7-04-2006 



STATE TROOPER DIES OF APPARENT SUICIDE

The Illinois State Police have announced the death of an Illinois State Trooper.  32-year-old Chadwhich A. Schulte of Aviston passed away Saturday night at his home due to an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. Schulte was a four-year member of the department and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation by the Illinois State Police's Division of Internal Investigations and the Clinton County Coroner's office.  Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said that the death of one of their own is always difficult. Trooper Schulte is survived by his wife, Tammy. Obituary information can be found in that section of the Daily

 

SUMMER MATH AND ENGLISH REGISTRATION MONDAY

Registration for summer Math and English classes at Greenville High School is Monday, July 10.  The Math and English Summer School is being offered at Greenville High School for students who may be behind in their Math and/or English credits for graduation.

Math classes being offered are Pre-Algebra and Algebra I.  English classes consist of English I and II.

Cost is $175 per class and there must be a minimum of 10 students prepaid per class in order for the class to be offered.  Classes will be Monday through Friday and will start on July 17 and run until August 11.  The Math class is from 9:00 a.m. - noon and the English class is from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration is from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on July 10th at the High School office.  For more details or questions, contact High School Principal Kevin Cochrane at 664-0378.




 



15 ACRE FIELD FIRE IN POCAHONTAS

The Pocahontas/Old Ripley Fire Department was called out to a 15-acre field fire around noon on Monday, July 03, 2006 at 616 McGuire Lane in Pocahontas.  The Highland/Pierron Fire Department provided mutual aid to Pocahontas/Old Ripley because the fire was heading towards a wooded area.  Firemen were able to put the fire completely out and were back in service one hour later.

TANKER TRUCK FILLED WITH MILK OVERTURNS

The Pocahontas/Old Ripley Fire Department was called out to an over-turned tanker filled with milk Thursday morning on Baumann Road. According to Pocahontas Fire Chief, Kendall Brink, the driver was on his way to a delivery when he left the road and went into a ditch.  The truck rolled onto its side and hit a utility pole, which caused the pole to break in two places. Bystanders were able to pull the driver out of the truck before emergency crews got there and he was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  Southwestern Electric was able to repair the utility pole Thursday afternoon. Brink said that most of the milk in the truck spilled onto the road and ditch and the fire department had to go back out later for a wash down. The condition of the driver is not known.  



ILLINOIS PLANS ON TOUGHER TEENAGE DRIVING LAWS

Illinois' Secretary of State plans to push for tougher teenage driving laws.  Jesse White's action is in response to a "Chicago Tribune" series that examined fatalities among teen-drivers.  White says he'll form a committee to re-examine the state's teen-driving laws.  The committee will consider various options, including expanding night-driving restrictions.  White said that when young people are out in the late hours, young people are more apt to get involved in an automobile crash.

They'll also look at extending the period a teen driver is required to have a learner's permit.  White says he hopes to have legislation ready by November's session.  A study released shows a 21% drop in fatal wrecks involving 16-year-old drivers when there are comprehensive programs in place with restrictions for teen drivers. White says he wants teens to be trained in safe driving.

White said he wants to do all he can to give teens the training necessary to operate an automobile.

White said some teens do not realize how dangerous driving can be.  He said that sometimes teens have the "Superman" or "Cartoon" mentality thinking that if something were to happen to them, they would be made whole again.

 


OBITUARIES

Chad A. Schulte

Chad A. Schulte, age 32 of Aviston, passed away Saturday at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday July 5th at 1:30pm at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday and from 9AM to 1PM on Wednesday at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials may be made to Back Stoppers or Concern's of Police Survivors.

Virginia Rose Carpenter Isert

Virginia Rose Carpenter Isert, age 85 of Pocahontas, passed away Monday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8PM Thursday and 10AM to 1PM Friday at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Funeral Services will be Friday at 1PM at the funeral home. Burial in Brown Cemetery, Pocahontas IL. Memorials to St. Louis Children's Hospital or Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

 

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