9-21-2009

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32-3 WIN OVER HILLSBORO AT HOMECOMING

 

A 32-3 win is the perfect way to end homecoming week.  The Comets have been celebrating homecoming all week including the parade on Friday afternoon.  The Comets football team then played one of the best games of the season and beat a very tough Hillsboro Hilltoppers team 32-3 Friday night. The Comets are now 4-0 and in first place in the South Central Conference. 

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NOT GUILTY PLEA TO ALL CHARGES IN FATAL ACCIDENT

 

An accident claimed the lives of four people and sent four more to the hospital back in May of this year near Keyesport.  Melissa Weiser, age 27, of East Carondelet, was charged in August with 32 felony counts of alleged aggravated DUI.  Weiser was in court last week and plead not guilty to all charges.  According to the accident report, 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 States Attorney’s office, the first 16 counts are each a Class 2 Felony Charge 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.  At this point, the jury trail is set to begin November 16, at 8:30 a.m.

 

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FORMER STATE LEGISLATOR HAS DIED

 

James H. Donnewald, age 84, of Breese, former Illinois State Treasurer and Illinois State Legislator, passed away Friday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Donnewald was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1960, served two terms and then was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1964 where he served until 1982. In 1982 Donnewald was elected Treasurer of the State of Illinois.


LINCOLN HARLEY COMING TO VANDALIA

 

Abe Lincoln was a rail splitter, a war-time president and a great son of Illinois.  Now he's a motorcycle too.  A special Harley, that bears Lincoln's image, has been on display at the Lincoln Musuem in Springfield and is making a trip to the Vandalia State House from Tuesday to Saturday.  The state house is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and viewing is free of charge. 

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AUGUST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IMPROVES TO 10 PERCENT IN ILLINOIS

 

The Illinois seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate decreased four tenths of a point to ten percent in August, according to figures released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.  Illinois payroll employment declined by 19,200 jobs in August.  Although the pace of job loss has slowed, it still remains in the minus 15,000 to minus 20,000 range, where it has been for four consecutive months.  Manufacturing posted its first gain in 19 months, possibly due to the cash for clunkers program.  Small increases were also reported in the construction and information sectors.


GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS FOR SUNDAY

 

Showers passed through the area Sunday and here are the rain totals for Greenville as of 6:00 this morning.  The Sewer Plant received 11 hundredths of an inch, the station on 6th Street showed 14 hundredths and at Idler Lane and Rt. 140, 13 hundredths were recorded.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS FCI BOARD MEETS

 

The Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Community Relations Board held their quarterly meeting Thursday afternoon and heard an annual r

eport on institution local spending and hiring. This year the prison has spent 876 thousand 500 dollars on medical expenses and close to two million dollars in utilities with local providers. Greenville FCI will be welcoming nine new staff members in October bringing total employment at Greenville FCI to 288 staff. In addition, they are planning a job fair in early October, looking for potential employees. Warden Audi Sharrod told the group, made up of local community and business leaders, that Doctor Tom Dawdy was retiring after 15 years as the institution's Clinical Director.  The Board's Chairman is Reverend Darryl Bolen who was recently honored at a ceremony in Washington DC for his excellent work leading the Greenville FCI Community Relations Board.

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OBITUARIES

JAMES H. DONNEWALD

 

James H. Donnewald, age 84, of Breese, passed away Friday, September 18 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for former state legislator 84 year-old  James Donnewald will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Carlyle. Visitation will be Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials may be made to St. Dominic Church, the American Heart Association or the donor's choice.

 

ROBERT LANGLEY

 

Robert Langley, age 57, of New Douglas, passed away Wednesday, September 16 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Staunton. Funeral services for 57 year-old  Robert Langley will be Monday, at 7:00 p.m. at Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


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