ONE KILLED AND TWO INJURED IN ACCIDENT NEAR MARINE
One person was killed Thursday afternoon in an accident at the intersection of Marine and Fruit Roads near Marine. The Madison County Sheriff's Department responded to the two-vehicle collision and confirmed that two others were airlifted to St. Louis area hospitals. No other details have been released as the investigation continues.
KY COUPLE PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO MURDER OF SOCIAL WORKER
A Kentucky couple who were arrested near Godfrey, Illinois after allegedly murdering a social worker have pled not guilty. 33-year-old Renee Terrell and 23-year-old Christopher Luttrell entered their pleas Tuesday in Henderson County court. They were additionally charged with alleged kidnapping, robbery, and theft. Kentucky authorities allege that the couple killed the woman on October 16 during a supervised visit with Terrell’s baby son. They allegedly took the child and then fled in the social worker’s car. According to a security camera tape, they went to Illinois and were at TNT Gas Mart in Smithboro fueling the stolen vehicle. At the time it was reported that the dead woman’s credit card had been used. The couple was arrested in Godfrey a few days later. A pretrial hearing has been set for January 8.
DISTRICT EVENTS AT GREENVILLE AND SORENTO SCHOOLS
At Monday night's Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, high school principal Kevin Cochrane provided information on events at the school over the last month. Both the girls' golf and volleyball teams were regional champs this year, while the varsity football team advanced to the Elite 8 for the third time in school history. The 50's themed fall musical directed by Shawn Cox, and the fall play "Beauty & the Beast" directed by Kathy Stone were both a huge success. Students and the community came together for the 2nd Annual Veteran's Day program on November 10th. And Steve Zimmerman had 45 students attending the Leadership Workshop.
Gary Brauns, Greenville Jr. High principal said Mrs. Peddicord's fall variety show was a big hit with skits from "Oklahoma", "Annie", and "South Pacific". Joanne Wagoner coordinated the food drive with students collecting 2,178 cans of food. Brauns also commented on the success of Mrs. Adkins' tutoring program working with Greenville College. Nearly 30 college students assist in tutoring 7th and 8th graders.
Bill Carpenter, Sorento principal told the Unit 2 board members about the victory of the 7th grade boy's basketball team winning the Ramsey tournament. The annual "Skate and Turkey night" was held on the 16th. Community members and students brought food for the potluck and skated in the gym. The PTO recently sponsored a sale with a goal selling 285 pies. The goal was reached with a total of 290 pies sold and Wednesday afternoon Mr. Carpenter took a "Pie in the Face" at the school.
QUILTS, SPORTS MEMORABILIA, AND ANTIQUES HIGHLIGHT HOLIDAY BAZAAR
As part of the 49th Annual Holiday Bazaar, the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will once again host a public auction as part of the fundraising event. The auction is set to begin at 11:30am Saturday December 2 with Langham Company Auctioneering conducting the event. Over the years, some of the most popular items have been the handmade quilts. Seven quilts and a coverlet will be auctioned this year. Three of the quilts are queen size, two are infant quilts, and two are twin-sized.
For the fourth year, an original print by local artist Robert Horsfall will be featured at the Holiday Bazaar. The original artwork is called “Sleigh Bells Ring,” and shares its name with the theme of the 49th annual event. The work features a depiction of the turret building. The print will be offered at the public auction, complete with matting and framing. An original 8 ½ X 11” prints of the “Sleigh Bells Ring” artwork will be available for $10. Greeting cards featuring the print will once again be sold in packs of six for $8 and postcards will be available for 50 cents.
Other items included in the auction are sports tickets and autographed memorabilia, antiques, and collectibles. A bat autographed by Lou Brock and a baseball autographed by Chris Carpenter will be auctioned off along with a football autographed by Tory Holt. St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, and University of Illinois basketball tickets will all be auctioned off. A few of the many antiques to be auctioned include an Inglis School desk, a booth from the Busy Bee Café, and a walnut parlor table.
TOTALS FOR FIRST WEEKEND OF DEER SEASON
Hunters in Illinois harvested 78,177 deer during the opening weekend of the state’s 2006 firearm season. That number is an increase of over 1,000 from last year’s first weekend total. In Bond County, 791 deer were harvested in comparison to 767 last year. Other area totals were Clinton County 771, Fayette County 1,468, and Madison County 892. The second portion of the firearm season is November 30 through December 3