4-20-2010

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DEATH OF HIGHLAND MAN IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT

 

A husband and wife's efforts to remove a large dead tree limb, from another tree on their property, resulted in a tragic accident that claimed the life of a Highland man.  According to the Madison County Coroner’s office, James Plocher, age 61, was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland just before noon Sunday.  Plocher had attached a rope and chain to the large tree limb while his wife pulled the limb with a vehicle.  The rope broke and struck Plocher in the head.  Meridith Funeral Home in Highland is handling the funeral arrangements for 61 year old James Plocher of Highland.

KASKASKIA COLLEGE BUSINESS OFFICE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

 

For the second straight year, Kaskaskia College has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.  KC President Jim Underwood said, “We are extremely proud of our Financial Management Team at KC for accomplishing this extremely complex financial certification for two straight years.”

 


FCI HOLD ANNUAL VOLUNTEER BANQUET

 

The Greenville FCI annual volunteer appreciation banquet was held recently.  Dozens of people, who give their time to help the inmates at the Greenville FCI, were recognized for their commitment and dedication.  16 year old Lauren Karnowski of Greenville was the guest speaker.  Karnowski has been volunteering at the prison for some time and plans to attend college next year majoring in pre-med.  Kent Dunnington, with Greenville College, accepted an award on behalf of the many volunteers from the college who help in the education program at the FCI.  Dr. Phil Chapman and Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Braye also spoke at the event. Chapman was presented with a special plaque honoring his 15 years at the FCI. 


 

HOILES-DAVIS MUSEUM OPENS WITH REGULAR HOURS

 

The Bond County Historical Society Hoiles-Davis Museum is now open.   Exhibits this year include vintage toys from the early 20th century, Civil War and Abraham Lincoln items, and displays on county schools and fraternal organizations.  There is no admission charge and regular hours are Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The museum is located at the corner of 4th and Winter Streets in Greenville.  The museum season lasts until October 31.


OBITUARIES

LUCILLE F. VANDELOO

 

Lucille F. Vandeloo, age 78, of Carlyle, passed away Saturday, April 17 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. A funeral Mass for 78 year old Lucille Vandeloo will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

 

CLYDE ANDRES

 

Clyde Andres, age 97, of Panama, passed away Sunday, April 17 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services for 97 year old Clyde Andres will be Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Panama United Methodist Church. Friends may call Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama. Memorials may be made to the Panama United Methodist Church. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama is handling the arrangements.

 

JAMES E. “JIM” PLOCHER

 

James E. “Jim” Plocher, age 61, of Highland, passed away Sunday, April 18 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  A Mass of Christian burial for 61 year old Jim Plocher will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. 

 


 

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