12-29-2009

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TWO MEN STUCK IN HIGH WATER ON DOLLS ORCHARD ROAD

 

Two men in a Stewart Sanitation garbage truck that was stuck in high water on Dolls Orchard Road brought out multiple rescuers early Monday afternoon.  According to the fire department report, a motorist came around from the other side of the road and rescued the two men, taking them to dry land.  The garbage truck was pulled from the water by a farm tractor around 4:15 p.m. Bond County Deputies and Pocahontas Firemen responded to the scene and Greenville Firemen were called for mutual aid.

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ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON SORENTO AVENUE

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded Sunday morning at 10:22 to an accident with injuries on Sorento Avenue.  According to the accident report, Harold Lloyd Collier, age 58, of Sorento, was eastbound on Sorento Avenue when his vehicle allegedly started to slide on the ice and snow covered roadway.  Collier's 2002 Ford Explorer turned around 180 degrees before traveling off the north side of the road and down an embankment.  The vehicle rolled over, coming to rest on its top in the ditch.  Bond County EMS transported Collier and passenger, 56 year-old Sheryl Collier, to Greenville Regional Hospital for where they were trated and released.


OPERATION HERO MILES HELPS SERVICEMEMBERS AND FAMILIES

 

Operation Hero Miles is a program that supports servicemembers who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, allowing families to visit their loved ones who are recovering in military hospitals around the world through the donation of unused frequent flyer miles.  Governor Pat Quinn said, "I encourage everyone to honor those who fight for our freedom by supporting Operation Hero Miles.  The donation of unused frequent flyer miles is a convenient way for the people of Illinois to show appreciation for our heroes."  More information on Operation Hero Miles may be found at www.FisherHouse.org.




OBITUARIES

IVY LADUKE

 

Ivy "Evelyn" LaDuke, age 87, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday, December 27 at Helia Healthcare in Greenville. Funeral services for 87 year-old Ivy "Evelyn" LaDuke will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Helia Healthcare Alzheimers Unit or Helia Healthcare Activity Fund.


 

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