Illinois State Police have reported the death Thursday morning of Cory Palmer age 17 of St. Peter. Cory Palmer was injured in a two-car accident Wednesday on Route 51 in Fayette County. He was taken by Arch helicopter to a Springfield hospital. Cory was a passenger in the car driven by Dustin Conway of Vandalia. Conway was slowing down to turn left into a driveway when his car was hit from behind by 40-year-old Jeff Blackburn of Ramsey.


A man was injured Saturday afternoon when a tractor rolled over on top of him. Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District first responders were called to a farm south of Route 140 in Fayette County where a man was pushing a log with a tractor scoop. The weight shifted causing the tractor to overturn pinning the man under the seat. Mulberry Grove emergency personnel were able to free the man and he was flown by Air-Vac helicopter from the scene. He was said to have suffered back injuries in the accident. Initially it was thought that the tractor had caught on fire but Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar told WGEL that it was actually some nearby brush that was being burned.



The Greenville Fire Protection District was called out to a carbon monoxide alarm on East College Street Friday afternoon around 1:20. When fire department officials arrived they checked a detector on the furnace and found a bad reading. Officials advised the homeowner to contact a repairman to fix the problem in the furnace. After finding no other problems, fire department officials were back in service about 30 minutes later.


Heart Two Heart Jewelry and Collectibles recently moved to a new location on the square in the Greenville. Owner Tom Leihser told WGEL that they decided to move because the new building has more space to showcase some of their items and parking is better for customers.

Leihser told WGEL that they like the new location. He said that it is neat because you can eat somewhere on one side and get a haircut on another.

The address of Heart Two Heart is now is 106 North Second Street in Greenville.


Computer Wash Fund Raiser

COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS & CLEAN UP Offered by Synthesys Computer Solutions

Monday April 10, 3:30 to 8:30PM at the Greenville Free Methodist Church

1367 E. St. Rt. 140 Greenville

2 Seminars Will Be Offered During The Computer Wash

How to save hundreds of dollars using FREE Software.......6 p.m.

How to maintain and clean your PC....................................7 p.m.

The Computer Wash & Seminars Are FREE, On a First Come, First Serve Basis



Donations are welcome and will be used to fund a corporate mission trip to Venezuela. Synthesys will be installing a student compter lab for a school there, among other things.


On August 8, 2005 President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which will change the time change dates for Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007. It will now begin on the second Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress does retain the right to revert the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete. Daylight Savings Time is a change in the standard time of each zone. Time Zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules. Canada's Sandford Fleming played a key role in the development of a worldwide system of keeping time. In 1918, the U.S. Congress made the U.S. rail zones official under federal law and gave the responsibility to make any changes to the Interstate Commerce Commission. When Congress created the Department of Transportation in 1966, it transferred the responsibility for laws to the new department. The American law by which we turn our clock forward in the spring and back in the fall is known as the Uniform Time Act of 1966. Benjamin Franklin, while a minister to France, first suggested the idea in an essay published in 1784.



The Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department will present the annual "Parkinson's Disease Update Seminar" on Thursday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the hospital's community room. A program on Parkinson's disease will be presented, time will be allowed for questions, and refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate.

Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department offers a monthly Parkinson's disease support group in order to help people who suffer from the disease. The group is held on the second Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the hospital's wheelchair accessible Community Room. Anyone with Parkinson's disease, caregivers, family, and friends are welcome to attend. The seminar on Thursday is being held in lieu of the April support group meeting. Regular meetings will resume in May. To reserve a seat or for more information contact Melissa Siebert at 664-1230 ext. 3555.




The Illinois House of Representatives passed State Representative Kurt Granberg's proposal creating a state-sanctioned database of meth offenders to aid law enforcement in the battle against the drug. Senate Bill 2915 will create an internet-based registry available to the public that provides the name, date of birth, county of conviction, offense, and date of conviction for each person convicted of manufacturing meth. Under Granberg's measure, county circuit clerks would be required on a monthly basis to forward an updated copy to the Illinois State Police. Granberg's legislation is modeled from a similar meth offender registry database created by Tennessee in 2005. For more information about the Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry contact Granberg at 618-533-0296 or visit www.ilga.gov.



Erma Weiss age 73 of Pocahontas passed away at 7:02 PM Sunday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas.


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