5-18-2009

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ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TURLEY AWARD RECEPTION

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The Crowd gathered for Annual Turley Award

 

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gerald Turley Memorial Award reception Thursday night at Mabry’s.  The first Turley Award recipient was the first presenter Thursday.  Senator Frank Watson presented an award of Appreciation and Acheivment to Henry Metzger for his decades of work in Greenville.  Henry Metzger said thank you, not only to Watson but all his friends, employees and patrons.

 

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Henry Metzger with his son Terri and Frank Watson and Frank Joy in Background

 

The evening then moved to Dr. Boyd McCracken, the 16th receipent of the Gerald Turley Memorial Award.  Speakers included family, friends and co-workers of McCracken during his lifetime of medical service.  A few highlightes of Dr. McCracken’s career include the Illinois Family Doctor of the Year Award in 1977,  president of the Bond County Health Board from 1966-78, a member of the Medical Advisory Board to the Secretary of State, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Blackburn College.  One story told at the recepition concerned the birth of Utlaut Memorial Hospital, now known as Greenville Regional Hospital.  Dr. McCracken was one of the group that approached Mary Utlaut about her gift that started the hospital.  It was said that Mrs. Utlaut intended to use that money for a nursing home, but when Dr. McCracken said the community would be served better by a hospital, Mrs. Utlaut’s respect for Dr. McCracken's opinion changed her mind and she gave the money to start the hospital instead. 

 

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The Night's Honoree Dr. Boyd E. McCracken


FATAL ACCIDENT MACOUPIN COUNTY SATURDAY

 

A fatal accident occurred early Saturday morning in Macoupin County. According to Illinois State Police, at 12:52 AM, a 2005 Chevy pick-up, driven by 21 year-old Nathan Crays of Palmyra, was traveling westbound on Nine Mile Road, approximately one half mile west of Lead Line Road, West of Virden, when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. A passenger, 21 year-old Abni Jackson of Palmyra was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other passengers, 21 year-old Cody Moore of Franklin, 20 year-old Randy Callarman of Modesto and 21 year-old Logan Huson of Palmyra, along with Crays, were taken to St. John's Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver and all the passengers were allegedly not wearing seatbelts. Crays was charged with alleged driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, driving to fast for conditions, improper lane usage and failure to wear a seatbelt.

 

 

GREENVILLE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT NEXT WEEKEND

 

Greenville College's 117th Commencement exercises will be Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, in the Crum Recreation Center.  The Adult, Graduate Studies and UTEP commencement will be at 2:00 PM Saturday with Dr. Steven Hollar of Warsaw, Indiana delivering the commencement address.  Commencement for traditional graduates will be at 3:00 PM Sunday.  Dr. Edward McKinley of Wilmore, Kentucky is the speaker for Sunday's commencement.

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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET TUESDAY

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Mulberry Grove Board of Education will be Tuesday, May 19, at 7:00 PM in the District Media Center.  On the agenda are a PBIS report, principal and dean reports, superintendent's report, and a closed session to discuss district finance, personnel, negotiations, and possible litigation.

 




GREENVILLE FEDERAL INMATE SENTENCED FOR NEW OFFENSE

 

Alireza Hendijani, age 30, an inmate at FCI-Greenville, was sentenced May 13 in the United States District Court in East St. Louis for one count of possession of a weapon by a federal inmate.  The violation occurred September 15, when correctional officers at FCI-Greenville discovered an ice pick type weapon in a recreation bag in Hendijani's secured locker.  Hendijani pled guilty February 18 and was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, three years supervised release, fined $100.00 and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment.  The new sentence will run consecutively with the sentence he is currently serving.

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OBITUARIES

JOY M. SOHN

 

Joy M. Sohn, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 17, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old Joy Sohn are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

 

ADALINE F. AMMANN

 

Adaline F. Ammann, age 93, of Highland, passed away Friday, May 15 at her residence. Funeral services for Adaline Ammann will be at 11:00 AM Monday, May 18, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Monday, from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at the funeral home.


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