8-10-2010

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2 FATALITIES FROM MORNING ACCIDENTS ON I-70

 

Multiple accidents on I-70 claimed the lives of two men from Indiana Monday morning.  Jerald D. Jaynes, age 52 of Seymour Indiana, and 23 year old William Burleson of Greensburg Indiana were both pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the multiple vehicle accidents on I-70.  The accidents included two in the I-70 westbound lanes just west of the Pierron/Highland exit.  The first incident involved a semi trailer that lost its load of food around 6:50AM and backed up traffic around mile marker 28.  According to the Illinois State Police the second accident happened around 7AM at the 29 mile marker and involved three semi trailers and one pick up truck. According to ISP, one of the semi trucks caught fire and resulted in two fatalities because they were unable to exit the vehicle. The driver of the pick-up truck was reported to be Nicholas Neer, age 30 of Mulberry Grove. According to the accident report, Neer’s injuries were minor and he was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  The westbound lanes of I-70 around the Pierron/Highland exit remained closed well into the afternoon before re-opening.  The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police. 

 

In the east bound lanes of I-70 a motorcycle and semi trailer accident occurred across from the westbound accidents, this resulted in eastbound traffic back ups Monday morning as well.  The motorcycle accident resulted in minor injuries as the motorcycle struck the back of the semi.


EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

 

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire WGEL listening area till Thursday at 8pm. Temperatures will be in the high 90’s and heat indices during the day may reach as high as 110 degrees. Stay in an air conditioned environment as much as possible, limit outside activities, drink plenty of fluids, stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Check on residents who are elderly, sick or who do not have air conditioning. And remember to have fresh water and shade for pets that are outside.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO ARCHING CABLE

 

Greenville Fire Department responded to a reported transformer on fire on St. Charles Street around 10:50PM Monday night.  When they arrived no fire was found, but the line was arching. All units were back in service in about 25 minutes.  Greenville City Police worked a non-injury accident Monday around 1:48PM on Route 140 around Terrapin Ridge Road.  And the I-70 patrol issued 32 speeding tickets on Monday. 


RECEPTION PLANNED TO WELCOME NEW DOCTORS TO GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Greenville Regional Hospital will welcome two new doctors with a come-and-go reception Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Emerald Pointe Apartments.  OB-GYN Specialist, Dr. Christina Dothager, joins the Greenville Family Wellness Center, and Dr. Kelsey Hopkins will be at Greenville Medical Associates.  A refreshments buffet will be served.


TALENT CONTEST WINNERS AT BOND COUNTY FAIR                      

 

A nice crowd gathered for the talent contest at the Bond County Fair Saturday evening.  Area young people shared their talents in singing, dancing, and instrumentals.  In the senior division, for those fifteen years and older, first place went to the band “Shower Curtain Madness” with members Sabastian Neudeck, Dylen Jerrel, and Jacob Rommerskirchen.  In the junior division for youth fourteen years and under, first place was won by fourteen year-old Lucy Morgan with a solo jazz dance.  Faithy Lewis, age 4, received second place with her singing and sign language, and the third place award went to ten year-old Anastasia Winter with a vocal presentation.


OBITUARIES

RANDLE ROSENTHAL

 

Randle Dean Rosenthal, age 74 formerly of Sorento and New Douglas, passed away Friday, July 30th in Osage Beach Missouri. Randle was cremated and his ashes will be placed in a Memorial Wall for Veterans at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11am ay New Apostolic Church in Afton Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or the American Heart Association

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