KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT HOLDS BOND HEARING MONDAY NIGHT
Monday night the Kingsbury Park District Board had a bond hearing with much discussion from the public about the use and need of funds from the bonds. The three-year bonds will total not more than $425,000.00.
KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein said the majority of the funds are ear marked for the pool, including $200,000.00 for a splash pad. The hope is to bring more visitors back to the pool and be able to at least break even and not lose money. In 2011 the pool lost $14,000.00 and Sauerwein said, “If we don’t do something to the pool we are giving it a death sentence.” Another concern was whether the cost of the splash pad would even be recouped by increased visits. $40,000.00 of bond money would be used to replace the return lines at the pool and $60,000.00 is earmarked for a new pool liner. Several citizens expressed concern about spending more money on a pool that has been losing money for several years.
$60,000.00 of bond funds was budgeted to replace the light poles at JC Park. Sauerwein said the district would keep the lighting on the poles. The remainder of the monies was budgeted for concrete work at Patriot's Park and maintenance work at JC Park and Patriot's Park. The board will vote on issuing the bonds at the February KPD Board meeting.
LOCAL BOY ACHIEVES EAGLE SCOUT STANDING
A local Greenville Boy Scout recently received an honor that takes years of hard work and dedication. Adam
Runyon recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. To do this, scouts start out at the lower levels and work their way up. Each level has different challenges and requirements, such as earning merit badges and learning to tie knots, which must be passes before moving to the next level. Becoming an Eagle Scout included completion of a special project approved by the council, which in Adam's case is located in Wood River. For his project, Adam installed a gazebo at the Bond Christian Service Camp in Mulberry Grove. Runyon began this journey in the 5th grade and is proud of his accomplishments. Runyon shares this title with dozens of astronauts, several Senators, and Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States.
BUILDING, GROUNDS, AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING
There will be a Bond County Unit #2 Building, Grounds, and Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Central Office located at 1008 North Hena Street in Greenville.
GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO I-70 INCIDENT
Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 9:30 a.m., to a report of a vehicle fire on westbound I-70. A semi-truck trailer had a bad bearing, causing a wheel fire. Firefighters found no other fire and were on the scene about half an hour.
SECRETARY OF STATE CRACKS DOWN ON PLACARD MISUSE
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced recently that the Secretary of State Police issued 187 citations from Black Friday, November 25 and New Years Eve, Saturday, December 31. 65 people were issued tickets for improperly using a disability parking space or parking in a disability space without a placard or license plate. 122 people were cited with misuse of a disability parking placard. A total of 5696 placards were checked with 116 placards confiscated.
COMETS BEAT OILERS BY WIDE MARGIN
The Greenville Comets beat the East Alton/Wood River Oilers in an athletic game Saturday, January 7. The Oilers had numerous turnovers. All players on both teams got some playing time with a final score of 70-41.
Edward L. Suess
Edward L. Suess, age 79, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, January 10 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.
Ronald J. Haar
Ronald J. Haar, age 69, of Breese, passed away Monday, January 9 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 8:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Breese American Legion services will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A private burial will be at a later date. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Committee to Support Central High School or to the Clinton County Humane Society.
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