6-9-2006




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BCSD ARRESTS 11 ALLEGED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

A routine traffic stop Wednesday afternoon by a Bond County deputy on I-70 resulted in eleven Hispanics being taken into custody as alleged illegal immigrants.  Sheriff Jeff Brown told WGEL that all eleven were in a Ford Windstar van that was on its way to Indianapolis.  Agents from the Department of Immigration came to Bond County to pickup the group.  The Sheriff indicated to WGEL that the federal government has been cracking down on illegal immigrants and that this group will face prosecution and possible deportation.  Brown also told WGEL that authorities believe this was not the first trip for the driver who has allegedly been transporting illegal immigrants into this country from Mexico.  The Sheriff commended the work of his department in what he described as a local Homeland Security effort

TWO CHARGED WITH ALLEGED ANHYDROUS THEFT ATTEMPT

The two men arrested by Greenville police on Tuesday morning for attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia from the South Central FS plant on Route 40 have been charged in Bond County court.  20-year-old Ryan J. Moylan of Granite City and 21-year-old Matthew S. Holmes of Madison were each charged with Unlawful Attempted Procurement of Anhydrous Ammonia and Unlawful Tampering With Anhydrous Ammonia Equipment.  Both charges are Class 3 felonies.  Authorities allege that the men were attempting to take the anhydrous for the manufacture of methamphetamine. 




MICROWAVE OVEN FIRE CAUSES $40,000 DAMAGE

A fire that began in a microwave oven did substantial damage to the Mick and Carolyn Crouch residence on Route 127 south of Greenville.  The Greenville Fire Protection District arrived at the scene shortly after midnight and spent three hours battling the fire. The Keyesport Fire Protection District provided mutual aid at the fire while the Smithboro Department served on standby at the Greenville firehouse. Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Wise told WGEL that the fire began when popcorn in the microwave started sparking.  The fire ran up the ceiling through the vent and spread to insulation in the attic.  Wise said the ceiling in three rooms of the home was damaged along with minor damage to the roof. 




PAINT SUPPLIES BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED NASHVILLE WAREHOUSE FIRE

According to fire investigators, paint supplies are believed to have caused the massive fire at Norrenberns Truck Service, which is a warehouse located north of Route 64 on Route 127, in Nashville, IL. The fire happened Wednesday night and investigators say that paint supplies may have exploded and ignited the blaze. Firefighters had to return to the scene early Thursday morning after the fire rekindled, the fire was quickly brought under control.   No serious injuries were reported. Carlisle Syntec has storage at a warehouse in Nashville, but according to Andy Furman, Plant Manager at Carlisle Syntec, nothing that belonged to them was stored at the warehouse that was involved in the fire.


GRASS FIRE CAUSED BY MACHINERY MALFUNCTION

Greenville firefighters spent around an hour late Thursday afternoon at a grass fire on the Garry Wall property on Sorento Avenue.  The department reports that a bearing went out on a hay baler throwing sparks into the dry grass.  The fire was just west of 40th and Plum but was contained before it could reach the business.

RACING TICKETS GIVEAWAY

NASCAR fans, your friends at WGEL and GET Video, Bill's Flooring, Custom Wrenches and Scott's Package Liquor in Greenville are giving you the chance to win a fantastic NASCAR Race prize package.  Get registered now until 5pm Friday June 30th at GET Video,Bill's Flooring, Custom Wrenches and Scott's Package Liquor to win four tickets for the July 8th Busch Series Race and four tickets for the July 9th Nextel Cup Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.  One winner gets all eight tickets to see a weekend of racing in Joliet.  You must be 18 or older to win and may only register once at each business.  Employees of WGEL, GET Video, Bill's Flooring, Custom Wrenches, Scott's Package Store, and their immediate family members are not eligible.  No purchase necessary to register

 






TIN CAN TOURISTS VISITING VANDALIA


In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Historic National Road, the Tin Can Tourists are traveling to Vandalia in a caravan from Cumberland, MD. Jerry Roll, Executive Director of the National Road Association of Illinois, told WGEL that the Tin Can Tourists is a national group that has an annual gathering. 

The Tin Can Tourists left Cumberland, MD on Sunday and are expected to be in Vandalia at 3:00 p.m. today.   Roll said that the caravan of antique campers and house trailers pulled by antique cars and trucks is traveling all 638 miles of the historic National Road.  Roll said that when the tourists get into Vandalia at 3:00 there will be a celebration and people in the community will be bringing food for the potluck at 6:30. On Saturday, the campers will be open for people who would like to take a tour.

There will also be music Friday night.  If you would like more information on the Tin Can Tourists you can visit www.nationalroad.org or call Jerry Roll at 217-849-3188.


 

puppy

Puppy available for adoption from Bond County Adopt A Pet. This is an eleven week old puppy, Great Pyranees/Beagle Mix. Do you have room in your heart and home for this puppy? If so please call Bond County Adopt A Pet at 664-0486.

 

 

KIDS FREE FISHING DERBY SATURDAY

The Kids Free Fishing Derby is scheduled for tomorrow at Patriot's Park in Greenville.  The derby is a catch and release event.  You will need to bring your own equipment, but if you do need equipment it will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Prizes will be awarded based on the size of the fish and will be awarded to kids who caught the biggest large mouth bass, catfish, and bluegill.  Prizes will also be given out for the oddest thing caught.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the derby will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to wrap-up around 11:30.  It is open to kids under the age of 15 and if you have any questions, contact the extension office at 664-3665.





OBITUARIES

SHIRLEY ACKERMAN

55-year-old Shirley M. Ackerman of Bluford, IL, formerly of Greenville passed away Monday at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.  Graveside funeral services for 55-year-old Shirley M. Ackerman will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, IL.  Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. tonight at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Cure Autism Now

FRANCIS DAVIS

79-year-old Francis Davis of Sorento passed away Thursday at his residence.  A private family funeral service for 79-year-old Francis Davis will be held Saturday at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. There will be no visitation. 

AMANDA SCHMOLLINGER

26-year-old Amanda Louise Angle-Schmollinger of Greenville passed away Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Memorial services for 26-year-old Amanda Louise Angle-Schmollinger will held Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church in Greenville.  The Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

WANDA TIPSWORD

80-year-old Wanda Tipsword of Sorento passed away Thursday at her residence.  Funeral services for 80-year-old Wanda Tipsword are pending at this time at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.


 

WEATHER

Saturday...Partly Cloudy...40% Chance of Scattered Afternoon Showers..High of 84

Sunday.. Scattered Thunderstorms... High of 77


PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROMO


Join us this Sunday for WGEL's Public Affairs program.  Our guests this week are Jeff Hasenmyer and Katie Marti with the Greenville High School Key Club.  Jeff and Katie will be talking to us about Key Club, what it is, and some of the things Key Club does to help the community.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


 

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