5-19-2006


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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

On Wednesday evening the Illinois State Police South Central Illinois Drug Task Force and the Bond County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the Illinois State Police Tactical Response Team, arrested two men from Royal Lake.  38-year-old Walter C. Smith was arrested for alleged possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and Unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.  Smith also had a federal arrest warrant for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.  57-year-old John Crockran was arrested for alleged unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. 46-year-old Stephen D. Vaughn of Greenville was charged with alleged possession of a controlled substance. All three are being held without bond.  During the search of the residences in the Mulberry Grove/Royal Lake area, police found drug paraphernalia, cannabis, crack cocaine, guns, money, and vehicles. Police also arrested 49-year-old John R. Bockstruck of Vandalia for an alleged drug offense and is also being held without bond.

 

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ISSUE TICKETS FOR SEATBELT VIOLATIONS

During the month of May, police officials are concentrating on seatbelt safety.  The Illinois State Police have been ticketing people in various locations of Bond County for seatbelt violations.  So far during the month of May over 60 people have been issued citations for not wearing a seatbelt and two people were issued citations for not having a child in proper restraint.  The rules for proper child restraint are as follows:

Newborns to four years old need to be in a car seat. Children ages four through seven need to be properly placed in a booster seat and children ages eight years old to 15 years old need to be in a seatbelt.  It is also illegal to have a child in the front seat if your vehicle does not have an airbag. 

If you are a driving a car and have passengers who are not wearing seatbelts or in car seats you are responsible and you will be ticketed.  Citations for not wearing a seatbelt are $55, and $75 if a child is not properly restrained. If you are ticketed for a child not being properly restrained, this requires a court appearance and a judge can fine a person up to $1,000.

 




UNIT 1 SEEKING A TECHNOLOGY LOAN

At Monday's Mulberry Grove School Board meeting the Board voted unanimously to allow Superintendent Greg Irwin to seek a technology loan.  The loan will be available through the Illinois State Board of Education and is for $48,850.  The loan will be used for purchasing equipment, wiring, supplies, computer hardware, staff development, or computer furniture. It could also be used to help pay for the district's updates to the telephone system.  In other business, the Board approved the resignation of Jeff Koontz as Unit 1 Board of Education member effective immediately.

Vocational bus routes to Hillsboro and Special Education bus routes to Vandalia will be terminated at the end of the school year.  The District no longer needs the service to Hillsboro because a student is graduating this year.  Next year, if needed, bus routes will be sent to Vandalia. Cody Ennen and Josh Elam were hired as summer maintenance employees.  Their employment will run from June 1 to August 12. 

The Board went into closed session for an hour to discuss student discipline and were in a second closed session for an hour and a half to discuss personnel and negotiations.  The last day of student attendance will be May 25 and report cards will handed out that day as well.  Teachers will finish the year on May 26. The next Unit 1 School Board meeting will be held on June 19 in the District Media Center at 7:00 p.m.



RURAL GREENVILLE WOMAN SENTENCED ON TWO CHARGES

Sunnie Butler, age 26 of rural Greenville, has been sentenced on two charges stemming from an incident earlier this month.  Butler pled guilty to Aggravated Battery and Criminal Trespass to a Residence.  Butler had walked uninvited into a residence on South 1st Street on the night of May 8th.  Later during her arrest she kicked a city police officer.  Butler was sentenced to three-and-a-half years on the battery charge and two years on the criminal trespass charge.  It was recommended that she serve in impact incarceration also known as boot camp.  The sentences will run concurrent.  A third charge of Resisting a Peace Officer was dismissed. 







SPORTS

FRIDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL
The Comets were winners 10-2 over Vandalia in Regional action.  Scott Lurkins got the win as he struck out 11.  Jake Spratt had a homerun and Chad Nelson scored two runs.  Vandalia pitchers issued 10 walks to Comets batters. Today at the Greenville Regional, the Mulberry Grove Aces play Breese Central at 4:30.

HS SOFTBALL
The Lady Comets season ended with a 4-0 loss to St. Elmo in Regionals.  St. Elmo only had one hit but capitalized on Greenville errors.  The Lady Comets were held to three hits and finish the season 21-6.  Today at the Greenville Regional, the Lady Aces play Altamont at 4:30.

HS TRACK
Good Luck to Lindsey Holden of the Lady Comets as she'll be competing in the 100 and 200 at the state meet in Charleston.  The Comets boys track team is at the Sectionals in Carlinville.

JR HIGH TRACK
Two members of the Lady Bluejays track team are at the state meet in East Peoria.  Good luck to Tishelle Riggins in the Discus and Nori Stone in the Long Jump.

HS TENNIS
The Comets are at the Sectional meet in Decatur.  Greenville is the South Central Conference champ.





OBITUARIES

Howard J. Krober

Howard J. Krober, age 89 of Greenville, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 20, 2006,at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Newton and Rev. Herbert H. Coates officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.   Visitation will be held after 4:00 p.m. Friday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

Howard James Krober, the son of Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Delbridge) Krober, was born November 29, 1916 in Piedmont, OK.  There, he attended the public schools, graduated from Piedmont HS and went on to attend Central College for 2 years. He graduated from Edmond State College in 1939. He later received his Masters from SMU in Dallas in 1954.

Howard and Anita P. Finger were united in marriage on December 30, 1939 in St.Louis, Mo and have enjoyed over 66 years together. She survives as do their sons: Wendel J. (Kay) Krober of Carmel, IN, Dr. Leslie L. ( Peggy) Krober of Wenatchee, WA, and Kent  (Sandy) Krober of rural Greenville, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister LaVon Jordahl of Greenville. Howard is preceded in death by their daughter Carolyn in a car accident when she was just 15, his parents, and his two brothers Ralph and Dean Krober.

Howard and Anita moved to Temple OK in 1939 where he taught, then in 1940 to Anadarko where he taught Industrial Arts until the war began. He worked for North American Aviation 1942 - 1944 in Dallas then in 1944 moved to McPherson , KS where he was a builder, Teacher and Dean until 1957. The family moved to Greenville for a year and a half, then in 1958 moved to Phoenix where Howard was with the Christian High School. It was there that they lost Carolyn. In 1962 they returned to Greenville College for good where Howard was Director of Admissions and later Vice President and Director of Planned Giving until his retirement in 1992.

Howard is a former Kiwanis Club Member and was very active in Community Affairs including serving on the City Council, Police Pension Board, helped found the Foy Meyer Industrial Park, was honored by Greenville College with an Honorary Doctorate in 1976 and by the Community by joining the Senior Hall of Fame in 1999. He has been an active member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church serving on many boards.

memorials to the Greenville Free Methodist Church


 

WEATHER

Saturday..Chance of Scattered Shower and T-Storms in the morning then Mostly Sunny with a high in the mid 70's

Sunday...30% Chance of Scattered Thunder Storms with a high in the mid 70's


PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROMO


Join us this Sunday for WGEL's Public Affairs Program.  Our guests this week are Melissa Siebert and Tom Hoffman from Greenville Regional Hospital.  May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Melissa and Tom will be talking about some of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for a stroke.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.  


 

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