02-26-2013



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MORE THAN 1,200 AMEREN CUSTOMERS LOST POWER IN STORM

More than 1,200 Ameren customers lost power this morning between Bond and Madison Counties.  Just after 2AM this morning the storms knocked power out.  Most of the affected customers were in Greenville, Pocahontas and the Highland area.  Power was out for about 2 and ½ hours before being restored.  Last nights storms started as sleet and then changed to heavy rain overnight.  The sewer plant in Greenville reported 1.54 inches of rain.  1.50 fell at WGEL Studios in downtown Greenville.  In areas of Missouri the same storm system dumped over 7 inches of snow. 


GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO SHED FIRE

Greenville Firefighters responded at 5:09 a.m. Monday, to a report of a structure fire along Rt. 127.  According to the fire report, firefighters arrived to find a 20’ x 30’ shed on fire behind a residence.  Smithboro Firefighters provided mutual aid with manpower and a tanker truck.  Fire personnel extinguished the fire but the shed, valued at approximately $10,000, was a total loss.  The cause of the fire is undetermined and no injuries were reported.  Firefighters were on the scene about an hour and 45 minutes.


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ACTIONS FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION AT MULBERRY GROVE BOARD MEETING

Following a closed session at the recent Unit 1 Board of Education meeting, the board re-hired non-tenured teachers Maggie Von Bokel, Susan Hall, Michelle Huhn, Kara Quick, Emily Griffin, Emily Thomas, Bobby Koontz, Chad Nelson, and Laura Wessleman for the 2013-2014 school year.Tenure was granted to Marcy Mollett, Laci Hollenkamp, Jessica Boese, and Angie Koontz at the conclusion of the current school year. All non-certified staff persons were re-hired for the 2013-2014 school year.


The board extended administrative contracts with a 0% salary increase for the 2013-2014 school year.
The board approved a motion to bring the sixth grade into the Junior High and initiate a departmentalized schedule in the 2013-2014 school year.


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BCHS HOSTS FREE BEGINNING QUILTING WORKSHOP

The Bond County Historical Society is offering a free Beginning Quilting workshop for 4-H members on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Bond County Farm Bureau.  Members of the BCHS Quilt Show committee will teach the course.  All materials will be provided free of charge.  All those attending will make a basic quilt block.  For more information, call Jan at 326-7343.

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GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPOND TO CO ALARM

The Greenville Fire Department responded to a CO alarm at Greenville College’s Blankenship Apartments on Beaumont Avenue at 10:34AM Monday.  According to the fire department no CO levels were found. EMS examined some residents that complained of feeling ill, but found nothing wrong.  Firemen were on the scene for about thirty minutes. 



OBITUARIES

Wilbert W. Rademacher

Wilbert W. “Wip” Rademacher, age 82, of Albers passed away Sunday, February 24th.  Funeral services for 82 year-old Wilbert W. Rademacher will be Thursday at 10:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 am at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Relay for Life or American Legion Post 1026 in Albers.

Pamela A. Portell

Pamela A. Portell, age 69, of Edwardsville and formerly of Greenville and Highland, passed away Sunday, February 24th at her home.  Funeral services for 69 year-old Pamela A. Portell will be Friday at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the Shriners. Pamela is the daughter of Lucille and Kelly Ireland.

Max Lee Bauer

Max Lee Bauer, age 66, of Smithboro, passed away Sunday, February 24th at his home.  Funeral services for 66 year-old Max Lee Bauer will be at 11:00 am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville Thursday.  Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery in Smithboro.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Smithboro First Responders or to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.


 

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