12-02-2009

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FORMER TRENTON WOMAN CONVICTED

 

A woman, formerly of Trenton, was convicted recently in Clinton County of the offense of unlawful financial exploitation of an elderly person. Heather Shearer entered a plea of guilty to the Class 1 Felony. A cashier's check, payable to the victim, in the sum of $39,814, was immediately handed over to the victim's legal representative on November 30, which was part of the plea agreement. The victim was a 90 year-old family member of the defendant. The Trenton Police Department, aided by other family members, was able to uncover the financial exploitation. Shearer was arrested in North Carolina and returned to Clinton County. In addition to paying restitution, Shearer was sentenced to 120 days in jail, ordered to pay fines and court costs of $1,782 and was placed on probation.


ASIAN CARP MAY HAVE INVADED GREAT LAKES

The recent discovery of Asian carp D-N-A just seven miles south of Lake Michigan has scientists, federal officials and conservation groups on the offensive. It means the giant fish have made their way past electrical barriers that were erected to keep them out of the Great Lakes. If the massive fish make it into Lake Michigan, they could bring down an already fragile ecosystem and disrupt the region’s 7-billion-dollar sport fishing industry. As an emergency measure, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced plans to deploy a fish-killing chemical into a stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal as an effort to stop the Asian carp. The canal between Romeoville and the Lockport Dam will be treated in December, while one of the two electrical barriers is turned off for maintenance.


GREENVILLE FIREMAN PAGED TWICE TUESDAY

 

The Greenville Fire Department was called out Tuesday afternoon around 12:30PM to 1459 Mt. Zion Road for a field fire. Upon arrival it was determined that a trash fire had spread to a nearby fence line and brush had caught on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and firemen were on the scene for approximately 20 minutes.

 

Greenville Firemen were dispatched again at 2:48 Tuesday afternoon to Mount Auburn Cemetery to a report of a lawn mower on fire.  According to Fireman Denny Wise, the fire was extinguished by the time firemen arrived.  There was reportedly minor damage to the mower.  Firemen were on the scene for about 15 minutes.

 


 

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

  

The Bond County Board held their first December meeting Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., at the courthouse. They appointed Jim Markey, James Tarsik, Jr. and Bryan Kovach to the Robinson Cemetery Board. The board approved salary increases for employees of the highway department coming up on their 32nd and 35th year of service. The increases are based on other county departments that award increases on those anniversaries.  The board discussed two bids that were received too late to be considered for the new roof on the county jail. Last month, the Geisley company of Belleville was awarded the roofing contract for the jail.  You can see the entire December meeting of the Bond County Board tonight at 6:00 p.m. on Greenville Cable Channel 18.

 

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MULBERRY GROVE BLOOD DRIVE

 

The Mulberry Grove FFA hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Monday. 25 units were collected. Mariann Lieb was presented a 6-gallon pin, Linda Dooly was awarded a 5-gallon pin and blood-drop pins were awarded to Matt Shields, Heather English-Dierkes, Linda Zeeb and Jenny Cayo as first-time donors.

 

 

SALVATION ARMY FIRST WEEK OF COLLECTIONS

 

The Bond County Salvation Army ended the first week of collections with $3,380 collected in their kettles. On Saturday, December 12, money collected at the Capri IGA store will be matched, up to $1,000, by the store's owner.

 

 

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OBITUARIES

KATHRYN BOUDOURIS

 

Kathryn E. Boudouris, age 85, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 30 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Funeral services for 85 year-old Kathryn Boudouris will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Pana girl's basketball team.

 


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