10-12-2010

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF AVISTON MAN

 

A motorcycle accident Friday evening, north of Carlyle, claimed the life of an Aviston man. According to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss, Larry Schmitt, age 45, of Aviston, was southbound on Route 127 near the Beelman Truck Company building when the accident occurred. Schmitt was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:00 p.m. Moss said Schmitt apparently died from major head injuries. The cause of the accident has not been determined.


EXPLOSION AT MADISON COUNTY PLANT POSSIBLE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT DANGER

 

A fire and several explosions Monday, October 4 at the Magnesium Elektron North America, Inc. plant in Madison County were apparently caused by a water line rupturing above one of the coil reheating furnaces, allowing water to contact molten magnesium, releasing a large plume of magnesium oxide particulates.  Illinois EPA has asked the Illinois Attorney General’s office to proceed with an enforcement action against the company for endangering human health and the environment.  The action requests an investigation to determine the root cause of the incident and recommended measures to prevent a similar incident from recurring.


CITY COUNCIL TO MEET ON TUESDAY

 

The Greenville City Council is scheduled to meet tonight. Items on the agenda include lowering the sound volume on city streets by possibly adopting an ordinance prohibiting the use of "Jake Brakes" by semi drivers, a youth tobacco sales enforcement ordinance, and lining manholes. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and WGEL will be there.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL OFFERS “CHRISTMAS IN BRANSON” TRIP

 

Greenville Regional Hospital has planned a “Christmas in Branson” trip, November 18-20, as part of its year-long 50-year celebration.  This is a three-day, two-night motor coach excursion which includes four Branson shows, two continental breakfasts, two dinners, and two stops at attractions in Lebanon, Missouri.  Reservations must be made by Monday, October 25.  For more information or to make your reservations, call 664-1230, ext. 3003.


MOTHER AND SON SENT TO PRISON FOR STEALING MAIL

 

Felicia Finnett Johnson, age 42, and her son Marquan Johnson, both of Cahokia, were sentenced recently following their conviction for theft of mail and possession of stolen mail.  Felicia was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and three years supervised release and Marquan to 12 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.  Felicia and Marquan Johnson have been in custody since March 19 when they were arrested by Highland Police Officers following receipt of a report, by a Highland resident, of theft of mail.  Both pled guilty to the charges June 1, 2010. 


BIATHLON SUPPORTS NEW BADEN YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS

 

New Baden will host a biathlon Saturday, October 30, starting at 8:00 a.m., to raise funds for the village’s youth sports programs.  Events include a 2-mile fun run/walk, a 5K fun run/walk, and the biathlon consisting of a 5K run and a 22 mile bike course.  All events are open to persons of all ages and levels of participation.  Pre-registrations must be postmarked by October 15 to receive entry fee discounts.  For more information, call Jeannette at 618-588-9927.


OBITUARIES

ALVIN J. “BUD” FRANK

 

Alvin J. “Bud” Frank, age 87, of Marine, passed away Sunday, October 10 at St. Louis University Hospital. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials may be made in the form of Masses or to the American Diabetes Association.


 

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