6-14-2010

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HOUSE FIRE SATURDAY NIGHT CAUSES MAJOR DAMAGE TO GREENVILLE HOME

 

A two-story house at 1362 East Vine Street in Greenville, owned by Kenneth Lenart, suffered major damage Saturday night due to fire. Firefighters from Greenville, Mulberry Grove and Smithboro Fire Departments were called to the scene just before 9:00 p.m.  The damage is estimated at 250 thousand dollars and so far the cause of Saturday’s fire has not been determined. The fire is thought to have started in a carport and the Illinois State Fair Marshall has been called to investigate.   At the time of the fire, no one was home and no one was injured. Sunday morning, Greenville Firefighters were called to extinguish a rekindle of that house fire.

 

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AMEREN OFFERING REBATES

 

Ameren Illinois is offering rebates with its “Act On Energy” program. Ameren is offering residential electric customers $35.00 rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified window air conditioner units and $25.00 rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifiers. In addition, customers may receive an incentive of $600.00 for retiring an existing central air conditioner or heat pump and customers who install a new geothermal heat pump may receive an incentive of $600.00. Customers may receive $35.00 for old refrigerators or freezers that are used as a second unit. For more information on these rebates from Ameren, call (866) 899-9088.

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HOME REPAIR FRAUD

 

The Illinois Attorney General wants to crack down on home repair scams. Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges homeowners to use caution when choosing home repair and remodeling contractors as she announced five lawsuits filed against home repair businesses, alleging they defrauded Illinois consumers of more than $167,000. These lawsuits were not against businesses in the metro east area but Madigan has some advice to all homeowners. This is the best time of the year to perform most home repair projects and consumers should thoroughly check out home repair businesses or contractors. Illinois homeowners may find home repair and remodeling tips, report fraud, and get other information by calling (800) 243-0618 or by going to the website www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

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BOND COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Bond County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded scholarships to five local students who are planning a career in agriculture. The recipients of the $500.00 scholarships are: Amy Schaufelberger, Tiffany Lurkins, Kelcie Woker, Ike Perfetti and Bryan Davidson. The Bond County Farm Bureau Foundation gives scholarships annually to area college-bound students majoring in an agriculture related field. They also provide funding for the Summer Agricultural Institute, local FFA chapters, agriculture education for area teachers, and Ag in the classroom.


MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF WARNS OF SCAM ARTIST

 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is warning area residents of a scam artist working in the metro east area. According to the department's press release, a woman is allegedly going door to door asking homeowners for money. In each instance, the woman used a different excuse for the money such as needing gas for a car, helping her mother who is in the hospital, or having just moved to the area and needing help. The victims have all been senior citizens. The woman is described as between 40 to 50 years of age, 5’-3” to 5’-5” tall , weighing 160 to 170 pounds and having black hair. She may also be driving a maroon Chevrolet. If you have encountered this person or seen her, please call the Madison County Tip Line at 296-3000.

 

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TIPS TO STAY COOL

 

Now that summer weather is here, Illinois residents may use some suggestions to stay cool while spending less on energy. Ameren Illinois offers these tips. Turn up your air conditioner thermostat. For each degree you increase the temperature you can save as much as 3% in electricity use. Regularly change or wash air conditioner filters. Use ceiling or circulation fans. Keep shades, curtains and blinds closed to lower solar heating from the sun. Replace old light bulbs with ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s). Turn off the air conditioner and open windows when the temperature drops and make sure your home has adequate insulation. Typically residents use more electricity during the summer months and these tips should help in saving electricity use and money.


OBITUARIES

DAVID LYNCH

 

David Lynch, age 70 of Sorento, passed away Thursday, June 10th at Litchfield Healthcare. A Funeral Mass for 70 year old David Lynch will be Tuesday at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8pm at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento and Tuesday from 9am until service time at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

 

JANICE “JANE” WATSON

 

Janice “Jane” Watson, age 72, of Florence, Arizona, formerly of Sorento, passed away Wednesday, March 3 at her home.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Janine “Jane” Watson will be Saturday, June 19th, at 11:00 a.m. beginning with burial at the New Douglas Cemetery followed by a memorial service and luncheon at the New Douglas Senior Citizen-Community Center.  The Lesicko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


 

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