7-9-2010

 




CELEBRATION IN POCAHONTAS

 

The Village of Pocahontas is preparing to celebrate 175 years and 150 years of the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department.  The event is this weekend, July 9-11.  Friday, July 9 activities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a carnival, crafters, pony rides, an antique tractor exhibit and food and drink stands.  A kiddy parade is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., bingo starts at 7:30 and the Chapman Brothers Band will play from 8:00 until midnight.

 

Exhibits open at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and the carnival and pony rides start at 2:00 p.m.  A Civil War reenactment is scheduled for 2:00, the parade at 5:30 and the Rock House Band plays at 8:00.

 

Sunday’s church service starts at 11:00 a.m.  The carnival opens again at 2:00 p.m. and the Double D Band performs at 5:45.  The evening concludes with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.  For more information about the Pocahontas celebration, check the website www.pokey2010.com.


CAR STRANDED ON FLOODED ROAD NORTH OF MULBERRY GROVE

 

According to the National Weather Service, 2-3 inches of rain fell on Bond County, before 2:00 p.m. Thursday.  The heavy rain caused flooding on roads that stranded one motorist on Hastings Cemetery Avenue, east of Woburn Road, north of Mulberry Grove, just before 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, Barbara Caramer, of Hastings Cemetery Avenue, tried to drive through standing water on the road and her car flooded out.  The car was stranded in about one and a half feet of water.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters and Bond County Deputies responded to the scene.  Greenville Firefighters responded with mutual aid, bringing their boat which was used for the rescue.  Volkmar said they were on the scene for about two hours until Mulberry Grove Township workers brought barricades to block off the flooded road.  More rain fell during the evening and overnight.  Watch for water on roads and never attempt to drive through flooded areas.

 

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ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER WITH MINOR INJURIES AFTER TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

 

An accident involving an Illinois State Trooper squad car happened around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Maryville - Glen Carbon area of Route 162.  Trooper Phill Huniak and Intern Emmarie Snyder were traveling westbound when a pick-up, driven by Danny Briggs of Glen Carbon, crossed the center line and struck the front driver side of the squad car.  Briggs said he was disoriented by a car with high beam lights that had just gone by him and that caused him to cross over into westbound traffic.  Both Huniak and Snyder were transported to Anderson Hospital in Maryville with minor injuries. 

VICTIM WITNESS PROGRAM STATS FOR SECOND QUARTER

 

The Bond County State’s Attorney recently released information from the Prosecutor Based Victim/Witness Program for April, May and June of this year. According to the report, seven new victims were reported, including three for domestic violence, two for assault, one for elder abuse, and one for sexual assault of a child. With ten non-offending significant others and ten witnesses, the total for the quarter is 27 new clients. Advocacy Services administered to 39 new and ongoing clients and Assistance Services administered to 183 new and ongoing clients. The Prosecutor Based Victim/Witness Program is designed to enhance victim involvement in the criminal justice process, restore the victims quality of life, and empower victims to resume individual control and direction.



PLAN COMMISSION APPROVES SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT

 

After a brief public hearing Monday night, the Greenville Plan Commission voted to recommend, for Greenville City Council approval, the preliminary plat for “Rolling Acres First Addition” subdivision, located south of town just north of the Greenville Airport and owned by Leroy Kleiner. There was discussion of drainage and septic during the meeting and the subject of sidewalks was also mentioned. City Manager Dave Willey said the preliminary plat could only be approved in accordance with all city ordinances since the subdivision is within a mile and a half of city limits.  If the developers wished not to put in sidewalks, they must seek a variance at a future date. Lately the pros and cons of sidewalks have generated much discussion at plan commission meetings.

 


OBITUARIES

KATIE L. RANDOL

 

Katie L. Randol age 80 of Highland passed away on Thursday July 8th at her residence. Funeral services for 80 year old Katie Randol will be Saturday at 11am at Bardwell Baptist Church in Bardwell KY. Burial will be in Mississippi Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 to 11am at Bardwell Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Mississippi Baptist Church Cemetery.  


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 88, low 64

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 89, low 70


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune in to Public affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County news. This week’s guest is Miss Illinois, Whitney Thorpe Klinsky, who is from New Baden. Steve Lancey talks with Whitney about what it takes to become Miss Illinois and the responsibilities of the title. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news here on WGEL.


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