07-01-2013

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OLD FASHIONED FRIDAYS A BIG SUCCESS IN GREENVILLE

The final Old Fashioned Friday event was June 28.  Greenville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Goldsmith said the new program was every Friday in June and there were many families who came to the gazebo on the courthouse lawn to take advantage of the free popcorn and snow cones.  Bond County Queen Contestants were on hand to paint faces.  At the final event, local musicians Craig Baumberger, Swamp Weiss, and Robert Johnson performed.


Old Fashioned Fridays provided a fun, family-friendly
atmosphere in downtown Greenville.


The 2013 Bond County Fair Queen contestants helped out by painting faces.


Swamp Weiss, Craig Baumberger, and Robert Johnson performing
at the final Old Fashioned Friday event.


PLANNING COMMISSION TO MEET JULY 1

The Greenville Planning Commission will meet tonight, at 7:00, at the Greenville Municipal Building.  Included on the agenda is a review and recommendation of a proposed Unified Development Code.

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CAVALETTO ON HYDRAULIC FRACKING

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation regulating hydraulic fracking in Illinois.  State Representative John Cavaletto said we will see many new jobs as a result of this legislation.  He hopes it will increase revenue and help move our state in the right direction.  Cavaletto said many people believe fracking is dangerous and/or not clean.  According to Cavaletto, studies have shown throughout the years, of the millions of wells drilled, there have been no significant accidents that destroyed the land or the water in any way.  Fracking is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth.  The legislation establishes the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as the regulatory agency to issue permits, enforce the Act, and adopt rules.

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MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL BEGINS PHASE 2 OF RENOVATION

Mater Dei High School in Breese began Phase 2 of their renovation process.  Principal Dennis Litteken said Phase 1 included new roofs for the school, new windows throughout the main corridor, upgraded outside doors, a wireless infrastructure, an upgraded parking lot, sidewalks, and curbing.  Of these projects, they have completed three of the five roofs, the new windows throughout the building, and the entire building is now wireless.  Principal Litteken said Phase 2 includes upgrading the kitchen and cafeteria, enclosing the space once known as “The Patio” and turning it into a Student Center.  In Phase 3, they will upgrade the outdoor athletic facilities, install a new all-weather track, upgrade the bleacher system, and install a new fence around the perimeter.  Principal Litteken also said they are initiating a “Plaza of Champions” which is an area of recognition for those who have donated to the renovation process.  For more information on the renovation process or to make a donation, call the school at 526-7216.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE ATHLETES NAMED TO NJCAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Players from the Kaskaskia College women’s cross country, men’s golf, softball, and volleyball teams have been named to the 2012-2013 NJCAA All-Academic Teams.  Volleyball player Brooke Maxey received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with a 4.0 GPA.  Volleyball player Elizabeth Fuhler of Trenton was named a NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Honoree.  Ten athletes were awarded the Pinnacle Award: cross country runners Trisha Bach, Mallory Wendling, and Laura Pick; softball players Rebekah Brooks, Chandler Miller, and Megan Reiher; volleyball player Katie Crain; soccer players Chelsey Henrichs and Allison Koerkenmeier; and basketball player Jacob Kampwerth.  

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL OFFERING SPORTS PHYSICALS

Most school-sanctioned athletics require a sports physical prior to participation.  Greenville Regional Hospital is offering reduced-cost physicals for Greenville and Mulberry Grove students Monday, July 1, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Greenville High School Gymnasium.  Physicals will be offered again Monday, July 15, from 8:00 a.m. – noon, at the Mulberry Grove High School Gymnasium and Tuesday, August 13, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Greenville High School Gymnasium.  The cost is $30.00 and nurse practitioners will do the physicals.  For more information, call Shane at 664-1230, ext. 3003.

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NOTICE OF ASSOCIATE JUDGE VACANCY

Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois David Hylla gave notice a vacancy exists in the Office of Associate Judge for the Third Judicial Circuit.  The vacancy is due to the appointment of Associate Judge James Hackett to Resident Circuit Judge.

Any US citizen licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and a resident of the Third Judicial Circuit may seek appointment to the Office of Associate Judge. 

Application information is available at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., July 18.


GREENVILLE TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING – JUNE 2013 

The Greenville Tourism Committee met recently and approved a recommendation to help fund advertising for the Bond County Fair, August 1-6.  The committee recommended $2,000.00 in funding.  The recommendation goes to the Greenville City Council for approval. 

John Goldsmith gave an update on the 4th of July plans for 2014.  Goldsmith said a community committee will be formed with the goal of creating a more festive atmosphere at the event, with several forms of entertainment and food vendors.  Although there will be no fireworks this year, the Greenville Municipal Band will still perform on the 4th of July at 7:00 p.m. on the courthouse grounds.

The committee commented on the success of this year’s Greenville Graffiti Car Show.  According to Goldsmith, 138 cars registered for the event.  There were cars from 57 different communities represented at the car show and 45 cars from Bond County.  Goldsmith said this event has great potential for growth and has a growing reputation in the region as a high-class car show.

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OBITUARIES

Mary M. Martin

Mary M. Martin, age 95, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, June 27, in Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Margaret P. Bunting

Margaret P. Bunting, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, June 30, at her home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the donor’s choice.

RuthAnn Lory Holp

RuthAnn Lory Holp, age 71, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, June 29, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Highland.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the National Marfan Foundation.

Francis D. Hoff

Francis D. Hoff, age 79, of Clinton, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 30, at Liberty Village of Clinton.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Richard Mensen

Richard Mensen, age 58, of Belleville, formerly of Breese, passed away Saturday, June 29, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.


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