7-20-2010

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RAIN STRIKES BOND COUNTY AGAIN

 

Storms rolled across the area Monday afternoon and in the overnight hours.  Northern areas of the WGEL listening area were under a severe thunderstorm warning for more than an hour. There was even a tornado warning about 50 miles east of Springfield. In Greenville, over an inch of rain feel at each reporting station and at the WGEL Studios.  The rain totals were even higher to the north of Bond County with reports of 2.5 inches of rain.  More rain and storms are possible Tuesday for severe weather updates tune to WGEL Radio 101.7FM.


BOND COUNTY BOARD TO MEET TONIGHT

 

The Bond County Board will meet tonight at the courthouse.  The board will review and likely approved the sheriff’s report and the annual circuit clerk’s audit.  They will also hear a request for a rezoning in Old Ripley Township, and continue their budget discussions for the next fiscal year.  Tune to WGEL Radio for full post-meeting coverage. 


ROAD WORK ON 4TH STREET

 

4th Street from Rt. 40 to the Bond County Health Department is scheduled to be closed today, starting around 7:00 a.m., for road work and according to Public Works Director Bill Grider, that section of 4th Street will be closed for about two months.  Bill said there would still be access to the VFW hall and the bowling alley but suggested using Elm Street or Rt. 127 as possible detour routes.


RASH OF THEFTS FROM VEHICLES HITS MADISON COUNTY

 

Twenty-six different vehicles were burglarized Sunday in the unincorporated areas surrounding Troy, Collinsville, and Edwardsville in Madison County.  According to the Madison County Sherriff’s Department, all the vehicles were left unlocked and there were no signs of forced entry.  Items taken include money, electronic devices such as MP3 players, cell phones, and GPS devices, purses, and other personal items.  The sheriff’s office is seeking public help in catching the thieves.  Anyone who may have information or may have seen something is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at 692-4433.


PHOTOSTORY

4-H MEMBERS COMPETE IN PROJECT SHOW

 

Bond County 4-H members competed in the annual General Project and Home Economics show Saturday, July 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. U of I Extension spokesperson Lynn Weiss said 4-H members, ages 8-18, displayed projects in visual arts, horticulture, natural resources, foods and photography, computers and aerospace, and woodworking.  Members were judged on knowledge gained and the finished project.  Thirty-three youth, age ten or older, were chosen to represent Bond County at the Illinois State Fair August 14.  Thirty youth received grand champion awards sponsored by the Bond County Homemakers Extension Association.  4-H livestock classes will be exhibited at the Bond County Fair and twenty Bond County youth will be competing in livestock shows at the Illinois State Fair.


OBITUARIES

ALVIN HELMICH

 

Alvin E. Helmich, age 87, of Marine, passed away Sunday, July 18 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 87 year-old Alvin Helmich will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Marine. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Marine Fire Department or the Marine Lions Club.


 

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