LOCAL COMPANY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
A local man from this area, who started his own company, has received a national award. Wayne Korte, who owns Foresight Services, has received an award for the design of the roof at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, which is part of the Lois and Clark Illinois College Unique Project. They wanted a building with natural surroundings and Foresight Services developed a "green roof system" to retain and drain water for the unique building. Korte's company was selected from more than 50 applicants from around the country, by CEIR in Washington DC. They received the award this October. Foresight Services, created in 1999, designs building facades, roofs, and parking lots and has locations in Highland and two other states.
TOBACCO RETAILERS COMPLIANCE CHECK RESULTS FOR GREENVILLE
Nine Greenville tobacco retailers were inspected recently in the first of three rounds of compliance checks and all were found to be in compliance with the law prohibiting sale of tobacco to minors. Police Chief Lou Lorton said, “I am pleased with the results of our first compliance checks and was not surprised with the outcome. Our community retailers have always been vigilant in their efforts to help us minimize tobacco use among our youth.” For more information, contact Greenville Police Sergeant Deb Keserauskis at 664-2131.
AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM
The American Farm Heritage Museum monthly meeting was Tuesday night and one of the topics of discussion was the food stand the members hosted during Aumann Auction Antique Tractor Auction this past weekend that netted more than $5,000.00. This was the first time Aumann Auction held their annual auction at the museum and members heard many good comments from people who had not visited the grounds before.
The Christmas Lights Wonderland is set to open November 26 and will be open Monday through Sunday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. through January 1. The train will be running Friday and Saturday nights weather permitting