7-12-2010

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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 majority of the heavy rain fell on the northern part of the county causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning in effect until 5:00 p.m.  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 and with the ground already saturated, high water can happen quickly.  Watch for water on roads and never attempt to drive through flooded areas.


MORE SEVERE WEATHER SUNDAY NIGHT

 

Sunday evening brought some severe weather to the WGEL listening area. An isolated cell of thunderstorms hit northern Bond and southern Montgomery County hard enough to trigger flash flood warning for that area from about 9 last night to 2am this morning. Also Fayette County was under a severe thunderstorm warning around 9pm.

 

The WGEL rain gauge showed no precipitation from the storms that filled the ditches in Sorento. Mike in the Morning Greenwood, got an inch and 7 tenths in Coffeen.  According to the National Weather service Ramsey saw 2 inch hail.  One inch hail was reported through out the storm area.   

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STRUCTURE FIRE IN MULBERRY GROVE

 

Mulberry Grove, Greenville, and Keyesport firefighters responded to a house fire at about 12:30 this morning. According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief, Dwight Volkmar, there was fire and smoke damage throughout the home of Gary Redfern at 108 Maple Street in Mulberry. No one was injured. Firefighters were on the scene for about  an hour and a half. Volkmar said he was pretty sure the cause was electrical. 


TRAILER FIRE IN OLD RIPLEY

 

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters were dispatched Thursday evening, at 6:55 p.m., to a report of a trailer fire on the 1000 block of Main Street in Old Ripley.  According to Fire Chief Kendall Brink, the resident had used the kitchen area to cook dinner and later was outside the trailer when he noticed smoke and flames coming from the kitchen area. The fire was put out, but extensive damage was done to the trailer. No injuries were reported.

 

Greenville Firefighters also responded to provide mutual aid with a tanker and manpower.  Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 1 ½ hours.

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BOARD OF EDUCATION AND BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MEETING

 

 

There will be a meeting of the Bond County Unit 2 Buildings and Grounds Committee today at 3:30pm at the Central Office Room on Hena Street. Afterwards the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet at 4:40pm at the Central Office Conference Room. Some items on the agenda include Public Comment and Communication with the public and water line repair and replacement bid award.


LIONS CLUB INSTALLS THIS YEARS OFFICERS

 

 Last week Lester Harnetiaux hosted the Greenville Lion’s Club annual installation of officers. Outgoing Lions President Jas Keaster, and long time Lion John Garrison installed this year,s lion leaders. Newly elected officers include Jim Keaster and Bob Wiedenhoeft Vice Presidents, Jerry Graber Treasurer, Ken Bryant Secretary and John Kennedy President.

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OBITUARIES

 

MARY HITPAS

 

Mary E. Hitpas, age 52 of Carlyle, passed away Friday July 9th at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 52 year old Mary Hitpas will be Tuesday at 10am at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle. Visitation will be today from 4-8pm and Tuesday from 8am until service time at Zieren Day Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Clinton County Humane Society.

 

JOSEPH BERGMANN

 

Joseph W. “Fitz” Bergmann, age 78 of Bartelso, passed away Friday, July 9th at Breese Nursing Home. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 78 year old Joseph “Fitz” Bergmann will be Tuesday at 11am at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Bartelso. Burial will be in St. Cecelia Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8pm and Tuesday from 9 to 10:30am at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Bartelso.

 

DEBORAH RENKEN

 

Deborah J. Renken, age 52 of Edwardsville, passed away Friday, July 9th at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 52 year old Deborah Renken will be Tuesday at 10am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8pm at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, and Tuesday from 9 to 10am at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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