7-23-2007


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TWO DIE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

On Sunday, July 22, 2007, a shooting incident occurred in Montgomery County that led to the deaths of two people. At 1:40 am, Montgomery County 911 Communications received a call from a person who reported that two individuals had been shot. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to 16166 Witt Trail in Will, Illinois where the shooting reportedly occurred. Montgomery County Deputy Sheriffs located Krystal R. Voudrie, 22 of RR #1 Herrick and Coady T. Miller, 23 of 16166 Witt Trail. The Montgomery County Coroner's Office pronounced both subjects deceased at the scene.

The investigation, which is being led by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, has revealed that Miller shot Voudrie and then himself. The Illinois State Police Investigation Unit and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigations are assisting the Sheriff's Department. A Montgomery County Coroner's Inquest will be held.


GREENVILLE POLICE COMMISSION BOARD BEGINS SELECTION OF ELIGIBILITY LIST

The Greenville Board of Police Commissioners met Wednesday night to review pre-application forms for the position of Police Officer at the Greenville Police Department. Board member, Tony Koonce, said they received 29 applications from Greenville and surrounding areas, and as far away as Springfield. The next step in the selection process is the mandatory orientation in August of all interested applicants. From there, they will participate in a series of agility tests and a written examination.

The Greenville Board of Police Commissioners will then meet again on October 3rd to certify each applicant's score. They will then post the eligibility list on October 19th. Although there is not a current Police Officer position open at the department, this list will be good for two years. If and when a position does become available, interviews will be held and the selection will be made from the list.

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18 FATAL CRASHES ON ILLINOIS ROADS OVER JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

The Illinois State Police are reporting that 19 people lost their lives as a result of 18 fatal crashes on Illinois roads during the July 3rd – 8th holiday weekend. This compares to the same holiday time peroid in 2006 when 23 people lost their lives in fatal accidents. Nearly 18,000 citations and written warnings were issued over the six-day period. In addition, Troopers made 160 DUI arrests and provided assistance to more than 2,100 motorists.

The Illinois State Police participated in several enforcement initiatives during the July 4th weekend including roadside safety checks, underage drinking enforcement details, and saturation patrols focusing on safety belt and speed enforcement. The ISP and Illinois Department of Transportation joined together for an aggressive enforcement and education campaign to remind motorists to buckle up and keep impaired drivers off the road.


YOUTH ATTEND MISSION CAMP

Several youth and adults from the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville attended Catholic Heart Work Camp in Milwaukee, WI the week of July 8th. Twenty-one youth members, ranging in age from 12 to 18, along with four adult chaperones, worked on a number of projects in inner city Milwaukee. One of the missions of the Catholic Heart Work Camp is to empower participants through serving others.

Tiffany Mueller, local camp Director, said that it's a wonderful opportunity for youth to participate in mission work and help those who are less fortunate. The mission camps have taken youth to several states over the past nine years.

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REGISTRATION FOR MULBERRY GROVE STUDENTS

Registration for students in the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School District will be held the second week of August. Students in all grades may register Wednesday, August 8 from 8am-2PM and Thursday, August 9 from 12-6PM in the Elementary School Cafeteria. The first day of school for Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Students is Friday, August 17th with an early dismissal at 11:15am.

The first full day of school will be Monday, August 20th. For more information call the Elementary School office at 326-8811 or the High School office at 326-8221.


ACADEMIC SUCCESS TEAM TO BE ADDED AT KC

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, July 19th, for their regular monthly meeting. It was announced that an Academic Success Team has been added to the Student Success Center. The first phase of the program is to strengthen staff and faculty for services that will include high school summer enrichment programs, support programs for developmental students and career placement support. The college is also considering a Coal Mining Technology Program due to the local industry demand, which is expected to escalate in the coming years.

KC Board members approved a new Network Security Administration educational certificate that will train students on providing secure systems in protecting data, catching unauthorized users and the art of computer forensics. In other business, several new staff members were hired, including Margie Winter of Greenville, as the Job Preparedness Coordinator at the Centralia Correctional Center.

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GREENVILLE PLANNING PREVIEW

The Greenville Planning Commission will meet Monday, July 23rd, at 7PM, at City Hall. Items on the agenda include a request by Two Sisters Bed and Breakfast for a special use permit and a request by Ron Bingham and Jason Sugg for a review of a preliminary plat for the Bingham and Sugg Commerce Plaza at Route 40 and Elm Street.


UNIT 1 BOARD OF EDUCATION JULY MEETING PREVIEW

The Mulberry Grove Community Unit 1 School Board will meet Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. Items on the agenda include presentations from IKON Office Solutions and First Midstate. Principals Jim Rice and Mike Gauch will present board members with various school information and Superintendent Greg Irwin will present his monthly report.

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OBITUARIES

H. LEROY HUNTER

H. Leroy Hunter, 52 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at his residence. Funeral services for 52 year-old H. Leroy Hunter will be held Tuesday at 11am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

ALLAN J. MAPLES

Allan J. Maples, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, July 21 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 68 year-old Allan J. Maples will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the Lem Rhodes Foundation or the V. F. W. Men's Auxiliary

BETTY WHITE

Betty White, age 74 of Sorento, formerly of St. Louis, passed away Friday in Sorento. Committal services for 74 year-old Betty White will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel in St. Louis. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.

MARY BOYD

Mary Boyd, 89 of Colby, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday at Colonial Center in Colby. Graveside services for 89 year-old Mary Boyd will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements. Mary is the sister of Mae McCaslin and Florence Davis, both of Greenville.

DOROTHY V. VAUGHAN

Dorothy V. Vaughan, age 91, of Wheaton, Illinois and formerly of Champaign and Greenville, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 21. Funeral arrangements for 91 year-old Dorothy V. Vaughan are pending at this time at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Dorothy is the sister of Mrs. Glen Diamond.

EDNA TOMEVI

Edna Tomevi, age 91, of Panama passed away Saturday at Fair Oaks in Greenville. Funeral arrangements for 91 year-old Edna Tomevi are incomplete at this time at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama.


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