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.
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.
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 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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