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.
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.