12-18-2006


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LAST DAY TO FILE CITY COUNCIL PETITION PACKET FOR SPRING ELECTION

There is still time for candidates to file petitions for a seat on the Greenville City Council.  Incumbent Lisa Stephens filed her packet on Thursday for another four-year term.  She was appointed in September of 2002 to fill a vacated seat and then elected to her own seat in April 2003.  Kenny Hampton, who filed his petition packet earlier last week, currently holds the other open seat.  He is finishing his second term on the city council.  As of Friday evening, no one else had filed a petition packet. Candidate petitions can be turned in at City Hall, 404 S. 3rd St., through 5PM today.


DETAILS RELEASED ON INJURY ACCIDENT ON WOBURN ROAD

The Bond County Sheriff's Department has released additional information on a multiple injury accident that occurred on Woburn Road on November 24.  According to the accident report, 18-year-old Rodney Hessenauer was driving northbound on Woburn Road and crossed the railroad tracks near Laurel Ave.  Hessenauer allegedly lost control of his Chevy Blazer and ran off the road.  As he tried to correct the vehicle, he over-steered and slid sideways back across the road into the opposite ditch.  The vehicle then came back onto the road and was airborne, when it eventually overturned six to seven times. Passengers in the vehicle were: 15-year-old Destiny Garrison of rural Greenville who was ARCHed to Cardinal Glennon; 16-year-old Jason Wells of rural Pocahontas who was extricated from the vehicle ARCHed from the scene to SLU; and 15-year-old William Faith who was transported to Cardinal Glennon by Bond County EMS.  Hessenauer was transported to Greenville Regional Hospital and then ARCHed to a St. Louis Hospital.


AFHM PREPARING FOR 2007

The American Farm Heritage Museum is shifting into the planning mode for 2007.  A committee preparing the displays for the museum building will meet in early January with the Farm Heritage Days committee chairmen set for a planning session later that month.  The AFHM’s next regular monthly meeting is Tuesday December 19 at 7:30pm at the Greenville firehouse.  There are now 210 member families in the American Farm Heritage Museum organization.  Dues for 2007 are $15 and must be paid in January.  The first fund raiser of next year is the annual chili and soup supper on January 19 at the Greenville VFW.  Other activities tentatively penciled in include a pancake and sausage breakfast in February, the annual banquet in March with a featured speaker from Successful Farming magazine, and the swap meet and flea market in April. 

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SHERIFF BROWN RELEASES NOVEMBER REPORT

Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown has released a report on his department’s November activities.  Deputies investigated 16 reports of criminal damage to property last month bringing the year’s total to 134.  That number already surpasses last year’s total.  There were 23 car versus deer accidents in November with the 2006 total reaching 110 which also is ahead of last year’s pace.  Speeding tickets totaled 293 for the month with the year to date total now 2,314.  According to Sheriff Brown, burglary and residential burglary complaints are also well ahead of last year’s final totals.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE TOTALS

Twenty-two units of blood were collected at an American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the VFW Post 1377 Thursday, December 7.  A nine-gallon pin was awarded to Patrick Densmore and a three-gallon pin was presented to Jim Cruthis.


STAFF RECOGNIZED AT FCI GREENVILLE

Warden Sara M. Revell announced the selections of Correctional Officer Corey Kirby as Correctional Officer of the Month and Lynette Harris, Supervisory Contract Specialist, as Employee of the Month.  These staff were recognized for exemplary professionalism, teamwork and dedication to duty.

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MADIGAN ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH VOIP PROVIDER

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that her office has entered into a settlement with Vonage Holdings Corp., to address concerns with that company’s provision of 911 service. Vonage provides telephone service using Voice Over Internet Protocol, also known as VOIP, via a broadband internet connection, instead of traditional landline telephone service. Because of the differences between traditional landline telephone service and VOIP, 911 service through VOIP works differently. Traditional landline telephone service is associated with a fixed address.  As a result, in most cases when customers of traditional landline telephone service place 911 calls, the customer’s location is immediately detected. VOIP service is portable and customers can access it from any Internet connection, therefore the customer’s location is not provided automatically to the 911-call center.

To address these differences, the FCC recently mandated all VOIP providers meet certain minimum standards in providing 911 service. The FCC requires VOIP providers to provide 911, obtain the physical location from which the customer intends to use the service and when possible, transmit 911 calls to the proper 911-call center.


UNIT 2 EARLY DISMISSAL AND CHRISTMAS BREAK SCHEDULE

The Bond County Community Unit 2 School District has announced a student attendance adjustment.  Students at the Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas Elementary and Sorento Center will dismiss early on Tuesday, December 19 at 2PM.  Greenville Jr. High will let out at 2:05 PM and Unit 2 High School at 2:10 PM.  There will be no KRP classes in attendance that day.  School will not be in session from Wednesday, December 20 through Tuesday, January 2 for Christmas break.  Students will be back in attendance on Wednesday, January 3.


