TWO-CAR ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES SUNDAY EVENING IN GREENVILLE
More details have been released on the two-car crash at the intersection of Hena Street and College Avenue that happened Sunday evening. According to Greenville Police, Jeff Ripperda, of Greenville, was travelling westbound on College Avenue and allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the College / Hena intersection. Ripperda's jeep struck a car driven by James Moore, also of Greenville, as Moore was turning right onto College from Hena. Ripperda's jeep struck Moore's car, turned over and came to rest on its side. Ripperda was cited for alleged DUI and failure to stop at a stop sign.
FIRE HYDRANTS BEING FLUSHED IN GREENVILLE
If you were on or near the square Monday morning or afternoon you may notice extra water on the roads. The city of Greenville is continuing to flush fire hydrants Monday.
SHIMKUS VOTES AGAINST MASSIVE ENERGY TAX
The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act also called the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, by a vote of 219-212. Illinois Congressman John Shimkus voted against the bill and explained why. Shimkus said, "This bill will have the most wide-ranging affect on our nation of any legislation since I have been in Congress. It is an outright tax that will cost residents of Illinois money and their jobs." Those opposing the legislation say that it will result in higher electricity, natural gas or propane, fertilizer, and grocery bills, as well as others. Shimkus concluded by saying, "It does nothing to promote new energy production; it just forces us to spend more money on energy."
KPD POOL CLOSED UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE
According to the Kingsbury Park District, the Greenville Pool will be closed untill further notice. A large pipe burst at the pool and it could take some time before it's replaced.
SUE ANN NELSON NAMED GREENVILLE FINANCE DIRECTOR/CITY CLERK
Following the retirement of Margaret Iberg, Sue Ann Nelson has accepted the position of Finance Director / City Clerk for the City of Greenville. Sue is a native of Bond County and a graduate of Greenville High School and Greenville College. She brings experience in management, finance, human resources, accounting, and technology to this new position. Mrs. Nelson will officially begin work July 13 following an official appointment by the mayor and approval from the city council.
MILDRED L. SCHIEN
Mildred L. Schien, age 77, of Edwardsville, passed away Sunday, June 28 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 77 year-old Mildred Schien will be Thursday, at 10:00 AM at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Thursday from 8:00 - 10:00 AM at Dauderman Mortuary.
Barbara Jane Maxwell, age 71, of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday, June 28 at her residence. Funeral services for 71 year-old Barbara Maxwell will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Walshville Christian Church. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery near Greenville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
Randall C. Albers, age 54, of Trenton, passed away Friday, June 26 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. A Memorial Mass for 54 year-old Randall Albers will be Wednesday, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Bernice I. Greer, age 88 of Highland passed away on Friday, June 26 at Highland Health Care Center. A Graveside service for 88 year-old Bernice Greer will be 11am Tuesday, June 30th at Highland City Cemetery. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
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