10-16-2009

 




DRUG RING BUSTED IN CENTRALIA AND MT. VERNON

 

An investigation of an alleged drug ring in southern Illinois, by many law enforcement agencies, has produced multiple arrests. According to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the southern district of Illinois, nine people have been charged with a total of 33 counts in a crack cocaine/heroin distribution ring in Centralia and Mt. Vernon. Those charged were all from Centralia. Their names are: David N. Barnes, age 22, Kass A. Barnes, age 26, Dorian D. Reeves, age 22, Walter G. Sanders jr., age 29, Valencia K. Mathews, age 26, Marzeal M. Marshall, age 32, Frankie J. Maines, age 20, Jason M. Wallace, age 31, and Eric. S Moore II, age 21. All defendants were charged with alleged distribution of either crack cocaine or heroin. These offenses allegedly occurred between July 31st, 2007 and September 30th 2009. They are facing lengthy jail sentences and extensive fines if convicted. The investigation was conducted by the Centralia Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Marion County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, United States Secret Service, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies. 

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TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED

 

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 22, has been canceled.


KC BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet Thursday at the Salem Education Center. Items on the agenda include, an approval of a resolution to provide a public hearing regarding an increase in the 2009 Aggregate Tax Levy, an education report that includes the agriculture dairy awards, student employee training and an award for the new Greenville Education Center. The board will be asked to approve the 2011-2012 calendar and a bid to print it. They will be asked to approve a contractor for renovations to the main building entrance and east entrance to the gymnasium, approve the hiring of two new employees and recognize an employee for their recent heroic act, assisting Centralia Police in apprehending an armed intruder.

 

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY GRANTS COMING TO SHIMKUS' DISTRICT

 

Four U.S. Department of Transportation grants, totaling more than $800,000 have been allocated for projects in Congressman John Shimkus' district.  Historic Route 66 will receive new signs and hubs displaying interpretations about the byway.  A 130' bridge, for pedestrians and bicyclists, will be built over Piasa Creek west of Alton.  Vandalia, originally the end of the National Road, will be the site of a new interpretive center which will house exhibits, guide and planning materials. And a training program and outreach campaign for businesses and communities along the Ohio River Scenic Byway will be developed for the area from Shawneetown to Metropolis and on to Cairo.

WATERLOO MUSICIAN INDUCTED INTO SENIOR HALL OF FAME

 

Four Illinois senior citizens were recently inducted into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame.  The hall of fame was created in 1994 to honor Illinoisans, ages 65 and older, who excel in four categories: Community Service, Education, Performance and/or Graphic Arts, and the Labor Force.  Harry Louis Wolf, age 80, of Waterloo, is the inductee in the Performance Arts category.  In 1939, at the age of ten, Wolf joined the Monroe County Farm Bureau as a cornet player.  During World War II, he founded the Waterloo German Band and after serving four years in the Marines, enrolled in the Pennsylvania State Teacher's College, receiving a degree in education.  Wolf taught 34 years and was named Outstanding Musician.  He has performed for Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan and many other leaders and dignitaries.  He was awarded the German government's highest honor to an American, the Deutschland Medal.  The City of Waterloo, where he still performs, nominated Wolf for this honor.


OBITUARIES

ETHEL M. SEARS

 

Ethel M. Sears, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 14 at her home.  Graveside funeral services for 82 year-old Ethel Sears will be today at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen.  Memorials are suggested to the Mary Martha Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church.  Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

 

RUTH E. FENTON

 

Ruth E. Fenton, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 14 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 83 year-old Ruth Fenton will be Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First United Methodist Church.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - cloudy, high 48, low 33

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 58, low 39


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom for Public Affiars this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news.  Tom’s guests this week are Martha Iller and Julia Jenner.  They’ll discuss the new shop-at-home program, promoted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Business and Professional Association.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County area news here on WGEL. 


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