02-25-2009

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES NEXT FAMILY

 

Bond County Habitat for Humanity has exciting news.  President of the Board of Directors Dave Trover made the announcement Monday of the fifth family in Bond County to benefit from Habitat for Humanity.

Howard and Stephanie Haller, of Pocahontas, along with their seven children, will soon move into the five bedroom, three bathroom home.  Trover said this is one of the biggest homes Habitat has built in Bond County.  The home is not given away.  Habitat for Humanity offers the family a no-interest loan in return for sweat equity.  The family will have to provide 400 hours of work toward the construction of their new home. Trover says a tentative start date for building is in mid-March.


ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON MILLERSBURG ROAD

 

Bond County Sheriff's Department Officers responded to a report of an accident with injuries Monday night at the intersection of Millersburg Road and Greene Cemetery Road.  Brandon M. St. Jean, age 16, of Greenville was northbound on Millersburg Road, attempting to turn left onto Greene Cemetery Road when, according to the police report, he failed to reduce his speed.  He lost control of his 2000 Cavalier, colliding with a 1995 Mustang, driven by Jesse Jones, age 18, of Pocahontas.  Highland - Pierron Fire Department personnel responded and transported St. Jean to St. Joseph Hospital in Highland for treatment.  Jones and a passenger in the St. Jean car were not injured.  St. Jean was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


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POCAHONTAS FIRST GRADER WINS COLORING AWARD

 

A first grader from Pocahontas was entered in a state coloring contest and walked away with second place honors. Jackson Fenton was entered by his art teacher Amy Gruner, along with five other Pocahontas first and second graders, in the Illinois Music Educator Association's 2009 Art Cover Contest. Jackson was competing against students as old as sixth grade, but his artwork proved worthy enough for second place. The theme this year was to illustrate the phrase "We are the music makers, we are the dreamer of dreams."

 

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HEALTH OCCUPATIONS APTITUDE TEST

 

Kaskaskia College will be administering a Health Occupations Aptitude test on the KC main campus, Friday, February 27. Students who are interested in applying for the Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology or Veterinary Technician programs must take this test before being admitted. The test is February 27, at 9:00 AM and at 1:00 PM and participants must pre-register. The fee for the test is $20. Call Scott Wersman at 545-3053 or Sandra Neabuhr at 545-3157 to register or to get more information.

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SPORTS

COMETS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 

The Greenville High School Comet's boys basketball team played Litchfield at the Pana Regional last night. It was the fourth meeting of the year between the 2 schools with the Comets winning the other 3 games. By using a tough defense and controlling the boards the Comets took an early lead and never looked back. They dominated the 4th quarter to beat the Purple Panthers 61-36. The Comets improve to 24-5 for the season, and next play either Pana or Vandalia Friday night at 7:30 in Pana for the Regional Championship. Listen to he game live right here on WGEL 101.7FM.


OBITUARIES

SHIRLEY V. STROHMEIER

 

Shirley V. Strohmeier, age 79, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, February 24, at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for Shirley Strohmeier will be Friday, at 10:00 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Immanuel UCC Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and Friday, from 8:00 - 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Immanuel United Church of Christ in Hamel.


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