5-10-2007


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THREATS OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE TOWARDS TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating three separate incidents in which someone has written graffiti on bathroom walls in different parts of Illinois pertaining to school violence. Each message states specific threats toward the "Troy, Illinois High School". Two of the messages are specific to the date of "5.15".

The first message was found at the Love's Travel Stop in Williamsville on May 1st. The second graffiti was at the Homestead Rest Area on I-55 between Hamel and Edwardsville on May 3rd. The last threat was found in a Shell Gas Station near Rockford on May 4th. According to the Sheriff's Office, the spelling in the messages is poor and appears to have been written by the same author.

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Love's Travel Stop in Williamsville

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is working with the Triad School District to ensure the safety of students, staff and the general public in regards to the threats. The department comments that any of threat of this nature is aggressively investigated. If anyone can offer information in regards to the investigation, please contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 296-3000.


IDENTITY OF WOMAN IN HOUSE FIRE STILL UNKNOWN

The investigation continues by the Bond County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police into the suspicious deaths of two people north of Keyesport last month. On April 23rd, 37 year-old George Weedon was found shot to death inside a vehicle, next to his home that was on fire on Town Hall Road. A short time after the discovery of Weedon, the body of an unidentified woman was found in the remains of the house.

Authorities are treating the deaths as a homicide investigation. Sgt. Dave Wasmuth with the Illinois State Police told WGEL that the identity of the woman is still unknown, as they are still waiting for the forensic results. He also said there is no one out there who's been identified yet as a witness or suspect in the case. Weedon was a truck driver and he and his wife Linda had rented the house since the first of the year. Authorities continue to investigate.


STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED MONDAY

The Bond County Sheriff's Department recovered a stolen vehicle Monday afternoon. Deputy Jim Leitschuh told WGEL that the older model Oldsmobile Station Wagon was found by a mail carrier along Route 140, just west of Baumann Road around 2:30PM. The vehicle was reported stolen the day before to the St. Louis Police Department.

Leitschuh said that the windows were broken out of the station wagon and it was towed to the Sheriff's Department. St. Louis PD contacted the owners of the vehicle and they came and picked it up.

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COUNTY ZONING BOARD TABLES REQUEST

The Bond County Zoning Board met Tuesday night and heard a request from Keith White of White Sanitation to operate a de-watering facility. Zoning Administrator George Shaw explained that White wants to de-water the waste he pumps from septic tanks by separating the liquid and sludge. The facility would be located on 5-acres that he owns. The liquid that would be separated from the waste would be spread on another 100 acres of his, with the sludge being hauled off to a landfill.

The request was tabled by the Bond County Zoning Board in order for them to collect more information.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN 2007 SPRING GAMES

Families, volunteers, and spectators will be cheering on runners, shot putters, and other athletes as they compete in the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Southwestern Area 12. It’s the annual Spring Games on May 12, 2007 from 9am-1:30pm at Korte Stadium on the campus of SIU Edwardsville. The public is invited to watch the competition and experience the joy of achievement by Special Olympics athletes. Area 12 is composed of eight counties including Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, and Montgomery.

Special Olympics has designated 2007 as the Year of the Family to give recognition to families who provide the needed support for the athletes and all aspects of the program. People and businesses are encouraged to drop off unwanted cell phones and used ink jet or laser cartridges during Spring Games to help raise money for the local Special Olympics Program. A collection box will be available at family registration. Approximately 525 athletes are expected to compete in athletics and Motor Activities Training Program.

The event begins at 9am with Opening Ceremonies. Competition follows immediately and will conclude around 1:30pm. All athletes will march in the parade of athletes and recite the Special Olympics oath.



SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Greenville Comets will play at Staunton, and the Mulberry Grove Aces lost to Beecher City 7-0 on Tuesday

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Lady Comets soccer defeated Carlinville 1-0 on Wednesday. Rachel Zahniser scored the game-winner and Deirdhre Jett recorded the shutout in goal. The entire team turned in an outstanding effort. Tonight is Senior Night at Tom Doll Field against East-Alton Wood River. With a win, the Lady Comets will clinch 2nd place in conference

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Lady Comets will host the Mulberry Grove Lady Aces

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Greenville College will host Blackburn College



OBITUARIES

ADELE A. RENCH

Adele A. Rench, age 94 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday evening at Fair Oak Nursing Home in Greenville. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mulberry Grove Donnell-Wiegand Chapel with Rev. Max Whited, officiating. Interment will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mulberry Grove Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Bond County. Adele Ada Bimes, the daughter of Ed Edward and Myrtle A. Harris Bimes, was born on September 12, 1912 in Greenville. She grew up in Greenville and attended the public schools. Early in life she worked for DeMoulin Brothers. After raising her family, she worked in the kitchen at Mulberry Grove schools for many years. September 12, 1931 she was united in marriage to Claude Rench (on her birthday), they then moved to Mulberry Grove and raised their family. They lived on their farm south of Mulberry Grove for many years, moving back to Mulberry Grove in 1962. They enjoyed 70 years of marriage together before his passing on August 10, 2002. Surviving are their children; Lorene McKendree of New Lenox, IL, Max (Mary) Rench of Vandalia, Larry (Janice) Rench of south of Mulberry Grove, IL, and Rita, wife of D.O. Banks Jr, of Jacksonville, IL. Also surviving is her sister Lillie Brown of O'Fallon, and 7 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 5 step greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, her granddaughter Rhonda Kay Rench age 8 and her brothers; Chester, Eddie and Jesse Bimes. She was a member of the Mulberry Grove First Church of Christ Memorials to Hospice of Bond County.

JACKIE L. "JACK" ASHFORD

Jackie L. "Jack" Ashford, 55 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 55 year-old Jackie "Jack" Ashford will be Friday at 1PM at the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Visitation will be tonight from 4-8PM and again on Friday from 11am-1PM at the funeral home. Burial in Wisetown Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, Diabetes Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Family or the Charity of the Donor's Choice.


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