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HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DOG

Highland-Pierron Firefighters were called Monday, at 4:52 p.m., to rescue a dog in a pond at a residence on Final Drive.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, the owner was home alone and unable to get the Sheltie from the frozen pond.  Firefighters used a boat on the property to break the ice and rescue the dog.  The owner was very grateful and took the dog inside to dry off and warm up.  There were no injuries and the dog seemed to be fine.  Firefighters were on the scene about half an hour.

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MULBERRY GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS NEW EQUIPMENT

The Mulberry Grove Fire Department has a new piece of rescue equipment.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, late last fall, the department acquired a grain bin rescue tube.  Fire Department Officers Jay and John Greenwood are responsible for securing this new piece of equipment and have since received a 6’ x 12’ trailer in which to house the new rescue tube along with all needed equipment such as shovels, ropes, special harnesses, and a vacuum system.  Dwight said to date, all equipment and the trailer has been purchased with donated funds.  The tube breaks down into four pieces to easily get it into a grain bin where it is placed around the trapped person, fastened together, and the grain sucked out allowing the person to climb out.  Area training is planned for the near future and once fully operational, the rescue tube, trailer, and all included equipment will be available to regional fire units.

 

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BOND COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE

Now is the time to sign up a team for Bond County Relay for Life. Team members may be of any age and there are currently 16 teams registered with plenty of room for more teams. The next Relay for Life meeting is Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the FCC Reception Room. This year’s Relay for Life event is June 1-2, from 6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Bond County has raised $911,697.00 and is only $88,303.00 away from a million dollars. If you are interested in starting or joining a team in the fight against cancer, please come to the meeting or call Patti Brooks at 960-4789.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, February 16 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Kaskaskia College Workforce Center and the regular meeting at 7:00.  The agenda includes administrative reports, a resolution to proceed with construction documents and the bidding process for the Veterans Tribute Project, resolutions on community college bonds, and a resolution on acceptance of donated equipment.  The board will consider approving a gift, receive a letter of retirement, and hear president and committee reports.  A closed session is planned for personnel and business matters.  

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