6-7-2006 




TWO ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ANHYDROUS THEFT

City police with the assistance of the Bond County Sheriff's Department and the South Central Meth Task Force arrested two men around 3am Tuesday.  Greenville police officer Jeff Gray was investigating a suspicious vehicle parked on the Greenville Veterinary Clinic lot and with the help of the K-9 dog, located two men allegedly hiding in a field east of the South Central FS lot.  Authorities recovered evidence at the scene and allege the men were attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia.  Taken into custody were 21-year old Matthew Holmes of Madison and 20-year old Ryan Moylan of Granite City. 

 


ANOTHER STOLEN ATV RECOVERED

Another ATV that was recently stolen from a Greenville business has been recovered.  A total of five ATVs were stolen Memorial Day weekend from G and C Motorsports on Route 140.  Three of the ATVs were found abandoned a short time later.  Greenville police told WGEL that a fourth ATV was discovered at a Fayette County residence.  According to police, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department was executing an arrest warrant at the home on an unrelated manner and found the ATV.  Authorities are still looking for the fifth ATV.  No arrests have been made in the case but police confirmed to WGEL that they have several suspects. 

 





BOND COUNTY BOARD HEARS NEW FIREWORKS REGULATION

At Tuesday's Bond County Board meeting Bond County State's Attorney Chris Bauer brought new regulations before the Board governing fireworks.  Whether you have a fireworks display at your house or if you are operating a pyrotechnic display you have to have a County permit.  You will also have to pay a fee to the Bond County Clerk of $20. The permit must be filed at least 15 days before you plan to have a fireworks display.  To receive an application you need to go to the Bond County Clerk's office. 

In other business, Chairperson Jill Franks notified the Board that the Health Insurance Committee is in place.  The Board also gave approval of a special assessment to the Illinois County Insurance Trust estimated to be around $25,500.  The final amount will be determined at the next ICIT meeting. 

A variance was given to the Farm Heritage Museum building permit fee however, a $25 compliance fee will still be in effect.  Liquor Licenses were approved for Circle B Steakhouse, Nuby's Steakhouse, the VFW Hall in Greenville, and Dutch Mill.  The license renewals begin July 1 and will be effective until June 30, 2007. 

The Board also approved the re-appointment of Gary Zurliene to the Highland-Pierron Fire Protection District. The Board also granted the Greenville Business and Professional Association permission to use the courthouse lawn for Dairy Day on June 17.  Because of the July 4th holiday, the Board Meeting that fell on that day has been moved to July 6. You can see the entire Board Meeting Wednesday night on Greene County Cable Channel 3.


ROAD CLOSURE ON ROUTE 160

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that starting today (June 7), Illinois Route 160 will have short-term roadway closures located south of Grantfork.  These daytime only lane closures are to facilitate the delivery and erection of structural steel for the bridge replacement project.  Closures are expected to be complete by June 30, weather permitting.  It is anticipated that the bridge replacement project will be completed by this fall.  If you have any questions about the project you can contact Brent Guttmann, Supervising Field Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation at 346-3350.





 


 



BLAGOJEVICH SIGNS NEW LAWS TO PROTECT GOOD SAMARITANS

Governor Blagojevich signed two new laws that will protect people trained in first aid or medical response from being sued for trying to help injured people.  The new laws aim to alleviate worries by "Good Samaritans" that they could be sued for helping someone who is seriously injured.

Senate Bill 2303 protects any person who is currently certified in first aid by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association and acts in good faith to administer free first aid from being sued by the people they are trying to help.  The provisions are effective July 1, 2006.

Senate Bill 2968 provides protection from civil lawsuits for Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs and first responders who act in good faith to provide emergency care to injured people.  Provisions of this act go into effect January 1, 2007.

Both new laws include an exception for willful and wanton misconduct on the part of the "Good Samaritan" in providing the emergency care.  Firefighters and law enforcement officials already have similar protection from civil liability.


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OBITUARIES

LLOYD FIFER

Lloyd L. Fifer, age 80, of rural Smithboro passed away at 4:24 am Tuesday at Cardinal Hill Health Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Friday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.Auburn Cemetery with Full Military Honors by Keyesport American Legion Post 1984.
Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home after 4 pm Thursday.

Lloyd L. Fifer, the son of William Edward and Bertha M. Drake Fifer, was born on Nov. 1, 1925, south of Greenville. He grew up here in Greenville and attended Central and Greenville High Schools. He worked for the Penn Railroad. He then answered his country's call by joining the Marines and fought overseas during World War II being wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. Upon recovering he returned to Greenville and the railroad. He then worked for Guy Cheatham Plumbing becoming a Master Plumber later owning his own shop, the Fifer Plumbing and Heating. He then worked out of Labor Local 360 until his retirement. He was an avid fisherman.

Lloyd and Betty A. Heather were united in marriage on June 17, 1967 and have enjoyed over 37 years together. She survives as do their children; Bradley A. Fifer of Keyesport, Rick and his wife Candy Thacker of Eureka, IL, Edward Grandfield of Smithboro, and Mary Ann, Mrs. Brad Smith of Vandalia, IL. 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren survive as does his sister Lucille Noe of Greenville.


MARIE KLEBER

65-year-old Marie J. Kleber of Carlyle passed away Tuesday at her residence.  Funeral services for 65-year-old Marie J. Kleber will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call the Zieren Day Funeral Home on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM and on Friday from 8AM until service time. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Kleber are suggested to the Shriners Hospital or to St. Louis Childrens Hospital and will be received at the funeral home.

LEONARD HILL III

49-year-old Leonard D. Hill, III of Donnellson, formerly of New Douglas passed away Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  Funeral services for 49-year-old Leonard D. Hill, III will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas.  Visitation is Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas.  Memorials may be made to the family.

AMANDA SCHMOLLINGER

26-year-old Amanda Louise Angle-Schmollinger of Greenville passed away Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements are pending at this time at the Bass-Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro for 26-year-old Amanda Louise Angle-Schmollinger.


 

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