5-3-2007


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ONE INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON RT 140

The Greenville Fire Department was paged Wednesday morning to an accident involving two vehicles with a report of a women trapped in a van. The accident occurred on Rt 140 near Patriots Park. According to Officer Doug Hayes, of the Illinois State Police, Donald Moulton of Bunker Hill was driving eastbound on Rt. 140 in a Dodge pick-up pulling a stock trailer.

A red Ford truck also pulling a stock trailer was southbound on Rt 127 at the intersection with 140 and allegedly pulled out in front of him. Trying to avoid the collision, Mr Moulton applied his brakes, hydroplaned into the westbound lane and collided with a Dodge van driven by Elaine Meyer of Hoyelton. The collision caused the van to spin around and both vehicles ended up side by side in the ditch north of Route 140.

According to State Police Mr. Moulton refused treatment at the scene. It took the Greenville Fire Department over 40 minutes to extricate Mrs. Meyer from her vehicle. Her legs has been pinned by the dash board. Arch helicopter was called but could not fly because of the weather conditions. Mrs. Meyer was transported by ambulance to Greenville Regional Hospital, then later transferred to St. Louis University Hospital.

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The 12 cattle in the stock truck were apparently not injured and were taken to Farmers Livestock The driver of the red Ford Pickup was Myrvel Barker of Butler. He did not stop at the scene but was later located and interviewed. He was ticketed by the state police with alleged failure to yield at a stop intersection. Emergency Personnel at the scene included the Greenville Fire and Rescue, Illinois State Police, Bond County Sheriff's Department, and Bond County ambulance.


TRAFFIC BACK UP ON I-70 FRIDAY

Details on an accident that snarled traffic on I-70 last Friday have been released. A tractor trailer driver was unable to avoid a tire tread in the road and when it hit the truck it tore a hole in the gas tank. Approximately 150 gallons of fuel spilled on the interstate prompting a wash down by the Pocahontas Old Ripley Fire Department. The driver from Finland Ohio was uninjured. Traffic was backed up for 3-4 miles for the majority of the afternoon, with only one lane open. Firefighters were on scene for nearly 2-1/2 hours. The tractor trailer was towed to Micks Auto Body.



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COPPER THIEVES RISK LIVES AND COMPROMISE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Peak prices for scrap copper have resulted in reckless, life-threatening behavior from copper thieves throughout the nation – including Southwestern Illinois. In April, copper thieves broke into four substations owned by Southwestern Electric Cooperative.

Once inside, thieves cut copper conductor from regulators and other substation equipment. Engineering personnel examined each substation following the break-ins. In at least one case, thieves accidentally had energized a concrete pad with 7,200 volts of electricity.

In addition to jeopardizing their safety, thieves are costing the cooperative thousands of dollars in lost time, materials, and repairs. If anyone has any information on the break-ins or sees suspicious behavior call your local law enforcement agency.


GEORGE SHAW IS HIRED AS BOND COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

With the retirement of Howard Elmore, Bond county was in need of a new Zoning Admistrator. At the last Bond County Board meeting, George Shaw was hired to fill that position. Mr Shaw is currently the Building Inspector and Code Administrator for the Villages of Pocahontas, and Pierron. He will continue in those positions as well serving Bond County. Mr Shaw owned and operated Shaw Builders Inc. in Greenville from 1983 thru July of 2003.

As one of his qualifications he lists 57 years of experience in the construction industry. His first day on the job was Wednesday, where he will work several weeks overlapping with Howard Elmore.


SPECIAL MEETING ON MULBERRY GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT

There will be a special board meeting of the Mulberry Grove Unit One School District tonight at 6:30PM. The agenda includes canvass/review of board election results, nominations for board officers, with voting and seating of new officers. The next meeting of the school district will be at their regular time of Monday May14th.



INTERNET CRIMES

Online predators and other criminals that use the Internet to perpetrate crimes against children are a continuing concern for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan who has unveiled new and concentrated measures designed to help protect school children from these threats. At a news conference in Chicago, Madigan announced two tools that will help parents and educators monitor how children use the Internet. Senate Bill 1472 calls on schools to provide yearly internet safety education to students in grades K-12 and encourages Illinois schools to adopt an internet safety curriculum. In addition, Madigan's office will coordinate the distribution of educational videos that promote Internet safety, to schools throughout Illinois.



OBITUARIES

SARAH JANE CHADWELL KRAUSE

Sarah Jane Chadwell Krause, age 81 of Jacksonville Florida, passed away Monday at Baptist Medical Center Beaches in Jacksonville. Funeral Services for Sarah Krause will be held at 11AM Friday at the Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home. Interment will follow is Carlyle Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home after 10AM on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Jacksonville Florida. Sarah Krause in the aunt of Nancy Ambuehl of Greenville.

DORIS BASTIAN SWANSON

Doris Bastian Swanson, age 91 of Greenville, passed away Monday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral Services for Doris Bastian Swanson will be held Saturday at 11am at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4PM on Friday. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church Building Fund or the Gideon's


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