03-17-2010

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BODY FOUND IN TROY CEMETERY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

Officials released the name of the dead man discovered at a Troy, Illinois cemetery Tuesday afternoon.  Authorities say the body was that of 29 year-old Chad Q. Bell.  Officials say a cemetery worker found Bell's body above ground at the back of Friedens Cemetery, off State Route 162.  Authorities say an autopsy Tuesday night did not show obvious signs that trauma occurred but detectives are waiting for toxicology results.  Officials consider the death suspicious.


CRASH ON ROUTE 270 SENDS THREE SORENTO PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL

 

A head-on crash on Interstate 270 sent three Sorento people to the hospital Monday around 4:15PM, all with critical injuries.  According to the Illinois State Police, Christopher Endsley, age 32, of Edwardsville, was traveling westbound on I-270, around milepost nine, when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle while passing another car.  State Police say Endsley's car crossed the interstate median and entered the eastbound lanes, striking a vehicle driven by James Doty, age 39, of Sorento.  Doty did not sustain injuries, but three passengers in his vehicle were taken to area hospitals.  24 year-old Desiree Bagan, of Sorento, was arched to St. Louis University Hospital.  Two juveniles, ages fifteen and nine, also from Sorento, were taken by air to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, one from the scene and the other after first being taken to Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  All three were listed with critical injuries, according to the Illinois State Police accident report.  After being struck head-on, the vehicle driven by Doty struck a third car causing minor injuries to 20 year-old Ryan Atwood of Troy.  Endsley was issued tickets for alleged improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.  


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STRAW CATCHES FIRE IN OLDER BUILDING

 

Shoal Creek Firemen were called to straw on fire in an older building in a pasture on Sunnyside Avenue Monday around 5:30 p.m.  Shoal Creek Chief Erick Ernest told WGEL that the cause of the fire is under investigation and unknown at this time.  Firemen extinguished the smoldering straw. No one was hurt and the fire department was on the scene for about an hour. 


FIRE NEAR MARINE DESTROYS BARN

 

Firemen from five area departments responded to a fire alarm Monday night, at the Grand View Farms west of Marine.  According to Marine Fire Chief Keith Aldridge, the call came in at 7:45 p.m.  Firemen from Marine, St. Jacob, Hamel, Alhambra, and Grant Fork fought the blaze while Highland-Pierron Firemen provided mutual aid, standing by at the Marine Firehouse with a pumper and manpower.  Aldridge said the building, a former hog barn now used for storage, was fully involved when firemen arrived.  They were able to contain the fire, preventing damage to nearby barns and sheds.  The probable cause of the fire Aldridge said was electrical.  The barn was a total loss but no injuries were reported.  Firemen were on the scene for about four hours.

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BLOOD DRIVE AT GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

 

A blood drive at the Greenville High School Monday was very successful. Dawn Mulholland and the Student Council conducted the blood drive with 61 students registered to donate.

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SPORTS

GREENVILLE BLUEJAYS WIN REGIONAL BUT FALL IN SECTIONAL

 

It was another great year for the Greenville Junior High Bluejays volleyball team.  The Lady Bluejays won the regional last week, but fell to Carlinville in the first round of the sectionals Monday.  Congratulations to the Lady Bluejays, the coaches, parents and fans. 


OBITUARIES

JOY ALLEN

 

Joy M. Allen, age 80, of north of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 16 at her home. Funeral services for 80 year-old Joy Allen will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Reno-Bethel Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the service. Memorials may be made to the Bond County Humane Society or to the American Cancer Society. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

JOHN KEARNS

 

John M. Kearns, age 85, of Greenville, formerly of Spring Valley, NY, passed away Thursday at Fair Oaks. Graveside memorial services for 85 year-old John Kearns will be held at a later date at the Brick Church Cemetery in Spring Valley, NY. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice.

 

SHIRLEY ROOD

 

Shirley J. Rood, age 78, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 16 at Faith Care Center/Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services for 78 year-old Shirley Rood will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in VA National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. Visitation will be Friday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made to the Highland Food Pantry or the St. Paul Education Foundation.


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