LOCAL GIRL WINS TALENT CONTEST AT STATE FAIR CONVENTION
Catherine Stampfli, of Greenville, won the Senior Division of the Illinois State Fair Talent Contest, Saturday night, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. She then performed Sunday night at the Miss Illinois State Fair Queen Pageant, also held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Congratulations Catherine.
According to Illinois State police, around 6:29 Friday morning, a Semi Tractor Trailer was exiting I-70 at the Greenville exit when a pickup pulled in front of him. The driver of the Semi, while trying to avoid hitting the pickup, rolled the trailer. The Semi driver, from Indianapolis, was not injured. The pickup left the scene.
ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES IN POCAHONTAS
Bond County Officers, Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS and Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firemen were called to a single vehicle accident, early Sunday morning, at 2:05 am, at Johnson and State Streets, in Pocahontas. Greg Ripperda, age 33, of Pocahontas, was northeast bound on State Street in Pocahontas, when a deer reportedly ran in front of his 1998 Oldsmobile. Ripperda steered to miss the deer, and his vehicle left the roadway, hitting a dirt embankment, flipping over and rolling along the embankment, coming to rest on its top. Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS transported Ripperda to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment. Ripperda was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, alleged DUI, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.