8-2-2010

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ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COUNTY CLAIMS LIFE OF KINCADE WOMAN AND SENDS TWO GREENVILLE RESIDENTS TO THE HOSPITAL

 

A head on crash on Route 127 claimed the life of a Kincaid Illinois woman Friday evening and sent two Greenville residents to the hospital.  According to the Clinton County Sherriff’s department the head on crash happened about 5PM Friday on Route 127 near Emerald Road.  55 year old Sandra Daum of Kincaid Illinois was a passenger in the northbound vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clinton County Coroner.  The driver of the second vehicle was Nancy McElroy age 63 of Greenville and Eva Hilpert age 73, also of Greenville, was a passenger in McElroy’s car.  Both were transported to an area hospital and later taken to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment of injuries according to Clinton County Sherriff’s department.


STATE STILL OWED UNIT 2 OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School Board met recently at the unit office conference room. The district is still owed a little more than $1 million dollars from the state and this makes the process of setting an accurate budget for next year a problem. A report was given concerning repairs on the Greenville Elementary waterline. The water should be back on by the end of the month. Another leak was found last week on the Greenville City side of the meter, south of the school and water to the junior high school was shut off. The elevator installation at the high school is going as planned and is scheduled to be completed by early August. Tuck-pointing has been completed at the Pocahontas School and after recent rains, it seems to be stopping the leaks. The Sorento School is in the process of completing repairs to the stage. Bids were approved for gasoline, diesel, oil, and tires.

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AMEREN ILLINOIS OFFERS HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE

 

Ameren Illinois is providing assistance to individual non-profit and other qualified organizations that have experienced financial hardships.  Non-profit organizations, schools, senior centers, churches or other religious institutions, and small independently owned and operated businesses may qualify if they have been an Ameren Illinois customer since January 1, 2009.  Applications must be submitted between August 2 and September 10.  For an application or more information, call 1-800-287-8349.

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CHICAGO UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS FIRST TIME IN 38 MONTHS, ST.LOUIS AREA STABLE

 

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan area is the only one of the twelve areas in Illinois that showed an unemployment drop in the June 2010 report.  This is the first time in 38 months employment has decreased in the Chicago area.  The June unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area remained stable compared to June 2009, posting at 10.2 percent both years.  When comparing rates for area counties, the Bond County unemployment rate increased from 9.4% in June 2009 to 10.1% in June 2010.  The rate for Clinton County decreased from 8.5% to 7.9%, the Madison County rate also decreased from 10.5 – 10.2%, and the St. Clair County rate increased from 10.7 – 11.0%.


AMVETS POST 140 PRESENTS AWARDS

 

The AMVETS Post 140 chapter met recently.  Curtis Simmons was recognized and presented a check for $25.00 for first place in the high school Americanism essay contest.  His essay was forwarded to AMVETS state headquarters for competition at the state level.  Lynn Craig received the Post 140 AMVET of the Year award and was cited for his continuous involvement in color guard, honor guard, and seventeen year commitment to the Memorial Flag program.  An appreciation plaque was present to Ed Forbes for his involvement in Post 140 since 1991.

 

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CAR HITS BICYCLE, KILLS RIDER

 

According to the Illinois State Police accident report, Stephen J. Knipp, age 60, of rural Virden, was riding his bicycle northbound on the I-55 Frontage Road near Virden Avenue Thursday, July 29 at 8:40 p.m. when his bicycle was struck in the rear by a 1998 Toyota Camry driven by 23 year-old Shane Neighbors of Girard.  The impact threw Knipp and his bicycle into a fence on the right side of the road causing multiple traumas.  Neighbors’ car skidded off the left side of the road, through a ditch, and into a cornfield.  A passerby administered CPR to Knipp for quite some time until relieved by Farmersville EMS.  Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus declared Knipp dead at the scene.  Alcohol consumption is not an apparent factor and the crash is under investigation by an Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Team. 


OBITUARIES

JAY SACKETT

 

Jay B. Sackett, age 52, of Pierron, passed away Saturday, July 31 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 52 year-old Jay Sackett will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Area Animal Shelter.

 

ANNA MOKRI

 

Anna H. Mokri, age 94 of Granite City, passed away Friday, July 30th at Stearns Nursing Home and Rehab in Granite City. Funeral Services for 94 year old Anna Mokri will be Wednesday at 10am at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30am to 10am at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses. Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.


 

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