01-15-2010

 




IHSA RELEASES OFFICAL RESPONSE TO CHARGES OF WEAPONS USED IN GREENVILLE FOOTBALL GAME

 

It’s a controversy that started the week following the Greenville Comets football team’s last game of the season against Unity High School in the IHSA playoffs.  There were strange and serious cuts on Comet’s players, a slice to a uniform, and no recollections from the players as to how these cuts happened. Then the following week, sharpened tongue depressors were found, taped together and laying where the Tolono team’s bench was.  The circumstances led to an official request by Unit 2 School District to the IHSA, to review the situation and to make it aware that these cuts had happened and what was found.  According to a letter from the IHSA to Greenville High School Principle Kevin Cochrane, a review that included game tape, talking to the officials that worked the game, and a report from the Unity High School coach and principal, an official conclusion has been issued.  The IHSA said there was no evidence that the depressors were used to cut players during the game.  It’s an allegation that is very hard to prove.  A statement from Superintendent Jeff Strieker thanked the IHSA for the effort put into the review and said the school district respects the conclusion. 

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911 BOARD APPROVES REPEATER FOR STARCOM AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

The 911 Board met Thursday morning at the courthouse.  The board discussed and approved a repeater device to be installed at Greenville Regional Hospital for the StarCom system.  It’s a common problem with large buildings, especially in any underground levels, for the StarCom communication system to have reception problems, and Greenville Regional Hospital is no exception.  According to 911 Coordinator Alan Davis, a similar problem was solved in St. Clair County by the installation of a repeater which would receive then repeat the signal inside the building.  The hospital would be an integral part of the response in any emergency and the board agreed that the repeater is necessary to provide the coverage needed for public safety.  The repeater will cost just over $11,000 according to the bid from Wireless USA. 

 

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CAR IN ACCIDENT IN MULBERRY GROVE REPORTED STOLEN

 

Bond County Sherriff’s Officers responded to a single-vehicle accident at Church and North Streets in Mulberry Grove sometime overnight Wednesday.  According to the accident report, the car was turning onto Church Street from North Street when the driver allegedly lost control and hit a utility pole.  No driver was with the vehicle when it was discovered.  When deputies contacted the owner, he said that car had been stolen during the night. 

KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT

 

January’s Kingsbury Park District Board meeting was this past Monday night. In a short session, Jerry Sauerwein gave the Director's report, and asked if the board had made a decision on going ahead with the purchase of electronic fireworks for the Fourth of July. The board decided to table the matter until the next meeting with hopes that the city and the tourism committee would get back to them on any funding they would be contributing toward the event. Sauerwein also asked that the board give some thought to paying per-diem when traveling is required. The meeting was then adjourned.




OBITUARIES

LEONA LANDOLT

 

Leona Landolt, age 91, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, January 13 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 91 year-old Leona Landolt will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday.  Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice or the 1st Christian Church. 

 

BERNICE E. SCHUERGER

 

Bernice E. Schuerger, age 96, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, January 13 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services for 96 year-old Bernice Schuerger will be Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Belleville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Catholic Church.

 

MARY H. HARNETIAUX

 

Mary H. Harnetiaux, age 57, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, January 14 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 57 year-old Mary H. Harnetiaux will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday.  Memorials may be made to the family.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - possibility of fog in the morning, partly sunny, high 43, low 30

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 43, low 28


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news for Public Affairs.  Tom’s guest this week is Certified Public Accountant Janice Romack.  Tom and Janice will talk taxes, new laws and deductions.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.


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