01-27-2009

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WINTER STORM HITS METRO EAST….AGAIN

 

The snow and freezing rain started Monday evening and continued into the evening hours and Tuesday morning.  The totals for Greenville were a quarter of an inch of freezing rain and one and one half inches of snow.  The weather forced most local schools, including all Bond County schools, to close.  Also SIUE and Kaskaskia College have cancelled classes for Tuesday.

 

More snow is expected today.  It could total two more inches, and bring the grand total of snow from this storm system to three to five inches.  A winter storm warning is in effect until 6PM Tuesday night.  Tune to WGEL Radio, 101.7FM, for up to the date weather information for Bond and surrounding counties.   


GOVERNOR BOYCOTTS TRIAL

 

The first-ever impeachment trial of an Illinois Governor began Monday.

 

The Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno said that although it is unfortunate the state has to write this chapter in Illinois history it is a fair and open process.  The first orders of business were for Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice, Thomas Fitzgerald, to acknowledge that the Governor did not appear and to enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf.  The Senate then began accepting the motions and evidence filed by the House Prosecutor.  Although the schedule allowed for the Governor or his legal counsel to also submit motions, evidence and documents, no motions were filed because the Governor is boycotting the trial.

 

The trail is set to continue today at 10AM, and will include tesitmoney from FBI Special Agent, Dan Cain. Cain is one of the main investigators in the federal case agaisnt Blagojevich and has been given permission to verify the legitiamcy of several recordings of the Governor.


UNIT 2 BOARD HIRES NEW CHEERLEADING COACH

 

Following a closed session at the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting earlier this week, Elizabeth Mollet was hired to be the cheerleading coach at Greenville High School.

 


BRADFORD BANK RECOGNIZES EMPLOYEES

 

Bradford National Bank recently held it's 16th annual employee appreciation dinner at Mabry's Restaurant in Greenville. Eight employees received recognition for years of service.  Senior vice president and chief lending officer, Dennis Ennen, was recognized for 25 years of service along with accounting supervisor and assistant cashier, Darla Lohman, recognized for 40 years of service.  Also during the program, Robert Horsall was honored with a Friend of Bradford award. This is an award to a non-employee who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the bank. Horsfall has been commissioned by the bank for over 30 years to create original pen and ink drawings which are made available to the community as prints and calendars and used in marketing.


BOND COUNTY HOME EXTENSION HOSTS BELGIUM DINNER

 

The Bond County Homemakers' Extension will hold an International Belgium banquet Monday, February 2, at 6:00 PM. in the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Featured speakers for the evening will be Al and Emily Moore.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 664-3665.


LEAVE ACCESS ON SNOW ROUTES

 

The City of Greenville is asking all residents NOT to park on the streets of snow routes.  With the snowfall, the city asks residents to leave access for the snow plows.




OBITUARIES

CECIL BILL CARRICO

 

Cecil "Bill" Carrico, age 86 of Greenville, formerly of Keyesport, passed away Saturday Jan 24th at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral Services for Cecil Carrico will be on Wednesday Jan 28th at 10am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in O'Fallon.  Visitation will be Tuesday Jan 27th from 4-7PM at Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation.


CHARLOTTE OARY

 

Charlotte Oary, age 72, of Sorento, passed away Saturday, January 24th, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Charlotte Oary will be Wednesday, at 11:30 AM, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 AM until service time at the funeral home.


GEORGE B. HILL JR.

 

George B. Hill Jr., age 40 of Kane formerly of Greenville and Nokomis, passed away Sunday January 25th at his home.  Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Smithgrove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville from 5-8PM Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the family. 


 

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