08-22-2013

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THE PROPOSED BUSINESS TAX DISTRICT IN GREENVILLE

The full story about the Business tax district was in Wednesday's Daily

The Public Hearing on the Business Tax District will be held on Tuesday September 10th at 7:30PM


BOND COUNTY BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT FOR RECYCLING CENTER

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District for the recycling project to be located on Rt. 40.

The facility will be located just east of McDonalds on Rt. 40, where the Soil & Water Conservation District currently has a shed.  Once a structure is built, county residents will be able to drop off recyclables, which will be picked up weekly by FAYCO.

The final vote on the agreement was 3 to 1, with Gerald McCray casting the lone no vote.  Board Member Wes Pourchot abstained from voting as he is a member of both entities.


ANNIVERSARY MOTORCYCLE RUN COMING TO GREENVILLE

Like it was in 1914, Greenville will be an overnight stop for a coast-to-coast motorcycle trek.  The Cannon Ball Project will retrace the path of Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker, a pioneering motorcycle and automobile enthusiast, who traveled from San Diego, California to New York City in a little over 11 days. 

Baker’s journey in May 1914 was made on a 7 horsepower Indian motorcycle on mostly dirt roads.  The Cannon Ball Project, utilizing Baker’s original written account, will leave San Diego on May 3, 2014, the centennial anniversary of when he departed.

The Cannon Ball Project is the brainchild of Don Emde, a legendary motorcycle racer who won the 1972 Daytona 200.  Emde and around 20 other devoted cyclists wanted to pay tribute to Baker on the anniversary of his record-setting accomplishment.  Plans for the ride began two years ago. 

Emde recently made his second visit to Greenville to coordinate the project’s stop here.  According to Emde, Baker had an overnight stay in Greenville on his way to his next stop in Columbus, OH.  The Cannon Ball Project will arrive in Greenville on Friday, May 9.

Greenville Tourism Director John Goldsmith said, “Working with Don has been a treat.  He’s a well respected name in the motorcycle world.  It’s an honor for Greenville to be part of the Cannon Ball Project, as we were in 1914.” Goldsmith added that locals will be encouraged to welcome the riders.

Additional details will be released as the event draws closer.


ROAD WORK & CLOSURES

The City of Greenville will resurface several streets over the next few days.  Work began this morning on two cul-de-sacs on Killarney Drive.  Resurfacing will begin Friday.  Residents on the cul-de-sacs are asked to park along Killarney Drive during this time.  For more information, call the city at 664-1644.

18th Road in Pleasant Mount Township between Airport Avenue and Sale barn Avenue will be closed until 4:30 p.m. today for culvert replacement.  No detour route will be available.

 

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TOURISM MEETING PREVIEW

The Greenville Tourism Committee will meet tonight at 5:15 at the Grenville Municipal Building.  The agenda consists of a funding request from the Bond County Humane Society for their Paws in the Park event.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO BEGIN INSTALLING NAME PLATES ON VETERANS TRIBUTE

The installation of the granite name plates for the Veterans Tribute at Kaskaskia College begins today.  There will be more than 100 plates, containing the first 25,000 names to be installed on the concrete walls.  The tribute will also include a bronze sculpture of an American eagle with a 10-foot wingspan mounted at the center of the Warrior’s Court and the mounted seals of the five branches of the military services.  American flags and cherry trees will be installed on the perimeter of the tribute.  For more information about the Veterans Tribute Project, or to make a donation, call the school at 545-3000.


AUXILIARY MAKES PEACH BUTTER

Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary volunteers gathered Tuesday to make the

Auxiliary's famous peach butter. Volunteers spent several hours in the morning peeling and

cooking peaches, and canning the peach butter. Peach butter will be available for purchase at the

Auxiliary's Holiday Bazaar, held the first Saturday in December.



SPORTS

Results from Wednesday's High School Girls’ Golf match against Lindenwood:

                Lindenwood 218
                Greenville 246

Eryn Smith shot 58, Payton Cline 59, Morgan Lippert 62, April Stich 67, and Whitney Gray 67.

Boys Golf Results:

                Greenville 166
                Lincolnwood 169

Michael Wernle had the low score with 36.  Pickett and Brauns shot 41, Davis 48, Suess 50


OBITUARIES

William A. Howard

William A. Howard, age 75, of Highland, passed away Wednesday at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Jerry White

Jerry White, age 71, of Greenville, passed away on Monday at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or to the Bond County Humane Society.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanice B. Revell

Jeanice B. Revell, age 68, of Beckemeyer, passed away Tuesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  A memorial visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. There will be no funeral service.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or to her family.

Mrs. Revell was born April 15, 1945 in Hoboken, NJ to Douglas and Rita (O’Neil) Robertson; they preceded her in death.

Also preceded in death by a son, George Revell, Jr.

She married George Revell, Sr. on March 23, 1968 in Williamsburg, PA; he survives in Beckemeyer.

Also surviving are her children, Douglas (Connie) Revell of St. Charles, MO and Heather (Henry) Holman of Beckemeyer; a step-daughter Darcy Bennett of Jacksonville, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 1 brother and 1 sister.

Jeanice retired from the BCMW Head Start Program in Breese and she previously worked at Dollar General in Breese and as a waitress at the Homestead Restaurant in Bartelso.


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