9-4-2007

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ST. ROSE TRACTOR ACCIDENT

 

Tragedy struck the fourth annual St. Rose Tractor Drive Sunday evening.  According to copyrighted information in the Belleville News Democrat, at about 6:30 PM, eighteen year-old Scott J. Tebbe, was driving one of more than 100 tractors in the annual event to raise money for playground equipment, when he fell off his tractor on the outskirts of Jamestown.  The tractor rolled over Tebbe causing his death.  Tebbe graduated this year from Central High School in Breese and was an officer in the school's FFA chapter.

 

Tebbe was pulling a wagon with several people on it.  According to the police report, several people on the wagon were injured, but the extend of those injuries is not known at this time.


DEPOT RESTAURANT DESTROYED IN FIRE

 

A Monday morning fire has destroyed the Depot Restaurant in Vandalia. According to Vandalia Fire Chief Merle Adermann his department responded to the fire about 5:30AM Monday morning, and were on the scene fighting the fire until around 1PM. The department then assisted the State Fire Marshall until about 2PM. No official cause for that fire has been determined. Chief Adermann said the Fire Marshall should resume the investigation some time this week.


VILLAGE OF POCAHONTAS HIRES NEW EMPLOYEE 

 

As a result of contract issues, the village of Pocahontas has hired a new employee.  According to village officials, Fred Clayton began his new job this past Wednesday, as a replacement for Jim Clanton, who resigned in early August.  Clanton's resignation is due to a 20-year contract that the village of Pocahontas is saying they will not renew with Labor Local 677. Even though Clanton shared a state sewer and water license, new employee Fred Clayton was hired as a maintenance worker.

 

Another village employee, Kenny Schlemer, who has the other sewer and water license from the state, has not been working due to an injury.  It's unclear yet as to what the village officials will do in order to continue their state mandated water and sewer testing.


AG IN CLASSROOM FOR BOND COUNTY PRESENTS BOOKS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

The Illinois Ag in the Classroom for Bond County recently received funding for books from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education, which is a special project of the American Farm Bureau Federation for Agriculture.  The purpose is to support projects that will increase agricultural literacy.  According to coordinator Karen File, several books were presented to Elaine Westbrooks for the Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento Libraries.  Later in September, books will also be presented to the Mulberry Grove Grade School.

 

This is the 4th year that the Illinois Ag in the Classroom for Bond County has received the grant. It is funded by the Agricultural Education line item through the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Ag in the Classroom and local contributors. 


GREENVILLE REGIONAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT PARTNER TO OFFER TESTING

 

Greenville Regional Hospital and the Bond County Health department have partnered to provide glucose, cholesterol and PSA testing for reduced fees.  Glucose and cholesterol testing will be performed jointly for $20.  PSA testing will be offered for $20 as well.  The Greenville Regional Hospital Laboratory will analyze the PSA blood samples.

 

The American Cancer Society recommends that men should receive the PSA test annually, beginning at age 50.  Men at high risk should begin at age 45.  Those who are high risk include African Americans and men who have a close relative who had prostate cancer, before the age of 65.  Men at even higher risk, those with several close relatives with prostate cancer at an early age, should begin testing at age 40.  PSA testing will be performed by a blood draw at the Bond County Health Department. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call 664-1442.


RAIN TOTALS FOR AUGUST

 

According to the city of Greenville rain gauges, the month of August brought in the least amount of precipitation so far this year. There were 1.15 inches of rain reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Route 40, 1.38 inches at 6th Street, and 1.19 inches of rain at Route 140 and Idler Lane. The ten-year August average is 3.4 inches of rainfall. 

 

During the Month of August, there were an average of five days that recorded rain between the three locations.  The most rainfall ever seen in August was in 2000 with 6.43 inches reported


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TUESDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

The Comets golf team lost a close match to Carlyle.  The Comets shot a 171 while Carlyle shot a 168.  Low scorer for the Comets was Jordan Wright with a 38. 

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

The Bluejays A team won three games over the Labor Day Weekend.  The A team beat Southwest Piasa on Saturday 10-9, and they beat Breese 10-1.  On Monday the A team also bet Effingham 18-3.  The B team beat Effingham as well, with a score of 14-3.  The A team record on the season is 14-1, and the B team record is 7-0.

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Comets soccer team won 4-1 over St. Anthony on Saturday.  Jay Haberer had 2 goals and Dwight Sanders and Kyle Dannaman had one each. 


OBITUARIES

DAVID A THACKER

 

David A. Thacker, age 50, son of Charles and Ada Nolte Thacker, husband of Vella, passed away suddenly at home in Ashdown, Ark of a massive heart attack.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.Auburn Cemetery with Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 pm Wednesday. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children or the American Diabetes Foundation.

David Allen Thacker, the son of Charles Allen and Ada Ann Nolte Thacker, was born on February 5, 1957 in Highland, Illinois. The family moved to Greenville in 1964 where David was raised and attended the public schools graduating from Greenville High School in 1975. He answered his countries call by joining the Navy that year and served for 8 years in Japan and Midway among other places. He returned to Greenville where he did drafting for a time. He was an over the road truckdriver for Buske, Reichman and Suzuke Trucking. He worked for SRT Trucking as driver and has been dispatcher for the past two years. He has lived in Ashdown, Arkansas since May 2007.

David and Vella Renee Rice were united in marriage on April 10, 1999 in Dublin, Texas and she survives. Also surviving are his parents of Greenville, two sons, Travis Scott Thacker of Corbin, KY, and Charles Allen Thacker of Uvalde, TX, two step children Robert Wayne Cross of    and Crystal Michelle Cross of Stephensville, Texas, his brother Kevin D. (Jill) Thacker of rural Greenville and 6 grandchildren two of which he and Vella are raising  Kelly age 9 and Katie age 7.


M. PAULINE FINK

 

M. Pauline Fink, age 94, of Reno, passed away Monday at Cardinal Hill Health Care.  Funeral arrangements for 94 year-old M. Pauline Fink are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


GEORGE H. HERTZ

 

George H. Hertz, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Monday, September 3rd, at his home.  Funeral services for 68 year-old George H. Hertz will be Friday, at 10:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  There will be a prayer service at 7:30 PM.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Masses, The American Heritage Railroad Club or Bond County Hospice.


GARY W. WISE

 

Gary W. Wise, age 60, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, September 3rd, at Fayette County Hospital.  Funeral services for 60 year-old Gary W. Wise, will be Thursday, at 1:00 PM, at Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 at the funeral home.

 

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