12-10-2009

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SMITHBORO VILLAGE BOARD MEETS

 

The Smithboro Village Board met recently.  Trustee John Kirsch reported the Sewer Jet will be repaired and sold with the proceeds going on the sewer bill.  The board agreed to pay the monthly water bill, of approximately $40.00, for the Smithboro Fire Department. 

 

Four bids were received for the mowing contract in Smithboro.  The contract was awarded to Dale Sarginson who submitted the lowest bid.  A bid from Ambuehl's Construction in Vandalia was accepted to repair the leaking roof on the village community building.  Quotes from pest companies will be sought to check termite damage in the building. 

 

The Smithboro Ladies Auxiliary donated approximately $2500.00 to the Smithboro Volunteer Firefighters from individuals and the auxiliary.


DECEMBER 10 POLICE REPORT

 

Keyesport Firemen were dispatched at 1:11 this morning to a report of a mobile home fire on Railroad Street in Keyesport.  Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to provide mutual aid.

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported residential burglary on Ayers Road, north of Greenville.  Items taken are valued at more than $300.00.

 

Shoal Creek Firemen were dispatched to a report of a hot stove flue at a residence on Panama Avenue in Panama.

 

 

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HOME BURNS SATURDAY MORNING NORTH OF MULBERRY GROVE

 

Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to a house fire early Saturday morning at 12:13.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, firemen could see the glow of the fire once they went outside.  The home, located northeast of Mulberry Grove, is the property of the late Ruby Shelby and was not currently occupied.  Volkmar said the home and another building, which had been used many years ago as a church, were both nearly destroyed when firemen arrived.  Both buildings were a total loss and the cause of the fire is unknown.  Firemen were on the scene for about two and a half hours.  Keyesport Firemen provided mutual aid with manpower and a tanker.


 

LEGISLATION SUPPORTS ILLINOIS' INJURED SERVICEMEMBERS

 

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation to allow Illinois' active-duty servicemembers, who are injured due to hostile action, to receive $5,000 from the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.  To qualify, the active duty member must have been deployed in support of operations as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks and sustained an injury as a result of hostile action.  Each recipient may only receive one grant for each engagement or incident in which injuries were sustained.  For more information, call 312-814-3158.

 

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NO TRAFFIC FATALITIES IN DISTRICT 11 OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 

According to Commander Jerry Culp, there were no traffic fatalities in District 11, which includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties, over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend but State Police did make fifteen DUI arrests.  Captain Culp said, "Making it to and from Thanksgiving destinations without loss of life is a tremendous success.  Credit goes to the efforts of the media, education, and enforcement team, as well as all the drivers who did it right, making this a safe holiday weekend."

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METHODIST CHURCH HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

 

The Greenville First United Methodist Church sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday.  Twenty-two persons registered with nineteen units collected.  Diane Melvin earned a ten-gallon pin and Linda Carr a one-gallon pin.


OBITUARIES

DONALD D. ELMORE

 

Donald D. Elmore, age 70, of Edwardsville, passed away Tuesday, December 8 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at Dauderman Mortuary.  Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital or Madison County Animal Shelter.

 

RICHARD L. "RICH" VON ROHR

 

Richard L. "Rich" Von Rohr, age 62, of Pierron, passed away Tuesday, December 8 at St. Louis University Hospital.  Private funeral services will be Monday at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.  A memorial service at the Highland VFW is planned for a later date.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to Jerry's Kids.

 


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