EARLY DISMISSAL FOR MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1

The Mulberry Grove Community Unit 1 school will have a 2:10PM early dismissal on Wednesday, December 20 to start the Christmas break.  Classes will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2007.

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MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1 SCHOOL BOARD PREVIEW

The Mulberry Grove Community Unit School District No. 1 will meet tonight (Monday) at 6:30PM for the Review of the '06 Tax Levy.  The regular meeting will then begin at 7PM.  Topics on the agenda include the principal's reports, the Superintendent report and board bills.  The meeting will conclude with a closed session to discuss district finance, personnel and negotiations.


UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD PREVIEW

The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet tonight (Monday) at 7PM at the Unit Office.  Topics on the agenda include the levy hearing and adoption for 2006, the Broom scholarship and the driver's education waiver.  A presentation from the strategic planning focus group and a filter service proposal will also be heard.

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MONDAY SPORTS

HS BASKETBALL
The Varsity Comets were 62-48 winners over Hillsboro Friday night.  Josh Patrick had 21, Jason Mollett 12, and Bryan Atchison 11.

The Mulberry Grove Aces lost the consolation trophy game at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament 47-43 to Cowden-Herrick.  Reuben Betts had 14 and Dustin Lindahl 11.  The Aces finished 1-2 in the tourney as they earned an 82-43 win over Ramsey on Thursday.

JR HIGH BASKETBALL
The 8th grade Bluejays earned their first win of the season 31-27 over Staunton.  Zach Lewis scored 11 and Max Harris 10.  The 7th grade Bluejays were 35-26 winners as they recorded 20 steals in the game including 6 by Dannon Young.  Brady Huber had 14 points. 


OBITUARIES

Norman Osborn

78-year-old Norman Osborn of Hillsboro passed away Sunday, 12/17 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services for 78-year-old Norman Osborn will be Wednesday, 12/20 at 11am at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8pm Tuesday, 12/19 at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.

Geraldine "Geri" "Blossom" E. Clanton

Geraldine "Geri" "Blossom" E. Clanton, age 75 of Greenville passed away at 5:34 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Tim Pate Officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home after 4 p.m Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Geri Elois Fenton, the daughter of James Finis and Ruby Pearl Hatfill Fenton, was born on April 27, 1931 in Mulberry Grove Township in Bond County. She attended the Bond County Schools. Geri worked for Basler Electric in Highland for 10 years, then owned and operated a restaurant in Donnellson with her sister Patsy Wirtz and mother Ruby Fenton. She then worked for the Illinois Bell Telephone for 29 years, in Decatur for 10 years and the balance in Centralia and Greenville. She managed Leisure Party Center in Smithboro for her son Jim for the past ten years.

Geri is survived by her 3 children: James C. Clanton of Pocahontas, IL, Rick G. (Beth) Clanton of Greenville, and Melody Schmollinger of Greenville, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Geri is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patsy Wirtz.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society

Rosalie Largent Maroon

Rosalie Largent Maroon, age 75 of Teutopolis, formerly of Decatur and Greenville, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Friday at her home in Teutopolis. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Pate, officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville from 5 until 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) and Tuesday until service time. Memorials may be made to the Bond County Humane Society.

Rosalie Ann Largent, the daughter of Claren Leslie and Laura Rosalie Harnetiaux Largent, was born on July 31, 1928 in Greenville. She grew up here and attended the public schools graduating from GHS in 1946. She worked for the State of Illinois in the Secretary of States Office doing Microfilming for ten years. She then worked for the Illinois Power Headquarters in Decatur as Microfilm Technician for 15 years.

Rosalie and Alvin Thomas (Bus) Maroon were united in marriage in 1947. They later divorced. Rosalie is survived by her son Wayne M. Maroon of Jacksonville, Florida, and daughters Donna Owens Hale of Vandalia, and Diana Carol Church Winston of Sunrise, Florida, 3 grandchildren: Scott and Todd Hale and Joseph E. Winston, and six great grandchildren: Devin, Brianna, Kelsey, Raven, Skler, and Inessa. 

Rosalie is preceded in death by her parents and her brother R. Kent Largent. 

DONNA CHILDERSON BOAZ

Donna Childerson Boaz, age 67 and formerly of Bond County, passed away Thursday.  Funeral services for 67-year-old Donna Childerson Boaz are today (Monday) at 10am at the Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City. She was the mother of Karen Stengel of Greenville.


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