5-18-2006




KPD TO AWARD BID FOR CLEAN LAKES WORK

The Kingsbury Park District board will meet in special session tonight at 5 to award a bid for dam rehabilitation and dredging at Patriot's Park.  Last month the KPD received two bids for the project which is part of the Clean Lakes grant-funded maintenance of Patriot's Park.  KPD Director, Jerry Sauerwein, recently met with representatives of engineering firm Cochran-Wilkens and the Illinois EPA to discuss the bids.  Tonight's meeting will be held in the park district office on North 2nd Street.



FREIGHT TRAIN HITS CAR AT RAILROAD CROSSING

A man was still listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon at St. Louis University Hospital.  The man was injured Sunday afternoon around 12:30 as he was crossing railroad tracks outside of Worden when his car was hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train. He was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital where he remains in ICU.  Don Bunt of the Madison County Sheriff's Department said that the hospital was hoping to upgrade him to serious condition some time soon.   The identity of the man is not known because the incident is still under investigation. 




NEW CHECKLIST FOR PLANNING A SUBDIVISION

At Tuesday's Bond County Board meeting, Highway Engineer Mike McCormick presented a new checklist that he and Zoning Administrator Howard Elmore put together.  The checklist was taken from the Subdivision Plan Ordinance book. The book discusses the requirements for a proposed subdivision and whom you need to consult.  McCormick and Elmore compiled the most important steps to develop the checklist.  McCormick said that everything a person really needs to know is scattered throughout the book and it can be very confusing to read.  Some examples of things on the checklist are gross net area of a subdivision, street right of ways, landscaping, and layouts of proposed lots with dimensions, areas, and identifications.

In new business, the Board approved an advisory insurance committee.  The Board is asking for recommendations from each department that will be under the insurance plan.  One person from each department will be recommended for the committee, along with one County Board member.  They will take action on this at the next meeting on June 6. 

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH HOSTING EVENT THIS WEEKEND

The Sorento Neighborhood Watch is sponsoring a Flea Market and Bazaar on Saturday at the village's Municipal Center.  Hours are from 9am until 4pm and proceeds will benefit the upkeep of the municipal building which is the former Sorento American Legion.  There will be several vendors and crafters plus displays from the Countyline Family Church, Reno Baptist Youth, Bond County Historical Society, and the Neighborhood Watch.  One of the event organizers, Donna Thacker, invites everyone to stop by on Saturday. 


 




FALSE ALARM FIRE IN KEYESPORT

The Keyesport Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire on a deck on Free Port Road in Keyesport Tuesday night around 6:00.  It turned out to be a false alarm.  A person was burning leaves in their backyard and to the neighbor, who called in the alarm, it looked like their deck was on fire.  Fire officials were back in service five minutes later.

 

UNIT 2 JUNIOR HIGH GRADUATIONS

Unit 2 8th graders will be graduating this week.  Promotional exercises for Sorento and Pocahontas schools are at 6PM and Greenville Junior High at 6:30PM on Thursday. 


 




THURSDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL

In the Greenville Regional, Vandalia defeated Patoka.  The Vandals will play the Comets today at 4:30.

HS SOFTBALL

In the Greenville Regional, St. Elmo was a winner over Vandalia.  St. Elmo takes on the Lady Comets at 4:30 today.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOLF

At the Greenville Country Club's Wednesday Night Men's League, it was the opening week of play. The top teams were Lot-A-Cars with 25 points, PCI with 24, Super 8 with 21, Elliot's Towing with 20.5, and the Depot and Edward Jones tied with 20. Jason Knight had Low Gross Score with 35 and Butch Kennedy and Mike Coling tied for Low Net Score with 33.

 

 




OBITUARIES

DOLLY VAUGHN LUCIUS

Dolly Alice Vaughn Lucius, age 65 of Greenville, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Friday, May 12. 2006 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville. 

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11 am Saturday May 20, 2006 at Robinson Cemetery with John Heston, officiating.  Memorials may be made to Fair Oaks Nursing Home available at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home.

Dolly Alice Vaughn, the daughter of Clarence Elbert Vaughn and Pearl Irene (Motzer) Vaughn Lindley, was born on September 12, 1940 in Pocahontas, Illinois.  She was born and raised in that area and also attended the Pocahontas schools. 

December of 1956 she married Donald Royer and moved to Northern Illinois where she raised her children and worked in the restaurant business.  They later moved to Georgia where she was employed in the dietary department of a Hospital in Macon, Georgia.  She was divorced from Donald and later married Robert Enoch Lucius, on January 4, 1988.  Dolly was living in Florida.  Robert preceded her in death on October 4, 1990.  Dolly then moved to Greenville, lived in Almira Manor and was a member of the Calvary Temple Church.  Mrs. Lucius was also a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her 2 children; Randy Royer of Aurora, Illinois and Debbie Royer.  Also surviving are her brothers and sisters: Frances Ulmer of Greenville, Judy Mrs. Larry Hooton, of Highland, , David Vaughn of Greenville, Tony Vaughn of Elkhart, Indiana, and Gerald E. Vaughn of Norfolk, Virginia  She was the proud grandmother of 4, great-grandmother of 1, and great-step-grandmother of 1.

Mrs. Lucius was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister Betty, Mrs. Roy Tischhauser.

Memorials may be made to Fair Oaks Nursing Home.

HOWARD KROBER

89-year-old Howard Krober of Greenville passed away Wednesday night at Fair Oaks.  Funeral arrangements for Howard Krober are pending at Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home. 

MARJORIE O'DELL

79-year-old Marjorie O'Dell of Brownstown passes away Wednesday at her residence.  Funeral services for Marjorie O'Dell will be held Saturday at 10:30am at the First Christian Church in Brownstown.  Visitation is Friday from 6-8PM at the Claggett Funeral Home of Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, the First Christian Church of Brownstown, or the donor's choice.

Marjorie O'Dell is the mother of Larry O'Dell of Greenville.


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