4-27-2010

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HEAR SIRENS AND WHY THEY SOUND

 

Saturday’s storms put Bond County under a tornado warning from around 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Not long after that warning was issued, Greenville citizens heard the tornado sirens blare.  WGEL spoke with Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton about the policy for when the sirens are used.  Lorton said anytime a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service for Bond County, the sirens are turned on.  Also, if a National Weather Service trained weather spotter calls into the police station with information regarding an imminent threat to the city, the sirens are activated then as well.  Chief Lorton also said that the sirens are another way to warn residents and don’t necessarily mean that a tornado has been spotted.  The sirens offer a great way of alerting residents that may be outside and unaware of any weather problems. The more time people have to react to a potential problem the safer they are.  When you hear the sirens go off, it’s best to become informed about the weather by tuning to WGEL Radio. 


CARLYLE COMPANY GUILTY OF WILLFUL FAILURE TO REGISTER

 

Wedekemper’s, Inc. and Wedekemper’s Construction, Inc., in Carlyle, recently pled guilty to six counts of accessory after the fact to willful failure to register.  The court fined the companies $500.00 and $2,500.00 respectively and ordered them to pay a $50.00 special assessment per count.  As part of the guilty plea agreement, Wedekemper’s, Inc. agreed to administratively forfeit $5,500.00 and Wedekemper’s Construction, Inc. $12,500.00.  Both companies were ordered to participate in the E-Verify system for five years.  E-Verify is an internet-based system used to determine the eligibility of an employee to work in the United States.  These guilty pleas resulted from an investigation in June 2009, after the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in St. Louis received information that a previously removed alien was employed by Wedekemper’s Construction, Inc.  During the investigation, seven employees were apprehended and six were later charged with various criminal offences. 

 


WOODEN BRIDGE ON RED BALL TRAIL CLOSED TODAY

 

The Burlington Northern- Santa Fe Railroad plans to close the wooden bridge on the Red Ball Trail today, for decking repairs.  The bridge should be closed from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES ON THE ROADS

 

As the temperature warms, more motorcyclists are hitting the roads.  Motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as other vehicles, but due to their smaller profile, are sometimes difficult to see.  Allow motorcyclists a full lane width and never attempt to share the lane with them even though there may appear to be plenty of room.  Always signal your intentions before changing lanes and make a visual check for motorcycles in mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic or an intersection.  Allow more following distance behind a motorcycle so there is time to maneuver or stop in an emergency and remember, in dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars.


EMILY FRANK RANKED IN TOP 10 AT HORSE JUDGING

 

Emily Frank, of rural Pocahontas, received seventh place in the top ten ranking in the horse judging at the Illinois Horse Fair in March.  Emily was one of more than 200 youth displaying their knowledge and skill in judging eight horse breeds showcased in the fourth annual All-Youth Horse Judging Trials.  Other Bond County 4-H members involved include Dawson and Delaney Enlow, Eryn Smith, Gabriel Valencia, Jennifer Gora, Leah Betts, and Shelby McCray.



OBITUARIES

DOROTHY KLAUSTERMEIER

 

Dorothy J. Klaustermeier, age 82, of Alhambra, passed away Sunday, April 25 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Edwardsville. Funeral services for 82 year-old Dorothy Klaustermeier will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to Anderson Hospital Auxiliary.


 

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