GREENVILLE COLLEGE ACQUIRES THE FORMER BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING
Once it has been determined the old Bond County Health Department facility on Prairie Street in Greenville is structurally sound, Greenville College will be moving into that office space. In a press release today, College President Linamen said the purchase was made possible due to a generous and unexpected gift to the college. Located just four blocks south of campus the building offers ready-to-use office space requiring minimal renovation. At the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday night, the board formally approved the sale. The sale price was $220,000.00. The deal was made even better when the real estate agent selling the property waived $5,000.00 in fees and commissions.
GHS SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM REGIONALS
The Greenville High School Scholar Bowl team has had a terrific year, ending with a record of 51-23, and winning the regional tournament. The team’s year did come to an end at the sectionals this weekend where they took second place, coming in behind Cumberland High School from Toledo.
The good news continues as senior Peter Huston was selected for the All-State Scholar Bowl, First Team by the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association.
Scholar Bowl Coach Jay Winter said this year’s performance was by far the best of any Greenville High School team and he planned to celebrate by treating the team to a meal featuring his hand-made pasta.
HEART ASSOCIATION GRANTS NOT-FOR-PROFITS
The American Heart Association is offering local not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to apply for Community Action Grants of up to $5,000.00. The purpose of the initiative is to improve the cardiovascular health of the community and to help the American Heart Association achieve its mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Projects should address one or more of the following focus areas: physical activity, healthy kids and families, women and heart disease, stroke prevention and education, and community CPR.
Collaboration between non-profit organizations is encouraged. The programs should have broad, community-wide impact and not be limited to the members of a specific organization.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. April 1. All applications must be submitted electronically.
To request an application form or for additional information contact Tina Steinway at 312-476-6685.
IDOT AND ISP PARTNER FOR A SAFER ST. PATRICK’S DAY
The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 150 law enforcement agencies are working together this St. Patrick’s Day holiday to help keep our roads safe. They remind you to act responsibly, buckle up, and designate a sober driver. If alcohol will be part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, take the advice of Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig who said, “Don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver before the party begins or risk arrest, a DUI charge, or even worse. Nothing good can come from drinking and driving.” More than 500 roadside safety checks, safety belt enforcement zones, and other enforcement details are planned during the entire St. Patrick’s Day period.
PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL PROGRAM STARTED IN FOUR METRO EAST TOWNS
Team 10 Coalition, an organization committed to drug-free living, is implementing new pharmaceutical disposal programs in Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, and Maryville. Disposal boxes will be set up at the police departments in these towns for easy disposal of unwanted medications. Collected medications will be properly disposed of through incineration, preventing contamination of water supplies and possible misuse or abuse of medications. For more information, call 309-566-4126.
LAURINE A. WERNLE
Laurine A. Wernle, age 98, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 16 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.
MARK C. BRUENING
Mark C. Bruening, age 83, of O’Fallon, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 15. Graveside services will be Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home in O’Fallon, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Fern Mollet, age 94, of Sorento, passed away Wednesday, March 16 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery near Pocahontas. Friends may call Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
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