7-31-2006

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VAN TRUCK ACCIDENT 4TH AND COLLEGE

Following a two vehicle accident Saturday at 5:14 PM, 3 persons were taken to Greenville Regional Hospital by the Bond county EMS for treatment. 

A van driven by Joseph Flegel of St. Louis, Missouri, was northbound on 4th street and allegedly ran through the stop intersection striking a pick-up truck traveling west on College Avenue, driven by Kenneth Baker of Marklton, Pennsylvania.  The pick-up was struck in the front causing it to flip over coming to rest on its side.  Passers-by who witnessed the accident assisted in helping the driver and passenger of the truck out of the vehicle by removing the windshield. 

Both drivers and a passenger in the truck, Charlene Y. Branch, were taken to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries.  All three were treated and released.  A passenger in the van was not injured. 

Greenville Firemen were called to the scene to wash down the street.

Joseph Flegel, driver of the van, was issued a traffic citation by Greenville City Police for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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AFHM FARM HERITAGE DAYS CONTINUE TO GROW

Large crowds braved the heat all three days of the American Farm Heritage Museum's "Farm Heritage Days."  This was the third year for the event.  Early estimates indicate a crowd of over 2,000 with many of those packing the grounds on Saturday.  The show featured hundreds of vintage tractors along with other displays, games, food, and a fund-raising auction on Sunday. 



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CORN FIELD DAMAGED

Jeff Schoen reported to the Sheriff's Department on Sunday that a motorist damaged his cornfield.  Deputies say the driver went about 200 feet into the field and then drove through a second time.  The dollar amount for the damage is not known.  The field is located on Schoen Avenue in northwestern Bond County. 



WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN BOND COUNTY

A mosquito sample collected near Keyesport is the first positive test result for West Nile virus in Bond County this year.  That announcement was made late last week by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The Bond County Health Department made the finding as part of its routine surveillance for West Nile virus.  The positive mosquito sample was collected on Wednesday July 26. 

To date, 33 counties out of 102 have reported positive test results for West Nile virus in mosquitoes and birds.  No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this year.  Only about two persons out of 10 who are bitten by an infected mosquito will experience any illness.  West Nile is usually mild but persons older than 50 years of age have a higher risk of severe disease.

The Illinois Department of Public Health recommends avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active and use prevention methods whenever mosquitoes are present.  This includes using insect repellant that contains DEET. 


THIRD DROWNING VICTIM AT CARLYLE LAKE

Carlyle Lake has claimed its third drowning victim this year.  According to the Clinton County’s Sheriff’s Department, 17-year-old Harvey Frey of Fargo, North Dakota drowned on Friday July 17 at Eldon Hazlet State Park.  The Sheriff’s Department was assisted in their search for the body by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, park staff, and the Department of Natural Resources.  Frey’s body was recovered later that day.  The previous drownings happened June 17 and July 2. 


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BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR PET RESCUE CAMPAIGN

The Bond County Humane Society announced that it has been selected as an Ambassador for the Purina Rally to Rescue campaign.  The organization will work to raise local awareness and resources for pet rescue and increase its own adoption efforts by hosting events.

The Rally to Rescue campaign allows pets and owners to join forces and outfit themselves in matching rallying symbols for the pet rescue cause.  Both dogs and cats can make a statement with purple, nylon adjustable collars.  Owners can wear purple wristbands that look like the pet collars, but are sized for people. 

President of the Bond County Humane Society, Rachael Hundsdorfer, said that they are thrilled to have been chosen as one of 300 shelters nationwide to be an Ambassador for the Rally to Rescue campaign. She also noted that this unique fundraising initiative will enable local rescue organizations like them to continue to make a difference and save thousands of homeless pets


BOMB THREAT AT CLINTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

A bomb threat to the Clinton County Courthouse in Carlyle Friday morning led to that building being evacuated.  The call to the courthouse came in around 8:10am.  The building was immediately evacuated and an outer perimeter was established for traffic and pedestrian control.  Members of the Scott Air Force Base 375th Airlift Wing Security Force and an explosive sniffing canine swept the building.  The courthouse was found to be secure and no one was injured.  It was reopened around 11:45am. 

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is thanking several agencies for their assistance.  The department’s Detective’s Division is investigating the case

OBITUARIES

TERRY SMITH

46 year-old Terry Smith of Hillsboro passed away Thursday July 27th at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral Services for 46 year-old Terry Smith will be held Monday July 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.

AILEEN HOLDZKOM COMPTON

89 year-old Aileen Holdzkom Compton of Greenville passed away Thursday July 27th at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral Services for 89 year-old Aileen Holdzkom Compton will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. Monday until service time at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Greenville Regional Hospital.

LOIS F. ALTON

92 year-old Lois F. Alton of Greenville passed away Thursday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 92 year-old Lois F. Alton will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of the Bond County Hospice. Lois is the wife of the late William Alton, mother to Gerald, Randall, Merrill, Donna Pringle, Inis Long and Barbara Spratt.


 

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