7-9-2008



SUICIDE IN SILVER LAKE

 

The identity, of the man whose body was recovered from Silver Lake on Monday, has been released.  William Woolsey, age 51 of Granite City, was seen standing on the I-70 bridge over Silver Lake, near Highland, around 5:30 Monday morning.  Officers responding could not find Woosley, but did find a car near the site.  A search of the water was started and Woolsey’s body was found about 50 feet south of the bridge, in 15 feet of water.  The investigation, by the Illinois State Police, continues, but there is no indication of foul play.  The Madison County Coroner indicated there is evidence to suggest that this was an intentional act.  Divers from the O’fallon Underwater Search and recovery team recovered the body. 


BURGLARY AT LOCAL CHURCH

 

Greenville Police are investigating a burglary at the St. Lawrence Church on Prairie Street.  Officers are working with church personnel to determine what was taken.  The burglary was reported Monday morning at 9:15.  No other details have been released. 


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SPECIAL UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education held a special meeting Monday morning.  The proposal to allow students from the Sorento and Pocahontas schools to play on the Greenville Junior High Baseball and Track teams was approved.  A few years ago, Sorento and Pocahontas were both compelled to drop their baseball teams due to inability to field a full team.  This new agreement will allow students, who want to play, a chance to join the Bluejays team.  The board also approved the hiring of Tom Broomfield as an assistant football coach, Tonja Stacklein as a Title One teacher, and Kristin Schaefer as a 2nd Grade teacher.


GOVERNOR CALLS ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE TO SPECIAL BUDGET SESSION

 

Governor Blagojevich has called the state legislature to special session July 9th, to address the state's budget.  The state budget, passed in May, has a $2 billion gap between revenues and spending.  The Governor has specific proposals, for consideration, and says that if they are not passed, he will call another special session July 10th.  According to Senator Watson, legislators have little hope that the extraordinary session will resolve the ongoing conflict, and the real problem, with the current gridlock over the budget negotiations, is the continuing lack of leadership and infighting among the Democrats, who control all of state government.

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BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY SPONSORED BY VFW

 

VFW Post 1377 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, July 3rd, with thirty-six units collected.  Timothy Lindley earned an 18-gallon pin, Gary Willman a 10-gallon pin, and Joseph Leidner and Jim Cruthis four-gallon pins.  Kristine Walker, Norman Montgomery and Rose Renfro received blood drop pins as first-time donors.

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OBITUARIES

BETTY WARD

 

Betty Ward, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old Betty Ward are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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