08-28-2009

 




CHARGES FILED IN FATAL ACCIDENT THAT KILLED FOUR NEAR KEYESPORT

 

Charges have been filed in relation to a fatal accident that happened, in May of this year, near Keyesport.  The two-car accident took four lives and sent four others to the hospital.  According to a press release from Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth, Melissa Weiser, age 27, of East Carondelet, has been charged with 32 felony counts of alleged aggravated DUI.  Weiser was the driver of a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am that was northbound on Emerald Road when she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Emerald and Keysport Roads.  Weiser’s vehicle then struck a 2004 Cadillac Escalade.  According to the Clinton County State's Attorney’s Office, the first 16 counts are each a Class 2 Felony related to the deaths caused by the accident.  Counts 17-32 are Class 4 Felonies relating to the injuries sustained by the four survivors of the accident.  Weiser was arrested Monday and is being held in Clinton County Jail on $100,000 bail.   

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8 YEARS FOR POSSESION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IN FAYETTE COUNTY COURT

 

Dustin Haupt, age 31, of Carlyle, plead guilty in May of this year to one count of possession of child pornography.  According to Fayette County court records, Haupt was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year manditory supervised release and a $1,000.00 fine. This sentence will run concurrently with a three year sentence in an aggravated battery case, also from Fayette County court. 

 

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BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT REMOVED

 

According to Bond County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick, IDOT and the Bond County Highway Department have removed the weight limit on the bridge just north of Pocahontas on the North Pokey Road.


STOVE STARTS FIRE ON AYERS ROAD

 

A gas stove started a fire at 1394 Ayers Road in Bond County around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Greenville Firemen responded.  The stove caught a place mat on fire but the fire was extinguished by the occupant before firemen arrived.  Fire damage was limited to the stove and mat, with smoke damage affecting more of the home.  The total estimated damage was around $2,400.  No one was hurt, and firemen were on the scene for about 40 minutes. 

EAGLE CREEK RESORT OPERATOR SOUGHT

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking a new operator for the Eagle Creek Resort and Conference Center, a lodge and golf course complex on the shore of Lake Shelbyville in the Eagle Creek State Recreation Area in Shelby County.  Detailed information on the resort facilities and requirements for operation may be found on the IDNR website.  There will be an informational meeting Wednesday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the resort.  For more information, call 217-782-7940.


FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Lady Comets golf team took third in a three way match on Wednesday at Nashville.  The Lady Comets shot a combined 246.  Jessica Grigg was the Lady Comets low scorer with a 53.  The Lady Comets also played Thursday at Breese.  The team shot a combined 240 and Jessica Grigg was again the low scorer with a 57.    





OBITUARIES

LYNETTE MARTIN HUFFMAN

 

Lynette Martin Huffman, age 52, of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday, August 25, at her home.  No memorial services are planned for 52 year-old Lynette Huffman.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society or Greenville Regional Hospital.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements. 

 

ZENA MILDRED BEICHEL 

 

Zena Mildred Beichel, age 95, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, August 26, at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services for 95 year-old Zena Beichel will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. 

 

IRENE I. GILOMEN

 

Irene I. Gilomen, age 94, of Highland, passed away Monday, August 24, at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services for 94 year-old Irene Gilomen will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

 

DONALD E. WALL

 

Donald E. Wall, age 77, of Sorento, passed away Wednesday, August 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 77 year-old Donald E. Wall will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny, high 75, low 49

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 71, low 48


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following your Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom will talk with Marc Schols, Sara McPeak and Alan Gaffner from Greenville Regional Hospital about what it means to residents and how becoming a resource hospital will improve emergency care.  That’s Public Affairs on WGEL this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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