WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT
Winter weather is on the way, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire area. Snow is expected spread across the area from west to east starting later today and getting heavy overnight. The latest forecast has Bond County in the 3-5 inch range for total snow accumulation. The snow is likely to tapper off and turn to just flurries by the afternoon on Tuesday, however the temperature will continue to drop. Remember to plan for extra travel time Tuesday morning, and stay tuned for a full weather forecast.
DONNEWALD DISTRIBUTING HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE
Donnewald Distributing hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday. Twenty-one persons registered with nineteen units collected. Luke Thole received a sixteen-gallon pin, Cynthia Heitzig a five-gallon pin and Steve Wagner a blood-drop pin as a first-time donor.
CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION FOR CDAP GRANT
At a special Greenville City Council meeting Thursday night, the council passed a resolution of support for a CDAP Grant from the State of Illinois to be used as a revolving loan to help finance the expansion of Central Illinois Truck Service located on Bowman Drive in Greenville. Central Illinois Truck Service owner Tony Gan told the council his plans were to hire six additional employees, three of which must be low to moderate income individuals to meet the rules of the CDAP Grant. The total loan from the city’s revolving fund will be for 90 thousand dollars at three percent interest, of which 15 thousand was already in the city’s loan fund with 75 thousand coming from the state grant. Central Illinois Truck Service specializes in working on large diesel engines and currently operates in Greenville with a staff of twelve employees.
BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET
The Bond County Board of Health is scheduled to meet Monday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. Items on the agenda include an update on the old building, local expenditure and grant reports, job descriptions, review of home health policy and procedures, review of hospice policies and procedures, influenza update, and a closed session.
SHIMKUS SUPPORTS CUTTING CONGRESS’ BUDGET
On just the second day of the Republican control of the House of Representatives, Congressman John Shimkus and more than 400 other House members voted 410-13 to cut all House Member’s office budgets, committee budgets, and leadership office budgets by five percent, a $35 million reduction. Shimkus explained, “This new Congress has promised to bring spending cuts to the floor every week. Our first vote had to be to cut our own budgets.” Shimkus said this must be the first in our efforts to reduce the overwhelming deficit our nation faces. The American people sent a message that government needs to be leaner and focused on growing the economy, not growing government.
MARION H. CHASTEEN
Marion H. Chasteen, age 69, of Greenville, formerly of Old Ripley, passed away Friday, January 7 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Sunday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Stella M. White, age 81 of Waterloo, formerly of Highland, passed away Friday, January 7th at Oak Hill Nursing Home in Waterloo. Funeral services for 81 year old Stella White will be Tuesday at 11am at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 8pm and Tuesday from 8am to 11am at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to Whispering Pines Wing at Oak Hill Cemetery or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Scott E. Lewis, age 52 of Bakersfield CA. formerly of Highland, passed away Sunday November 28th at his residence. A celebration of life for 52 year old Scott Lewis will be Saturday, January 15th at Legacy Place in Highland from 2 to 4pm. Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.
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