03-06-2013

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BOB LINDBERG TO RETIRE FROM FAYCO

July 1, 2013, Bob Lindberg will step down as the Executive Director of FAYCO Enterprises after 25 years of service.  Bob said he is very proud of FAYCO.  When he first arrived, they were just beginning to serve Bond County.  When the Bond County Board of Directors helped them expand their services into Bond County, the main question was whether or not they could develop a high-quality program in a rural area.  In a large urban area such as Joliet, there are more resources available.  Bob told WGEL one of his friends encouraged him not to look at what is but to look at what might be. 

Bob said when he first joined FAYCO, Kim Taylor worked in the office.  She has been with the agency for more than 29 years and she knows it inside and out.  Kim has worked at FAYCO since 1983, and has served as the Division Director of Finance and Support since 1992.


BOND COUNTY BOARD APPROVES PURCHASE OF WETLAND CREDITS

At the Tuesday Bond County Board meeting, the board approved the purchase of $28,980.00 worth of wetlands mitigation credits from Wetlands Forever Inc. to aid in the Dudleyville Bridge Replacement.  Bond County Highway Engineer Doug DeLong reported the North Pokey Bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by mid-September.  DeLong also said a three-year program to upgrade signs in the county is starting this year.  The highway department is using adhesive stickers to upgrade approximately 500 signs at a third of the cost of new signs. The board approved getting bids for a new track hoe, but board member Gerald McCray pointed out the board is not necessarily approving the purchase of a new track hoe.

There are openings on the Old-Ripley Fire Protection District Board, the Greenville Fire Protection District Board, the Bond County Housing Authority, the Mulberry Grove Sanitation District Board and for Bond County Rabies Officer. The Bond County Board makes these appointments and anyone wishing to be considered for positions on these boards is asked to contact the Bond County Clerk’s office.   

 

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MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD WELCOMES NEW OWNER OF CARMAN’S MARKET

The new owner of Carman’s Market attended the Monday Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting.  Larry Rebbe, past owner of grocery stores in Greenville and Brownstown, is buying the grocery store and his son-in-law Andrew Miller will manage it.  They anticipate assuming ownership by mid to late March.  Larry introduced himself to the board and shared the welcome news the grocery store in Mulberry Grove will not be closing as reported at the February board meeting but will continue to serve the community under a new name.

The board is considering the purchase of a confined space safety man lift.  Final decisions are anticipated at the April meeting.

The next meeting is Monday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m.


UNIT 2 BOARD ACTIONS FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION

Following a closed session at the recent Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired Jamie Hoag assistant girls soccer coach at Greenville High School for this school year, Laurie Schneck part-time parent educator for the remainder of the current school year and 2013-2014, and Diana Sharp food service employee at Greenville High School for the remainder of the current school year.


STATE WIDE TORNADO DRILL RESCHEDULED FOR TODAY

A state-wide severe weather drill is scheduled for today, Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m.  The drill was originally scheduled to run yesterday, but was postponed due to the winter storm.  For the latest up-to-date weather information, stay tuned to WGEL.

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OBITUARIES

Viola W. Ottensmeier

Viola W. Ottensmeier, age 88, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, March 3, at Trenton Village. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church Altar Sodality, Heartland Hospice, or to Juvenile Diabetes.

Dr. Oliver W. Stowe

Dr. Oliver W. Stowe, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Monday, March 4, at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Woburn Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Woburn Church of Christ.  Memorials are suggested to Woburn Church of Christ, Bond Christian Service Camp, or to St. Louis Christian College. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Scharf

Hazel Scharf, age 93, of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, February 16.  Memorial services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. March 9th at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, also in Sorento.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Richard A. Engelke

Richard A. Engelke, age 71, of Shattuc, passed away Monday, March 4, at his home.  There will be no funeral services. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, or to the family.  The Zieren Day Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley M. Smith

Shirley M. Smith, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Monday, March 4, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Memorial services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at Young Funeral Home.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church.


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