8-20-2008



 

BETHALTO MAN KILLED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT

 

The Madison County Sheriff's Office is reporting the death of Lucas A. Wiemers, age 21, of Bethalto.  Wiemers reportedly drove a tractor, with a wagon attached, in a parade at the Prarietown Picnic, Saturday, August 16th.  After the parade, Wiemers was driving the tractor in a friend's field when it hit a rut, throwing him from the seat.  The rear wheels ran over him, causing injury.  Wiemers was transported to a hospital in Staunton where he was later pronounced dead by the Macoupin County Coroner's Office.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the case appears to be strictly accidental.

 


911 BOARD MEETING

 

At the most recent 911 board meeting, it was recommended that an administrative assistant be hired to help coordinator Alan Davis.  Davis also said a recent lightning strike, at the municipal building, did cause damage to two computers and power sources.  However, the computers that were damaged were already earmarked to be replaced and the damage did not compromise the 911 system. 

 


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GREEN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED ARSON

 

37 year-old Lewis E. Green Jr., of Greenville, was charged for the fire that burned a mobile home on Yellow Street.  Just after midnight on Sunday morning, Greenville Firefighters were called to 1301 Yellow Street, to the mobile home owned by Natasha Green.  Lewis Green Jr. is charged with alleged residential arson and knowingly partially damaging property. The Greenville Fire Department reported the damage estimates between 10,000 to nearly 25,000 dollars.  A court date is set for September 11th, at the Bond County Courthouse. 


BILL DESIGNED TO PROTECT DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS BECOMES LAW

 

Senate Bill 2719 was signed into law recently, allowing global positioning satellite tracking to monitor domestic abuse offenders who violate orders of protection.  Monitoring will provide both the victim and law enforcement with immediate warning if the offender gets too close to the safety zones as stated in the order of protection.  Judges will be allowed to decide whether the GPS system is appropriate based upon the circumstances of each case.

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AUGUST 18 POLICE REPORT

 

Mulberry Grove Firemen were paged Sunday afternoon, at 2:03, to McDowell's Auction lot on South Maple Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, a two-ton truck was being towed to the lot when a fire broke out in the dash of the vehicle, due to electrical wiring problems.  Volkmar estimated the damage at $1,000.00.  No injuries resulted and firemen were on the scene for about half an hour.

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department was notified Sunday night of an attempted burglary at a clubhouse on Happy Hollow Lane in Shoal Creek Bottoms.  Someone apparently cut a hole in a screened porch and damaged a door in an effort to gain entry to the building.  Nothing was reported missing.


 GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON SPEEDERS

 

To further enhance traffic safety and reduce fatalities Governor Blagojevich announced last week that the Illinois State Police will join the Illinois Department of Transportation in a new enforcement program that would put speed cameras on highways to crack down on reckless drivers.  This program involves reducing the speed of motorists on Illinois interstates with the deployment of Photo Speed Enforcement (PSE) cameras. The cameras will be deployed on each interstate throughout Illinois.  The revenues generated from the initiative would be targeted to hire an additional 500 troopers to the ranks of Illinois State Police over the next three years.

 

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles continue their great start with a 3-0 win over St. Elmo on Tuesday.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Eagles baseball team lost 14-11 to St. Elmo. 

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team will play at O’Fallon Fulton today. 


OBITUARIES

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