8-18-2009

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HIGHLAND MAN DROWNS IN KASKASKIA RIVER

 

A Highland man drowned in the Kaskaskia River Saturday, August 15. According to Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke, 58 year-old William McCaw of Highland, was swimming in the Kaskaskia river near New Memphis when he disappeared below the water around 5:51 p.m. The man was swimming with two others at the time. McCaw's body was recovered around 9:30 Monday morning, south of New Memphis.


INSURANCE COMPANY FINED

 

The Illinois Department of Insurance has issued an order against Universal Casualty Company (UCC) for failing to adopt and maintain procedures for the prompt investigation and settlement of consumer's claims. On August 11, 2009, the department ordered UCC, an automobile insurance company based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, to pay a $200,000 fine and correct its claims processes immediately. In January 2008, the department ordered the company to create and maintain improved claims investigation and resolution procedures. The department however continued to receive complaints against UCC. The department initiated additional punitive measures on July 27, 2009. In addition to the fine, UCC must re-visit and satisfactorily resolve several hundred consumer complaints. If you have questions or complaints about an insurance company doing business in Illinios, call the department hotline at 877 527-9431.

 

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STATE FAIR BUTTER COW

 

Among the interesting exhibits at this years Illinois State Fair was the unveiling of the 2009 State Fair Butter Cow. Sculptor Sharon BuMann unvieled her latest creation Thursday morning, August 13, in the Dairy Building at the fairgrounds. Dairy refreshments were served following the unveiling. The Illinois State Fair is going on now until Sunday, August 23rd.


HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Greenville Comets golf team took second place in a four way match on Monday.  The low scorer for the Comets was Tanner Neece with a 41.  As a team the Comets show 174.  Hillsboro won the match with a spectacular team number of 153.  The Comets are 2-1 on the earlier season. 

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BLOOD DRIVE HELD

 

The First Presbyterian Church recently hosted an American Red Cross blood drive. 28 units were collected. John Wait was presented a 17-gallon pin, Tina Tompkins a 7-gallon pin and Joe Carriker a 2-gallon pin. A blood drop pin was presented to Amanda Mitchell as a first-time donor.


OBITUARIES

JUSTIN EARNEST

 

Justin "Bubba" Earnest, age 21, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 15 following a motorcycle accident.  Funeral services for 21 year-old Justin Earnest will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Robinson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials may be made to the Earnest family.

 

CHARLES R "DICK" GRAY

 

Charles R. "Dick" Gray, age 70, of Carlyle, formerly of Keyesport, passed away Friday, August 14, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.  A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Visitation for 70 year-old Charles "Dick" Gray will be 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes A ssociation.  

 

JOHN KETCHERSIDE

 

 John Ketcherside, age 61, of Coffeen, passed away Saturday, August 15 at St. Francis Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 61 year-old John Ketcherside are pending at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.


 

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