11-27-2007

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TWO WOMEN AND UNBORN BABY DIE IN ACCIDENT SATURDAY

 

Madison County Corner Stephen Nonn is investigating the deaths of two women, fatally injured in a vehicle accident, Saturday night at 10:30PM, on 1-255 near Culp Lane. 31 year-old Penny K. Bruce, of Bethalto, along with her passenger 42 year-old Freda M. Rhuede, of Carrier Mills, were in a Nissan SUV, and allegedly driving north in the southbound lanes of I-255.  Their vehicle struck, head-on, a 1994 Chevy Pickup driven by 21 year-old Robert L. Large, of Roxana.

 

Bruce and Rhuede were allegedly not wearing seatbelts and were both pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the Madison County Coroner, Rhuede died as the result of an open head injury and Bruce died as the result of neck and chest trauma.  Large was ARCHed from the scene to a St. Louis Hospital. A six-month pregnant passenger in the truck was transported to a local hospital. The unborn baby died, late Saturday night, due to injuries.

 

Toxicology tests are being completed and the deaths will be the subject of a coroner's inquest.


COUNTY BOARD VOTES TO DISTRIBUTE ANTI CRIME FUNDS

 

At the last Bond County Board Meeting, State's Attorney Chris Bauer, requested distriubution of the Anti-Crime funds.  The fund balance was just over $31,000 which was a substantial increase, compared to previous years.  Bauer asked that $10,000 be used for computer equipment for his office, $5,000 each to the character ed programs at local schools, to the Sorento School, and to SAFE, a sexual assault victims counseling organization in Vandalia.  Lastly $2,000 for video equipment for the Character Ed program.  Since the distribution of funds was not on the agenda,  the board voted to approve the requests, but will need to ratify it at their next board meeting.

 

The board also approved an Illinois Pro Second Amendment Resolution. The resolution lends Bond County's support to others, by opposing the enactment of any Illinois legislation that would infringe upon the right of people to keep and bear arms.

 

The employee 2007/2008 holiday schedule was approved, with the exception of December 31st.


WATSON HONORED WITH AWARD FROM LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATIONS

 

The Illinois Health Care Association and the Illinois Council on Long Term Care have named State Senate Republican Leader Frank Watson as a 2007 recipient of the associations' President's Awards.  Watson was honored for his dedication to long-term care issues and was acknowledged for his support for human services and his career of being an advocate for the elderly. 


 

SHERIFF'S EARNINGS FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department has released their fees and earnings for the month of October. $542 was received from inmate phone commissions and bail bond fees, over $1,000 was received from the Bond County Transit and $2,700 was received from federal prisoner reimbursement.  A total of $8,047 was paid to the Bond County Treasurer, for the month of October.


HORSFALL PAINTING FEATURED AT BAZAAR

 

For the fifth consecutive year, an original painting, by local artist Robert Horsfall, will be featured at the annual hospital auxiliary bazaar.  The original artwork is called "Golden Memories," a depiction of the Frank & Ruth Joy home, where the Hospital Auxiliary was formed, in November of 1957.  The original will be offered for auction along with three hand-signed prints of the painting.  Additional prints will be available at the bazaar, Saturday, December 1st.


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TUESDAY SPORTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Lady Bluejays beat Madison in a close game Monday.  The final score was Greenville 37 and Madison 36; Kelly Faulkner led the Bluejays scoring with 12 points. 

 

The boys Bluejays basketball team will play at Hillsboro. 

 

The Pocahontas boys’ basketball team will play at Altamont Lutheran. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Comets Varsity basketball season will start today with a 6:15PM game against Wesclin.  The game can be heard live on WGEL Radio. 

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will host Bunker Hill. 

 

The Lady Comets freshman basketball team will play host to Hillsboro. 


OBITUARIES

LEROY WHITFORD

 

Leroy Whitford, 69 of rural Brownstown, formerly of Greenville, passed away Friday at his residence.  Funeral services for 69 year-old Leroy Whitford will be held Thursday at 1PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial in McKendree Chapel Cemetery with Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends Thursday, from noon until service time, at the funeral home.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the family.


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