MOTORCYCLE FATALITIES RISE
While significant progress has occurred to reduce fatalities among passenger vehicles, motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise, currently representing our nation's greatest highway traffic safety challenge. In 2007, 157 fatalities and well-over 3,000 injuries were recorded in Illinois alone. District 11 Commander Captain Jerry Culp says his troopers will focus on the Four E's; Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. Culp says if they are successful with the first 3 E's, there will be fewer crashes, and fewer calls to EMS, which is the fourth E, Emergency Medical Service. Although Illinois does not mandate wearing helmets, use of approved helmets boots and gloves is strongly recommended.
WORK COMMENCES ON BALLPARK VILLAGE
Work is scheduled to begin immediately on the Ballpark Village site, next to Busch Stadium. Fall 2010 is the scheduled completion date for the first-phase of construction.
VIRGINIA W. HOILES
Virginia Hoiles, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Memorial Services are pending. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Oaks Nursing Home or the Greenville Public Library. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
HAROLD R. MILES
Harold R. Miles, age 87, of Vandalia, passed away Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, at the First Christian Church in Vandalia. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Friends may call today from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Holt & File Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Vandalia. Harold Miles is the father of Pattie White of Greenville.
FERN I. SMITH
Fern I. Smith, age 101, of rural Vandalia, passed away Friday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, August 12th, at 3:00 PM, at McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Friends may call Tuesday after 1:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to Fair Oaks Nursing Home Activities Department.
REVEREND ALBERT M. GREEN
Reverend Albert M. Green, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am Tuesday until service time, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Citizen's Center or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.
ELIZABETH L. KNEBEL
Elizabeth L. Knebel, age 79, of Pierron, passed away Saturday at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 12th at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Pierron. Friends may call today from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Elizabeth is the stepdaughter of Caroline Collman of Greenville.
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