5-28-2008



2 INJURED IN ACCIDENT ON TUESDAY

 

A two-vehicle accident sent two Greenville residences to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. According to police, Merle D. Schmollinger age 58 of Stubblefield Road, and his passenger Bruce Reeves age 31 of Willard Street, were both taken by ambulance to Greenville Regional Hospital following that accident at 3:47PM Tuesday.

 

Police say Margaret H Willis, age 20 of Edwardsville, was driving her Ford F2X southbound on 3rd Street, and Schmollinger was eastbound on Franklin in his Chevrolet Silverado. The Willis car hydroplaned  on the wet road coming into the curve in front of Shank Real Estate, and crossed into the path of Schmollinger's truck striking the truck in the front drivers side.

 

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ACCIDENT PICTURE WILLIS AND SCHMOLLINGER VEHICLES


 

ALLEGED HIT AND RUN LEADS TO ANOTHER ACCIDENT

 

Just after midnight last night, the Bond County Sheriff's Department got a call to assist the Madison County Sheriff's department in finding an alleged hit and run suspect. A Bond County deputy spotted the truck they were looking for, and shortly thereafter the truck left the road at Taylor Street in Sorento and hit a tree.  According to Sheriff Jeff Brown the trucks driver, Billy Stephens age 50 of Sorento, was injured and arched to St. Louis. Shoal Creek and Greenville firefighters were called to the accident.

 


4-H DAY WITH THE CARDINALS

 

4-H Day was recently celebrated at Busch Stadium and several Bond County 4-H members and their families attended the game and participated in activities.  Bond County members were part of the group of 2,300 4-H members, families and University of Illinois staff who paraded around Busch Stadium.  Local 4-H members proudly carried their Bond County 4-H Banner.  Karissa Woody, daughter of Gregg and Karen Woody of Mulberry Grove, was the Bond County winner in the Cardinals Raffle, winning tickets for four to a Cardinal's game.


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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED

 

According to Greenville Police, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, reported stolen Saturday behind a residence on McAdams Street, was located Monday in the parking lot of Tenney Hall. The car was not damaged, and nothing was taken from inside the car.  The investigation continues, but residents are reminded to lock their cars and not to leave keys inside their vehicles.  

 


GOLF

 

It was one of the highest winning scores in professional golf history, but Jay Haas of Belleville, won the Senior PGA Championship Sunday at Oak Hills Country Club in Rochester New York. Haas pared the last hole to finish the tournament 7 over par, one stroke ahead of Bernhard Langer. That was his 11th Champions Tour win and he collected 360 thousand dollars in prize money.

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SPECIAL UNIT TWO BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education held a special meeting last week concerning disciplinary action against a student identified as Student C08.  According to the minutes, the student violated school rules regarding drug possession.  It was decided that the student will be expelled from school and school related activities for the remainder of this year and all of the 08-09 year.  Student C08 will have the opportunity to enroll in the New Approach Alternative School in Vandalia next year, if the student can show successful completion of a drug counseling program and a drug test. 

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SPORTS

WGEL will have live coverage of the Highland Vs. Marion Sectional baseball game this afternoon. The game starts just after 4PM this afternoon, and you can hear every pitch right here on WGEL Radio.


OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


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