BOND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF DAYTIME BURGLARIES IN COUNTY
The Bond County Sheriff’s Department warns you of daytime burglaries in the county. Over the past two weeks, three daytime burglaries have occurred. With the cornfields high, burglars may have more concealment during the crime and if the burglar's vehicle is parked near the house it could be hard to see from the road. The sheriff’s department is asking you to watch out for any suspicious activity around your neighborhood and your neighbors’ property. If you suspect anything may be happening or see a suspicious vehicle, please call the sheriff’s department at 664-2151.
CHARGES AGAINST 15 YEAR OLD IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN LOOGOOTEE
Charges have been officially made against 15 year old Clifford Baker of Farina in the double homicide of 60-year-old John Michael Mahon and 53-year-old Debra J. Tish of Loogootee in Fayette County. The trail will not take place in Juvenile court due to the two alleged first degree murder charges. According to court documents Baker will be in court on August 9th with counsel at 10:30AM at the courthouse in Fayette County.
BOND COUNTY QUEEN PAGEANT
The Bond County Fair Queen Pageant is Monday, August 9 at the Grandstand at the Bond County Fairgrounds. There are six candidates this year. Shay Smith from Greenville is attending Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville studying to become an elementary school teacher. Jaclyn Hamel of Greenville is attending Illinois State University studying early childhood education. Miranda Meskil is attending Kaskaskia College studying to be a dental assistant. Valerie Elsworth of Pocahontas is attending Greenville College majoring in elementary education. Katie Goodall from Greenville is attending Greenville College studying business. Allison Grissom from Greenville is attending the University of Illinois studying dance.
Join WGEL’s Mike in the Morning live at Buckstop Archery in Brownstown this Saturday from 11am till 1pm. Saturday and Sunday is Customer Appreciation Days. Great sales, seminars and food. Get registered for Wheel of Meat and the WGEL 25th Anniversary Giveaway. Mike in the Morning, live at Buckstop Archery this Saturday.
ANTIQUE MACHINERY EXPO AT THE BOND COUNTY FAIR
The Bond County Antique Machinery Club Expo 2010 at the Bond County Fair starts today and activities are planned through Sunday, August. 8. The expo is open today from noon – 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – noon. This year the expo is hosting IHC Chapter #32 of Southern Illinois. A tractor parade to the nursing care centers begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the tractor parade on the fairgrounds is Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Visit the 2010 Expo to see antique gas engines and tractors, balance beam, antique machinery and equipment, horse-drawn implements, and a farm toy show. For more information, call Leroy at 664-2732.
FCI STAFF RESPOND TO INMATE FIGHT
Several FCI Greenville inmates were involved in a fight Wednesday, August 4 at about 6:30 p.m. on the recreation yard. Staff immediately contained the situation. Some inmates were evaluated for injuries and one was sent to the hospital for evaluation of a non-life threatening injury and returned to the institution. There were no staff injuries. The institution has been placed on lock down status as a precautionary measure. At no time was there a threat to the public.
Live from the Bond County Fair tonight, the music of “Strike Force.”The band is in town for the 25th Anniversary of WGEL’s Rock Zone.“Strike Force” will play from 6 to 8pm on stage at the Bond County Fair.Then tune into WGEL FM 101.7 for three hours of Rock Zone Reunion from 8pm till 11pm, with former Rock Zone DJ’s, Randy Alderman, Kevin Fisher, and Jeff Alexander.