3-30-2009

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ELEMENTARY STUDENTS LICENSED

 

Greenville elementary students are not old enough to drive, but 14 students are now licensed.  The local OKAW Valley Amatuer Radio Club got elementary students introduced to and excited about ham radios.  John King, along with club members, tested the kids over the course of six weeks and 14 now have their own ham radio license along with their own call letters.  The club raised funds to provide a few new radios for the students.  The kids will be able to use their radios to communicate with each other as well as connect with a direct link to the National Weather Service in St Charles, Missouri.  


TROY/MARYVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AUCTION

 

The Troy/Maryville Chamber of Commerce Benefit Auction will be Friday, April 17, at the Gateway Conference Center in Collinsville.  The theme for the event will be "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and  chamber of commerce board members will be dressed in baseball jerseys.  Dawn Mushill told us about some of the items that will be up for auction.  There will be two guitars, one autographed by Taylor Swift and the other by Kenny Chesney.  Other items on the list include a four-day / three-night stay at Cypress House in Key West, a Richard Petty driving experience, and a wine tasting at a local winery.  All auction items may be viewed on the chamber website at www.troymaryvillecoc.com. 

 

 

 

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FATAL ACCIDENT

 

A Trenton man negotiated a plea agreement in the car accident that resulted in the death of an Albers woman.  36 year-old Eric Wright has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  As part of the plea, charges of reckless homicide and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance were dismissed.  Sentencing will be Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 AM in Clinton County.  The car accident claimed the life of 53 year-old Judith Athmer in April 2008.

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DAMAGE TO GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN GREENVILLE

 

According to records at the Bond County Courthouse, a Greenville man has been charged with alleged criminal damage to government supported property.  36 year-old David Linville was charged on March 21st for allegedly damaging the back seat and floorboard of a Bond County squad car.  Linville was picked up and charged earlier that evening with two counts of alleged domestic battery. It's alleged that he pulled the hair of a family member and poked another in the throat and neck.  Linville is scheduled to be in court April 15th.



SHIMKUS SUPPORTS PRO LIFE BILLS

 

U.S. Congressman John Shimkus of Illinois recently announced his support of several Pro-Life Bills. These bills include prohibiting federal family planning funds from going to organizations that perform abortions, require an ultrasound before a woman can give informed consent to receive an abortion, prevent transportation of minors to cross state lines to circumvent state laws where parental involvement is required, and prohibit human cloning. Shimkus said "I am and always have been Pro-Life. I believe in the fundamental right to life, which begins at conception. My faith not only confirms this belief but strengthens it."


GREENVILLE COLLEGE AND KASKASKIA COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP

 

Greenville College and Kaskaskia College have expanded their partnership to include three new majors. Beginning this fall, Kaskaskia College students will have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in management, marketing or general studies, without leaving the Kaskaskia campus. These new majors parallel those offered on the Greenville College campus. Dr. Ed Blue, interim Greenville College president said, "Partnering with KC is a privilege because it is always a win win. I consider it an honor."


FREE COMPOST TO GREENVILLE RESIDENTS

 

The first batch of leaf compost is ready for distribution beginning April 1.  Public works department employees will load trucks Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM - noon.  Bring your truck to the location on South Second Street between South Central FS and the railroad tracks.  Please do not bring trucks larger than tandems.  If you have questions, call Bill Grider at 664-1644.

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OBITUARIES

ROBERT D. BATTLESON

 

Robert D. Battleson, age 80, of Columbus, IN, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 26, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 80 year-old Robert D. Battleson will be today, at the Columbus, Indiana Free Methodist Church.  Graveside services will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery at 11:30 AM Tuesday.  Friends may call Tuesday from 9:00 - 11:15 AM Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Robert is the father of David (Nancy) Battleson of Greenville.

 

ANN M. MEYER

 

Ann M. Meyer, age 81, of Highland, passed away Saturday, March 28, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Funeral services for 81 year-old Ann Meyer will be Wednesday, at 10:00 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Faith Countryside Homes.


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