7-21-2010

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AREA EMERGENCY PERSONNEL SEARCH FOR MORTOCYCLIST ALONG I-70

The Greenville Police Department answered a 911 call Saturday, at 11:50 p.m., from an Indiana man who said he was somewhere along I-70 and had an accident with his motorcycle.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, Howard Dulworth, age 66, of Anderson, Indiana was westbound on I-70, traveling from Terre Haute, Indiana to St. Louis, Missouri, when he allegedly was forced off the road by a truck.  Dulworth’s motorcycle went down a deep ditch in the median.  He called 911 on his cell phone and the 911 system showed the call came from the 52 – 54 mile-markers along the interstate.  Emergency personnel from the Mulberry Grove Fire Department, Fayette County EMS, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Mulberry Grove Police, and Illinois State Police searched for more than an hour before Dulworth was located.  Volkmar said tall grass along the road and the deep ditch in the median made it difficult to locate Dulworth or his motorcycle.  An Illinois State Trooper finally heard him talking on his cell phone as he was reportedly drifting in and out of consciousness.  Fayette County EMS transported Dulworth to the Mulberry Grove Firehouse where he was transferred to an AIR EVAC helicopter which took him to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.


FLOOD WARNING FOR THE KASKASKIA RIVER AT VANDALIA

 

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday night.  Current projections put the river at three feet above flood stage. 

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North of Patriot's Park

Storm moves in Tuesday

Picture from Glenn & Linda Kreider

 

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SECRET SHOPPER SCAM

 

A new scam, called the Secret Shopper Scam, has been identified in the WGEL listening area. James Stever, with the Bond County State’s Attorney’s Office, explained that citizens receive a letter usually with the post mark of Canada or another address outside the United States.  The letter contains the purported business name with a return telephone number and email.  The letter says you are to be a secret customer or secret shopper who will be assisting their corporation in improving customer services offered to their clientele.  In most cases, they advise you have been selected because they received your information on the internet while you were browsing for employment opportunities to increase your income.  Mr. Stever said usually, these scammers will send you checks that bounce and you may be liable for the amount.  He encourages you to contact the local police or the State’s Attorney’s Office if you receive this type of letter.


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CRAFT CAMP REGISTRATION

 

Southern Illinois Craft Camp at Dubois Center is Thursday, September 16 with a registration fee of $12.00 which includes lunch. Registration is now in progress through the University of Illinois Extension office. To register, call the Bond County office at 664-3665 before August 24.

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TOURISM COMMITTEE TO MEET

 

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

MICHAEL BROWN

 

Michael Shields Brown, age 52, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away Friday, July 16 at the Hospice Center, a part of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. A memorial service for 52 year-old Michael Brown will be Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. A private burial will be in Brown Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.

 

GRACE J. NEUMANN

 

Grace J. Neumann, age 87, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, July 18 at Aviston Countryside Manor. A memorial service for 87 year-old Grace Neumann will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Community Baptist Church in Trenton. Burial will be in the Trenton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials aresuggested to Grace Community Baptist Church or to the Arthritis Foundation. Moss Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

ALFRED KING

 

Alfred Dean (Al) King, age 67, of Hookdale, passed away Monday, July 19 at Greenville Regional Hospital. A celebration of life for 67 year-old Alfred King will be at a later date. Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.


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