2-18-2010

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HEAD-ON CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF TRENTON WOMAN

 

Illinois State Police responded Tuesday, at 5:45 p.m., to the scene of an accident on Rt. 160, one half mile south of Highland Road in Madison County.  According to the crash report, James L. Griesbaum, age 32, of Aviston, was northbound in a 1994 Ranger when his truck allegedly entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound 2000 Dodge Dakota, driven by 56 year-old Barbara K. Green of Trenton. The two vehicles met head-on.  Ressie M. Woodcock, age 81, was a passenger in the Green vehicle.  Griesbaum was transported to St. Louis University Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.  Green and Woodcock were taken to St. Louis University Hospital via Arch helicopter.  Green was pronounced dead a short time after arrival at the hospital and Woodcock remains in the hospital in critical condition.  Griesbaum was not wearing his seat belt prior to the crash.  According to the Illinois State Police, alcohol was allegedly a factor in this crash which remains under investigation.

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TWO CAR ACCIDENT ON MULBERRY GROVE ROAD WITH INJURIES

 

Smithboro First Responders were dispatched to the scene of a two-car accident Tuesday morning at 9:45, at the intersection of Trapper Avenue and the Mulberry Grove Road.  Bond County Officers and Bond County EMS also responded.  According to the accident report, Judy Steiner, age 59, of rural Mulberry Grove, was eastbound in a 2003 Chevy Impala.  She was approaching the intersection when her car slid on the ice and snow covered road, onto the Mulberry Grove Road and into the path of a northbound 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 75 year-old Marilyn Beyes of rural Smithboro.  The two cars collided in the intersection sending Steiner's car more than 200 feet into a field, northeast of the intersection, and spinning Beyes' car into the ditch.  Bond County EMS transported both drivers to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.  Both cars sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene.


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ICY ROADS STILL CAUSING HAVOC

 

With the recent winter weather, Bond County Sheriff's Department Officers responded to multiple accidents. Tuesday morning, Brian Lingley, age 34, of Greenville, was northbound on Dudleyville road, just past Airport Avenue, when he allegedly lost control of his 2000 Ford Explorer because of ice on the road. The Explorer slid sideways, overturned, then slid another 60 feet and came to rest in the ditch. Lingley was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital with a minor injury. The Explorer was a total loss. Wednesday morning around 9:10, the driver of a 2000 Ford Ranger was southbound on Pigeon Road, north of Snow Cemetery Aveenue, when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle because of ice on the road. The SUV hit a snowdrift and overturned. No injuries were reported but over $1,500 damage was done to the SUV.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD MEETING

 

The Kaskaskia Community College District Board will meet tonight at the Vandalia Education Center. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:00. The agenda includes ratification and approval of payments, treasurer's and budget reports, legislative and legal updates, grant activity reports, approval to award bids, resignations, and a closed session for personnel and business matters.


OBITUARIES

CARL V. HOFFMAN

 

Carl "Huff" Hoffman, age 81, of Sorento, passed away Tuesday, February 16 at his home.  Funeral services for 81 year-old Carl "Huff" Hoffman will be Friday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


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