8-16-2011

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BOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO FILL STEPHENS’ SEAT

Bond County has a new State Representative.  WGEL spoke with Bond County Republican Chairman Curt Haas who said O’Fallon attorney Paul Evans was selected for the job. Haas said seven well qualified applicants were interviewed but Evans was outstanding and the vote was unanimous.  Evans lives in the current 102nd District but when the new redistricting map takes effect he will live in the new 108th District so he will not have to move to meet the residency requirement. Haas said Evans would probably have an opponent in the primaries but with his credentials and work ethic he believes he will come out the victor in the primaries and in the general election.

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GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HIRES GOLDSMITH

John Goldsmith will be the new Greenville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Greenville’s Director of Tourism. Julia Jenner, who has been in that position for many years, announced she was leaving to take a full-time job at St. Louis Junior College. Goldsmith is also the National Road Association State Director and will assume his additional duties in late September. He has experience in tourism and broadcasting. As Director of the National Road Association in Illinois, John has extensive experience in tourism.  John is a Bond County native and spent his early working years as an on-air personality, program director, and news director at WGEL radio.  


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO FILL WILL BOYD SEAT VACANCY

Greenville City Councilman Will Boyd resigned effective August 1 and now the council will appoint someone to fill Boyd’s seat for the remainder of his term ending in 2013.  Several people have expressed interest in serving on the council.  If you are interested in being considered for appointment to fill the open council seat, send a letter of interest and your qualifications to: Attention City Council, 404 S. 3rd Street, Greenville, IL  62246.  Letters must be received by August 31.  You may also email your letter to: inquiry@greenvilleillinois.com.


YOU ONLY TURN 200 ONCE

You only turn 200 once, and for the City of Greenville that milestone is coming up.  We spoke with John Goldsmith who said 2015 will be the year of the Greenville Bicentennial and that is not very far off when planning an event that will be very large and memorable.   Goldsmith presented some ideas to the Greenville City Council at their meeting last week and a steering committee of seventeen to twenty members was suggested.  The steering committee, Goldsmith said, will plan the scope of the celebration and those decisions will drive the subcommittees.  Goldsmith said it’s very exciting because the sky is the limit and we can make the event as big as we want.  There is a lot from the Sesquicentennial in 1965 that might be good to try again.  He believed the committee would look at some surrounding communities that have had anniversary celebrations, such as Troy, to see what worked for them that we might want to incorporate in our plans for 2015. Letters will be sent to some who may be interested in being part of the steering committee.  If you would like to volunteer to be part of the celebration, contact city hall.   


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NORTH POKEY ROAD CLOSED FOR OILING

North Pokey Road will be closed Wednesday, August 17 starting at 7:30 a.m. for oiling.  No detour route will be available.




OBITUARIES

Sandra Worstell Wrone

Sandra Worstell Wrone, age 59, of Keyesport, passed away Saturday, August 13 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  The family will receive friends Friday, from 1:45 until service time at the cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society.

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