6-24-2009



FATAL ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

An accident on US Route 66 killed a pedestrian early Monday morning.  According to the Illinois State Police, Tim Ellis was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile southbound on US 66 around 1:30 AM when he struck 36 year-old Derek Wey of Harvel, Illinois, killing Wey.  According to the state police report, Wey was standing in the middle of the highway.  Ellis, the driver, stopped after striking Wey and was himself transported to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, treated and released.  Wey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.  The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

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EDWARDSVILLE COUPLE CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY OF A CHILD

 

Derek T. Hill, Sr., age 21 and his wife Eva E. Hill, age 27, both of Edwardsville, were charged Monday, in Madison County Circuit Court, with felony charges of alleged aggravated battery of a child.  According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, as a result of an investigation by the Sheriff's Office and a representative of the Department of Children and Family Services, it was determined that the father had physically abused the two-year-old child.  The father had been allegedly beating the child with a belt and had put him into a clothes dryer.  The authorities observed bruises, scratches and a cigarette burn on his cheek.  The mother, Eva Hill was aware of the abuse but allegedly did nothing to protect the child.  The Hills have two children, a one-year-old and the two-year-old.  The children were taken into protective custody by the DCFS and Derek and Eva Hill were held in the Madison County Jail.  Bond was set at $50,000 on both subjects.

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education met recently. Last minute additions were made to the agenda. From a previous Building and Grounds Committee meeting, excavation work for a storage facility on the lot north of the current bus lot, was awarded to Slatton's Excavation, Inc. The work is estimated at about $23,500. Another storage facility, for sports equipment and other items, is proposed for the northeast corner of the football/track facility. This project has been awarded to Greenville Lumber and Landscape for a cost not to exceed $17,040. Assistant Superintendent Jeff Strieker said that after an aggressive letter writing campaign, the funds still due to the district from the state, may be received in the next few days. Finally the board did adopt the amended budget for the next fiscal year.

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HEAT ADVISORY 

With temperatures in the mid to upper 90's and an expected heat index of 105-110, a heat advisory is in effect for the entire metro east through 7:00 PM SAturday.  It’s advisable to stay inside as much as possible, drink plenty of water, but not soda, alcohol or other caffeinated drinks.  Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and sick.  The Bond County Senior Center is operating as a cooling center from 9:00 - 5:00 each day this week through Friday.


OILING OF WEST KEYESPORT ROAD

 

The Bond County Highway Department will be oiling West Keyesport Road tomorrow from 8:30 - 11:30 AM. A detour route will NOT be available.


OBITUARIES

JOSHUA MELTON

 

Staff Sergeant Joshua Allen Melton, age 26, of Germantown, passed away Friday, June 19 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A funeral mass of Christian burial for Staff Sergeant Joshua Melton will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Carlyle with full military honors accorded. Visitation will be Friday after 3:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to his daughter's trust fund, the Aubrey Melton Trust Fund and will be received at the funeral home or at Germantown Trust and Savings Bank.

 

VERNA M. CHESNEY

Verna M. Chesney, age 90, of Clarksville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, June 20 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.

MARTIN N. CHASE

 

Martin N. Chase, age 87, of Keyesport, passed away Monday, June 15 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Martin Chase will be Saturday, at 1:00 PM at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from noon until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Churches of Mulberry Grove, Greenville, or Pleasant Mound.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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