4-19-2007


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KINGSBURY PARK BOARD CANDIDATE ELECTED BUT CAN NOT SERVE

In the Kingsbury Park District race from Tuesday, one elected candidate will not be taking a seat on the board because he lives outside the park district. Doug Bohannon was elected to the board along with incumbents Tommy Simpson, Shannon McGuire and Matt Willman. County Clerk Randy Reitz said that even though Bohannon was the elected candidate, all Kingsbury Park Board members must reside in the park district, therefore, he can not be seated on the board. Reitz commented that it's now up to the park board to appoint someone to fill the vacancy, as that's how the election process works.


CHAMPAIGN WOMAN AMONG THOSE KILLED IN VIRGINIA

A Champaign Illinois woman is now confirmed to be among those killed in this week's shooting at Virginia Tech. According to Metro News Source, Austin Cloydwas a freshman at Virginia tech this year. Her friends in Central Illinois say that she was shot and killed while in her French class. Dozens of people turned out for a vigil Tuesday night to remember Cloyd.


KC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED TUESDAY

In nine different counties on Tuesday nights ballots, there were four candidates running for two positions on the Kaskaskia College board of directors. Due to problems in Marion County final figures were not available until late Tuesday night. After all results were received, incumbent Bill Hawley and Challenger Linda Stover were the top two vote getters. Incumbent LuAlice Kampwerth and challenger James Veach finished third and fourth. Again elected to a six-year term on the Kaskaskia College board Tuesday night were Bill Hawley and Linda Stover.


CUT GAS LINE FORCES RESTAURANTS TO IMPROVISE

Monday morning around 11am, AmerenIP crews responded to the area of Route 127 and Bowman Drive in Greenville for a report of a natural gas line being cut. According to AmerenIP spokesperson Erica Abbett, crews repaired the line, tested the system and re-lit pilot lights that had gone out.

A handful of restaurants in that area were without natural gas for most of the afternoon Monday including Domino's, The Red Apple, Changs, McDonalds, Lu Bobs and KFC/Taco Bell. Managers at all stores reported that any food that had to be fried, baked or grilled could not be made, therefore they improvised and continued to serve other food items on their menus.


HEALTH FAIR 2007 BLOOD TEST RESULTS IN THE MAIL

Individuals who had a blood test performed at Health Fair 2007, sponsored by the Greenville Regional Hospital, can expect to see their results in the mail very soon. All results were mailed Tuesday afternoon. A record number of approximately 3,500 blood tests were performed in conjunction with the health fair.

The mailing will provide an informational explanation and two copies of the blood test results. Health Fair participants with questions about their results are urged to contact their personal physician. Those who do not have a personal physician can contact Greenville Regional Hospital Director of Advancement and Communication Ryan Mifflin at 664-1230 ext. 3006 for information concerning physicians located in the area.


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FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON ROUNDABOUT IN HIGHLAND

The Highland Police, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on the Highland Roundabout at Poplar Street and Route 40 around midnight on Monday. According to the accident report, two motorcycle drivers were located when emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

Patrick Henderson, 45 of Collinsville, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital for injuries and released. He was charged with alleged DUI. John E. Dupuis, 45 also of Collinsville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident report states that the motorcycles did not collide with one another, but both allegedly lost control while traveling westbound on Route 40 prior to entering the roundabout median, where both drivers were thrown from their motorcycles.

The Highland Police Department is continuing to investigate the accident and toxicology reports are pending.


FIREMEN RESPOND TO CO2 ALARM AND SUBSTATION FIRE

Pocahontas/Old Ripley Firemen were called at 8:00 PM Tuesday to a home on Leverton Street in Pocahontas. The alarm turned out to be a carbon monoxide detector. Firemen used their equipment to test the home but found no problem.

Mulberry Grove Firemen responded at 10:13 PM Tuesday to a substation fire on 7th Street in Mulberry Grove. Evidently an animal had crawled into the substation causing a short. Electricity in parts of Mulberry Grove and surrounding Bond County was off for a while during repairs.


POLICE INVESTIGATE THEFT OF COPPER CABLE

Southwestern Electric reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department that someone cut and stole 120 - 150 feet of copper cable from a substation on Frey-Meadows Avenue, about 3 miles West of Pocahontas. The cable was cut from electrical power units. A 2 foot hole was cut in the chain link fence surrounding the substation to gain access. The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating.


KC BOARD OF TRUSTEES PREVIEW

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet tonight at the KC campus. Items on the agenda include a learning report of the Skills USA Team and an update on the Vandalia Campus. Other topics to be discussed include the Friends of the Fine Arts and the Sports and Wellness Update. There will be information provided on a 5-year child care plan and salary model for Adjunct Faculty. A social hour and dinner will begin at 5PM, prior to the meeting.


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THURSDAY SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Varsity and Junior Varsity Comets baseball teams will host Highland today at 4:30PM.

The Mulberry Grove Aces beat Bunker Hill 7-6 on Wednesday

The Mulberry Grove Aces baseball team will play against Odin

LADY COMETS SOFTBALL

The Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball teams will travel to triad for a game at 4:30

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

The Comets tennis team will play at Highland today.

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK AND FIELD

A three team track met with Vandalia and Altamont the Greenville Blue jay’s 7th grade boy’s team took first place and the 7th grade girls took 3rd. Both eighth grade teams finished 3rd.  



OBITUARIES

MARY E. KOONTZ

Mary E. Koontz, 59 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at her residence. Funeral services for 59 year-old Mary E. Koontz will be conducted Monday at 1PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

NELLIE IRENE MCGUIRE

Nellie Irene McGuire, age 86 of Greenville, passed away Monday, April 16 at her home. Funeral services for 86 year-old Nellie Irene McGuire will be Friday, April 20, at 2:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Campground Cemetery in Mills Township. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.


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