BEST WESTERN/ETHAN'S AUCTION IS THURSDAY
Judge John Knight will preside Thursday morning over the auction for the Best Western motel and Ethan's Restaurant property. On May 22nd, owners of the business, Patrick and Melody Clements, agreed to the foreclosure sale, which includes the real estate and contents. The sale begins at 8:30am Thursday in the main courtroom.
BODY OF MAN WHO DROWNED IN CARLYLE LAKE IS FOUND
The body of a man who drowned in Carlyle Lake on Saturday was found Monday morning shortly after 11:00. The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Steven Gallatin. His body was located near point 15, the Coles Creek Area.
According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, three men from the Centralia area were on a boat in the Coles Creek area on Saturday when they experienced engine trouble. While attempting to work on the engine Gallatin fell into the water and did not resurface. The other two men tried to rescue him but were unsuccessful. The Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Corps of Engineers, and Conservation police assisted in the recovery attempt.
TRACTOR-TRAILER HIT BY TRAIN
A man was not hurt after a train hit his tractor and trailer last Thursday morning. According to the Illinois State Police, 23-year-old Justin Hall of Pittsfield was traveling east on Route 108 at the BNSF railroad crossing east of the Montgomery/Macoupin County line. Hall attempted to drive around the lowered crossing gates and warning lights and was struck by a BNSF train heading north. The crossing gates were also damaged. Hall was ticketed for disobeying railroad signal.
BOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT
Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown has released his report for the month of May. During the month, there were two reports of battery, assault, and aggravated assault. 13 have been reported since the beginning of the year, which is up from eight last year. Four burglaries were reported for the month of May. Since the start of 2006, 20 burglaries have been reported in comparison to 18 at this time in 2005.
The Bond County Sheriff's Department investigated two residential burglaries last month. For the year, 16 residential burglaries have been reported which is up from five during the same period last year. During May, 11 thefts under $300 were reported bringing the number to 23 for 2006 compared to 17 by the end of May 2005.
The interstate patrol was kept busy last month as 154 speeding tickets were issued. Since the beginning of the year, 1,246 speeding citations have been issued. That number is up significantly from last year's figure of 491 speeding citations in the first five months
POWER SURGES CAUSED BY CAPACITOR ON A LINE
Several people in Greenville experienced a "brownout" type power surge on Friday for around three hours. According to Ameren IP, 27 customers in Greenville were affected. Erica Abbett of Ameren IP said that the problem was two fuses on a capacitor bank had burned open.
A capacitor bank is something that at high demand boosts power so that brownout type things do not happen. When fuses burn out, the capacitor bank does not work.
Abbett also mentioned that the fuses were just old and needed to be repaired. She also said that as of Monday morning, Ameren IP has made permanent repairs to the equipment and there should be no more trouble.
CAR DESTROYED BY FIRE
A Royal Lake man's car was lost to a fire late Monday night. The Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District responded to the fire on I-70 at the 55-mile marker. The fire began in the engine compartment and quickly engulfed the 1991 Ford Tempo owned by John Stiff.
A headline in WGEL’s Thursday June 15 Daily was incorrect. It should have read EATON AND CITY WIN SUIT. The story was correct.
SUMMER CAMP ALLOWS KIDS TO EXPLORE HOW AGRICULTURE EFFECTS LIFE
The U of I Extension Bond County unit is offering a series of "Field to Fork" summer camps that help explore how agriculture effects everyday life. Lynn Weiss from the Extension office said that the camp is part of an ag-literacy grant and part of their family nutrition program. She said that 8-12 year olds will learn some of the background of agriculture like how plants are grown and how animals are raised.
Weiss said kids will also learn to use the different kinds of foods that are in the new food pyramid into their everyday life.
She said that kids use what they have learned at the camp at home. Kids will also learn preparation skills, food safety, and nutrition and will be able to make food at the camp.
Each camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The next camps will be today and Wednesday at the Pocahontas United Methodist Church and on July 11 and 12 at the Sorento Assembly of God Church. Class size is limited to 20 kids and open to kids ages 8-12. To register call 664-3665. Cost is $5.00.
The Bond County Cougars continue to win as they posted an 11-3 victory over the Shiloh Legends on Saturday and 11-8 over Alton on Sunday. A.J. Childerson got the win and Brad Perry the save in the Shiloh game. Brady Huber and Jordan Zeeb each had two hits. A.J. Childerson earned the win in the Alton game. Tanner Sussenbach had three hits and Cy Perfetti three RBI.
The Kingsbury Clippers swim team won by forfeit on Saturday. The Cahokia team was short on swimmers for the meet and was forced to cancel. The Clippers travel to Trenton on Wednesday evening and host Sparta on Saturday.
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