GRANITE CITY MAN CHARGED WITH GRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Frank J. Castillo, age 39, of Granite City, was recently taken into custody by a Madison County Sheriff's Deputy. According to the Sheriff's Department report, a neighbor called police after hearing gunshots and observing Castillo putting a dog in the back of his truck. A Deputy stopped Castillo's truck and observed a white Akita Sheppard mix breed dog bleeding from the head. Castillo told the Deputy that the dog came into his yard, from a neighbor's home, and bit his Chihauhau dog. He admitted shooting the dog. The Deputy transported Castillo to the Madison County Jail where he was held pending formal charges for alleged cruelty to animals.
MELVIN L SMITH
Melvin L. Smith, age 82, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Friday April 24th at St. Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield MO. Funeral services for Melvin Smith will be 12PM Tuesday April 28th at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in McInturf Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am until 12PM at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bond Co. Health Department or Disabled American Veterans.
Dennis Thacker, age 57, of Old Ripley, passed away Thursday, April 23, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Memorial services for 57 year-old Dennis Thacker were held Saturday, at 11:00 AM, at the County Line Family Church in Donnellson. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.
CLARA I. DUBACH
Clara I. Dubach, age 83, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 25, at Vista Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lewisville, Texas. Funeral services for 83 year-old Clara Dubach will be Wednesday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the National Aphasia Association.