7-28-2006

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HILLSBORO MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Hillsboro man was killed late Wednesday night when he lost control of his motorcycle.  Illinois State Police say 46-year-old Terry L. Smith was eastbound on Montgomery Street in Taylor Springs when he lost control of the bike at an intersection.  Smith was thrown from the motorcycle.  He was transported to Hillsboro Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  State Police report that Smith was not wearing a helmet. 

MULBERRY GROVE RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has chosen 100 permitted wastewater treatment facilities to receive $500 grants, and Mulberry Grove was one that was selected.  The recipients were randomly selected from facilities that registered to use the Electronic Discharge Monitoring Report (eDMR) system, which is internet-based and designed to assist with reporting.  The U.S. EPA used the grant program to promote the usage of the eDMR system by allowing grant money to be utilized on costs associated with the system such as computer equipment, operation and maintenance.  The eDMR saves time, reduces the amount of paperwork and improves accuracy in the reports.  Larry Langel, superintendent of the wastewater department in Mulberry Grove, said that since Rick Lallish at the City of Greenville takes the samples, sends them in via the eDMR, and fills out the reports for Mulberry, that the grant will be applied towards their equipment.




ALLEGED ATTACKER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

The man who was shot by a Fayette County deputy early Wednesday morning has been identified.  28-year-old Shane Gould of Vandalia allegedly came towards the deputy with two knives after he had been asked to drop the weapons.  The officer shot Gould once and he was later pronounced dead at Fayette County Hospital.  Sheriff Harold Johnson told WGEL that the knives were between 16 and 18 inches in length. 

Authorities say Gould had entered a house near his residence and threatened the residents.  When deputies arrived, Gould had left on foot but was located at the intersection of 5th and Randolph Streets in Vandalia where the encounter occurred.  Illinois State Police in Effingham have been asked to investigate the shooting.  According to Sheriff Johnson, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave and is receiving counseling. 



UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR JUNE IN BOND COUNTY WERE DOWN FROM ONE YEAR AGO

The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area shows a drop in the unemployment rate to 5.5% in June; the lowest rate in 5 years.  In Bond County the rate for June was 5.6%, down from 6.2% a year ago.  Employment gains in Information, Wholesale Trade, Financial Activities, and Construction are contributed to stable labor market conditions in June.  Clinton County went from 4.9% unemployment last year to 4.7% and Madison County is at 5.4% which is down from last June's 5.8%.






RAILROAD CROSSINGS VANDALIZED

Vandals damaged railroad crossings early Thursday morning at Doll’s Orchard Avenue and Bob White Road.  A Bond County deputy reported that lights were broken and the crossing arms were damaged.  Spray-painted graffiti was also found.  CSX Railroad was notified and they repaired the crossings. 

CITY COUNCIL TO MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION

The Greenville City Council has announced a special meeting for Monday (7/31) at 5PM at the municipal building.  On the agenda is an executive session discussion on the sale of real estate. 

UNIT 2 TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet in special session Monday (July 31) at 7pm in the district’s conference room.  On the agenda is a closed session discussion with possible action following the session. 





OBITUARIES

DOUGLAS E. HARNETIAUX

81-year-old Doug Harnetiaux of Carterville, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Herrin Hospital.  Funeral services for 81-year-old Doug Harnetiaux will be held Friday (July 28) at 10am at the First Baptist Church of Carterville.  Graveside services are Friday at 1PM at the Wisetown Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation is tonight after 6PM at the Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville.  Memorials to the Carterville Baptist Church or the Carmi Children's Home.

TERRY SMITH

46 year old Terry Smith of Hillsboro passed away Thursday July 27th at Hillsboro Area Hospital. The Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 31st at 11AM at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Waveland Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8PM at the Funeral Home.


 

WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy-20% of Rain/Thunderstorms-High:88-Low:72

Sunday: Partly Sunny-Excessive Heat Watch-30% of Rain-High:92-Low:75


PUBLIC AFFIARS
JULY 30, 2006

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. July is Ice Cream Month and our guest this week is Joyce Fikri with the St. Louis Area Dairy Council. Joyce will be talking to us about July being Ice Cream Month and where it got its origin.  That’s Public Affiars this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


 

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