06-12-2013



FIREWORKS COULD BE BACK AT PATROIT’S PARK IN 2014

At Monday night’s Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, one of the main topics of discussion was the future of the Fourth of July fireworks at Patriot’s Park.  The KPD board voted earlier this year to not have the fourth of July fireworks due to the $12,000.00 cost.  The KPD Board considered a proposal which would have the City of Greenville paying $5,000.00 of tourism money, the KPD paying $5,000.00, and the remaining approximately $2,000.00 paid through private fundraising.  This proposal would still need city council and KPD Board approval. 

City workers may be involved in getting the grounds ready for the Fourth of July fireworks event and a committee to oversee the fireworks could be formed. Who would be on the committee and how it would function have not been determined.   


STAYING SAFE IN THE HEAT

Hot weather may be upon us soon and heat, especially heat indexes above 95, can be dangerous for some, especially our younger and older family members and friends. The National Weather Service has these tips for staying safe in hot weather.

Slow down. Reduce or eliminate strenuous activities or reschedule them for cooler times of the day. Children, seniors and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.

Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic, and decaffeinated fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty.

During excessive heat periods, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store, or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.


GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETING

The Greenville Public Library Trustees meeting is Thursday, June 13, at 4:15 p.m.  The agenda includes an annual financial report, a SHARE/Illinois Heartland Regional Library System update, digital library update, website development, and grant requirements.

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MULBERRY GROVE HYDRANT FLUSHING

Mulberry Grove will be flushing hydrants June 12-13 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Customers may experience some discoloration and low water pressure.


MT. GILEAD AVENUE CLOSED WEDNESDAY

Mt. Gilead Avenue will be closed Wednesday, June 12, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., for culvert replacement.  There will not be a detour available.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS

The Bond County Homemakers’ Extension Association hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, June 4, in the Family Life Center of the First Christian Church.  Sixteen people registered with fourteen units collected.  James Matthews received a five-gallon pin and Robert Kulhan and Hollie Thole two-gallon pins.


OBITUARIES

Virginia W. Dapkus

Virginia W. Dapkus, age 92, of Highland, passed away Saturday, June 8 at her home.  A memorial service will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the National Mucopolysaccharidosis Society or to Micro-Cephaly for Visually Impaired People.

Barbara A. Miles

Barbara A. Miles, age 72, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, June 9, at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese.  Graveside funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends and family are asked to gather at the cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.  Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine E. “Jo Anne” Lukeman Wehling

Josephine E. “Jo Anne” Lukeman Wehling, age 83, of Cottage Hills, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, June 11, at her home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 7:00 p.m., at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gene L. Potthast

Gene L. Potthast, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Friday, June 7, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Monday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Knights of Columbus Council #11707 Scholarship Fund or the American Farm Heritage Museum.  Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.


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