09-12-2012

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LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS HAVE BUSY TUESDAY

Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 10:35 a.m., to a semi truck fire on I-70 in the westbound lanes at the 53 mile marker.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the cause of the fire was brake and or bearing failure.  At least two tires were burned along with part of the flat bed trailer.  The trailer had a load of drywall that was not damaged.  Damage to the tractor and trailer is estimated at approximately $3,000.00.  There were no injuries and firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.


Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 9:44 p.m., to a fire alarm at Joy Hall on Spruce Street.  According to the fire report, the cause of the alarm was burned popcorn.  Fire Department personnel checked the building and found no sign of fire.  They were on the scene about ten minutes.


DEBASEMENT MEETING AT BOND COUNTY FARM BUREAU

An informational meeting for farmers is scheduled for Monday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bond County Farm Bureau.  The flood debasement program for farmland will be presented by Brenda Matherly, Assistant Director of Local Government for the Illinois Farm Bureau.  This flood debasement program will include information about flooded farmland and property tax assessment.  For more information about the meeting, call the Bond County Farm Bureau at 664-3100.

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ACADEMIC FOUNDATION DINNER

The Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation Annual Dinner is in October. Academic Foundation President Edmar Schreiber said the banquet and annual meeting is Monday, October 29 at the First Christian Church with the meal starting at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment following the meal will be provided by Mrs. Lugge and her 2nd grade class.  Each year, the foundation funds teacher grants of $15,000.00 - $18,000.00.  Schreiber added they need the support of the community to raise the money for these grants and he hopes the community will be excited about supporting our schools.

 

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SOUTHWESTERN ELECTRIC ANNUAL MEETING
           
The 74th Annual Meeting of members of Southwestern Electric Cooperative was Saturday, September 8 at the Greenville Junior High School with good attendance. Southwestern is faced with challenges as well as opportunities this year.  Southwestern Board President Alan Libbra said they are currently renegotiating their long term power supply contract. The previously announced rate increase for Southwestern customers has been cancelled and Libbra told members rates are not going up at this time.  Southwestern CEO Kerry Sloan said he expected some news on negotiations with their supplier very soon, possibly even this week. At Saturday’s meeting, Alan Libbra, Ron Schaufelberger, and Randy Wolf were re-elected to the Southwestern Board of Directors.


NEW OFFICE MANAGER HIRED AT KPD

At the recent Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, Lindy Lloyd was introduced as the new office manager, replacing Jamie Oestreich who left the position last month. Director Jerry Sauerwein reported the new Aqua Climbing Wall has been ordered and should arrive after the first of the year.

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SPORTS

COMETS SOCCER

The Comets boys soccer team defeated Gillespie Tuesday, 2-0. Goals were scored by Seth Lohman and Zach Barber. Nicolai Sorensen earned an assist and Lincoln Siebert had 1 save in the shutout victory.

LADY COMETS GOLF MATCH

TEAM RESULTS

Greenville 210
Breese Central 206
Mascoutah 202

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Jackie Hoffmeier 54
Kami Suess 49
Heather Wernle 51
Payton Cline 60
Carlee Braye 56
Eryn Smith 68


OBITUARIES

None To Report


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