70 M.P.H. ARRIVES IN BOND COUNTY
The new 70 m.p.h. signs on I-70 have made their way to the WGEL listening area. This one is posted just west of the 45 mile marker outside of Greenville. Not all of the signs in the area have been changed yet, though, and some areas of the St. Louis Metro East will remain at 65 m.p.h.
Remember, whatever the posted speed limit says, that's the speed you're legally bound to!
TEMPERATURE UPS AND DOWNS...AGAIN
After a brief warm up today, another cold front will move through the region, bringing frigid Arctic air to the area once again. The roller coaster will continue as temperatures warm back up to near normal for the weekend.
Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service
ROOF REPLACEMENT AT THRIFT SHOP
You may have noticed some work being done on the roof at the Greenville Regional Hospital Thrift Shop recently. Auxiliary President Boyd Vieregge told us crews are busy replacing the entire roof on the building.
Lots of equipment and materials, ready to be put to use at the Thrift Shop.
Vieregge said the roof has been in need of attention for several years as it has developed many leaks over time. Vieregge said the project should take about ten days, depending on the elements, and that the new roof should last a long time.
The shop was closed Tuesday due to the weather, but otherwise, Vieregge said the store should remain open throughout the roof replacement work.
KPD COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS HEARING DATE
At the Monday night Kingsbury Park District committee meeting it was decided to recommend the board set a date for a bond hearing at the next regular board meeting, scheduled for February 10. One of the projects the bond monies could be used for is land acquisition.
Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein told the committee that he was still waiting to hear about two grants. One grant could be used for outside projects up to $800,000 with the park district matching 50%. The second grant could be used for indoor or outdoor projects that would include building structures, with an 80/20 match, with the park district paying the 20%. Sauerwein told the committee that the soccer numbers keep going up and there is a great need for additional room for fields.
Other projects funded by the possible bonds could include the purchase of a new truck, concrete around the field house at Jaycee Park, curbing at the back of the field house, line upgrades, and a new liner for the pool. Sauerwein expressed an interest in an 18-hole disc golf course at Patriots Park.
All upgrades except land acquisition would be around $182,000.
The committee also expressed an interest in finding more activities for youth and adults.