8-30-2010

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FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS

 

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has ordered that all state-occupied facilities fly the United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral of every fallen Illinois soldier. The flags will fly at half-staff at the Bond County Courthouse and the Greenville Post Office.


HOUSE TOTAL LOSS IN SORENTO FIRE

 

A house fire Friday night in Sorento called out the Shoal Creek Fire Department.  The call came in to 911 just after 10pm Friday night that a house on New Douglas road was on fire.  Firemen responded and fight the flames for nearly 4 and a half hours and were on the scene till 2:30AM.  The house was a total loss.  Shoal Creek Fire Chief Eric Ernest said no one was hurt in the fire and no one was home when the fire started.  The cause was electrical.  sdc'

 

ACCIDENT SENDS HIGHLAND MAN TO HOSPITAL

 

An accident early Friday morning sent a Highland man to a hospital with serious injuries. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, around 6:00 a.m., Michael Conner Sr., age 53, of Highland, was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on I-55/70 near milepost three, when Gregory Farrar, age 49, of Collinsville, driving a 2003 Dodge Neon, also westbound on I-55/70, allegedly made an unsafe lane change and sideswiped the motorcycle that Conner was driving. Conner was thrown from the motorcycle and later transported to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries. Farrar was cited for alleged improper lane usage.


CITY INVESTIGATING AC THEFT FROM HOME EXTENSION BUILDING

 

The I-70 patrol was very busy on Friday, writing over 30 speeding tickets.  The City of Greenville Police are investigating the theft of the Air Conditioner from the Home Extension Building at the Fair Grounds.  The unit is valued around $5,000. 

 

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 MOTORCYCLE/TRACTOR COLLISION KILLS RIDER

 

Illinois State Police, Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies, Carrollton Fire & Rescue, and the Greene County Coroner responded to a motorcycle / tractor accident Thursday at 3:21 p.m. on Rt. 108.  According to the accident report, the motorcycle and tractor were eastbound on Rt. 108 when the motorcycle driver attempted to pass the tractor.  As the motorcycle was passing, the tractor began a left hand turn into a farm lane.  The motorcycle struck the left front wheel of the John Deer 8330, causing the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle.  The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.  The farm tractor was displaying required safety warning devices, the motorcycle was traveling at highway speed and using his headlight.  According to the Illinois State Police, it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE SPORTS ASSOCIATION ACCEPTING KIDS CLUB MEMBERS

 

The Kaskaskia College Sports Association Kids Club, for kids in eighth grade and under, is the fan club for the Blue Angels and Blue Devils.  New members are being accepted now and membership is free.  Membership runs through May and includes an official membership card, newsletters, free admission to all KC athletics, special event invitations, and other athletic opportunities.  For more information or a membership form, call 618-545-3175.

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE MOVES UP IN TOP TIER OF MIDWEST BACCALAUREATE COLLEGES

 

Greenville College again ranked in the top tier among Midwest baccalaureate colleges according to a US News & World Report.  Retention rates and financial resources are among fifteen factors used by the US News & World Report to determine rankings.  The college improved its ranking over last year, moving up more spots than any other college in the category.  Vice President for Enrollment Michael Ritter said, “We’re thrilled to be ranked by US News in the top tier but we take more satisfaction from the positive feedback we are receiving from students, parents, and alumni about what is going on at Greenville College.” 


OBITUARIES

JAMES A. COLLMANN

 

James A. Collmann, age 70, of Alhambra, passed away Saturday, August 28 at Barnes-Jewish-Christian Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Salem Cemetery, Salem UCC Memorial Fund, or the charity of the donor’s choice.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.

 

PALMER C. RIDENS, JR.

 

Palmer C. Ridens, Jr., age 72, of Marine, passed away Friday, August 27 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Highland Southern Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Food Pantry or Meals on Wheels.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.


 

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