8-11-2009

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ACCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A BREESE MAN

 

An accident involving two vehicles early Friday morning, August 7, claimed the life of a Breese man. According to the Illinois State Police, Tyler Trokey, age 22, of Breese, driving a 2006 Ford Ranger, was traveling south on Rt. 4 approaching Mud Creek Road. A vehicle was stopped on Rt. 4, in the southbound lane, waiting to turn onto Mud Creek Road. Trokey attempted to pass the stopped vehicle and collided head on with a 2005 Chevy 3500 driven by 49 year-old Wesley Shuemaker, of DuQuoin. Trokey was pronounced dead at the scene while Shuemaker and two passengers were taken to Sparta Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.


PRIMARY ELECTION PETITIONS NOW AVLIABLE

 

Next years primary election is February 2, and petitions for candidates are now available at the Bond County Clerk's Office. WGEL spoke with Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz about the election and how to get a packet. According to Randy, political parties are now finding candidates to run in the primary for local and state offices. Packets are now available and must be turned in the last week in October to November 2. To get a packet, go to the Bond County Clerk's Office at 203 West College Ave., from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are also open during lunch hour. Randy added that if you have any questions about the packet or signatures needed, his office would be very happy to explain what you need to do.

 


MULBERRY GROVE STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

 

Kaskaskia College has announced that Jenny Cayo of Smithboro will receive a Board of Trustee Scholarship to attend Kaskaskia College for the 2009-2010 school year. The award provides the student with full tuition for up to two years. Jenny is the daughter of Lora and Steve Kennedy and plans to study graphic design.

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SPORTS

FOOTBALL COMETS SEASON OPENER

 

The Greenville Comets football team will be playing their home games at home this season on the new Don Stout Field at the Unit 2 Athletic Complex.  Their season opener will be Friday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. with a pre-game ceremony at 6:30 to recognize football alumni and dedicate the Paul Ranson Press Box.  "Cheer K Camp" will perform at halftime.  All former football players, cheerleaders, managers, and coaches will be admitted free and are asked to call Greenville High School to RSVP their attendance.  Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.


OBITUARIES

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