5-25-2010

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ATV ACCIDENT INJURES TWO YOUNG BOYS

 

Two young boys were injured this past weekend when the ATV they were driving struck a pick-up truck.  According to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Saturday around 1:30 p.m., a woman driving a 2001 Ford pick-up truck was westbound on Pocahontas Road when she observed two young boys on an ATV stopped in a driveway.  When she approached, the young driver of the ATV suddenly entered the roadway and struck the side of the truck.  The ATV driver is six years old and the passenger five years old.  They were taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The boy’s mother and grandmother were present when the accident occurred with the grandmother trying to signal the boys not to cross the road.  Marine Firefighters also responded to the scene.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Department encourages parents to use caution when allowing their children to operate an ATV.


PIE AUCTION COMPLETES IT’S SECOND DAY

 

The second day of the Great Celebrity Pie Auction is the pan and the 2 day total is over $6,100, a huge thank you to all the bidders and bakers.  Wednesday wraps up the 2010 Pie Auction to benefit the Bond County Relay for Life.  Wednesday morning’s line up includes Sherriff Jeff Brown at 6:30, Tom Whalen at 7AM, Alan Spainhour from Dairy Queen at 7:30, American Farm Heritage Museum’s Ollie Schaefer at 8AM, Comets Track Coach and Junior Comets’ Tom Broomfield at 8:30, and new GHS Principal Wendy Porter at 9AM. 


LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS VERY BUSY LAST 24 HOURS

 

Mulberry Grove Firefighters are currently on the scene of a semi-truck trailer fire on Carmen Drive, the alley behind Carmen’s Market in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire started in the trailer. 

 

Greenville Firefighters were dispatched at 9:18 p.m. Monday to a report of a car fire on 8th Avenue, south of Greenville.  Firefighters extinguished the fire.  The car is estimated to be a total loss.  Firemen were on the scene for about an hour and a half.

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters were dispatched at 2:08 p.m. Monday to a report of a propane leak at a residence on Meffert Avenue, north of Pocahontas.


BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK 100 YEARS OLD

 

One hundred years ago, Bradford and Son Bankers received its national charter and officially changed its name to The Bradford National Bank of Greenville.  Founded in 1867 by James Bradford and his son Samuel, the bank operated as a banking house until 1910.  Herman Riedemann was sent to Salem National Bank in February 1910 to learn what he could about becoming a national bank and on May 2, The Bradford National Bank received its national charter.  Frank P. Joy joined the bank as a director in 1910, beginning a family interest and relationship with the bank that continues to this day.  Last month, Assistant Deputy Comptroller Lesslie Swip presented Bradford National Bank President Frank Joy with a plaque commemorating the bank’s 100th anniversary as a national bank.  Joy said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for our 100 years of service as a national bank.”  Today, Bradford National Bank has locations in Greenville, Highland, and Marine with total assets over two million dollars.  A history of Bradford National Bank may be found online at www.BradfordBank.com.

 


KASKASKIA COLLEGE OFFERS KICK PROGRAMS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

 

The office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College will offer KICK classes at the Greenville Education Center.  Two sessions of Reader’s Theatre will be offered for a fee of $40.00 per session.  The first session will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 7-9 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for students in grades 2 and 3.  The second session will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 12-14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for students in grades 4 and 5.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.

 
PHOTOSTORY

SPORTS

GREENVILLE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS

 

The Greenville High School girls soccer team ended the season with a conference record of 2 and 4.  Greenville players named to the first all-conference team include senior goalkeeper J oni Hoag and freshman midfielder Layla Zahniser.  Senior defender Sara Schlemper was named to the second all-conference team. 


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