teach young ones how to stay low if they are ever in a building fire. Food and drinks will be available along with blow-up bounce houses for the kids. Everyone, including surrounding fire departments and their equipment, is invited to attend. The 150 year anniversary celebration of the Highland Fire Department will be Saturday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Zschokke street, from Broadway to 12th Street.


OBITUARIES

ERNEST E. MATHENY

 

Ernest E. Matheny, age 70, of Munford, Tennessee, formerly of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, September 16 in Munford, Tennessee.  Funeral services will be Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery in rural Keyesport.  Friends may call Saturday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to McKendree Chapel Cemetery.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly cloudy, high 85, low 60

SUNDAY - sunny, high 85, low 60


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune to WGEL Radio for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Steve’s guests this week will discuss the upcoming Plow for Cure fundraiser for the Clinton County Relay for Life.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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