3-01-2010

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ONE-CAR ACCIDENT KILLS TWO YOUNG MEN

 

Two young men were killed in a one-car accident early Saturday morning near Breese. According to a press release from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, around 12:12 a.m., the Sheriff's Department received a report of a one-vehicle crash on Holy Cross Lane, just east of Ellwood Road. Upon arrival, Deputies were advised of one confirmed fatality and another victim in poor condition, who was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese where he was later pronounced dead. According to the Clinton County Coroner, the names of the victims are, Luke E. Woltering, age 24, of Breese, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and Chad Creasy, age 19, of Greenville, who died at the hospital.

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VANDALIA BUSINESS MOVING ON AFTER FIRE

 

After a devastating fire last Tuesday, February 23, Donaldson’s Carpet is set to reopen in a new location. Mike Greenwood spoke with Art Martin of Donaldson's Carpet in Vandalia, who said they are set to open again in a temporary location at 129 North Eighth Street.  Martin said this is all difficult for the business, employees and customers, but he is sure everyone will survive this disaster.  He assured customers, who had items ordered from the store, that they would be able to get their orders.  He also expressed gratitude to all who have come forward to help.


SORENTO FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS HOST BLOOD DRIVE

 

Fourth grade students at Sorento Elementary School hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, February 26.  Thirty-three people registered with 27 units collected.  Lynn Fritzsche earned a one-gallon pin and blood drop pins were presented to first-time donors Nickie Barnhart, Eva Adams, and Gregory Diveley.

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QUINN TO HONOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Governor Pat Quinn and the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service have announced that Illinoisans may now submit nomination for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. The awards will focus on Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Conservation, Health, and Veteran's Affairs. Nominations will be accepted through March 19th and forms may be downloaded at www.serve.illinois.gov.

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BOND COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT MULTIPLIER ANNOUNCED

 

According to Illinois Department of Revenue Director Brian Hamer, Bond County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of one (1).  The equalization factor, often called the multiplier, is used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law.  A 1975 law specifies that Illinois property should be assessed at one-third of its market value.  The multiplier for each county is determined by comparing the price of individual properties sold to the assessed value placed on those properties by the county supervisor of assessments or assessor.  Property assessments in Bond County are at 33.33 percent of market value, based on sales of properties in 2006, 2007, and 2008. 


SEVERE WEATHER DRILLS SCHEDULED

 

Illinois and Missouri annual severe weather drills are scheduled over the next two weeks.  The Illinois drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. and will be administered over the Emergency Alert System.  You may hear this test on WGEL Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. and although it may sound like an actual warning, it will be a test.

 

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OBITUARIES

LEORA M. METTLER

 

Leora M. Mettler, age 87, of rural Old Ripley, passed away Friday, February 26 at Helia Health Care Center.  Memorial services for 87 year-old Leora Mettler will be Monday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  A private family burial will be at the New Douglas Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Helia Health Care Activity Department.

 

HELEN E. GLENN

 

Helen E. Glenn, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 28 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Helen Glenn will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Home Health Care or Greenville Regional Hospital.

 

SARAH RIDPATH

 

Sarah E. Ridpath, ag e 87 of Greenville, passed away Thursday, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 87 year-old Sarah Ridpath will be Monday at 4PM at The Greenville Free Methodist Church, Interment will be held Tuesday in Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7PM at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to Greenville College, Greenville Free Methodist Church, Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary or Bond County Hospice.

 

CHAD M. CREASY

 

Chad M. Creasy, age 19, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, February 27 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, following an auto accident. Funeral services for 19 year-old Chad Creasy will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Hug Cemetery in East Pierron.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church, Wisetown Baptist Church, or Hug Cemetery. 

 

LUKE WOLTERING

 

Luke E. Woltering, age 24 of Breese, passed away Saturday, February 27th following an auto accident. A Memorial Mass for 24 year-old Luke Woltering will be Wednesday at 11am At St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 9PM and Wednesday from 9 to 10:45am at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials may be made to his daughter Jayden's Educational Fund.


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