10-8-2010

 




 

HILLS FORT YOUTH ACTIVITIES DAY

 

The Hills Fort Society Youth Activities Day is Saturday, October 9 at the American Farm Heritage Museum. This is a day when boy scouts and girl scouts may earn badges and others may learn new skills. Jim DeGroff said, “We are about the education and preservation of history of the war of 1812 and the Hills Fort that was in the area of Greenville. We are putting on a scouting day Saturday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be events for boy scouts, girl scouts, and 4-H members. We will have metal working, quilting, candle making, rope making, carpentry, path finding, signaling, and aviation. This is the 100th anniversary of Scout signaling and this is the only year scouts may receive that badge. They will learn Morse code and use light, sound and flags to signal Morse code.” The American Farm Heritage Museum is just south of Greenville on Route 127. There is no admission charge.


HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO BARN FIRE

 

Highland-Pierron Firefighters were dispatched Thursday, at 2:28 a.m., to a report of a barn on fire on Ambuehl Road north of Highland.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, the barn was an older style Quonset building used for storage, which was fully engulfed and mostly on the ground when firefighters arrived.  The cause of the fire is not known and no injuries were reported.  Grant Fork and St. Rose Fire Departments provided mutual aid with tankers.  Firefighters were on the scene for about one and a half hours extinguishing the fire and protecting nearby structures which sustained no damage.

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CEMETERY BOARD TO MEET

 

The Greenville Cemetery Board is scheduled to meet Friday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.  Items on the agenda include status of board vacancies, an update on work at Montrose Cemetery, conditions at Lansing Cemetery, and the Memorial Day program.  Interested persons are welcome to attend.

12 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH TECH INFRASTUCTURE IN ILLINOIS

 

A 12 million dollar investment was recently announced for high tech technology, specifically for the central Illinois broadband infrastructure. Supported by $800,000 in “Illinois Jobs Now” capital funding and private investments, the project will receive more than 11 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This program seeks to improve technology infrastructure in under-served parts of the country. The initiative originally sought to improve high-speed broadband service for Macoupin and Montgomery counties. This 11-county expansion will create a 72-tower network, bringing new high-speed broadband service to 190,000 residents, more than 9,000 businesses, and 800 community institutions for residents of Bond, Fayette, Cass, Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Morgan, Pike, Scott, and Shelby Counties. The project is expected to create more than 35 new jobs and eventually put more than 3,000 Illinoisans to work.


CHANGES ARE COMING FOR SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN THE STATE

 

At the recent Bond County Board meeting, Tom Melvin from the Bond County Health Department, presented information concerning statewide changes in the Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Codes.  According to the information Melvin provided, every proposal for the installation or replacement of a private sewage disposal system must first have a soil evaluation report to determine if a subsurface seepage system may be used.  If it’s found that the subsurface system will work, then that type of system must be used.  The evaluation alone will likely cost $200.00 - $300.00.  If it’s found that the subsurface system won’t work, then the owner may apply for a permit for an aeration system.  Other changes restrict surface discharging systems from discharging into a roadside ditch and specify the discharge point must be at least 25 feet from the property line.  The changes are to be more compliant with EPA regulations and will likely be in place by 2013. 



HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY SEASON COMES TO AN END WITH EXCITING FINISH

 

The Highland Speedway completed another successful season Saturday, October 2 with a great finish in the feature race. Three drivers were neck-and-neck coming out of turn four and Mark Faust won the UMP Late Model feature race. Rick Salter finished second and Chad Zobrist third. Winners in other races include Steve Lach, Mark Oller and Steve Stevenson. The 2010 racing season is now concluded and the banquet of champions will be December 17. For information, go to the website Highlandspeedway.com.


OBITUARIES

IRMA L. LIEBLER

 

Irma L. Liebler age 91 of Highland passed away Wednesday October 6th at Faith Care Center in Highland. A celebration of life for 91 year old Irma Liebler will be Sunday at 2pm at Latzer Homestead in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitations will be Sunday from 1:30 at the Latzer Homestead. Memorials may be made to Highland Historical Society, Faith Countryside Homes-Freedom Place, Meals on Wheels, Highland Animal Shelter, or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 85, low of 55

SUNDAY - sunny, high 85, low 55


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune to WGEL Radio this Sunday for Public Affairs.  Tom’s guests this week are Bill Bruce and Buddy Bond with Greenville Regional Hospital.  The hospital is turning 50 this year and they’ll discuss the upcoming kick off of the year long observance.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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