8-5-2010

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DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN LOOGOOTEE

 

Fayette County Police are investigating a double homicide discovered Wednesday morning.  Fayette County Police responded around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to a break-in report at a residence in Loogootee, southeast of Vandalia in Fayette County.  A few minutes later, sheriff’s deputies responded to another reported break-in at a different residence, also in Loogootee.  At the second residence, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, two victims were found shot to death.  According to a press release from the Fayette County Coroner, the victims have been identified as 60 year-old John M. Mahon and 53 year-old Debra J. Tish.  Both Mahon and Tish had been shot multiple times by a high powered gun.  The couple was pronounced dead at the scene by Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen at 4:27 a.m.  An autopsy was conducted August 4 at St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham.  While the investigation continues, details are at a minimum, but it is known that Fayette County Sheriff’s Officers have arrested a 15 year-old juvenile Farina male as a suspect.  According to the sheriff’s department, the suspect will likely be charged with multiple alleged felonies involving the shooting, including alleged first degree murder.  The suspect is likely to appear in court today. The name of the suspect has not been released. 


CARLYLE MAN DROWNS IN KASKASKIA RIVER

 

The body of a Carlyle man was recovered from the Kaskaskia River south of Carlyle. According to a press release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Luis A. Hernandez, age 32, of Carlyle, was swimming in the Kaskaskia River near the Covington Bridge Sunday evening. Hernandez was reported to have gone under the water and did not resurface. A call came in to the Sheriff’s Department around 7:50 p.m. about Hernandez’s disappearance. Several surrounding emergency agencies were called in for rescue efforts. Hernandez’s body was recovered Monday at 12:54 p.m. No additional information has been released.

 

 

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GREENVILLE POLICE JUNE ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

The Greenville Police Department has released the activities report for June.  The department investigated two battery cases, eleven burglary or theft reports, six cases of damage to property, and recorded thirty traffic violations.  Traffic fines totaled $1,061.77.  There were a total of 90 fire district incidents from the six departments in the reporting area.  Greenville Police Officers received eleven hours of in-service training and traveled almost 7500 miles on regular patrol duty and in response to calls. 


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LOCAL ISA MEMBERS MEET WITH CONGRESSMAN SHIMKUS

 

Recently, seven local members of the Illinois Soybean Association went to Washington DC to meet with US Representative John Shimkus to discuss some of the association’s concerns.  C.W. Gaffner was a member of the delegation.  He said they discussed the bio-diesel extension which should have started in January but has not yet begun.  They also discussed trade with Cuba and Congressman Shimkus is in favor of that proposal.  They touched on the areas of energy and climate in relation to agriculture being subject to an emissions cap or impacted by climate change legislation or regulations.  A Soybean Ambassador Program is starting in October.  This is a two-year program whereby producers may travel to Brazil or other countries to see how soybeans are grown there.  The deadline for participation is August 2 and hopefully someone from Bond County will be able to participate.


REGISTRATION AT THE SORENTO SCHOOL

 

Registration at the Sorento Center of the Unit 2 School District has been changed to Thursday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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SHIMKUS SALUTES ALHAMBRA’S SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

Congressman John Shimkus recently recognized the 150th anniversary of the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra by entering a statement into the permanent Congressional Record of the United States House of Representatives.  The congregation was organized in 1860 by German immigrants who settled in and around Alhambra.  In 1877, a new Gothic style church was built and a parish hall has since been added.  2,189 baptisms, 1,640 confirmations, 690 marriages, and 1,514 funerals have been recorded since 1860.  As they celebrate 150 years of worship, members of the Salem United Church of Christ honor the past and look to the future of their church.

 

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OBITUARIES

 

NORMA JEAN HAMEL

 

Norma Jean Hamel, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, August 3 at her home. Funeral services for 83 year-old Norma Jean Hamel will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 4:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the Greenville First Christian Church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

 

CLARA LESICKO

 

Clara Lesicko, age 85, of New Douglas, Matriarch of Lesicko Funeral Home, passed away Wednesday, August 4 at Alton Memorial Hospital.  A funeral Mass for 85 year-old Clara Lesicko will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston.  Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston.  There will be a Scripture service at 4:00.

 

LOUISE NOETH

 

Louise Noeth, age 87, of Edwardsville, passed away Tuesday, August 3 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Louise Noeth will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.


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