9-18-2009

 




CAR JACKING ATTEMPT ENDS IN BOND COUNTY

 

A car jacking and pursuit that started in East Alton ended up in Bond County Monday afternoon.

 

According to East Alton Police, Anthony D. Davis, age 31, of Alton, was charged with alleged aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated battery and aggravated fleeing, and his bond was set at 250 thousand dollars.

 

According to police, Davis allegedly assaulted a 90 year-old woman and took her car onto I-70.  Granite City Police took up the chase east on I-70 that ended up with the car off the road in Bond County.


SMITHBORO FIRE DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

 

Twenty-three concerned citizens attended the Smithboro Fire District Board meeting Monday night at the Smithboro Firehouse.  Following board business, information was shared about the petition, recently filed in Bond County Court, concerning the possible combination of the Smithboro and Mulberry Grove Fire Districts.  The fire district lawyer answered questions and presented possible courses of action.  Following consideration of several options, those in attendance voiced their support of challenging the original petition at the upcoming hearing, set for Tuesday, October 6 at 1:45 p.m., at the Bond County Courthouse.  The board took action to challenge the petition.  Volunteers will canvas the district informing residents of the situation.  An information-sharing meeting is scheduled for September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Smithboro Firehouse.

 

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SHIMKUS CALLS FOR END OF ACORN FUNDING

 

Illinois district 19 Congressman John Shimkus is calling for the end of federal funding for ACORN in the wake of recent news accounts about potential criminal activity coupled with actual charges pending in several states. On Monday, the Senate voted to bar federal housing money from going to ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and last week the Census Bureau announced it was cutting off ACORN.  Shimkus said, "ACORN has shown itself to not be worthy of taxpayer funds."

 

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FIREMEN CALLED TO TRUCK ON FIRE

 

Greenville Firemen were called this Tuesday morning at 5:57, to a residence on Woburn Road, to a report of a truck on fire.  Smithboro Firemen were called for mutual aid with a tanker truck but the mutual aid call was canceled enroute.  According to the fire report, a truck, parked in front of a shed, was on fire.  The truck, a 1985 Ford F150, was completely burned and siding on the shed was melted.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.  Damage is estimated at $1700.00.  No injuries were reported and firemen were on the scene for a little over an hour.

SEPTEMBER 19 IS FREE FISHING DAY

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources encourages families and children to wet a line Saturday, September 19 for "Free Fishing Day" at state parks throughout Illinois.  Everyone, including both Illinois residents and non-residents, may fish without a fishing license within the boundaries of state parks, natural areas, and wildlife areas where public fishing opportunities are available.  This is a great opportunity to take your kids or grandkids fishing without the added cost of a license for a day.


DIABETES UPDATE AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

There will be a diabetes update presentation with Carol Schlitt from the University of Illinois Extension, in the Community Room at Greenville Regional Hospital, Monday, September 21, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  Reservations are not necessary.  Call 664-2922 for more information. 


OBITUARIES

MARGARET ALICE M. “Margie” MILLER

 

Margaret Alice M. "Margie" Miller, age 85, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at Fair Oaks in Greenville. A funeral Mass for Margaret Alice M. "Marge" Miller will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19 at St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas. Visitation will be Saturday at St. Nicholas from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Memorials are suggested to the Treehouse Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, IL or the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas. The Meridith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, high 78, low 62

SUNDAY - 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 77, low 62


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

We invite you to listen to the WGEL Public Affairs program this Sunday immediately following the noon Bond County Area news.  Host Tom Kennedy will interview Martha Radcliff, the Executive Director of the art group, Our Common Ground.  The organization is featuring an art walk and wine tasting, in downtown Greenville, Friday, September 25, that promises to have something for everyone. 


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