8-25-2010

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ACCIDENT KILLS YOUNG PATOKA MAN

 

An accident yesterday, north of Patoka, killed a young Patoka man. According to Marion County Deputy Coroner Troy Cannon, Nicholas Feather, age 23, was killed when a pipe fell on his head around 5:00 p.m. Monday. Feather was working to lay pipe at the Patoka Tank Farm near Vernon when a strap allegedly broke and the pipe fell, striking Feather. He was declared dead at the scene. An investigation is continuing on the cause of the accident.


SHOW ME ST. LOUIS IN GREENVILLE TODAY

 

“Show Me St. Louis” is scheduled to be in town taping again today.  Julia Jenner from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce shared they will be taping today, from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m., live on the north side of the square.  The show will air on KSDK Channel 5 in St. Louis at 3:00.  If you would like to be in the background for the program, be at the Bond County Courthouse lawn today at 2:30 p.m.

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FIRE AT CARLISLE SYNTEC

 

Greenville Firefighters were dispatched at 6:41 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a fire at Carlisle Syntec on Rt. 40.  According to the fire report, the fire was in a carbon/rubber mixer in the lower level of the factory.  The fire was confined to the machine.  Workers were evacuated as Greenville Firefighters extinguished the fire.  Carlisle employees cleared smoke from the building.  There was no estimated dollar loss due to the fire.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters were called to stand by at their firehouse in the event they were needed for mutual aid.  Firefighters were on the scene for about two and a half hours.

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DRIVE SAFE AND SOBER OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

The Labor Day weekend holiday is just around the corner and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White urges you to be a responsible driver by not drinking and driving.  Statistics show that in 2007, 41 percent of Labor Day deaths from crashes were alcohol-related.  In 2008, 58 percent and in 2009 40 percent of the deaths from Labor Day crashes were alcohol-related.  Secretary of State Police will be participating in DUI and seatbelt patrols during the holiday season.  White reminds you that safety belts and sobriety are the best defenses against a drunk driver.

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RADIO IS PASSED FROM OLD TO YOUNG

 

Donald “Tommy” Thompson was a lifelong resident of Springfield and he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Tommy Thompson was also an avid, popular, amateur “Ham” radio operator and he made many friends in the surrounding comities. He contributed time and equipment to many in the area. Don also was there in the best and worst weather to help fellow "Ham" operators. Sadly, Don passed away, but his legacy will live on with the donation of a handheld radio to ten year-old Joshua Brannon of Greenville. At a ceremony Friday afternoon, at the Greenville Courthouse, the radio was given to Joshua in memory of Don. Joshua was very excited to receive this gift and even used the radio for the first time during the ceremony. For all you "Ham" operators out there, Joshua’s call sign is KC9SIA.

 

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OBITUARIES

DELORES K. MONKEN

 

Delores K. Monken, age 87, of Summerfield, passed away Monday, August 23 at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Summerfield. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the church.

 

JOHN “JACK” FARABEE II

 

John “Jack” Farabee II, age 65, of Highland, passed away Sunday, August 22 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.

 

NICHOLAS FEATHER

 

Nicholas D. Feather, age 23, of Patoka, passed away Monday, August 23. A celebration of life service will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Patoka. Burial will be in Patoka Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Patoka Fire and Ambulance Department. Day Funeral home in Patoka is in charge of the arrangements.

 

VINCENT C. HORSTMANN

 

Vincent C. Horstmann, age 85, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, August 24. A memorial Mass will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. The family will receive friends at the KC Hall after the Mass. Memorials are suggested to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation

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