11-30-2009

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NATIONAL RECESSION PRESSURES CONTINUE STATEWIDE

 

According to data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, unemployment rates for October, in all twelve metro areas, were above previous-year levels for the 29th consecutive month.  The October non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in Illinois and 9.5 percent for the nation.  The unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis metro area in October 2009 was 9.8 percent.  The October 2008 rate was 7.4 percent.  In Bond County, the unemployment rate increased from 7.4 percent in October 2008 to 9.1 percent in October 2009.  For the same time period, Clinton County went from 6.3 - 7.6 percent, Madison County 7.1 - 9.5 percent, and St. Clair County 8.3 - 10.8 percent.  Over the year, employment increased in Retail Trade, Educational and Health Services, Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities, and other services.

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COLLINSVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CANNABIS AND THEFT

 

Bradley D. Seyler, age 39, of Collinsville, was taken into custody recently at his residence and charged with alleged unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver and theft over $300.00.  Detectives from the Madison County Sheriff's Office and the Alton, Collinsville and Fairview Heights Police Departments were led to the residence as they investigated a series of burglaries.  At Seyler's residence, detectives located property that was allegedly taken in a residential burglary in St. Jacob.  They also found cannabis packaged for delivery.  Seyler was held in the Madison County Jail pending formal charges with bond set at $40,000.00.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO COURTHOUSE ANNEX ON GREENVILLE SQUARE

 

Greenville Firemen responded to a fire alarm at the Bond County Courthouse Annex on the Greenville square last Friday morning, just after 11:00.  There was no fire, and according to the fire report, debris in a detector caused the alarm to sound.  Firemen were on the scene for about five minutes.  Firemen were called to a field fire Saturday, around 1:00 p.m. at 17th Ave. between Ayers and West Ayers.




LARGE CROWD DOWNTOWN FRIDAY NIGHT

 

Carolers, Christmas lighting, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause, chestnuts roasting and much more drew a big crowd to downtown Greenville, Friday night. The historic trolley stayed busy all evening as the Greenville Business and Professional Association sponsored "Come Home for Christmas," another very successful event on the downtown Greenville square.

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OBITUARIES

JEANE HOWARD

 

Jeane D. "Bup" Howard, age 66, of Highland, passed away Thursday, November 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. A graveside service for 66 year-old Jeane "Bup" Howard will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

HELEN M. ZOBRIST

 

Helen M. Zobrist, age 79, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, November 24 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Alton.  Funeral arrangements for 79 year-old Helen Zobrist are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 

TED L. ELLER

 

Ted L. Eller, age 57, of south of Greenville, passed away Saturday, November 28 at his home.  A private family funeral service is planned for 57 year-old Ted Eller.  Burial will be on his family farm in Mills Township.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


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