KPD RECEIVES SETTLEMENT FROM INSURANCE TOWARDS THEFT LOSS
Kingsbury Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein, told the board at the July meeting, the settlement from the insurance company has been received regarding the loss due to the embezzlement of funds by a former employee. The insurance company, Illinois Parks Association and Risk Service, issued a check to the district for $50,000.00. Though the total loss was approximately $120,000.00, the insurance company treated this as one claim and $50,000.00 is the cap for a claim. An additional insurance payment of $ 5200.00 was received. This check was for the attorney expenses incurred due to any recovery attempts up to this point. Sauerwein added negotiations continue to recover more of the funds embezzled from the park district. One other check for $18,000.00 was received earlier by the Kingsbury Park District because the former employee’s bond was also used towards restitution.
Sauerwein said the park district will once again be working on a project with the incoming Greenville College Freshman. This year’s project will be at Patriots Park.
A board members said the new furniture at the pool was a nice improvement and was something needed for a long time.
The park district received the permit from the state for the climbing wall at the pool but because of the short length of the time the pool has to be open for the season , it was decided to wait until next year to order the wall.
According to Park District President Tommy Simpson, it has not yet been decided what the park will do about the fireworks from 4th of July, that were canceled due to the dry weather.
GREENVILLE GIRL WINS TOUR DE DONUT BIKE RACE
16 year-old Sarah Corbus of Greenville won the 34 mile Tour de Donut bicycle race in Staunton Saturday, July 14. We spoke with Sarah about the unique competition.
She said there are two stops in the race where competitors may eat as many donuts as they want. For each donut a rider eats, five minutes are deducted from their overall time. Sarah said the weather was relatively good Saturday but the course was more difficult this year. They gave awards for the top three competitors in categories for actual time and donut-adjusted time. Sarah had the best time in both categories, even though she did not eat any donuts during the race. Sarah finished with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, and 11 seconds. Corbus told WGEL she plans to compete again next year.
VFW POST #1377 BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS
VFW Post #1377 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, July 12. 54 productive units were collected with 56 people registering. Mike Kendal received a 12-gallon pin, Mark Gasser, Sr. and Ruth Wise 10-gallon pins, and Jo Ann Reymond an 8-gallon pin. Mike Bare received a blood drop pin as a first-time blood donor.