10-15-2007

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BUS ACCIDENT NORTH OF GREENVILLE FRIDAY

 

Around 12:30PM Friday afternoon, authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 127, north of Route 140, near the railroad tracks. According to the Illinois State Police, a BCMW Headstart bus was southbound on Route 127, stopped at the tracks, when a Ford Focus, driven by 42 year-old Kim Hancock, of Hamel, allegedly ran into the back of the bus. Bond County EMS was called to the scene. 

 

No one was seriously injured, but all three children and three adults from the bus, including the bus driver, 41 year-old Robbie Herrod, were taken to Greenville Regional Hospital. Hancock was also taken by ambulance.  She was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COUNTY CLAIMS THREE LIVES

 

Three young people were fatally injured in a crash, Saturday, October 13, 2007, at about 7:35 am, according to information received from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department.  The Clinton County Sheriff's Department received a call of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Lee Road and Schumacher Road, north of Aviston.  Upon arrival, Deputies confirmed that two vehicles were involved and there were three fatalities.

 

Clinton County Deputies, Aviston Fire Department, Sugar Creek Ambulance and Breese Ambulance responded to the scene.  The Illinois State Police were notified for crash reconstruction.

 

According to Clinton County Coroner Dave Moss, William Brentley Beal, age 19, of Hoffman and his sister, Jenera Buettikoffer, age 15, of Keyesport, were traveling eastbound on Lee Road when, according to the police report, the Beal vehicle allegedly failed to stop at the intersection of Schumacher Road.  Jay M. Schreiber, age 20, of Highland, was northbound on Schumacher Road.  His pick-up truck struck the Beal car on the passenger side.  All three persons were thrown from their vehicles and were pronounced dead at the scene, due to internal injuries, at 8:30 am, by Clinton County Coroner Dave Moss.

 

The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is handling arrangements for William Bentley Beal and Jenera Buettikoffer.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is handling arrangements for Jay Schreiber.    Complete funeral arrangements can be heard in the Clinton County and Highland Information broadcasts here on WGEL.

 

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OPTIONS FOR GREENVILLE RESIDENTS ON LEAF DISPOSAL

 

It's that time of year again, and the leaves are falling.  Last Friday, the City of Greenville started the Leaf Vacuuming Program.  Residents are asked to rake leaves into piles between the sidewalk and road, not in ditches. All piles should be no taller than three feet and free of sticks, brush or other debris.

 

The leaf-burning season starts Thursday, November 1st and will run through Monday, December 31st.  Burning will be allowed on Mondays and Thursdays and the first and third weekends of the Month, from 10am-5PM.  No burning is allowed on holidays. Leaf burning is permitted on private property only…not on any public street, sidewalk or alley.  Residents, who do burn leaves, must do it in a way as not to allow the smoke to blind passing motorists.

 

Some other ways to get rid of your leaves is to mulch leaves in place with a mower blade attachment, or place them in a compost bin.  Leaves may also be bagged and placed at curbside for collection.


ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS RECOMMENDS TWO REQUESTS

 

The Bond County Zoning Board of Appeals met last week and unanimously approved a variance for Bill Zobrist, to build a new house, on his property, within 20 feet of the real property line, in Central Township.

 

Board members than recommended, by a vote of 2-1, to allow Dean Scott a zoning change, from R3 to C1, on 1.2 acres on Railroad Street, in Greenville. Scott is looking to place some storage units on the property. 

 

These recommendations will be forwarded to the Bond County Board at their next meeting Tuesday, October 16th, at 7:30PM.

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SENATOR WATSON WILL HOST A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

 

Megan Fulara, Community Outreach Liaison for the Illinois Attorney General, will meet with constituents from the 51st District on Tuesday, October 23rd, in Senator Frank Watson’s Greenville office. She will be available to help local residents with their questions from 9 to 11:30am and from 1:30 to 4pm. Those interested in attending should make an appointment by calling the Senator’s office at 664-9108.


TRUCK FOUND IN CREEK BED

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department received a report of a truck in a dry creek bed at 10:39 am Sunday.  Upon investigation, it was found the truck was registered to the village of New Douglas.  When contacted, they reported that they had just discovered their township shed had been burglarized and the truck was missing.  Police are investigating.

 

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4TH ANNUAL GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL SHOOT-OUT

 

The Kaskaskia College Sports Association will host the 4th Annual Grade School Basketball Shoot-Out on Saturday, October 20th at the KC Gym in Centralia.  Admission price for the all day, 6 game event is $3 for adults and $1 for children.  The day will feature three girl’s games and three boy’s games with the first game starting at 9:30am and the final game beginning at 3:45pm.


FREE MEDICAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

 

A free screening clinic, sponsored by the Bond County Shrine Club, will be held on Saturday, October 20th, from 9:00 am - noon at the Greenville Regional Hospital. The purpose of the clinic is to identify children in our area who might benefit from free care provided at Shriners Hospital. Children under the age of 18 are eligible and should attend.

 


 

BOARD OF HEALTH OCTOBER MEETING PREVIEW

 

The Bond County Board of Health will meet Monday night at 6:30PM, for their regular monthly meeting.  Topics to be discussed include the Hospice Policy, the annual Agency and HFI Policy Book reviews and FY 2007 budget amendments. Other items on the agenda are a building and grounds report, a West Nile Virus and Flu update and the election of Officers for November.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION OCTOBER PREVIEW

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday night at 7PM at the Pocahontas Center for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include the Fiscal Year 2007 annual Audit Report, the school report card and the Superintendent's report. Other topics to be voted on include the Okaw Area Center resolution and Early Bird Driver's Education request.

 

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Comets Varsity football team is 8-0 after their win on Friday.  The Comets beat Litchfield 48-14.  With their 8th victory of the season the Comets are now very likely to have a home game in the first round of the playoffs.  This Friday the Comets will play the last game of the regular season at Southwestern. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Comets soccer team lost in the first round of the sectionals on Saturday.  The Comets lost 1-0 to Breese Central.  The Comets end the season 10-7-2. 

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The Pocahontas Lady Indians basketball team will host Mt. Olive. 


OBITUARIES

None to Report

 

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