FEDEX GROUND DISTRIBUTION CENTER TO BE BUILT IN SAUGET
Governor Pat Quinn announced Tuesday, May 14, FedEx Corporation will invest $23.5 million to build a new FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Sauget, Illinois. The 181,000 square-foot facility will create 25 full-time and 150 part-time jobs. It is scheduled to open at Sauget Industrial Parkway in August 2014. FedEx Ground Regional Vice President, Scott Burns said the site was selected for its ease of access to major highways, its proximity to customers’ distribution centers, and its strong local workforce for recruiting employees. Once fully operational, the new facility will process 10,000 packages an hour. FedEx Ground currently operates 16 facilities in Illinois.
ONE GHS GOING TO STATE & ANOTHER BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD
The Greenville High School Girls Track team recently competed at the 2A Sectional event. Coach Alison Hall said the competition was at Chatham-Glenwood High School, hosted by Jacksonville. Jordie File set the new school record in the 2-mile. Coach Hall said she has been a hard worker all season and has been improving her long-distance running all year. Mattie Carter qualified for state in the pole vault event. She is the first ever Greenville 2A qualifier for state. The State Final Track Meet will be at Eastern Illinois University Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18.
LOCAL GIRL HONORED BY ILLINOIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Alyse Deverick Bennett, daughter of Dale and Connie Deverick of Smithboro, a Mulberry Grove High School graduate and a December 2012 graduate of Eastern Illinois University was recently honored by the Illinois State Historical Society. Alyse majored in History at Eastern and participated in a History class group project during the fall 2012 semester. The group researched the Free Masons Lodge, collecting much information and many artifacts. Their exhibit entitled “Building a Brotherhood – Free Masons in Central Illinois” was on display in the EIU Library for more than a month. The exhibit was housed in 8-9 display cases, each approximately 3’ x 6’. Illinois State Historical Society President Mark Jorgensen acknowledged the exceptional work of the students in researching and displaying information on the Masons organization.
LOCAL GIRL RECEIVES IAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Kelcie Woker, daughter of Craig and Jan Woker, received one of three $7,500.00 IAA Foundation General Scholarships for 2013-2014. The general scholarships go to individuals for the study of agriculture, agribusiness, or an ag-related major at an accredited university, college, or community college in Illinois. Kelcie is majoring in Ag Communications at UIUC. Congratulations Kelcie.