11-29-2010

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OLD GRAIN ELEVATOR FIRE SOUTH OF NEW DOUGLAS

Firefighters from many local fire departments responded to an old grain elevator fire Thanksgiving morning at about 7:00, south of New Douglas on Rockwell Road. New Douglas Firefighters responded, along with firefighters from Shoal Creek, Alhambra, Hamel, Grantfork and Mt. Olive Fire Departments with mutual aid. According to New Douglas Fire Chief Chris Winning, the elevator was engulfed in flames when they arrived. Firefighters extinguished the fire but damage was significant. It is estimated that more than 20,000 bushels of soybeans and some farm implements were destroyed along with the structure. Total damage may be more than $500,000. Firemen were on the scene for approximately 4 ½ hours.


MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE

The Mulberry Grove High School FFA Chapter recently hosted an American Red Cross blood drive.  Forty-three persons registered with 38 units collected. Donald Tompkins earned a 21-gallon pin, Faye Shelby a three-gallon pin, and August Dothager a two-gallon pin. Blood-drop first-time donor pins were presented to Emily Thacker, Megan Korte, Brandon Elam, Joanna Brewer, Jennifer Potts, Sarah Reavis, Harley Tompkins, Brooke Clanton, and Amanda Schewe.

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BOND COUNTY TENTATIVE MULTIPLIER ANNOUNCED

The Illinois Department of Revenue issued Bond County a tentative property assessment equalization factor of .9838.  This equalization factor, commonly called the “multiplier,” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.  State law requires property be assessed at one-third market value.  The multiplier is determined by comparing the sales price of individual properties sold over the past three years to the assessed value placed on those properties.  Assessments in Bond County are at 33.88 percent of market value, based on sales in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  Last year’s equalization factor for the county was 1.0000.


ANOTHER AIR CONDITIONING UNIT STOLEN

The rash of air conditioning unit thefts in the area continues. An air conditioner was reported stolen Saturday in Donnellson. These units apparently contain copper and those who take the units are only interested in selling the copper.


SALVATION ARMY DONATIONS

It is the season for giving and Salvation Army bell ringers are out in force in Greenville. Wayne Pierce reminds you that 85 percent of all monies collected stay right here at home in Bond County to meet local needs. If you want to mail donations, send your check to Frank Joy in care of the Bradford National Bank.


PUBLIC HEARING AT ZONING BOARD MEETING

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet Tuesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.  The agenda includes a public hearing to consider a request to vary the side and front yard setbacks to allow an attached deck to each side.  If you want additional information concerning this request, contact the office of the Greenville City Manager at 664-1644.

 

 

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OBITUARIES

JOHN PELTES

John H. “Jack” Peltes, age 83, of Breese, passed away Thursday, November 25 at his residence. A memorial service will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

DAVID MUELLER

David H. Mueller, age 56, of Germantown, passed away Thursday, November 25 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. A memorial Mass will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

VENITA SEIFRIED

Venita A. Seifried, age 83, of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 27 at Highland Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Highland Hospice, in the form of Masses, to the Diabetes Association, or the donor’s choice

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