3-09-2010

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FARM ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF HIGHLAND MAN

 

A farm accident Sunday claimed the life of a Highland man.  According to the Madison County Coroner's office, 45 year-old  Scott Wernle died Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the emergency department at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.   According to the Coroner's office, Wernle was working on his 8-wheeled tractor, standing outside the tractor and forward of the front wheels, attempting to start the tractor with a screwdriver.  When the machine started, it lunged forward and over Wernle. The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is handling the funeral arrangements. 


MEMORIAL SOBRIETY CHECK NETS VIOLATORS

Illinois State Police issued nearly 30 citations, during a memorial sobriety check, Saturday night at Highway 111 and 162 in Pontoon Beach.  The safety stop was conducted in memory of a pregnant Granite City woman and her husband killed in February 2009 by a repeat drunk driver.  Adam Zimmer and Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer were killed when their car was struck from behind and pushed into oncoming traffic on Illinois Route 111 about two miles north of I-55.  Citations issued Saturday included two DUI arrests and one arrest for marijuana possession.


LARGE CROWD FOR 5TH ANNUAL AMERICAN FARM HERTIAGE MUSUEM FUNDRAISER BANQUET

 

A large crowd gathered Saturday night at the First Christian Church for the 5th annual American Farm Heritage Museum fundraiser banquet.  Updates were given on a variety of topics and plans for the museum including the railway line.  The one mile loop of railway is almost complete.  Plans are to finish the last few feet when the ground dries out. The final segment will include a thirty foot bridge.  A golden spike ceremony is planned to finish the completed line.  The farm heritage museum will also have a room ready soon for hosting parties and gatherings.  The evening included an auction, live music and a speaker from Monsanto. 


HEALTH FAIR 2010 SIGN UP LOCATIONS

 

The Greenville Regional Health Fair 2010 is Friday, March 19 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Individuals may pre-register at seven locations around the county. Sign-up locations include Greenville First United Methodist Church, First Bank in Greenville, National Bank in Keyesport, Pocahontas Village Hall, Mulberry Grove Firehouse, Sorento Municipal Center and Bond County Senior Center. For more information call, Jeremy Collingsworth at Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230.



OBITUARIES

SCOTT WERNLE

 

Scott A. Wernle, age 45, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 7 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral services for 45 year-old Scott Wernel will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork. Burial will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to the family or for the children's education.

 

WILLIAM BROWN

 

William H. "Bill" Brown, age 75, of Highland, formerly of New Douglas, passed away Monday, March 8 at his home. Funeral services for 75 year-old William "Bill" Brown will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Old Ripley. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and Thursday, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas.


 

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