03-17-2009

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

 

GREENVILLE MAN CHARGED IN ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

 

Charges have been filed against a Greenville man for alleged predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.  42 year-old Leonard W. Barnhart was charged with two class X felonies for allegedly committing a sexual act with a child under 13 years of age, from December 2004 to December 2006.  Barnhart was also charged with two counts of alleged criminal sexual assault between the dates of December 14, 2006 to October 2007.  At news time Barnhart was being held at the Bond County Jail on $500,000 bail, and is ordered to have no contact with any individuals under 18 years old. A preliminary hearing is set for April 8th at the Bond County Courthouse.     


ROLLOVER ACCIDENT AT HIGHLAND/PIERRON EXIT

 

We have additional information on the condition of a Breese man, involved in a rollover accident early Saturday morning.  According to a spokesman at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jerome Eilers is in fair condition, as of Monday morning.  Illinois State Police responded at approximately 3:00 AM Saturday to the scene of a rollover accident near the Highland/Pierron exit on I-70.  According to the police report, Eilers, age 35, of Breese, was traveling eastbound on I-70 near the Rt. 143 exit when he drove off the right side of the road.  When he tried to re-gain control, Eilers overcompensated and rolled his 1992 red Geo Tracker numerous times, coming to rest near the median. Eilers was unconscious with serious injuries and was extracted from his vehicle. He was flown by helicopter to Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis.


LIFETIME HONORARY MEMBERS OF GREENVILLE NAMED

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors has appointed Doctor Boyd A. McCracken and Doctor Charles R. Daisy lifetime honorary board members.  Both men served the Greenville community for many years as local family physicians and each has served on the hospital board of directors for 26 years.  Board of Directors Chairman Morris L. Bond said, "These men have demonstrated great leadership for the local medical community throughout their careers and I am very pleased that the community will continue to benefit from their professional knowledge and experience."


FAIR BOARD DISCUSSES 2009 DEMO PLANS

 

The March meeting of the Bond County Fair Board was held recently at the Bradford Room. A co-chairman for Relay-for-Life asked to use the fairgrounds for June 4,5,6. The request was approved. The Civil War Re-enactment Group updated the board on the re-enactment at the Bond County Fair. The group's plans were progressing nicely. The Demo Derby Superintendent reported that he has an announcer and crew to supervise the derby and has completed the rules for the derby. Harness racing will take place Thursday night at 6:00 PM at the fair. Finally, in closed session, the contract for beer sales was discussed.


BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

 

The Bond County Board will meet tonight in their regular meeting at the Bond County Courthouse. George Shaw will address the board about a request of rezone in Old Ripley.  Anna Oestreich from the Bond County Senior Center will update the board on the application for the stimulus package. In other business the board will receive a request from the Doll Family Partnership to solicit Colt Coal Company for written commitment. The board will meet in the courthouse boardroom tonight at 7:30.


TURLEY AWARD NOMINEES

 

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce board of directors met recently and the Gerald Turley Award presentation was on the agenda. The Turley Committee is looking for nominations for this year's award. If you would like to suggest a possible nominee, drop a note to the Chamber, at P.O. Box 283, Greenville.

 





OBITUARIES

LOUIS J. "BOZO" MARKUS

 

Louis J. "Bozo" Markus, age 94, of Aviston, passed away Friday, March 13th. Funeral services for Louis "Bozo" Markus will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 17, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston.

 

JOHN T. "TIM" GUNN

 

John T. "Tim" Gunn, age 59, of Highland, passed away Saturday, March 14, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  A memorial service for John Gunn will be Thursday, at 8:00 PM at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Thursday, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Hospital.

 

JOSEPH W. "JOE" THERION

 

Joseph W. "Joe" Therion, age 67, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, March 15, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident December 24, 2008.  Funeral services for Joseph Therion will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Trenton American Legion Baseball team.

 

PAUL A. FEHRMANN

 

Paul A. Fehrmann, of Highland, passed away Saturday, March 14, at St. Josephs Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for Paul Fehrmann will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 17, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 

ALICE M. SCHANTZ

 

Alice M. Schantz, age 69, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 12, at Kindred Hospital-Bay Area Tampa, in Florida.  Funeral services for Alice Schantz will be Wednesday, at 10:00 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the United Church of Christ of Marine.

 

BETTY E. BLUNT

 

Betty E. Blunt, 81, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 13, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville. Funeral services for Betty Blunt will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 17, at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

 

DONATA M. ABSHER

 

Donata M. Absher, 47, of Carlyle, formally of Bartelso, passed away Friday, March 13, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for Donata Absher will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 17, at St. Cecelia Church in Bartelso. Burial will follow in St. Cecelia Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


 

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