07-25-2012

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MISSING LIVINGSTON MAN FOUND DEAD

Christopher D. Kostadin, age 38, of Livingston, was reported missing back on Saturday, June 23, by his mother.  According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Kostadin’s body was found Tuesday morning around 8:24 at a rural intersection of Niemanville Trail and Bodner Avenue by two young men on their way to fish at a local pond.  Under-sheriff Rick Robbins said no evidence points to a crime having been committed in the death of Kostadin.  However, the sheriff’s office, Illinois State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Montgomery County Coroner continue to investigate.  Kostadin’s body was found a few miles away from where his car was found in Montgomery County. An official cause of death may have to wait for routine toxicology test results.      


BACK TO SCHOOL FOR UNIT 2

The first day of school for Unit 2 students is less than a month away. The first day of student attendance for Unit 2 schools will be Friday, August 17, with 1-hour early dismissal.  The 1-hour early dismissal schedule will be observed the entire week of August 20-24.  Greenville Elementary School will host a Back to School Carnival Thursday, August 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and a Kindergartner and Family Welcome Breakfast in the cafeteria Friday, August 17, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Pocahontas School will host their Back to School Night Thursday, August 16, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Greenville Jr. High School Open House is Thursday, August 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  A Freshman Open House at the Greenville High School is Tuesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. 

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HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO CAR FIRE

Highland-Pierron Firefighters were called Monday, at 6:01 p.m., to a report of a car fire in White Tail Court northeast of Highland off Hill Road.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, a person was loading a car onto a trailer to take to the junk yard.  Apparently the reverse gear did not work in the car and the owner drove it to the end of the cul-de-sac to turn it around.  During the process of turning the car around, something happened in the engine compartment and the engine caught fire.  The entire car burned.  No injuries were reported and fire department personnel were on the scene about half an hour.

 

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES NEW HIRES

At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved the resignation of Carolin Brewer, Assistant Professor of CISCO and the retirement of Nancy Michael, Business and Industry Specialist.  The board hired Robert Rhymes of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the new Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts and Erica Pyle of Collinsville, the new Director of the Learning Resource Center.  The board approved George Evans, of Aviston, to be the Interim Dean of Career and Technical Education and Tina Wolfe, of Hoffman,to be the Interim Director of the Centralia Correctional Center Education Program, pending Illinois Department of Corrections approval.


TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 26, has been canceled.

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