5-26-2006


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VEHICLE ACCIDENT RESULTS IN NO INJURIES

Illinois State Police responded to a vehicle accident around 4:50 Wednesday afternoon.  According to the Illinois State Police, 36-year-old Kathleen Lucas of Columbus, MS was traveling south on Route 127 4/10 of a mile north of Keyesport Road.  A farm tractor, with a trailer attached, driven by 19-year-old Chad Hilmes of Breese, was in front of Lucas.  Lucas said she saw the tractor in front of her and took her eyes off the roadway to look at her two sons in the back of the vehicle.  When she looked back onto the roadway she saw Hilmes stopped to make a left turn and hit the back of the trailer.  Lucas' vehicle overturned onto its side.  No one was injured in the accident and Lucas was ticketed for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and traveling too fast for conditions. 

accident 5-24-06

PICTURE COURTESY OF SUE BIXLER OF KEYESPORT

NWS SAYS TWO TORNADOS TOUCHED DOWN IN BOND COUNTY

Following their preliminary study of the damage from Wednesday afternoon's storms in Bond County, the National Weather Service has determined that two tornados touched down north of Greenville.  The NWS released a statement Thursday afternoon confirming that the tornados were embedded within a larger area of straight line wind damage. 

Both tornados hit north of Governor Bond Lake in the immediate area of Hastings Cemetery Avenue.  The first was between a half-mile and three-quarters mile long and approximately 100 yards wide.  The second was about a half-mile long and 75 to 100 yards wide.  The damage associated with the tornados was rated F0.  According to the Fujita Scale, an F0 tornado has winds at a maximum of 73 miles an hour and causes minor damage. 

The National Weather Service was also sending its staff to Macoupin and Montgomery Counties to gather information on the damage from storms that hit earlier Wednesday afternoon. 




MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES IN BOND COUNTY

Greenville, Pocahontas, and Mulberry Grove are hosting Memorial Day observances.

American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove will place smaller flags at every veteran's grave in the Mulberry and Taylor Cemeteries on Saturday at 9am.  Forty-two flags will be raised in the village of Mulberry Grove that day.  The Avenue of Flags in the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised at 9am Sunday, weather permitting.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday at 1pm in the cemetery with an opening prayer, roll call, 21-gun salute, and Taps.

In Greenville, the flags will be changed at the Bond County Veterans Memorial Monday at 9am.  The ceremony will also recognize the new memorial bricks added to the memorial.  Following this program, the Marine Corps League Detachment will organize a parade from downtown to Montrose Cemetery.  The annual Memorial Day program gets underway at Montrose at 10am with guest speaker Reverend Tim Pate.  This will mark the first performance by the 2006 Greenville Municipal Band.

Robinson Cemetery north of Pocahontas is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at 2pm.  Reverend Tom Hoffmann is the guest speaker.  The Pocahontas American Legion Post 1104 and Highland VFW Post 5694 will participate.

A Pocahontas area veterans Memorial Day celebration commences at 11am Monday in the city park.  Organizers encourage you to bring lawn chairs.  Pork burgers will be served following the program. 

Greenville VFW Post 1377 is hosting its 4th annual Memorial Day fish fry Monday from 11am until 4pm.  Tickets are $6.00 per dinner or $3.50 for a fish sandwich only.



NO ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN COLLISION WITH FARM SPRAYER

A Highland woman escaped serious injury when she collided with a Case IH sprayer on Route 127 north of Greenville near Shady Grove Avenue.  The accident happened Wednesday afternoon when 36-year old Jennifer A. Collmann was northbound on Route 127 and was attempting to pass the field sprayer driven by 53-year old Robert D. Lohman of Pocahontas.  Lohman told Bond County deputies that he did not see Collmann's van as he was turning and was struck by the vehicle.  Collmann's van left the road and came to a stop in a field.  She suffered only minor injuries.  Lohman was not injured. 

FARM HERITAGE DAYS

Michele McEvers presented her request for advertising funds for Farm Heritage Days at last night's Greenville Tourism meeting. The Committee voted to fund Farm Heritage day with $1,500. They also agreed to spend $3,000 helping promote this year's Bond County Fair. Judy Debatin told the group that the fair would open on Wednesday with free admission to the grounds and the County Tractor Pull in the Grandstands. Tourism also put their OK on $750 to help promote the Bond County Machinery Expo during the Bond County Fair.

 





FRIDAY SPORTS

HS TRACK
Good Luck to Lance Ward and Mitch Willman of the Comets track team as they compete in the state tournament.  Ward is in the 800 and Willman in the High Jump.

HS TENNIS
The Comets tennis team will also be well represented at the state tournament with the doubles team of Ian Wolf and Josh Patrick and Yuki Ishiki in singles. 

CLIPPERS SWIM TEAM
Practices get underway on Monday from 9:45 until noon for ages 13-18; 10:30am until noon for ages 9-12; and 11:15 until noon for ages 8 and under.





OBITUARIES

No New Area Obituaries


 

WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Sunny--30% Of Storms--High: 92--Low: 58

Sunday: Partly Sunny--Isolated Storms--High: 90--Low: 60


PUBLIC AFFAIRS
MAY 28, 2006

Join us this Sunday for WGEL's Public Affairs Program.  Our guest this week is Community Relations Director and Assistant Vice-President of Bradford National Bank Randy Alderman.  Randy will be talking to us about Identity Theft, some of the ways Identity Theft is accomplished and some of the things you can do to make sure that your identity is not stolen.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


 

IT'S FRIDAY AND WELCOME TO THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEK-END!!!

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WGEL WILL HAVE A DAILY ON MONDAY.

 

 

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