FIRE MARSHAL INVESTIGATING CAR FIRE
The State Fire Marshall is still trying to determine the cause of fire that resulted in the death of a New Memphis, IL man. The Clinton County Sheriff's Department received a call July 1st around 6:50PM of a car that was on fire on 4th Street in New Memphis, and that a body was still inside the vehicle. Deputies responded, along with New Baden Police, Fire and EMS, ClinClair Fire, Illinois State Police and the State Fire Marshal.
According to Clinton County Detective Doug Maue, the body was removed from the vehicle and taken to the coroner's office, where a wallet was found in a pants pocket. The next day, dental record comparison confirmed the body to be that of 42 year-old Curtis A. Pollman. Pollman owned the property where he and the car were found. Maue says an autopsy was done July 2nd and they are currently waiting for toxicology reports. He also commented that, as of now, they have found nothing suspicious in the investigation.
FIRECRACKER 100 THIS SATURDAY AT PATRIOTS PARK
Grab your bicycles and helmets and gear up for a 100-mile bike ride this Saturday. WGEL spoke with Judy Meyer, coordinator of the Firecracker 100, about the trip that will begin and end at Patriot's Park in Greenville. She said that the event is sponsored by Gateway Chapter of Hostling International. This is the third year in Greenville. You may time yourself for the ride for your personal best…it is not a race. There will be patches given out to those who complete the entire 100 mile ride.
Over the last three years, there have been between 150-200 participants each year in the Firecracker 100 in Greenville. The trail consists of two 50-mile loops, with arrows at every intersection. Maps and cue sheets will also be available. The first rest stop will have snacks provided, followed by lunch and another rest stop. Lunch will also be available for non-riding family/friends for $5 each. Registration is from 6-8am Saturday, with the ride starting shortly thereafter. For more details visit www.MoonLightRamble.com
NEW OFFICES ALMOST COMPLETE AT GOGGIN BUILDING ON THE SQUARE
It was announced at the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday morning, that work is almost complete for two new offices at the Goggin Building on North Second Street. According to Judge John Knight, over the past few weeks, four small rooms with a tiny bathroom have been remodeled into two bigger offices and a handicap accessible bathroom. The Regional Superintendent of Schools and the County Zoning Administrator will occupy these offices.
By the time it's all said and done, the cost of the project will be just over $10,000. County board members took a tour of the new space after the meeting Tuesday, and were pleased with the changes.