NOVEMBER 16 POLICE REPORT
Greenville Firefighters responded this morning at 12:48 to a fire alarm at an apartment on Crown Road. According to the fire department report, firefighters checked the building and found no signs of a fire. They were on the scene about 20 minutes.
A Bond County Deputy responded Tuesday, at 6:23 a.m., to a non-injury car/deer accident on Rt. 40 just east of the Mulberry Grove Road.
Greenville Police worked a non-injury car/deer accident Tuesday, at 6:27 p.m., on Rt. 40 at Andrews Drive just east of Greenville.
KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT MEETING
At the Monday night Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, citizen Gary Trudell expressed concerns about the recent hike in property taxes. Trudell asked board members to consider the health of the local economy when making a decision on next year's tax levy. Director Sauerwein said the board would be voting on that levy at the December meeting. Any increase in the Levy could not go over five percent without a truth in taxation public hearing. Sauerwein pointed out a five percent park district raise would result in a $5.00 increase in property taxes on a one hundred thousand dollar house. Sauerwein said the park district has several pressing issues including deteriorating light poles at the JC field. He pointed out the number one money drain for the park district budget is the swimming pool. In other business, again this year the lake at Patriot’s Park was stocked with trout and board member Anthony Macon told WGEL this years trout are bigger and better than in past years.
GREENVILLE CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR
The Christmas House Tour is Sunday, December 11. Gayle Wise of the Greenville Women’s Club said the tour features the Hoiles-Davis Museum. At the museum, there will be many attractions including an antique toy exhibit and a very old Christmas tree. There are four spectacular houses on the tour, one of which will have a European Nutcracker collection. Again this year the Greenville College Chamber Singers will perform at the Greenville Public Library. There will be refreshments and Gayle encourages everyone to come out and enjoy the afternoon. All proceeds from the house tour will go towards the Greenville Women’s Club’s efforts to light the courthouse for the holidays. For more information about the House Tour, call Gayle at 664-2149.
SHIMKUS IN CARLYLE NOVEMBER 21
Congressman John Shimkus will meet with local constituents at the Carlyle City Hall, Monday, November 21, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with the Congressman to express your opinions on issues or to seek help with a federal government problem. Appointments are not required but if you have an appointment, you are assured time to meet with the Congressman. If you need special accommodations or more information, call 618-344-3065.