OF THE THREE ALLEGED DQ ROBBERS POST BOND
Two of the three men charged with allegedly robbing a
Dairy Queen employee have posted bond and been released.
According to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, 20-year-old
Barton Davis and 19-year-old Brandon Stewart have posted
their bond. 19-year-old Jason McCullough was still being
held in the Bond County Jail as of 7am this morning. Bail
was originally set at $100,000 for each man but the amount
for Davis was reduced to $30,000. Court dates have been
set for each of the men
May 18th for McCullough,
May 31st for Davis, and June 1st for Stewart. The three
were allegedly involved in an armed robbery early Wednesday
morning in the parking lot behind the Dairy Queen. The
night deposit bag was taken from the store's assistant
manager during the robbery.
MAN CHARGED WITH INDECENT SOLICIATION OF A CHILD
Glennon David Frerker of Breese has been charged in
Clinton County Circuit Court with alleged indecent solicitation
of a child. According to the Clinton County Sheriff's
Department, Frerker was being held in jail on $15,000
bond. He has since posted bond and been released. Frerker
was also charged with battery for allegedly making physical
contact of an insulting nature with the victim.
investigation of Frerker began after the alleged victim's
parents found diary entries relating to the allegations;
her parents then called police. The victim was 13 to
14 years old when the incidents happened between May
1 and September 1, 2005, it is alleged that Frerker
had regular contact with the victim when she would go
into a shop that he owned in Breese. It is also alleged
that Frerker bought the girl a cell phone, without her
parent's consent, and sent text messages to her that
at times included sexual content and would take her
shopping and buy her clothing, also without her parent's
consent. Frerker was arrested on April 30 and is scheduled
to reappear in court on May 15. Frerker was a school
bus driver for the Breese District. It is believed that
the incidents did not occur while Frerker was on the
school bus he drove.
Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday, May 9 at
7:30 p.m. On the agenda the Council will discuss the
Annexation and Zoning Request from Leonard Taylor and
the 2006/2007 Fiscal Budget. The Council will then go
into Executive Session to discuss Collective Bargaining,
Sale of Real Estate, and Pending Litigation. That's
the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday at 7:30.
TO CREATE PAUL SIMON PARKWAY PASSES GENERAL ASSEMBLY
an effort to honor one of the areas most respected politicians,
State Representative Ron Stephens sponsored legislation
in the General Assembly that names portions of Illinois'
roadways near Troy in honor of U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
According to Stephens, House Joint Resolution 15 designates
the portion of Illinois Route 162 commencing at its
intersection with U.S. 40 and ending at its intersection
with Formosa Road as the Paul Simon Parkway. The legislation
also collectively designates portions of Interstate
Routes 270 West, 55 North, 70 East and 55/70 South that
extend two miles from Troy as the Paul Simon Freeway.
Simon was elected to the Illinois House in 1954 and
to the Senate in 1962. He was also elected Lt. Governor
in 1968, making it the only instance in state history
where the Governor and Lt. Governor were of different
parties. In 1974 Simon was elected to the U.S. House
of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in 1984. Stephens
said that by designating these roads in Senator Simon's
name, we can continue to keep the memory of his noble
BOARD OKAYS PARKING LOT WORK
Kingsbury Park Board has okayed the expenditure of up
to $11,000 for the oiling, chipping, and sealing of the
parking lot at the William S. Wait pool. KPD director
Jerry Sauerwein said they have received an estimate of
around $10,600 on the project. The district has talked
in the past about expanding the lot but have opted not
to do it at this time. The parking lot improvements should
be done prior to the pool's opening on Memorial Day.
is meeting today with representatives from engineering
firm Cochrane and Wilkens and also the state to discuss
the recent bids for the dam rehabilitation and dredging
at the Patriot's Park lake. Sauerwein hopes to have a
recommendation for the board concerning the bids following
board was approached by a neighboring landowner concerning
a boundary dispute at Patriot's Park. The KPD had hired
a surveyor to confirm the boundaries. Park board president
David Barbey told the landowner, James Lang, that the
KPD is not trying to take one inch of land from anyone.
Lang and his wife both expressed a desire to settle the
question without going to court and will meet with board
members to continue discussions. In question is ownership
of seven acres on the southeast side of Patriot's.
park board wrapped up their meeting with an hour-and-fifteen
minute closed session to discuss pending litigation. You
can see the video of the Kingsbury Park Board meeting
tonight at 5:30 on cable channel 3 in Greenville.
FOLKS NEARLY READY FOR TRACK LAYING
the dirt work nearly done, the American Farm Heritage
Museum's rail division is about ready to begin laying
tracks. Recently, Jim Alexander spent about three days
helping the rail volunteers prepare the grounds for the
track. Because a railroad can only typically climb up
to a 2% grade, this work is crucial to the project's success.
June 3rd has been designated as "track laying day"
and hopes are high that around 1,000 to 1,200 feet of
right of way with the sub-ballast and rail will be installed
prior to the AFHM's big July show. The rail division is
in need of over 1,300 tons of affordable CA6 rock to complete
the layout. This rock will comprise the sub-ballast which
is what the ties and track are placed upon.
AFHM rail division's monthly meeting is tonight (May 9th)
at 7:30pm at the Greenville firehouse. The agenda includes
discussion on rail laying, engine restoration, and a plan
for cutting and treatment of ties.
JIM ALEXANDER WORKING THE GROUND IN PREPARATION
FOR TRACK LAYING
AMERICA BEAUTIFUL TO HONOR CENTRALIA FOOTBALL PLAYERS
America Beautiful, ExpertTire, and Keep Centralia Beautiful
Clean and Green will be honoring the Centralia Football
players today for action they took in April to help
save a man's life. Robert Wallace, Vice-President of
Communications for Keep America Beautiful told WGEL
that Keep America Beautiful, through their local representative,
will be giving an award to the Centralia Orphans football
said that they give the award to exceptional volunteers
throughout the country. The tire store will also be
giving a cash award to the football team along with
the honor from Keep America Beautiful.
reported earlier by WGEL, members of the Centralia High
School football team were at the right place at the
right time on April 22. While the players were doing
a public service recycling project at a tire store in
Centralia a pickup truck fell off of a hydraulic lift
and onto Ed Marsh, one of the workers of the tire store.
The football players lifted the pickup truck that had
pinned Marsh after it fell. The award ceremony will
be conducted at the Centralia High School Auditorium.
The Bond County Cougars split a doubleheader with the
Swansea Blue Storm last week. The Cougars dropped the
opener 3-2 in extra innings. Brady Huber had two including
a triple and drove-in a run. The Cougars won the second
game 9-6 as Cy Perfetti got the win and Dylan Carr the
save. Kyle Washburn had 2 RBIs and Brad Perry doubled.
Linda Lee Dollins of Dupo, IL, formerly of Bond County
passed away Friday morning in a motor vehicle accident
in Columbia, IL. Visitation for 60-year-old Linda Lee
Dollins will be Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the
Dashner Funeral Home in Dupo. At Linda's request, following
the visitation she will be cremated. Memorials may be
made to the Dollins Family. She was the sister of Jim
Grider Jr. of Greenville.
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