1-25-2010

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KEYESORT MAN PLEADS GUILTY

 

A second Keyesport man has pled guilty after a vicious home invasion attack last June. According to Clinton County State's Attorney John Hudspeth, Mathew Campbell, age 35, of Keyesport, pled guilty to home invasion with the intent to cause injury on January 15. The charge, a class X felony, carries a prison sentence of up to twelve years. Campbell and Jeremy Boaz, age 26, also of Keyesport, allegedly followed a Keyesport man, who had been in a local bar with them, to his home. The victim stated that the two men kicked down his door and beat him with their fists and a shovel. Boaz pled guilty last October and is currently serving ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Campbell's sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24. 

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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education met recently.  Superintendent Mike Gauch updated the board on the current status of the district budget.  He noted that expenditures for the year are at expected levels with the main concern in the area of revenues.  Following a closed session, the board approved Superintendent Gauch as designee to develop the 2010-2011 budget.  Junior high graduation will be Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. and high school graduation will be Saturday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m.  The 2010-2011 calendar was approved along with a district-wide Title I Parental Involvement Policy.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TONIGHT

 

The Unit 2 School Board of Education will meet today at 7:00 p.m. at the high school media center. The agenda includes approval of bills, the treasurer's report, a report on the bid for the Sorento school roof, and final action on board policies. There will also be a Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the media center.


FORMER COMET RECEIVES RECOGNITION

 

Former Greenville Comet baseball player Cale Johnson returned recently to Greenville High School to receive recognition for being a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinal's farm system. Comet head baseball coach Todd Hutchinson talked to WGEL about Cale. Hutchinson praised Johnson and said he was a great Comet and very well deserving of the honor. The coach added, "Cale is what we envision a Comet athlete to look like."  Johnson's photograph was placed in the trophy case at the high school. He will report soon to spring training for the Johnson City Cardinals.

 

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JIM BURKE TOURNEY HELD OVER WEEKEND

 

The annual Jim Burke Memorial basketball tournament was held over the weekend at the Greenville Junior High School.  Carlyle was the championship in the eight team tourney.  Greenville took the consolation championship by beating Hillsboro 30-29 in the consolation final.  Bluejay Daulton Young was named to the all tournament team. 


OBITUARIES

EILEEN F. CLEMMONS

 

Eileen F. Clemmons, age 85, of Highland, passed away Saturday, January 23 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Eileen Clemmons will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.


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