10-18-2012

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BOND COUNTY BOARD EXTENDS SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT CONTRACT

In a special Bond County Board meeting Tuesday, the extension of the Special Services District Agreement with Greenville Regional Hospital was approved for 30 days through November 30. The special services district is the agreement between the county and the hospital to supply ambulance services.  A new long-term agreement is still in the works. 

In the regular meeting, the county agreed to pay half of the $3,000.00 cost to replace the culvert on a drainage ditch on Indian Creek Ave.

The number of Class A liquor licenses was increased from six to seven and Oasis LLC was granted a license contingent on a completed background check.

Supervisor of Assessments Deb Langham brought in the GIS Policy that was approved by the board.


GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITY REPORT

The Greenville Police Department filed its activity report for the current year.  Crime is down in general but thefts are up in several categories.  Burglaries are the same as last year but theft from motor vehicles is up to 21 incidents this year with only six by this time last year.  Thefts over $300.00 are the same as last year at nine incidents, but thefts under $300.00 are at 23 incidents compared to 14 last year.  There have been 12 reports of retail theft so far this year with six last year.  Illegal drug possession, or delivery, is at 12 incidents thus far while last year’s records show eight incidents last year.
Traffic violations are up.  There have been 33 uninsured motorist arrests this year and by this time last year there were 24.  DUI and illegal transportation are up to 20 arrests this year compared to 11 last year. 

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY

All Marines, Veterans, and friends of the Corps are invited to meet at Shaw’s Bar & Grill, at 901 S. Old Rt. 66 in Litchfield, Saturday, November 10 to celebrate the 237 birthday of the Marine Corps.  The party begins at 5:00 p.m. with the meal at 6:00 and a ceremony at 7:00.  There will be entertainment and there is no charge to attend.  Please dress casually.


COMBINE BURNS SOUTH OF HIGHLAND

Highland-Pierron Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 6:46 p.m., to a report of a combine fire.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, a 2012 Case IH combine caught fire in the yard of a farm south of Highland on Arkansas Road.  The cause of the blaze was a bearing in the straw chopper at the rear of the combine.  The machine was a total loss and damage is estimated at more than $350,000.00.  There were no injuries and firefighters were on the scene about an hour.

 

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary quarterly membership meeting is Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m., in the hospital community room.  Auxiliary officers will be elected and there will be an educational program regarding breast cancer awareness and detection.  A light meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. before the meeting.  If you plan to attend the dinner, please call Shane at 664-1230, ext. 3003.


PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

A proposed amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution will be on the November ballot.  The proposed amendment, which if approved by voters will take effect January 9, 2013, adds a new section to the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution.  The new section would require a three-fifths majority vote of each chamber of the General Assembly, or the governing body of a unit of local government, school district, or pension or retirement system, to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system.  At the general election November 6, you will be called upon to decide if the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.  If you believe the constitution should be amended, you should vote “YES.”  If you believe the constitution should not be amended, you should vote “NO.”  Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote “YES” for the amendment to become effective.  For more information, contact the Secretary of State’s office at 111 East Monroe Street, Springfield, IL  62756.

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OBITUARIES

Jerry D. Lape

Jerry D. Lape, age 50, of Harrisburg, Illinois, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, October 17, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.  Memorial services will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Richard M. Maurer

Richard M. Maurer, age 75, of Alhambra, passed away Wednesday, October 17, at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 75 year-old Richard M. Maurer are incomplete at the Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.

 


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