12-11-2012

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HOUSE FIRE IN MULBERRY GROVE

Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Monday, at 12:06 p.m. to a report of a structure fire.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire was the home of Bobby Carter on South Church Street in Mulberry Grove.  Dwight said the home was totally engulfed when firefighters arrived.  Keyesport Firefighters proved automatic mutual aid and Greenville also provided mutual aid with manpower.  Dwight said the home was totally gutted and sustained extensive damage.  The cause of the fire is undetermined.  No injuries were reported and fire department personnel were on the scene about three and a half hours.


SHIMKUS ANNOUNCES BCMW HEAD START GRANT

According to Congressman John Shimkus, the United States Department of Health and Human services continues funding to the BCMW Community Services’ Head Start program.  These funds are to be used for extension of ongoing programs.  Shimkus said, “Head Start is a program that provides a boost to pre-school age children to help them succeed in school and life.”  BCMW Head Start serves Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington, and Franklin Counties at nine locations and through home programming.


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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING PREVIEW

The Greenville City Council will meet today, at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.  The agenda includes a $34,000.00 proposal for engineering services for a sanitary sewer study and replacement.  The council is expected to act on the annual tax levy, which must be set by the last Tuesday in December.  A recommendation of a zero-dollar increase, which would set the tax levy at the same rate as last year, is expected.

The council will discuss a recommendation from the Greenville Plan Commission on sign regulation and proposals are expected for the rehabilitation of Beaver Creek, near Love’s Truck Stop, and Buchheit Creek, on Route 40.


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CRIMESTOPPERS SEEKING INFORMATION ON MAIL THEFTS

Crimestoppers is seeking information regarding thefts from mailboxes in the Raymond area.  Mail has been taken from several mailboxes so please help keep a watch on your neighbor’s mailbox and be on the alert for suspicious vehicles in the area.  Contact local law enforcement if you locate mail along any roadside. If you have any information that would help solve this crime, go to the Crimestoppers website to email a tip, or call 800-352-0136.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE VANDALIA CAMPUS TO OFFER LANDSCAPING CLASSES

Kaskaskia College is offering landscaping classes at the Vandalia Campus in the spring 2013 semester, beginning January 16.  Classes include landscape design and construction and care and maintenance of landscape plants.  For more information on registration and fees, call Mary at 283-1780.

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT MULBERRY GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Santa Claus will be at the Mulberry Grove Elementary School Saturday, December 15 and you are invited to eat breakfast with Santa in the school cafeteria.  A full pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. – noon and the cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children age eight and under.  There will be a cookie walk, pictures with Santa, and much more Christmas fun.  The event is sponsored by the Mulberry Grove Music Boosters.  For more information, call Music Director Jessica Boese at 326-8811.



BOND COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

The Bond County Fair Association annual meeting will be Wednesday, December 12, at the Bradford Bank meeting room, starting at 7:00 p.m.  The association will consider and act on reports and recommendation of the Board of Directors for the preceding year and elect directors.


OBITUARIES

None to Report


 

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