11-04-2008

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ELECTION DAY IS TODAY; DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

 

Election Day is finally here.  Polls are open till 7PM tonight, and you can tune to WGEL Radio, 101.7FM, for full local election coverage starting at 7:30PM tonight.  WGEL will be covering all of the local elections.  Don’t forget to vote today. 


DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN MADISON COUNTY

 

The Major Case Squad continues to investigate a double homicide at 400 3rd Street in Williamson, Illinois, just north of Livingston in Northern Madison County.  John L. McAfee, age 68 and his stepson, 48 year-old Kelly W. Jackson were found dead in their home on Sunday, November 2nd.  The cause of death has not been released.  Major Case Squad Detectives are aggressively pursuing leads in the case.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-692-0871.  You call also call the anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.


CAR FIRE AND MOTORCYCLE THEFT KEEP POLICE AND FIRE BUSY

 

Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to a report of a car fire, Sunday morning, on County Road 100 East between 725 and 800 North.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the vehicle turned out to be a van, owned by Kevin Bridges of Worden, which was already totally burned when firemen arrived.  Firemen cooled down the burned vehicle and assisted police in searching for the owner, who was not present.  The van was a total loss.  No injuries resulted.  Firemen were on the scene for about an hour.

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department received a report Sunday, just after midnight, of the theft of a motorcycle.  The 2006 Honda CBR 1000 was reportedly taken between 8:00 and 11:45 PM from a residence on Mt. Zion Avenue, in northern rural Bond County.


OCTOBER RAIN TOTALS

 

October rain totals for Greenville are considerably lower than for September when over seven inches of rain fell on the city.  In October, 2.47 inches of rain were recorded at the Sewer Plant.  The measuring station on 6th Street indicated 2.26 inches of precipitation and 2.67 inches of rain fell at the location on Idler Lane and Rt. 140. 

 


SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS GROWTH ALLIANCE DISCUSSES CREATING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE

 

At the October meeting of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance, Todd Tracy, Director of the Kaskaskia College Illinois Small Business Development Center, spoke on ways our culture can help entrepreneurs achieve success.  Tracy cited several opportunities that SCIGA and KC have initiated to foster an entrepreneurial culture.  They include the SBDC's Youth Entrepreneur Program started at Centralia Junior High last year, the KC Workforce Center, the KC Certificate of Entrepreneurship, and the geographic information systems technology which provides updated information to potential business and industry.


TRI-TOWNSHIP WATER DISTRICT RECEIVES USDA LOAN

 

Tri-Township Water District, located in Highland and serving Bond, Clinton, Madison, and St. Claire Counties, has received a $1.5 million loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development.  The funds will be used to upgrade portions of Tri-Township's water system to maintain current service and accommodate future growth.  Improvements include constructing interconnects, enlarging water lines and the primary pump station, and purchasing a back-up generator.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

Election results: Starting tonight at 7:30 tune to WGEL Radio for full coverage of local election results. Heavy turn-out is expected and WGEL Radio will be there as the votes are counted. For full results from today's election tune to WGEL.




OBITUARIES

IRVAN NEATHERY

 

Irvan Neathery, age 85, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, November 3rd at Fair Oaks.  Funeral arrangements for Irvan Neathery are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


 

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