10-05-2009

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TWO DEAD IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT NEAR HIGHLAND

 

An accident Saturday night near Highland has left two people dead. According to a spokesman from the Illinois State Police, around 7:10 p.m., two motorcycles, each carrying a male and a female, were southbound on Route 40 near the Highland Country Club, when they allegedly attempted to pass a truck that was making a left turn. The motorcycles struck the truck. One person died at the scene, another died later at a St. Louis hospital. The names of the deceased are William Guffey, age 42, of O'Fallon and Lisa Caradonna, age 41, of St. Charles, MO. As of Sunday morning, Alison Crandall, age 21, of Highland and Danial Mull, age 32, of Mitchell, remain in a St. Louis hospital. The truck driver was not injured.


EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE DONE TO GREENVILLE BUSINESS

 

The Greenville Police Department responded to a report of damage to property last Friday morning. According to the police report, Mark Clark of Greenville, reported that sometime between 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:45 a.m. Friday, extensive damage was done to his property at 402 Monroe Street. The convertible top of a Ford Mustang was slashed and doused with lighter fluid. A custom boat cover and boat seat cushion were also slashed. Window screens on the north and east side of Clark TV were slashed. The doors of a travel trailer were opened and the contents scattered about. Motor oil was poured onto the travel trailer. Two small willow trees were snapped and two large ceramic yard deer were broken. Estimated damage is around $3,400 and the incident is under investigation.

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HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS ROSE FASTER THAN EARNINGS OVER LAST TEN YEARS

 

According to an Illinois-specific report issued recently by the consumer health organization Families USA, family health care premiums rose an estimated five times faster than earnings for Illinois's workers from 2000 - 2009.  The average annual family health insurance premium increased from $7,220 to $13,397 over this time period, an increase of $6,177, or 85.6 percent.  Over the same period, median earnings of Illinois workers rose from $26,806 to $31,414, an increase of $4,608, or 17.2 percent.  This report is based upon data from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

naco

 



CARBON MONOXIDE A DANGER FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS DURING FALL AND WINTER

 

Hunters, boaters, and campers are reminded of the dangers of carbon monoxide during the fall and winter seasons.  According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, many carbon monoxide deaths occur during colder months when windows and doors are locked up at night leaving little or no ventilation.  Kerosene heaters are often used in boat cabins, small hunting cabins, campers, and hunting blinds.  Be sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector installed in any enclosure where people will be and make sure the area is well ventilated at all times.  For more information, call 217-558-1540.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HAS EXTENDED HOURS FOR MAMMOGRAPHY APPOINTMENTS

 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital reminds women than an annual screening is crucial to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.  The hospital has extended hours for mammography appointments until 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday during October.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 664-1230, ext. 3090.

sybert

SPORTS

COMETS WIN AND ARE NOW 6-0

 

The Greenville Comets football team won again Friday night in Pana 21-13, to stay unbeaten. The Comets assured themselves of a playoff berth with their sixth win of the season. The Comets scored all of their 21 points in the first half and had a 21-7 halftime lead. The Comets defense then held off a furious Panther running attack in the second half giving up just one score to win 21-13. The Comets, still in first place, have a two-game lead in the South Central Conference. The Comets next host winless Roxana Friday night.


BLUEJAYS SEASON COMES TO AN END

 

After a great season and an even greater playoff run, the Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team lost in the elite 8 game, in the state tournament Friday.  The Bluejays fell 7-0 to Frankfurt Summit Hill Friday afternoon.  Congratulations to the Bluejays on a great season.


OBITUARIES

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