CRIMESTOPPERS LOOKING FOR INFO REGARDING SUSPECTED ARSON
The Macoupin/Montgomery County Crimestoppers are currently seeking information regarding a suspected arson at Hillsboro Lake. Sunday, March 25, Hillsboro Firefighters responded to a fire at the laundry/shower house at the Sherwood Forest Campground. According to the fire department, the fire caused $10,000.00 - $15,000.00 damage to the building and equipment. If you have any information that would help solve this crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-352-0136.
MEMORIAL BRICKS DEADLINE MARCH 31
The deadline to order memorial bricks for the Bond County Veterans Memorial is Saturday, March 31.Bond County Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Tony Koonce said bricks at the Veterans Memorial honor a loved one, alive or deceased, who served in our nation’s military. It does not matter where they served or for how long. They are eligible for this honor if they lived in Bond County for a period of five years. Applications are available at all local banks in Greenville and at the Bond County Clerk’s Office. The bricks cost $100.00 and additional funds received from the brick sales goes toward upkeep of the Bond County Veterans Memorial. If you have any questions, call Tony at 664-1976.
VILLAGE OF POCAHONTAS MONTHLY MEETING
The Pocahontas Village Board met recently. There was a short discussion about delinquent payments due on water bills. Forty-four customers are in peril of having their water shut off if payment is not received by April 3.
The Pocahontas Fire Department requested the use of the Gretchen Wilson/American Legion Park for their annual Fireman’s Picnic. Approval was granted. The picnic will include a carnival, food and drink booths, a band, a parade, and more. It is Friday and Saturday, July 13-14.
The State of Illinois recommended Pocahontas do a fish kill because it seems the Pocahontas Lake is getting overstocked. The board discussed some ideas such as a fishing tournament to help eliminate the problem.
Village Marshall Gino Feazel reported he issued two citations for dogs running loose.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO BEGIN OFFERING ON-LINE DEGREES
At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, the board received notification that the Higher Learning Commission approved offering online degrees. Kellie Henegar, chairperson of the online project, said this has been an extensive three-year process of preparations in seeking approval of the Higher Learning Commission. Kaskaskia College currently offers more than 200 online courses and now will be authorized to confer degrees earned 100% online. College President Dr. Jim Underwood said, “Having the authority for granting degrees for programs taught online is a tremendous benefit for our students.”