09-30-2008

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MEN INDICTED ON TAX CHARGES

 

According to United States Attorney Courtney Cox, on September 17th, William Cunagin, of Litchfield, and Allen Ottensmeier, of Highland, were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury, in East St. Louis, on an eleven count indictment charging them with a variety of alleged criminal activities.  Cunagin and Ottensmeier are both charged in Count One with alleged conspiracy to impede, impair, obstruct and defeat the functions of the IRS in the ascertainment, computation, assessment, and collection of federal taxes.  The violation is alleged to have taken place sometime between September 2002 and September 2006, in Madison County.  Cunagin is also charged with an alleged attempt to evade or defeat tax and with allegedly failing to file tax returns.  Ottensmeier is charged with allegedly making a false statement.  Both men could face imprisonment and a fine of $25,000.  


NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER

 

Ground was broken September 25th for the new Mt. Vernon Readiness Center that will become the home to units from the Illinois Army National Guard and Army Reserves. The $23 million federally-funded readiness center will replace the Mt. Vernon and Salem Armories. It will include maintenance bays, classrooms, simulation rooms, storage areas, and a physical fitness room, among other amenities. A secure military vehicle parking lot will also be built.  The Readiness Center is expected to be a team building environment focused on training and readiness. Expected completion date is August 2010.


GREENVILLE BAND RECIEVES FIRST PLACE

 

We had a chance to talk with Bond County Unit 2 High School Band Director, Ryan Thomason, to get details on the great success the Greenville High School Marching Band had this weekend. Saturday, the band traveled an hour and a half to Sparta, Illinois where they took part in the parade, took home first place in Division AA, and also received best musical performance for class 2 AA. The band performed their rendition of Booker T and the MG’s "Green Onions."   

 


CHANGES IN UNIT #2 REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE

 

There will be no school for students in Bond County Unit #2 schools on Friday, October 3rd due to a teacher institute.  Schools will also be closed on Monday, October 13th, in observance of Columbus Day.

 




SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Greenville Lady Comets at Litchfield

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

 

Greenville Comets host Highland

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Comets soccer defeated East-Alton Wood River 6-0 on Monday.  Kyle Dannaman had four goals the Comets will next play Vandalia today. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

 

Greenville Lady Comets at Litchfield - South Central Conf. Tourn.

 

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles at Ramsey

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays 8th grade team lost to Litchfield 32-12, and the 7th grade team lost to Carlinville 39-28


OBITUARIES

ROLAND ROLLIE VULLIET JR

 

90 year-old Roland "Rollie" Vulliet Jr., of Highland, passed away Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

MELVIN "BARNEY" GUM

 

101 year-old Melvin "Barney" Gum, of Keyesport, passed away Friday, September 26th, at his residence. Funeral services for Melvin "Barney" Gum will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 30th, at Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery near Tamalco. Visitation is Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle.

 

TIMOTHY CROYLE

 

53 year-old Timothy "Tim" Croyle, of Alhambra, passed away Sunday, September 28th. Funeral services for Timothy Croyle will be Thursday, October 2nd, at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Thursday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.  


 

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