9-20-2010

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FAYETTE COUNTY HOUSE FIRE

 

Vandalia Firefighters were dispatched at 4:40 Friday morning to a report of a structure fire.  According to Second Assistant Chief Keith Meadows, the report was made by a passerby on Interstate 70.  The fire was on Hagarstown Road, south of I-70, the home of Ralph DeVall.  The cause of the fire is unknown but no investigation is expected.  Damage is extensive and Meadows estimated the home is a complete loss.  No injuries were reported and approximately fifteen Vandalia Firefighters were on the scene for about two and a half hours.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters were called at 4:52 a.m. for mutual aid with a tanker truck. sdc'

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO PATIO FIRE

 

Greenville Firefighters were called around 7:30 a.m. Friday to 1609 Crown Road at the Kingsbury Campus Apartments. According to the fire report, a cigarette was allegedly put out in a potted plant that contained dead plant material. The fire was on the patio of a second story apartment. Greenville Police arrived on the scene first and were trying to contain the fire. The fire was extinguished and damage was estimated at approximately $2,000. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

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POKEY ROAD TO BE CLOSED

 

The Bond County Highway Department is closing the Pokey Road between Doll’s Orchard Ave and Birch Ave today, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a cross-culvert replacement. A detour route will be available. For more information, call the highway department at 664-1144.


VFW BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS

 

VFW Post 1377 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, in memory of Richard “Abe” Debatin.  The goal was 31 units and 46 units were collected with 48 persons registering.  Bill Wylie received an 18-gallon pin and Bobby Suess a four-gallon pin.  Zack Wacker and Myranda Riedemann received blood-droop pins as first-time donors.

 


 

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FCI COMMUNITY BOARD MEETING

 

The new Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Warden Jim Cross convened the quarterly meeting of the Greenville Community Relations Board Friday morning in the facilities conference room. Currently, FCI has 290 people on staff and the largest percentage of employees reside in Bond County including Warden Cross who recently relocated to Bond County. Greenville FCI is about to go through their three-year federal audit. The Community Relations Board is chaired by Rev. Daryl Bolen and consists of approximately fifteen local residents who meet four times a year to work with FCI staff on local issues. City Manager Dave Willey told the group the city is looking forward to work crews, from the minimum security facility, working on the grounds of city cemeteries.

 


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