03-06-2009

 




 

MAN KILLED BY FALLING TREE

 

According to Bond County Coroner Alan Young, Charles "Renee" Mathewson was cutting down a tree and when the tree fell, it hit him in the head as he was attempting to get out of the way. Smithboro and Mulberry Grove First Responders were called to the residence on Pleasant Mound Avenue at about 7:30 PM Thursday.  Coroner Young pronounced Mathewson dead at 8:20 PM, at the emergency room at Greenville Regional Hospital.


 

MADIGAN SUES FIRM OVER DECEPTIVE STIMULUS PACKAGE ADS

 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against a Frankfort, Illinois advertising company, Prime Market Targeting, for allegedly airing deceptive commercials that falsely claim consumers would not pay sales tax on automobile purchases, as part of President Obama's stimulus package.  The lawsuit asks the court to permanently enjoin Prime Market Targeting from selling automobile-related advertising in Illinois.  The suit also seeks restitution for consumers, a $50,000 penalty per violation, and an additional $50,000 civil penalty.  If you think you have been the victim of consumer fraud, call 800-243-0618.

 

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GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WIN TRIP

 

Most students get their toys taken away if they play with them in class.  Greenville Elementary students in the Lego Robotics Club are encouraged to play. Two fifth graders have won an all-expense-paid trip to Houston, Texas for their Lego plow experiment. Joseph Richardson and Nicholas Watterson will be representing Greenville at the Houston Space Center this spring.  Elementary teacher Jackie Blumer said the students used Legos to construct a plow and then demonstrated multiple tasks.  The students went through an evaluation process to qualify for the trip. They filled out an application stating why Lego Robotics are important. 

The two students, along with Eric Ahern, will travel to Texas, April 29 through May 2.

IDOT TO SEEK BIDS ON LOCAL ROAD PROJECTS

 

According to State Senator Kyle McCarter, the Illinois Department of Transportation is preparing to okay a new round of road and bridge projects, two of which will be local.  The largest of the two local projects, valued at $1.25 million, consists of the construction of specialized retaining walls, a two-span steel beam bridge over U.S. Route 40 and the adjacent railroad, a realignment of Andrews Drive over U.S. 40, widening of the highway for turn lanes, and improvements to Wolf Industrial Drive.  The second project involves micro-surfacing on U.S. Route 40 from just west of King Road to the Fayette County line.  The estimated cost of this project is $300,000.

 

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SPRING FORWARD AND CHECK SMOKE DETECTORS

 

Daylight savings time begins this Sunday.  Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. While setting your clocks, it is also a good time to check and replace batteries in smoke detectors.


AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM BANQUET PLANNED

 

The American Farm Heritage Museum will be hosting their 4th annual Fundraising Banquet. Museum committee member Ollie Shaffer says there will be a special guest speaker from the EPA Board and he is looking forward to another good time at the banquet. The event will be this Saturday at Mabry's Restaurant in Greenville. Tickets are available at Watson's and at Bradford National Bank.



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SPORTS

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR GREENVILLE

 

Breese Central defeated Columbia Wednesday night with a score of 50-26.  The Comets will play Breese Central, Friday night in the Sectional Championship. You can hear the game live at 7:30 on WGEL.


OBITUARIES

JAMES C. HUBER

 

James C. Huber, age 81, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 3, at Highland Health Care Center.  A Memorial Mass for James Huber will be Monday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.  No visitation is scheduled.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

 

WILBERT "WIB" RUETER

 

Wilbert "Wib" Rueter, age 74, of Ferrin, passed away Tuesday, March 3, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services for Wilbert Rueter will be Friday, at 11:00 AM, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 AM, at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, and then at the church from 9:30 AM until service time.  Memorials are suggested to KFUO radio station or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Preschool.

 

ELIZABETH M. "BETTY" SCOTT

 

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Scott, age 71, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, March 4, at her home.  A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic - St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 - 9:45 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Liam Hammonds memorial foundation, Mater Dei High School, or St. Dominic Church.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 25% chance of thunder showers, high 70, low 54

SUNDAY - 65% chance of thunder storms, high 67, low 42


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for Public affairs.  We'll discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair with our guests Alan Gaffner, Lisa Ketchum and Jackie Oberg.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following your Bond County Area news at Noon, on WGEL.


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