11-20-2012

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COAL RIGHTS PURCHASE APPLICATIONS NOW AVALIABLE AT THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

Applications for land owners to purchase coal rights on their property are now available at the Bond County Clerk’s office.  Randy Reitz told WGEL the applicant needs to bring a copy of their deed or legal description of the property they own.  There is a $100.00 application fee per parcel or tract.  On the front desk at the clerk’s office is a copy of the resolution passed by the Bond County Board allowing land owners to purchase their coal rights, along with the application and a helpful sheet to guide the property owner through the process.  If you have any questions about the process of purchasing back the coal rights on your property, call the clerk’s office at 664-0449. 


2012 HOLIDAY HOME TOURS

The Greenville Women’s Club Christmas Holiday Home Tour is Sunday, November 25, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Gayle Wise said they are featuring five homes this year with unique and varied collections.  There is White House memorabilia, miniature amusement park displays, and new displays at the Hoiles Davis Museum.  Refreshments will be served at two sites.  There will also be live music at one location.  Advance tickets are $8.00 and are available at Watson’s Drug Store, Bradford Bank, and Gold Realty.  Tickets the day of the tour are $10.00 and are available at any home on the tour.  Proceeds from the Home Tour go towards completing the courthouse lights.  For more information, call Gayle at 664-2149.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL AND CITIZENS SEE PRESENTATION ON SEWER

Last week's Greenville City Council meeting included a presentation from City Manager Dave Willey regarding the sewer system in the Killarney Street area.  Rains with very large amounts of water in a very short period of time have recently overloaded the system, and caused severe back-ups.

With several residents from the affected area in attendance, Willey reported that smoke testing, televising, and tests involving purposeful overload have been conducted and some issues have been found, but he admitted nothing found so far would really be a cause for the overload conditions experienced. He feels replacement of the system will be necessary and the city will get engineering firms involved to define the problem and put together a plan and quote for replacement or repair. Those in attendance asked a few questions of Willey but had no negative comments about the plan or performance thus far.

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THE BELLS WILL START RINGING IN BOND COUNTY SOON

The local Salvation Army will start ringing bells at local businesses soon. Wayne Pierce said the kettles will be out this week at Capri IGA, Dollar General, ALCO, Watson’s Drug Store, and Buchheit.   The goal this year is $16,000.00 but in past years, as much as $20,000.00 has been raised in Bond County.

Pierce said it seems this year the needs are great and he urges everyone to give as much as possible. Local people received letters inviting them to give to the St. Louis Salvation Army but all money given locally to the Salvation Army stays in our community. Donations may be sent to Frank Joy at Bradford National Bank.  You may volunteer to be a bell ringer by calling Pierce at 664-3434.


VFW POST 1377 HOSTS AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

VFW Post 1377 hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, November 15.  Thirty-two persons registered with 28 units collected.  John McAteer received an 18-gallon pin, Donald Doll, Jr. a 13-gallon pin, and Gail Bass a five-gallon pin.  Rick Thomas received a blood-drop pin as a first-time donor.


GREENVILLE PLAN COMMISSION SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Plan Commission scheduled a public hearing for Monday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The hearing is to review and recommend proposed sign regulations.  For more information, call 664-1644.

 


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AVISTON GIRL SERVES AS SEAT-FILLER AT CMAS

An Aviston girl recently found herself surrounded by some of the today’s biggest country music stars.  Lydia Dall is a 19 year-old sophomore at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dall told WGEL she was recently given the opportunity to be a seat-filler at the Country Music Awards.  When she arrived, Dall found out Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert, and Eli Young would be performing. 

Dall, an aspiring singer/songwriter, said being in a room with so many talented musicians was intimidating and inspiring at the same time.  She said it was hard to compete against all of the incredibly talented individuals who live and perform in Nashville, but kept a positive attitude. She decided if those people can make it, then she can too.  For more information about Lydia and her music, look up Lydia Dall Music on Facebook.

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BEWARE OF VEHICLES DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY FLOOD WATERS

Reports indicate as many as 250,000 vehicles may be affected by Hurricane Sandy’s flood waters and Secretary of State Jesse White warns consumers looking to purchase used vehicles to beware of flood damage.  The Secretary of State’s office will screen title applications from states impacted by Hurricane Sandy to determine if vehicles are registered in a flood county. 

White said, “We are taking every step possible to ensure flood damaged vehicles do not receive clean titles in Illinois.”  White urged consumers to actively research as much as possible about a vehicle before making a purchase.  For more information, call 217-782-5984.


OBITUARIES

Agnes M. Stabenow

Agnes M. Stabenow, age 79, of Marine, passed away Monday, November 19, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 79 year-old Agnes M. Stabenow are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Rosalia A. Kohrmann

Rosalia A. “Rosie” Kohrmann, age 82, of Germantown, passed away Sunday, November 18 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. American Legion Auxiliary services will be Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to the donor’s choice.


 

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