11-29-2011

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COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS AND COURTHOUSE LIGHTING ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD

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Courthouse is lit thanks to a big fundraising effort. Thank you to the Greenville Women's Club, Frank Snyder and everyone involved with relighting the courthouse.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus were there.

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HUNTERS TAKE MORE THAN 66,000 DEER DURING FIRST SHOTGUN SEASON

According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, hunters harvested a preliminary total of 66,501 deer during the opening weekend of the 2011 Illinois Firearm Deer season November 18-20. The total for the first three days of the 2011 firearm season is less than for the same weekend harvest of 68,037 deer in 2010.  Hunters harvested 98,944 deer during the entire seven-day firearm deer season in 2010.  Approximately 61 percent of the deer taken during the first weekend of firearm hunting were bucks, compared with a first-season harvest sex ratio of 60% bucks last year. The top harvest totals over the first weekend were reported in Pike County with 1,917 with Adams and Fulton Counties placing second and third with approximately 1,780 each.  Fayette County hunters reported taking 1,322 deer, Madison County 606, Clinton County 583, and 551 in Bond County.

The IDNR issued more than 330,000 firearm deer hunting permits so far in 2011.  Remaining firearm season and other deer hunting permits are available from DNR Direct vendors. The Illinois firearm deer season concludes the weekend of December 1-4.


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION

The Bond County Health Department is sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Collection Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, at the Highway department on South Fourth Street in Greenville. .  Residents, businesses, and schools may bring unwanted electronic items for recycling. Eligible items include: calculators, televisions, cameras, cell phones, computers and computer equipment such as monitors, keyboards, cords, and cables. Please do not bring non-electronic items such as paint, oil, light bulbs, chemicals, AC units refridgerators, or appliances. Collection hours are Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. - 1pm. For more information, call the health department at 664-1442, ext. 149.


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THREE BURGLARIES FROM MOTOR VEHICLES IN HIGHLAND

Highland Police are investigating reports of three burglaries from motor vehicles received Sunday from two locations on Olive Street and another residence on Ninth Street.  Vehicles in each incident were unlocked.  Highland Police stress the importance of locking your vehicle even if it is in your own driveway or if you plan to be away from your vehicle only for a short time.



UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD APPLIES FOR KRP CONSTRUCTION GRANT

At the November Unit 2 School Board meeting, the board approved a motion to apply for a KRP construction grant with a vote of 6-1. The Federal Government is offering a construction grant up to $5,000,000.00 to be used for a new KRP Center. The grant specifies the district must match 10 % of the funds and the new center must be used only for KRP for ten years. The grant includes classrooms and facilities needed for KRP and will be awarded later this year.



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