TOWBOAT OPEN HOUSE
How many times have you crossed the Mississippi River and seen countless barges being steered by towboats and wondered what it was like in the pilot house? Now one of the largest towboats on the river will dock in Alton for an open house. On Monday, August 3, the towboat M/V Mississippi will dock and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an open house aboard the vessel from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors will get to see the entire inside of the boat from the three massive engines in the engine room to the pilot house where the boat is steered. The boat is 241 feet long, 58 feet wide and 52 feet tall from the water line. The towboat will also dock in Chester, Saturday, August 15 for an open house. For more information contact the Great Rivers Museum at 462-6979.
RONALD E. MATTHEWS
Ronald E. Matthews, age 53, of Vandalia, formerly of Smithboro, passed away Saturday, August 1 at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care. Funeral services for 53 year-old Ronald Matthews will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Vida Brooks, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 1at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements for 88 year-old Vida Brooks are pending at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.
JOYCE M. MARTIN
Joyce M. Martin, age 71, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, July 22 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. A family memorial service is planned for a later date. There will be a gathering of friends for 71 year-old Joyce M. Martin, Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Community Center. Memorials are suggested to the family. Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove is in charge of the arrangements.
Genevieve M. "Jenny" Frey, age 73, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, July 29 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 73 year-old Genevieve "Jenny" Frey will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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