7-06-2009

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NEW SKATEBOARD PARK IS READY FOR SKATERS

 

A state grant, local fundraising, the Tony Hawk Foundation, and funds from the KPD all made it possible to build the new skateboard park next to the pool in Greenville.  The skateboard park is open and ready for skaters. While all the landscaping work isn’t complete, the park is functional and ready to be enjoyed. 

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BOOK FAIR 2009

 

The 2009 Greenville Regional Hospital Book Fair is coming up.  WGEL spoke with Alan Gaffner about the book fair and how you can donate. Gaffner said that approximately 18 book collection barrels will be placed around Bond County. Books may also be taken to the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop or the lobby. Books may also be taken to the Fair Oaks Nursing Home Lobby. You can arrange to have books picked up by calling Allan Gaffner or Jack Chism at Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230 ext. 3222. The Book Fair runs from Thursday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM, to Saturday July 25th.

 

FOUR ALARM BARN FIRE SUNDAY

A fire Sunday morning involved four fire districts. At 2:35 AM, a barn fire at 635 Martin Road was reported to the Greenville Fire Department. Mulberry Grove and Keyesport Fire Departments were also called to help put out the blaze. The Smithboro Fire Department was called to stand by. After three hours, the fire was put out and damage was estimated at $60,000.

 

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet today at 8:00 AM, in the unit office conference room.  The agenda includes approval of site preparation work for construction of a storage facility, an update on special education funds and a closed session.

 

 

BAND BOARD TO MEET

 

The City of Greenville Band Board is scheduled to meet this afternoon at 4:00 PM, at the Municipal Building.

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PROSECUTOR BASED VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM REPORT

 

The Bond County State's Attorney's Prosecutor Based Victim/Witness Program for April, May and June, 2009 provided services to 21 new clients this quarter in relation to crimes in the areas of assault, battery, domestic violence, DUI, and elder abuse.  New and ongoing clients, who received services this quarter, numbered 43 and service was provided a total of 292 times.  For information on the Victim/Witness Program, contact the Bond County State's Attorney's Office at 664-2262.

 



 


REMEMBER SPEED LIMIT IN WORK ZONES

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police remind Illinois motorists that construction season is underway and warn that tough laws are in place to crack down on speeders in work zones. Legislation signed in 2004, to slow down drivers in construction zones, has been effective in reducing work zone fatalities by over 50%. State law requires that first-time work zone speeders, including those caught on camera, face a fine of $375. A second offence could cost a motorist a $1000 fine. This summer, vans equipped with cameras will be deployed across the state in work zone areas, and if a motorist is caught speeding he can expect a ticket in the mail and he will have a mandatory court appearance.


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OBITUARIES

 

MAURICE "GENE" EDWARDS

 

Maurice "Gene" Edwards, age 76, of Pontoon Beach, formerly of Gillespie, passed away Saturday, July 4 at his residence.  Graveside services for 76 year-old Maurice Edwards will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, at Gillespie City Cemetery, with full military honors.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice of Fairview Heights.  Meridith Funeral Home of Highland is in charge of arrangements.

 

EMILY PETROSKI

 

Emily Petroski, age 89, of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 2 at Highland Health Care Center. There will be no funeral services or visitation for 89 year-old Emily Petroski, according to her wishes.

 

HARVEY R. JAKEL

 

Harvey R. Jakel, age 84, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 1st at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Harvey Jakel will be Monday, at 10:00 AM at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Grantfork.  Friends may call Monday morning, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Education Foundation, St. Paul's Sister Parish in Haiti, or in the form of Masses.

 

NORINE G. GALL

 

Norine G. Gall, age 88, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 1.  Funeral services for 88 year-old Norine Gall will be Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pierron.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and again Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Education Foundation, Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation, Down Syndrome Foundation, or in the form of Masses.

 

LYNDALL D MCDANIEL

 

Lyndell D. McDaniel, age 38 of Belleville, passed away Friday, July 3rd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral Services for 38 year-old  Lyndell McDaniel will be Monday at 11am at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in Posey Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 9am until the time of service.

 

SHANNA R. ANDERSON

 

Arrangements pending

 

Shanna R. Anderson, age 26, of Highland, passed away Sunday, July 5 in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 26 year-old  Shanna Anderson are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 

JOSEPHINE ANN "JOSIE" SCHLEPER

 

Josephine Ann "Josie" Schleper, age 88 of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 2nd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. A Mass of Christian Burial for 88 year-old  Josephine "Josie" Schleper will be Tuesday at 10am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8PM and Tuesday from 8 to 9:30am at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be offered to the family.

 

RONALD A WIEDNER

 

Ronald A. Wiedner, age 75 of Highland, passed away on Friday July 3rd at St. Louis University Hospital. A Masonic Service for 75 year-old Ronald Wiedner will be Tuesday at 7PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in St. Paul UCC Cemetery in Holland, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorial Service at a later date at St. Paul UCC, in Holland IN.

JOHN YOUNG 

John Young, age 90, of Springfield, MO. formerly of Greenville and Edwardsville, passed away Wednesday, July 1 in Springfield, MO. Graveside funeral services for 90 year-old John Young will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville with military honors by VFW Post #1377. Visitation will be Tuesday after 9:30 AM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.

 


 

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