9-22-2009

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ALHAMBRA MAN DIES IN ACCIDENT

 

An Alhambra man died Sunday afternoon while riding his lawn mower. According to the Madison County Coroner, Robert Geschwend, age 61, of Alhambra, was near his home, traveling on Suhre road on his lawnmower. At 3:09 p.m., a passerby spotted Geshwend underneath his overturned Dixie Chopper. Geschwend was pronounced dead and an autopsy was performed Monday morning. At this time, the coroner's office released preliminary results that showed that Geschwend did not die from the accident, but the autopsy also revealed extensive coronary disease. The precise cause of death is pending until all test results are completed.


THREE ARRESTED IN GOVERNOR'S RUN BURGLARY

 

According to information from the Carlyle Police Department, Loyd A. Williams, age 26, of Dix, Illinois, and two juveniles were arrested September 11, on alleged burglary charges stemming from the August 13 break-in at the Governor's Run Golf Course north of Carlyle.  According to the police report, preliminary interviews led police to suspect that one of the golf course employees was involved with the burglary.  Items taken include a dark green golf cart, a Stihl chainsaw and a Stihl weedeater.  Following an extensive investigation, Carlyle Police recovered the stolen property and made the arrests. 

 


 

FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO GAS SMELL

 

Greenville firemen were called to a residence on Fairway Drive Monday morning due to a gas smell.  A small leak from the water heater was found and Ameren IP was called to assist.  Firemen were on the scene for around thirty minutes and no fire occurred. 


GREENVILLE RECEIVES GRANT FOR TRANSPORTATION AND BEAUTIFICATION

 

Greenville is one of 27 communities in Illinois to receive a portion of more than $22 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The grants are part of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, designed to improve the quality of life in Illinois by promoting alternative transportation, such as bike and hike trails, streetscape and beautification and preserving transportation resources.  Greenville will receive $40,000 earmarked for Fourth Street and U.S. Rt. 40 landscaping.

 

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SPORTS

EAGLES WIN SECTIONAL

 

The Mulberry Grove Junior High Lady Eagles softball team is having another great year. The Lady Eagles won the Sectional 7-5 over Jerseyville and now will play Effingham St. Anthony this Friday in the elite 8.  This is the second year in a row that the Eagles have been to the state tournament in Normal.  Coach John Barnes told WGEL the Eagles did play St. Anthony in a rain shortened 3-2 lose earlier this season and is looking forward to a rematch. 


OBITUARIES

JAMES R. "JIM" BURLINGAME

 

James R. "Jim" Burlingame, age 79, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, September 17 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A memorial service for 79 year-old Jim Burlingame will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pocahontas with military honors at the church.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department.  The Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas is in charge of arrangements.


 

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