7-11-2006 



CAR EXPLOSION DURING DERBY AT FAYETTE COUNTY FAIR

What was supposed to be a fun night at the Fayette County Fair in Brownstown quickly turned into a serious situation Sunday evening.  According to Fayette County Sheriff Harold Johnson, 19-year-old John A. Feltner of Brownstown was participating in the demolition derby, compact car division, when his vehicle exploded and caught fire from leaking gasoline.  The Brownstown Fire Department had to put the fire out and then remove Feltner from the vehicle.  He was airlifted to Springfield Hospital with serious burns on most of his body.




SEMI CARRYING FROZEN CHICKEN OVERTURNS ON INTERSTATE 70

No one was seriously injured early Monday morning when a semi-tractor trailer carrying frozen chickens turned over on its side.  According to the Illinois State Police, Maxine Walker from Enid, Oklahoma was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 around 2:00 a.m. near mile marker 29 when she left the roadway to the right, hit some trees, and rolled over onto the passenger side.  The trailer being hauled was heavily damaged. Walker and a passenger in the semi, Rex Walker, received minor injuries




TWO SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ROYAL LAKE SHOOTING

The Bond County Sheriff’s Department is seeking two suspects in Saturday night’s drive-by shooting at a Royal Lake residence.  No one was injured but one of the bullets did enter the house on Wisconsin Street.  Deputy Doug Lawrence told WGEL that based on evidence gathered at the scene the department believes two weapons, a rifle and a 9 millimeter handgun, were fired.  Lawrence says there is a possibility that a third weapon was involved.  Witnesses have told deputies that there were two people in the vehicle and that one of the guns was allegedly fired by the passenger.  The suspects, who have not been named, are from Bond and St. Clair counties.  Lawrence said the two could be charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.  Authorities also believe that the residents of the house were not the intended victims of the shooting
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THREE BOND COUNTY DEPUTIES JOINING NEW STATE POLICE DIVISION

Three Bond County deputies have been selected for a new division of the Illinois Secretary of State Police.  Kevin Meadows, Dan Thomilson, and Alan Walker have begun academy training for a new security unit that will be assigned to governmental buildings and museums in Springfield.  Deputy Doug Lawrence told WGEL that the department will be looking to fill the vacancies soon.  Sheriff Jeff Brown is expected to name replacements for the trio by the end of this month. 




NO INJURIES IN INTERSTATE ROLLOVER


Illinois State Police and the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District’s first responders were called early Sunday night to a rollover accident on westbound I-70 at the 53 mile marker in Fayette County.  Mulberry Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar told WGEL that a U-Haul trailer being towed by an SUV turned over onto its side.  The SUV did not rollover and the driver from Michigan was not injured. 

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW

The Greenville City Council will hold their meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda, the Council will discuss the Oak Hill Estates Subdivision Requirements, a stop sign ordinance on the Dewey Street extension at Harris Avenue, a consulting proposal for the fourth round of the housing rehab grant, and three purchase requests from the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  That's the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.


OBITUARIES

Cletus C. Kissiar

Cletus C. Kissiar, age 51 of Pearland, Texas and formerly of Mulberry Grove, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the Southeast  Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove   Interment will follow in the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mulberry Grove Chapel after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the family or the Mulberry Grove Lions.

Cletus C. "Clete" Kissiar was born June 20, 1955 in Red Bud, Illinois.  He is the son of the late Clyde E. and Tressie L. (Mayberry) Kissiar.  He grew up in Mulberry Grove and attended the Mulberry Grove schools. He worked for Reymond and Willman Fertilizer, Paul Bunyard, Greenville Livestock and Pet Milk here near Mulberry Grove. In the early 1980's he moved to Texas where he was a salesman for Scotts Street Auto Parts, later for Parts Plus Auto Parts. and last was a manager for Apache Auto Parts.

Clete and Tammie  Renea Rhodes were united in marriage on July 5, 1980 in Alvin Texas, She survives as do their children Stefanie R. Kissiar  and Shae L. Kissiar both of Pearland, Texas. Also surviving Clete are his son Greg and wife Nikki Kissiar of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and daughters Brandi M, Mrs. Chad Dunaway of Vandalia and Any M. Kissiar Sales of California. Their are five grandchildren surviving: Samantha, Sarah, Justin, Shelbee and Travis.  

Cletus was one of eleven  Children: Don Kissiar of Dwight, Ron Kissiar of Woburn, Richard of Mulberry Grove, Frances Kissiar of Dwight, Phoebe Kempfer of Ellis Grove, IL, Laverna Kempfer of Sparta, Ethel Kious of Dwight, Mildred Eggemeyer of Walsh, IL and Connie Mrs. James Stoecklin of Greenville.

Clete is preceded in death by his parents and his brother W. E. "Wink" Kissiar.

Vera A. Turley

Vera A. Turley, age 80 of Greenville, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2006 at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Charles Reed officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Greenville Baptist Church.

Vera A. Shaw Turley, the daughter of Ernie Charles. and Sadie Belle (McCullah) Shaw, was born September 1, 1925 south of Greenville, Illinois.  She grew up north/west of Greenville in the Terrapin Ridge neighborhood, attended the Plant school and Reno High School for 3 years,  and graduated from Greenville Highschool. She worked for DeMoulin Brothers, owned and operated Turley and Shaw Creamery with her husband, worked for Sims Dime Store and Ben Franklin Dime Store and helped her husband in the operation of their Farm. 

June 30, 1943 Vera married Ellsworth Benton Turley in Cuba, Missouri.  They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage before his passing on June 20, 1994.  They had 3 children, all of whom survive; Eldon E. (Marilyn) Turley of Greenville, John C. (Charlotte) Turley north of Greenville and Beverly A. Stewart north of Greenville in LaGrange Township.    

Vera is also survived by her brother, Richard C. (Shirley) Shaw of Greenville 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Vera was an active member of her church, the Greenville First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Greenville Baptist Church


 

 

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