12-05-2007



ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AT BUDGET HOST MOTEL

 

Greenville Police are investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery that occurred in a guest's room, Monday evening about 6:51 PM, at the Budget Host Motel.  According to Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton, 53 year-old Charles W. Hausmann and an African American female were having an altercation in the hotel room, when an African American male came into the room and allegedly assaulted Hausmann. 

 

Police say that the suspect was armed and that he struck Hausmann several times, who received minor injuries, but refused medical treatment by the Bond County EMS. No arrests have been made thus far, in the case, however, the female has been identified and police are in the process of trying to identify the male suspect. Greenville Police are asking anyone who might have seen a white Siebring leave the area of the hotel Monday evening around the time of the incident, to call the department at 664-2131.  Individuals can remain anonymous.


POLICE ASKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING MISSING WOMAN

 

The Madison County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in locating a missing person.  60 year-old Deborah M. Davis, of Godfrey, was reported missing after a relative realized that she had left her place of employment Friday, was not seen all weekend, and didn't show up for work on Monday.

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Relatives have indicated that Davis visits Casino establishments and has health issues.  Investigators are not aware of any foul play, but Davis' whereabouts are of serious concern.  Davis is 5-foot tall, weighs 190 pounds, has gray hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on her right cheek.  Her vehicle, that is also missing, is a 2003 Blue Chevy Impala with Illinois License Plate "DMD 1047".  Anyone who has information on Deborah Davis' whereabouts are asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's office at 618-692-4433.

 

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COUNTY BOARD HOLDS TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING

 

The Bond County Board held a Truth in Taxation Hearing Tuesday morning, prior to their regular board meeting, for the purpose of announcing a requested extension of taxes by 10% over the previous year.  A few Bond County residents were present at the meeting to voice their concerns and discuss the increase.  Board members said that the increase is due to an error in tax extensions from a previous year and reserve funding is now running out.  The Annual Tax Levy and Appropriations Ordinance was unanimously approved a short time later by the Bond County Board during their regular meeting.

 

In other business, Alan Davis was recommended by board members to fill the ESDA vacancy.  Bill Leidel had held that position, prior to his death, for several decades. And Supervisor of Assessments Don Albert announced his retirement, effective February 29, 2008. The Department of Revenue will be conducting tests for that position on January 10th.

 

And by a vote of 3-1, with Jack Langel voting no, the County Board approved a three-year contract with the auditing firm Allison, Knapp & Siekman.  During the previous meeting, it was not specified whether the contract should be one or three years.

 

You can see the Tuesday morning's Bond County Board meeting, in it's entirety, tonight at 6PM on New Wave Cable Channel 3.


GC ANNOUNCES THE WATSON AND BONNIE TIDBALL ALUMNI HOUSE

 

The Greenville College Board of Trustees, at their fall meeting, announced the naming of the Watson and Bonnie Tidball Alumni House and Welcome Center. The house, which will be dedicated during the 2008 Commencement Weekend, will serve as a symbolic and physical connection between the college and it's alumni.

 

The Tidball Alumni House will provide space for the Office of Alumni Relations, social gatherings and college receptions, as well as a Bed and Breakfast facility for visiting guests.

 

Watson Tidball graduated from Greenville College in 1949; his wife Bonnie graduated in 1948.  The Tidball's professional service to Greenville began in 1951 and has continued throughout the years.

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VILLAGE OF SMITHBORO DECEMBER MEETING

 

The Smithboro Village Board held their December meeting Monday night and at the advice of Attorney Kevin Sybert, the board agreed to a special meeting on Wednesday December 5, to discuss the Tax Levy, the special meeting is at 7PM at the Village Hall.

 

A Smithboro resident voiced concerns over speeding and reckless driving in the Village. The board agreed this has become a problem and asked that it be brought to the attention of the residents.  Board members ask that everyone driving to be cautious and obey the speed limit before somebody gets hurt.

 

Mayor Susan Moore has authorized plans to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Volunteer Fire Department.


FISHER PRICE BLOOD PRESSURE CUFFS AND OLD NAVY JACKETS RECALLED

 

Fisher-Price toy medical kits include red blood pressure cuffs that contain high levels of lead. Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges parents to immediately take away the toy blood pressure cuffs.   Fisher Price has agreed to remove the medical kits from stores and is offering a replacement part for those who already own the toy.  To request a replacement toy, call Fisher-Price at 800-298-0638.

 

Old Navy Performance Fleece-Lined boy’s jackets have been recalled because they have a waist drawstring with a toggle that can become caught in small spaces which can pose an entrapment hazard to children.  Consumers can return the jackets to any Old Navy store.


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SPORTS

Sports Results

 

It was a close game for 4 quarters last night but the Greenville Comet boy's basketball team won at home against Alton Marquette Catholic. The final score was Comets 53 Marquette 41.

 

The Mulberry Grove Boys Junior Varsity team beat Patoka 34 to 31, Mulberry Grove Varsity lost to Patoka 64 to 57.

 

The Greenville Junior High boys 7th grade team beat Vandalia and the Vandalia 8th grade team beat the 8th grade Greenville Bluejays 38 to 20.

 

Sorento Junior High JV was beaten by Pocahontas 33 to 20. Carrie Patrick was high scorer for Pocahontas with 16 points and Taylor Burton had 10 points for Sorento. In Varsity action Sorento won 37 to 35, Kevin Foley scored 24 for Sorento and Alex Childerson had 14 points for Pocahontas.




OBITUARIES

GORDON L. HEDIGER

 

Gordon L. Hediger, 65 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  The body of 65 year-old Gordon L. Hediger is being donated to science and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.


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