5-24-2010

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FATALITY IN CLINTON COUNTY

 

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call Saturday, May 22 at 4:32 p.m. reporting a motorcycle accident on Fisher Road in rural Carlyle.  According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, a couple was riding a large moped northbound on Fisher Road, about one half mile north of Haslett Park Road, when the driver, 46 year-old Christopher Holly, apparently lost control of the motorcycle.  Passenger Dawn Holly, age 44, was thrown from the vehicle.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss at 5:24 p.m.  Her husband Christopher, driver of the moped, was injured.  He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Breese and later transferred to St. Louis University Hospital.  His current condition is not known.


MAN DROWNS SUNDAY IN CARLYLE LAKE

 

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department received a call Sunday, May 23 at 3:23 p.m. of a drowning at the north end of Carlyle Lake.  According to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss, Allan Horstmann, age 17 of Breese, was pronounced dead at the Boulder Boat Ramp at 7:32 p.m., following recovery of his body from Carlyle Lake.  According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, five people were in a boat in the vicinity of the Boulder Boat Ramp, when a person’s cap blew off into the water.  A person attempted to retrieve the hat, fell into the water and began having trouble staying afloat.  Horstmann jumped into the water to help and he too began having trouble.  A third person jumped in and was able to help the first victim back to safety but lost contact with Horstmann.  They then called the Sheriff’s Department for help.  Along with Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Officers, help was also received from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, MedStar Ambulance, Keyesport Fire Department, Sandoval Ambulance, Huey-Ferrin-Boulder Fire Department, and the Clinton County Coroner’s Office. 


CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION ON TUESDAY

 

The WGEL Celebrity Pie Auction continues Tuesday with WGEL Farm reporter Joe Doll and First Christian Church Minister Darryl Bolen at 6:30 a.m., Ryan Bauer and Mike Gauch from Unit 1 Schools at 7:00, Greenville Police Officer Tony Brooks at 7:30, Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner at 8:00, Bond County Unit 2 Superintendent Jeff Streaker at 8:30, and Bond County Board Member Jerry McCray at 9:00. Please tune in bid on a pie to help raise money for the Bond County Relay for Life. Day one of the Great Celebrity Pie Auction raised over $2,410; a big thank you to all our bidders and bakers.  

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DOG RESCUE IN HIGHLAND

 

Last November, a dog was rescued from an abusive situation in Highland and the Highland Animal Shelter was able to nurse the dog back to health. We talked with the shelter’s manager Sandy Ankrum. Sandy said, “Highland police were called November 14 to an address where a neighbor saw a dog being abused. When the police got there, the dog was completely lethargic, lying in excrement and blood on a tarp on the back porch in a stairwell area. He was very close to dead. They took the animal directly to the vet who treated him and we got him on Monday. He still wasn’t doing too well so he was taken back to the vet. He has made a full recovery and is a wonderful dog.” The dog is a two year-old Labrador-Boxer mix named Moe and is ready for adoption along with many other dogs and cats at the Highland Animal Shelter. For more information, call the shelter at 654-6067.

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SPORTS PHYSICAL CLINIC AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Greenville Regional Hospital will host a sports physical clinic Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8-9 in the hospital’s community room, for students needing a physical for school sports or summer camps.  The $30.00 fee may be paid with cash or a check.  Insurance companies will not be billed.  The form, signed by a parent, with the student portion completed, must be presented at the time of the physical.  Forms are available at your school office.  Exams will be scheduled every five minutes on a first-come, first-served basis.  Appointments are required and may be made by calling 664-1230, ext. 3584.


WEST NILE VIRUS RISK REMINDER

 

The Bond County Health Department reminds you of the risk of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes.  Most people infected with West Nile have no symptoms and some have a mild illness called West Nile Fever that requires no treatment.  Others develop a severe disease called West Nile Encephalitis or West Nile Meningitis which is the inflammation of the brain or the area around the brain.  Symptoms include headache, high fever, stiff neck, confusion, convulsions, coma, and paralysis.  The disease may be fatal and there is no known treatment or vaccine to prevent it.  The best way to prevent West Nile virus is avoid getting mosquito bites.  Wear protective clothing outdoors, avoid being outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, and drain or remove standing water around your home so mosquitoes cannot breed.

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MAKE SUMMER SPECIAL WITH FAMILY TRADITIONS

 

Do you have childhood memories of traditional activities your family did in the summer?  Maybe your family went camping, attended a family reunion, or went for a picnic on the 4th of July.  As a parent, what traditions are you establishing with your family?  Traditions are special activities or ways of doing things that are repeated nightly, weekly, monthly, or yearly.  The only condition is that you choose something that interests everyone in your family.  Togetherness does not need to cost extra money it is simply giving time to each other.  Plan some special family time this summer.  Maybe some of the activities you do this year will become family traditions.


COMETS DRAMATIC WIN MAKES THEM REGIONAL CHAMPS

The Greenville High School boy’s baseball team, behind Andrew Maurer’s walk off grand slam, rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Wesclin 12-10 to win the Regional Championship game at Greenville. The Warriors broke a 7-7 tie with 3 runs in the top of the seventh before the Comets made the dramatic comeback to win. The Comets next play in the Alton Marquette Sectional on Wednesday at 4:30pm. The Comets will either play against Metro-East Lutheran or Alton Marquette, who play for the Regional championship on Monday. We will have the Comets game live, here on WGEL this Wednesday at 4:30.


ASHLEY HOLDEN DOES WELL AT STATE TRACK MEET

 

Lady Comet, Junior Ashley Holden, placed in three events at the State track meet Saturday, Ashley was 2nd in the long jump, 5th in the 300 meter hurdles and 7th in the 100 meter hurdles. The Lady Comets as a team finished 16th. Jena Hemann of Breese Central won all four events that she was entered in. Jena won the long jump, high jump, triple jump and the 100 meter dash. Breese Central finished 5th as a team.


OBITUARIES

DEWITT BLANKENSHIP SR 

DeWitt “Jack” Blankenship Sr., age 78 of Donnellson, passed away Saturday, May 22nd at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 1pm at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11am until the time of service.

HENRY "SONNY" BIMES 

Henry E. “Sonny” Bimes, age 68 of Greenville, passed away Friday May 21st at St. Louis University Medical Center. Funeral services will be Monday at 10am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. A private burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday at Young Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Woburn Baptist Church or the Kevin DiGiammarino Scholarship for Christian Education.

 

ROBERTA JOYCE SIDENER   

 

Roberta Joyce Sidener, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 23 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 75 year-old Roberta Sidener will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Alhambra.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.


THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

 

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