MAN CONVICTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES
25 year-old Eric Figueroa, of Hialeah, Florida was charged with alleged residential burglary and theft on August 25, 2007. Figueroa allegedly entered Jorge and Gina Casa's home in Greenville and allegedly stole a men's watch, a computer, and women's jewelry, totaling more then $10,000. Figueroa plead not guilty in February. According to records at the Bond County Courthouse, he was convicted of burglary on March 18 and sentenced to five years in IDOC.
GREENVILLE FFA BANQUET SCHEDULED
The Greenville FFA Chapter's Annual Parent and Member Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 PM in the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church in Greenville. Confirmation of plans to attend are requested by March 24.
GRASS FIRE BURNS 30 ACRES
Smithboro Firemen responded to a fire call Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Avery Branch Road. According to firemen on the scene and Fire Chief Dale Deverick, the resident had been burning a fence row and when the wind shifted, the fire got out of control. By the time firemen arrived, the fire had burned a fairly large area of grass and brush. An estimated 30 acres of grass were burned before the fire could be brought under control. Mulberry Grove Firemen responded with manpower and equipment to provide mutual aid. Firemen were on the scene for a little over two hours. No injuries resulted.
COMETS WIN DOUBLEHEADER
The Greenville Comets baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday at home to open their season. In the first game the Comets trailed late against Sherard but pulled ahead by 1 run going into the 7th after Sherard tied it in the seventh the Comets scored in the bottom of the inning to win 7-6. In the second game the Comets scored 14 runs in the first 3 innings against Harvard and cruised to a lopsided 16-4 5 inning victory. The next broadcast of Comets baseball will be Saturday March 28th as the Comets take on Teutopolis.
79 year-old Edward Zeller, of rural New Douglas, passed away Thursday, March 19, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for Edward Zeller will be Monday, March 23, at 11:00 AM, at Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
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