7-13-2010

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HIGH WATER CAUSES COUPLE TO SWIM FROM CAR

 

The heavy rains on Sunday caused one couple to swim to safety from a stranded car on Panama Avenue.  Paul and Nina Whiteside were traveling southbound on Panama Avenue around 9:45PM, when they crested a hill and drove into a water covered portion of the road.  Paul told the Bond County Sherriff’s department that he did not notice the water in time, due to the hill.  The water quickly swept the car off the road.  They both got out of the vehicle, and swam to safety.  Water reached the tops of the windows and even hours later the car could not be towed out due to the high water. 


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW

 

The Greenville City Council will do double duty at city hall tonight with a short executive session planned prior to the regular 7:30 meeting. That special meeting starts at 7.  Twenty-nine agenda items appear on tonight’s 7:30 meeting including payroll changes, a new police contract,  special event liquor licenses, discussion of the South Fourth Street Project, next years budget,  and a lot more. WGEL will be there and you can tune in tomorrow for the highlights.


BOND COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO OIL PART OF OLD RIPLEY ROAD

 

Old Ripley Road will be closed today from 7AM to 1PM for oiling.  According to the Bond County Highway Department a detour will not be available and if you have any questions to contact the highway department at 664-1144.  In case of rain the oiling will be done on Wednesday.   

 


 

LOCAL BOND COUNTY 4-H RESIDENTS SCORE HIGH AT STATE

 

 

Two Bond County residents ranked high scores at the 4-H State Dairy judging contest held June 15th at the University of Illinois. The Team ranked in the top ten scores. Brennan and Brett Woker, sons of Brian Woker of rural Greenville placed. Brennan Woker placed 7th overall in the judging contest. He also ranked 2nd in the junior division. Brett Woker received a score of 240 out of a possible 300. Blue ribbon recipients are eligible to participate in the State Invitational Dairy Contest at the Illinois State Fair. The competition consisted of 13 counties with 35 contestants of 4-H and FFA members from throughout Illinois.





PHOTOSTORY

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN POKEY TUESDAY

 

St. Nicholas Church in Pocahontas recently sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Thirty one persons registered with 30 units being collected. The Goal was 20. Susanne Luber was awarded a seven gallon pin, Kenneth Porter earned a three gallon pin and Chris Wempe received a two gallon pin.


OBITUARIES

KERRY KLEBER

 

Kerry Kleber age 55 of Carlyle passed away on Sunday July 11th at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. A memorial service for 55 year old Kerry Kleber will be Thursday at 7pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Friends may call from 5pm to time of service on Thursday at Moss Funeral Home.

 

JOSEPH “JOE” KAMPWERTH

 

Joseph “Joe” Kampwerth age 84 of Carlyle passed away on Sunday July 11th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A mass of Christian burial will be Thursday at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle. Burial with military honors will be Thursday at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8pm and Thursday from 9 to 10:30am at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary on Wednesday at 7pm at St. Mary’s Church. The Beckemeyer American Legion will conduct a prayer service on Wednesday at 7pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Children’s Hope International towards the adoption of Joe’s great grandson Eli.

 

DORIS DANNAMAN

 

Doris Drake Dannaman, age 72 from south of Greenville formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, July 11th at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral services for 72 year old Doris Dannaman are pending at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville

 

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