1-31-2008

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FAYETTE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS

 

A Fayette County man, Edward Cunningham, age 30, of Vandalia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the conviction of a Class 2 Felony of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. The Class 2 indicates the victim was 13 years old or younger, at the time of the abuse.  The crime happened on Mach 24, 2007 and Cunningham was sentenced on Tuesday, January 15th.  Charges were brought by the Fayette County State's Attorney. 

 


MORE FROM THE BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

Following a closed session at the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education Meeting Tuesday night, the board took action to hire David Oestreich as 6th grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher at Greenville Junior High to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Tom Shea. 

 

Other persons were hired to fill various positions in the district. Melissa Thomason was hired as a part-time Special Education Aide, Shawn Patrick to be the Boys Tennis Coach, Amber East as a long-term sub for Jan Schutte, Mike Wilhite as Building and Grounds Director, Stan Breuchaud is a part-time Driver Education Instructor for the second semester, and Jay Winter for 1 additional period per day for the second semester. 

 

Also employed by the district Tuesday night, Kim Brannon will be a sub-aide for 4 hours a day, Matt Mendenhall a long-term sub-aide for Kelly Eller, Rebecca Wittig a long-term sub-aide for Wanda Gruen, Jackie Mueller to be a 6 hour Food Service Cook, and Lilibeth Clanton sub custodian. The meeting adjourned at 11:20 PM.

 


NEWS FROM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

Mulberry Grove firemen responded Wednesday morning at 7:43 am to an alarm sounding at Mulberry Grove High School.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the cause of the alarm was a build-up of steam in a custodial closet in the junior high due to a faulty switch on a heating system return pump.  The accumulation of steam in the closet set off the alarm.  Firemen checked the building to be sure there was no fire.  They were on the scene for about half an hour.

 

Greenville Firemen responded to an alarm Wednesday night at 7:58 PM to a home on College Avenue reportedly filling up with smoke.  The cause was found to be a dirty oil furnace which had misfired, causing the smoke in the house.  Firemen shut off the furnace and cleared the smoke from the home.  They were on the scene for about an hour.

 

Shoal Creek firemen responded to a call to a timber fire on Kaketown Road Wednesday night at 11:29 PM.  They were unable to find any fire in the area.

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of a residential burglary on Old Park Avenue, north of Mulberry Grove.  The burglary occurred sometime between January 11 and January 15.

 

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TECHNOLOGY IN USE AT BCCU2

 

Bond County Community Unit #2 Schools are working hard to improve communication with parents and interested community members, on a daily basis. Each building now has a listserv, and news such as daily announcements, newsletters, and reminders are being sent directly to parent's mailboxes. District and school web pages continue to grow and become more useful tools for parents, community members, board members, staff and teachers. 

 

Thanks go to Anne McLaughlin's media class who helps maintain and develop the web pages for the schools.


IEPA CLEANS UP TO LOCAL ILLEGAL DUMPS

 

The Illinois EPA has been cleaning up illegal dumps, filled with everything from tires to household waste. Last Wednesday and Thursday, the IEPA worked on two dumps in the local area.  The first was  on 4th street in Greenville and the second in New Douglas.  Each dump was expected to be fully cleaned up during the two days.  Funding for the clean ups will come from the IEPA, tipping fees at registered dumps and general funding.  If you see what you believe to be an illegal dump, it can be reported at www.epa.state.il.us.


 

FUNERAL NOTICES

 

HARRY A. GOODIN

 

Harry A. Goodin, age 83, of Coffeen, passed away Wednesday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 83 year-old Harry Goodin will be at 11:00 am Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Interment will be in Noffsinger Cemetery with Full Military Honors by American Legion Post #1180. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Leukemia or Alzheimers foundations

 

ARLENE MOELLER WRIGHT

 

Arlene Moeller Wright, age 76, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. Funeral services for 76 year-old Arlene Moeller Wright will be at 10:30 am Monday at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or the Donor's Choice.

 

Arlene Wright was a licensed practical nurse, working at Fayette County Hospital and Fair Oaks Nursing Home here in Greenville

 

 


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