Just after noon Sunday Bond County Sheriff personnel as well as Pocahontas Old Ripley emergency personnel, assisted by Alhambra personnel, were called to the scene of a car that hit a telephone pole with a woman trapped in the vehicle. Jennifer Doty, age 19 of Sorento, had to be extricated from the 99 Pontiac Grand-AM she was driving after it left Bauman Road about a tenth of a mile South of Route 140. Jennifer Doty was transferred to St. Joseph Hospital in Highland; the telephone pole was snapped in two and Ameren was called to repair downed lines.





Law enforcement officers across Illinois are taking to the streets, highways, and roads, carrying the Special Olympics torch to help raise funds for their hometown sports heroes - the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.  Leg 4, the metro-Illinois leg, will include Greenville, and Greenville Officers will be carrying the torch Thursday, June 12th, beginning at 11:10 am, from the Southwestern Electric parking lot to the Courthouse square, a distance of four miles.  Leg 4 ends with a BBQ on the square in Greenville.  For additional information, call Russ Rieke at 664-2131.




The Illinois Department on Aging is warning senior citizens about apparent attempts to confuse and con seniors who are still waiting for their economic stimulus checks. The scam emails try to get people to reveal their personal and financial information in order for the scammers to commit identity theft. The bogus emails reference the topic of direct deposit of stimulus checks and contain a fraudulent hyperlink to a form that requests personal bank account information. These emails are not from the IRS; the IRS has a clear policy of not initiating communication with taxpayers via email. To find out when your check will arrive, contact the IRS directly.



Drivers caught using disability parking placards or disability license plates, to park illegally in spaces designated for people with disabilities, will now face increased fines of up to $1,000.00, according to Secretary of State Jesse White.  This new law, which became effective June 1st, specifies a fine of $750.00 for the second offense and $1,000.00 for the third or subsequent offense.  Violators may also have his/her driving privileges, as well as the disability license plates or placard, suspended or revoked.  Half of each fine collected will be distributed to the law enforcement agency that issued the citation and half will go into the Secretary of State Police Services Fund.



It’s been a great first two days for the celebrity pie auction on WGEL Radio.  In two days listeners and pie bakers have raised over $5,000 for the Bond County Relay for life.  Tuesday’s one day total was an amazing $3520.45.  Join us Wednesday for the last day of the pie auction, the list of bakers is below. 


Wed June 11


6:30AM         Joe Doll & Darryl Bolen


7AM              Coach Todd Cantrill


7:30AM         City Manager Dave Willey


8AM              Kathy Sugg


8:30AM         Tim Watson from Arthur Young in Vandalia


9AM              Superintendent Melanie Allen


Randy Hessenauer


Randy Hessenauer, 48 of Pocahontas, passed away on Sunday at Barnes Hospital.  Funeral services for 48 year old Randy Hessenauer will be held Thursday, June 12th at 2pm at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Internment will be in Brown Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1pm Thursday until time of service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the family. 


Evelyn Senn


Evelyn Senn, 92 of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center.  Funeral services for 92 year old Evelyn Senn will be Wednesday, June 11th at 2pm at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 1pm until service time at the funeral home.


Garry Wall


Garry Wall, 65 of Sorento, passed away Sunday at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral services for 65 year old Garry Wall will be Wednesday at 11AM at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery.


Horace Williams


Horace Williams, 86 of Greenville, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Sunday at Cardinal Hill Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 86 year old Horace Williams will be held on Wednesday, June 11th at 10am at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, burial in Shiloh Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, June 10th from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

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