6-2-2008

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ROLLOVER INJURY ACCIDENT NEAR PATRIOTS PARK SATURDAY NIGHT

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department was called to a rollover injury accident Saturday night around 10:30PM, on Route 140 near Patriot's Park.  The Greenville Fire Department was paged to the scene to extricate the victim, who was trapped in the vehicle.  According to police, the victim was ARCHed to another hospital and according to witnesses, both lanes of Route 140 were closed down, while emergency personnel were on scene.  No other details are available at this time.

 

The Sheriff's Department is also investigating several reports of theft in the area.  The first was from property on Wheat Street, where a stereo, valued at $150 was taken from a vehicle.  The second was reported from property on Country Lanes where an ATM card was taken from the vehicle and a gas can taken from the porch.  Police are also looking into the theft of two go-karts from Taylorville RV and Marine.


LAWMAKERS BEAT DEADLINE; PASS $60 BILLION BUDGET

It will not be another year of budget battles at the Illinois capitol.  Lawmakers beat their midnight deadline, and have agreed to an almost $60 billion state budget.  The new spending plan is about $2 billion larger than last year’s.  It includes about a half a billion-dollars more for education.  Human service programs and providers are also set for an increase from Springfield.  The plan does not contain a solid plan to pay for everything.  Republicans say the plan is badly out of balance, by as much as $2 billion dollars. 

 

Democrats say Governor Blagojevich will have the final say on what stays, but the Governor says he can’t believe he won’t get a balanced budget. He’s vague about whether he’ll trim the plan, or call lawmakers back to give him what he wants.  Last year, lawmakers battled until August to get a budget, and for several months after that to come to terms on the state’s other financial problems.

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PICTURES NEEDED FOR RELAY LUMINARY CEREMONY

 

The 10th annual Bond County Relay for Life is just around the corner.  WGEL spoke with Jo Sussenbach, Luminary Chair for the relay, about a new addition to the Luminary Ceremony this year.

 

This year the luminary ceremony will consist of interviews with cancer patients and their caregivers and pictures of survivors and those who have lost their battle to cancer.  The interviews and pictures will be displayed on a large screen behind the stage.

 

Anyone who has pictures they would like to share, can email them to Jo at JoSussenbach@sbcglobal.net or call 664-7355. The 10th Annual Bond County Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 20th at the Bond County Fair Grounds.  

 

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UNIT 2 BOARD HOLD SPECIAL MEETING; EXPELLLS STUDENT

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education held a special meeting Wednesday evening.  According to the board minutes, a student named as "student D08" was found to have violated school rules under drug possession.  Board members voted to have 'Student D08" expelled from school and all school related activities for the remainder of this year and the entire 2008-2009 school year. 

 

The first semester of the upcoming school year, the student will be allowed to apply for enrollment at the New Approach Alternative School. The second semester of the expulsion will be held in abeyance and the student will be allowed to return to the Unit 2 High School under the conditions of successfully completing a drug counseling program and drug testing.

 

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YOUTH FISHING DERBY AT PATRIOT'S PARK LAKE

 

The Illinois Free Fishing Days are set for June 6-9. During those four days, anyone is allowed to fish without a fishing license. Several events are planned throughout the state during that time, in partnerships with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Locally, there will be a Youth Fishing Derby on June 6th at Patriot's Park Lake. The event is designed for youth 15 and under, and those old enough to fish with little to no help from parents. 

 

Registration runs from 9-9:30am that morning at the Lake Pavilion, with the derby to be held from 9:30-10:45am.  Awards will be handed out at 11am.  Parents are allowed to fish with their children, but will can not be registered in the derby.  For more information, contact the Kingsbury Park District at 664-4969.


SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

 

The Greenville City Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 7:30PM.  Items on the agenda include a TIF agreement with Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and a proposal from Hoelscher Engineering for review of the proposed Ameren Pump Station on East Fork Shoal Creek.


PARADE ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR ALHAMBRA HOMECOMING

 

The Alhambra Homecoming is just around the corner, scheduled for June 13th and 14th.  All levels of parade entries are currently being sought for the event. This year's theme is "Dr. Suess."  Parents are encouraged to help decorate bicycles and wagons for the parade.  The parades will run Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 6PM.

 

New this year, at the homecoming, will be a ride matinee on Saturday from noon to 4PM.  A Kid Olympics will be held and a special guest from the St. Louis Science Center will be bringing Segways to ride. Friday night's entertainment will be provided by Peter Dragon, while Buzz the Dawg will perform Saturday night. Organizations interested in having stands at the homecoming can call 635-5657 for more details.

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OBITUARIES

MARY E. FIELDS

 

Mary E. Fields, 87 of Highland, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday at Highland Healthcare Center.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Mary E. Fields will be held Tuesday at 11am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday from 5-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made toe the Highland Healthcare Center.


RUTH ELLA HALLER-KOLAK

 

Ruth Ella Haller-Kolak, age 89, of Pocahontas, passed away Saturday, May 31st, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 89 year-old Ruth Haller-Kolak will be Wednesday at 11:00 am, at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Interment will be in Hug Cemetery in Millersburg.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 8:00 - 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice.


VIRGINIA L. DOTRAY

 

Virginia L. Dotray, 78 of Altamont, formerly of Greenville, passed away Friday in Altamont.  Graveside funeral services for 78 year-old Virginia L. Dotray will be held Wednesday at 2PM at the Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson, TN.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials may be made to the New Hope Church of Effingham or Lincoln Land Hospice.


 

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