05-28-13



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DOWNED POWER LINES CAUSE FIRE AND KNOCK OUT POWER

Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 4:43 p.m., to a report of power lines down on Rt. 140 just east of Spring Hill Drive.  According to the fire department report, wind and trees brought down power lines.  Ameren IP was called to make repairs.  Firefighters were on the scene about two hours. Power was out for portions of Greenville for about three hours.

 

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KASKASKIA AND GREENVILLE COLLEGE PARTNER UP FOR CO-ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees recently approved a partnership with Greenville College establishing a partnership to facilitate co-enrollment between Kaskaskia College and Greenville College.  Kaskaskia College Vice President of Instructional Services Greg Labyak said they are delighted to be partnering with Greenville College on the Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Associate Degree in Nursing co-enrollment program.  Labyak said this agreement offers a unique opportunity for students to combine theoretical and experiential knowledge and skills in a way that enhances their preparation for a career in medicine.  Labyak said they hope many students entering Kaskaskia College in a pre-professional track will choose to pursue this new option.

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ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT HUGE SUCCESS IN GREENVILLE

The City of Greenville sponsored an electronic recycling event Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.  This was the second year for the event and it was a huge success collecting over 70% more than last year.  A total of 44,176 pounds was collected over the two-day event.  Items collected included televisions, monitors, printers, and computers.


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BOND COUNTY BOARD TO SAVE MONEY WITH LOCAL FINANCING

At last week’s Bond County Board meeting the board voted to finance the county’s new track hoe with Bradford National Bank.  The board voted 5-0 to finance the large purchase locally and at an interest rate of 2.75%.  The local financing will save the county $2,420.00 over the six years of the loan. 

The board approved appointment of Randy Tevis and Jerry Coleman to the Smithboro Fire Protection district, and Billie Joe Allen to the Bond County Housing Authority for a five year term. 

Judge John Knight brought the final plan back to the board to renovate the large backroom on the second floor of the courthouse into two rooms for client/lawyer consultations.  The two rooms will allow more privacy for consultations and help accommodate a larger court schedule.  The cost of the renovations will be $20,200.00 and the funds will come from the court operations funds, not the general fund.  The improvement has been planned for some time to make better use of the limited space in the courthouse. 


SHIMKUS VOTES TO REPEAL OBAMACARE

Congressman John Shimkus voted for HR 45, a bill to repeal the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care act or Obamacare as it is often called.  The bill passed the House Thursday.  Shimkus said, “The Republican House voted on this before, and we understand the Democratic Senate will not take this up.  However, it is important to restate our opposition to this Washington takeover or healthcare.”  Shimkus continued, “All promises the President and his supporters made about this legislation are now falling through.  Eight different parts of Obamacare have already been repealed and we will likely have to continue down that path since the Senate is unlikely to move on this bill repealing the entire law.”

 


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GREENVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERT MAY 30

The Greenville Municipal Band will perform at the Greenville Public Library Thursday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the First United Methodist Church on Second Street.


OBITUARIES

Darlene Malloy Grable

Darlene Malloy Grable, age 59, of Bradley, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at her home.  Funeral services for 59 year-old Darlene Malloy Grable will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the College Church of the Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Friends may call today, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Schreffler Chapel in Bradley, Illinois and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. There will be a memorial service in Greenville June 1, at 11:00 a.m., at the Calvery Temple Assembly of God Church. 

Donald W. Travis

Donald W. Travis, age 65, of Keyesport, passed away Friday, May 24, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

John A. McKenzie

John A. McKenzie, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Friday, May 24, at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Joseph F. Hug, Jr. 

Joseph F. Hug Jr., age 87, of Highland, passed away Sunday, May 26, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Marie A. Albers

Marie A. Albers, age 91, of Breese, passed away Monday, May 27, at Breese Nursing Home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  An American Legion Auxiliary service will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School or Multiple Sclerosis.

 


 

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