03-31-2010

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ACCIDENT LEAVES LOCAL MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

 

A serious accident Tuesday morning sent a local man to a St. Louis hospital. According to the Illinois State Police, around 10:48 a.m. a pickup and a semi-truck were involved in an accident on Keyesport Road about three miles east of Route 127, near McKendree Chapel Cemetery. The driver of the pickup was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital and at the latest report, he was in critical condition.


MORE DETAILS ON RED BALL ACCIDENT

 

More details have become available on the single vehicle accident on Red Ball Trail Friday night.  According to the Bond County Sherriff’s department 16 year old Whitney Reymond of Greenville was traveling southbound on Red Ball Trail just south of Deer Lane when, while negotiating a turn, the driver lost control of the truck and struck a utility pole.  The truck then drove through a ditch, went back on the road way and crossed to the other side.  The truck then left the roadway again and flipped 2 or 3 times before striking a tree and coming to rest.  Greenville firemen extricated Reymond from the truck by cutting the roof off.  Reymond was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital with serious injuries and later was transported to a hospital in St. Louis.  

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VAN FIRE IN ROYAL LAKE

 

Smithboro Firemen responded Monday at 7:14 p.m. to a report of a car fire on Arkansas Avenue in Royal Lake.  According to Firefighter Dona Matthews, the 1990 Plymouth Voyager van was fully engulfed when they arrived.  Owner George Samuel said he had parked the van and gone into a home.  When he came out later and attempted to start the van, he heard a noise and the fire started.  The van was a total loss.  A farm truck beside the van was saved with minimal damage.  No injuries were reported and firemen were on the scene for approximately an hour and a half.

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AIRPORT AVENUE CLOSED FOR WORK

 

Airport Avenue, east of Dudleyville Road to the bridge, will be closed today at 8:30 a.m. for bridgework.  The road may reopen around 3:00 p.m.


BOND COUNTY TRANSIT SURVEY FOR TRANSPORTATION TO JOBS

 

The Bond County Transit held a public hearing Monday night to discuss ways to get information about Bond County commuters who travel to work in the metro area or beyond. A three-year plan was started in 2007 to assist Bond County residents in getting to and from their jobs. Bond County Transit has received monies from the Job Access Reverse Commute program (JARC) to subsidize the program. Bond County Transit is also asking for your help in getting information about the who, where and when needs for public transit. To express your ideas or for more information call Bond County Transit at 664-9844.

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OBITUARIES

HENRIETTA C. STEWART

 

Henrietta C. Stewart, age 84, of Pocahontas, passed away Monday, March 29 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Henrietta Stewart will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


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