09-25-2009

 




ART WALK ON THE GREENVILLE SQUARE

 

It’s an annual art event and it starts tonight at 5:00 p.m. on the Greenville square.  The Our Common Ground ArtWalk includes multiple events and venues, and has something for everyone.  There will be wine tasting, live music from Jazz to Contemporary Christian, and food for a wide range of tastes.  An auction at the Northcott House will include multiple autographed items from Gretchen Wilson, including a hand written and autographed copy of the lyrics to Redneck Woman.  The ex-pat art show or former local artists will also be at the Northcott.  Other locations in and around the square are also included in the ArtWalk.  It’s the 5th annual ArtWalk from Our Common Ground.  For more information, directions or a list of events, go to www.ocgart.org.

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Illinois State Police have released details about a motorcycle accident involving a Litchfield man.  Illinois State Police responded at 9:03 p.m. Saturday, September 19, to a motorcycle accident in Montgomery County.  Scott A. Young, age 44 of Litchfield, was northbound on East Frontage Road at North 16th Avenue when the 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding left the road on the east side of 16th Avenue.  Young, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the cycle as it overturned several times.  Litchfield Ambulance transported Young to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield with serious injuries. 

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FORMER MANAGER OF HEATING AND COOLING COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES

 

Mary R. Storer, age 40, former office manager of Elk Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc. in Madison County, pled guilty this week to four counts.  The indictment charged her with tax evasion, failure to file federal income tax returns, embezzlement from an employee benefit plan and failure to pay employment taxes.  The convictions carry a maximum possible penalty of up to sixteen years in prison, three years supervised release and mandatory restitution.  Sentencing is scheduled for January 7, 2010.

MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

 

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met recently.  In a budget-hearing meeting, prior to the regular meeting, Superintendent Mike Gauch presented the budget and asked for questions.  He explained the budget had not changed since August.  During the regular monthly meeting, the 2009-2010 budget was approved.  Following a closed session, the board hired Karen Clark - scholarbowl co-coach, Maggie Gunn - assistant high school volleyball coach, and Rhonda Hentz - elementary cheerleading coach.  In other business, the board approved a new policy regarding accumulation of vacation days by non-certified employees.  The next meeting will be October 19, at 7:00 p.m.


FRIDAY SPORTS

 

The Greenville Comets soccer team beat Carlinville 2-1 in double overtime.  Michael Mollet had both Comet goals and Adam Stroud one assist.  The Comets are now 10-2 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. 


OBITUARIES

SHARON CHUMLEY

 

Sharon Chumley, age 66, of Chapman, passed away Thursday, September 24 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab.  Funeral services for 66 year-old Sharon Chumley will be Sunday, at 1:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 75, low 55

SUNDAY - sunny, high 82, low 53


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom this Sunday following your noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guests this week are from the Illinois Department of Insurance.  They’ll discuss programs for seniors and services offered by the department.   


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