5-29-2008

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MORE DETAILS ON ACCIDENT IN SORENTO

 

We have a few more details on Wednesday's early morning injury accident in Sorento. Billy G. Stephens, age 49 of Sorento, was arched to Springfield Memorial Hospital after the truck he was driving northbound on Sieman Street in Sorento allegedly traveled through a stop sign at the intersection with Taylor Street, struck a ridding lawn mower, then stuck a large tree. According to the Bond County Sheriff's department report, Stephens was issued multiple citations.


COVERT DETAIL LEADS TO THE ARREST OF TWO CLERKS IN CLINTON COUNTY

 

Illinois State Police investigators from Zone 6 Collinsville conducted a covert detail to enforce violations of unlawful sale of alcohol to minors.  Agents visited 15 convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Carlyle, Breese and St. Rose.  Minors worked with police in attempting to purchase alcohol.  Clerks at two of the 15 stores made sales to the minors.

 

31 year-old Molli K. Fauke and 18 year-old Kelsey L. Leitschuh were arrested and charged with alleged Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to a Minor.  They were both released with Notices to Appear. 


ONE LANE CLOSED ON ROUTE 143 AT BEAVER CREEK FOR BRIDGE WORK

 

On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Transportation began work on Route 143 over Beaver Creek, two miles west of Route 127.  One lane will be closed, with temporary signals controlling the traffic through the other open lane.  The lane reduction is necessary to replace the existing bridge beams.  Work on this project is expected to complete by this winter.

 


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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

The Bond County Historical Society met on Tuesday night.  At the meeting, Society President John Coleman said the date for this year's Pie and Ice Cream Social and Muny Band Concert on the grounds of the Hoiles-Davis Museum was set for June 26th. The historical society also recently bought a new computer. 


UNIT 2 STUDENT ATTENDANCE ADJUSTMENT

 

Students in the Bond County Unit 2 School District will have an early dismissal today (Thursday).  Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento will dismiss at 2PM, the Greenville Jr. High will dismiss at 2:05PM and the Unit 2 High School will dismiss at 2:07PM.  School will not be in session on Friday due to a teacher in-service day.

 

Report cards will be issued Monday.  Buses will run their regular morning schedule with school dismissing at 9am.


SECTIONAL VICTORY FOR HIGHLAND BULLDOGS BASEBALL TEAM

 

Jake Odorizzi allowed his first earned run of the year, as a Highland High School pitcher, yesterday, but Highland scored 5 times to beat Marion 5 to 1 in the opening round of the Class 3A Sectional playoffs in Centralia. Highland's next game will be this Saturday at 11am against Charlston in Centralia.  And you can hear that game live on WGEL Radio.    


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