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County Health Board meeting turns ugly

By Carmen Ensinger The Greene County Health Board convened a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13 with the only item on the agenda being to address “Greene County Board’s concerns regarding personnel.” The meeting quickly turned ugly. A little back story is needed. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was made by Mark Strang…

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COVID cases in Greene County higher than ever

By Carmen Ensinger The number of COVID cases in Greene County is almost twice as high as they were in January of 2021. In just the last week alone, the county has seen 315 positive cases. Greene County Public Health Administrator Molly Peters was asked to do a comparison between December of 2020 and December…

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Table Talk begins in Carrollton

Table Talk began its sixth year at a new location. Formerly held at the Reisch Dining Room at Boyd Hospital, it is now being held at Carrollton Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The idea behind Table Talk is to give senior citizens the opportunity during the winter to get out and socialize once a month and…

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IDOC halts intake of prisoners

By Carmen Ensinger Greene County tax payers will have to once again foot bill for prisoners sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after the State announced it was once again temporarily pausing intakes from county jails as it responds to COVID-19 outbreaks at correctional facilities. These facilities include the Graham, Logan, Menard and Northern…

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IDOT threatens to suspend MFT funds

By Carmen Ensinger Greene County has until March 25 to hire a county highway engineer or the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will suspend Motor Fuel Tax funding until such time as an engineer is hired. The information was sent to Greene County Board Chairman Mark Strang in a letter dated Dec. 13, 2021.

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County Board has visitors

By Carmen Ensinger The Greene County Board had two visitors at their January meeting on Jan. 12 – Lauren Sprung with the Greenfield Revitalization Project (GRP) and Catherine Williams with the Greene County Economic Development Group (GCEDG). Sprung explained to the board what the GRP was. “I grew up in Greenfield, but moved away, but…

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Carrollton Council makes routine purchases

By Carmen Ensinger There was nothing too earth-shattering on the agenda for approval by the Carrollton City Council at their January monthly meeting on Jan. 13 other than approving the purchase of several needed pieces of equipment. The largest purchase was a new screen for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system at the…

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