07-11-2012

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HENRY, ILLINOIS MAN’S DEATH DETERMINED TO BE SUICIDE

Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen has released more information regarding the Henry, Illinois man found with a gunshot wound to the head Monday in Shobonier.  According to Bowen, Michael Brown, age 27, died of a self inflicted gunshot.  Brown was sitting on the front steps of a friend’s home in Shobonier when the friend went inside to retrieve an item.  While inside the unidentified friend heard the gun shot and came back outside and found Brown lying on the steps.  Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. 


BURN BAN STILL IN EFFECT

Although the temperature has cooled off, the weather has remained extremely dry.  The county-wide ban on burning is still in effect for all residents of Bond County.  No outside burning is permitted as the weather is still too dry.  A small fire can quickly get out of hand in these conditions and spread. 


UNIT 2 BOARD APPROVES TRANSPORTATION REDUCTIONS

In a special meeting Monday night, the Unit 2 School Board approved several reductions in transportation. These included the elimination of the after-school extra-curricular route and established a later start to the schedule at the high school, resulting in the elimination of some routes. The board approved the reduction in the number of pickup points throughout the district and the revision of some of the bus routes to maximize efficiency. The projected savings for the district with these reductions is around $77,000.00 for the 2012-2013 school year.  The new start time at Greenville High School has not yet been determined but will soon be released by the district. 

Sean Traylor was introduced at the meeting as the new Transportation Supervisor and Head Mechanic. Max Aten is now the Student Service Director.

The board accepted a letter of retirement from Laurel Eyman, a 5th grade teacher for many years at the Pocahontas Center and a resignation letter from Vicki Willman at the Greenville Elementary School. The board then went into executive session.

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TWO MEETINGS AT GREENVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING

The Board of Police Commissioners will meet Thursday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building to discuss Veterans Promotion Points.  The Greenville Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees will meet at the municipal building Thursday, at 6:00 p.m.  Interested parties are welcome to attend.  For more information, call the municipal building at 664-1644.


ROAD CLOSURES FOR OILING

Mt. Moriah Avenue will be closed from the Red Ball Trail to Jaketown Road for oiling Wednesday, July 11, from 7:00 - 9:0 0 a.m.  East Sorento Avenue will also be closed Wednesday, from the Red Ball Trail to IL Route 127, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Woburn Road will be closed for oiling, from Mt. Moriah Avenue to Newport Road, Thursday, July 12, from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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OBITUARIES

Floyd G. “Jerry” Sloan

Floyd G. “Jerry” Sloan, age 67, of rural Keyesport, passed away Monday, July 9, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery with graveside military rites by Mulberry Grove American Legion Post #1180.  Friends may call Thursday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Rosabel Dillman  

Rosabel Dillman, age 89, of Momence and Galesburg, formerly of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, February 10 in Momence.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, July 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the Keith Barker Dillman and wife, Rosabel, Endowed Scholarship at Greenville College.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements. 


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