11-02-2010

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BODY OF NEW DOUGLAS MAN FOUND NEAR COFFEEN

 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s 911 Communications Center received a call Sunday, at 7:47 a.m., of a missing person.  Personnel from the Coffeen Fire Department, Hillsboro Area Ambulance, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois Department of Conservation Police responded to the Upland Game Management Unit in rural Coffeen.  According to Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, searchers found the body of Mark D. Reynolds, age 40, of New Douglas.  Coroner Rick Broaddus pronounced Reynolds dead at 9:05 a.m.  At this time, Reynolds’ death appears to be due to natural causes.  An autopsy was scheduled for Monday in Springfield.  The Illinois Department of Conservation Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Montgomery County Coroner continue to investigate.


HOUSE FIRE ON JAKETOWN ROAD

 

Shoal Creek Firefighters were dispatched Sunday, at 10:40 p.m., to a report of a structure fire on Jaketown Road in rural Donnellson.  According to Shoal Creek Firefighter Julie Leneave, the fire was a one-story home with attached garage at the Alan D. Ellsworth residence.  The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation by the Illinois Fire Marshall.  The home and garage were totally destroyed but no injuries were reported.  The fire also burned some ground cover and spread to nearby timberland.  Greenville Firefighters responded at 11:15 p.m. providing mutual aid with a tanker and manpower.  Firefighters from Taylor Springs and Coffeen Fire Departments also provided mutual aid with tankers and manpower.  Firefighters were on the scene for about four hours.


SMITHBORO BOIL ORDER

 

A boil order is in effect until further notice for all residents south of 3rd Street in Smithboro


FARM DEATH NEAR BINGHAM

 

A tragic farm accident Wednesday morning took the life of a Bingham man in Fayette County. According to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, David Lee Jr. was killed when the bolts, on the tractor steps on which he was standing, broke causing him to fall under the moving tractor.  David Lee Jr. was 36 years old.

 


 

RAIL CROSSING ON WOBURN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED

 

The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad and the Bond County Highway Department are closing the rail crossing on Woburn Road this Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for rail replacement. A detour route will be made available. Please take this closure into consideration when traveling in the area. For more information, contact the Bond County Highway Department at 664-1144.


GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS “HARVEY”

 

Greenville High School drama students will present the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Harvey,” Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13.  “Harvey” may well be remembered as the movie by that name starring Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd who has an imaginary, invisible rabbit for a friend.  Performances are Friday, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.  Prices for adults are $6.00, Bond County Unit 2 students $5.00, and children five and under free.  The Saturday matinee admission is one dollar less.  Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store and at the door.



SPORTS

COMETS PLAY PANA SATURDAY AT 1:00 PM

 

The second round playoff game for the Greenville Comets football team is Saturday, November 6 when the Comets will play at Pana at 1:00 p.m.  The Comets won big over Breese Central this past Saturday and now will face a rematch with Pana.  Pana is the only team this year to beat the Comets in a close game at Greenville.  WGEL Radio will bring you live coverage of the game and stream it at wgel.com.  You may pick up free "Go Comets" posters at WGEL studios across from the Greenville Post Office and at Kahuna’s restaurant on Harris Avenue.  Tickets for Saturday’s game will go on sale at 11:30 a.m. at Pana. There will be no pre-sales of tickets.  The Comets football cheerleaders are taking orders for Comets hoodies and long sleeve T-shirts.  Sizes range from small to triple extra large.  Call the Greenville High School office to order and prepay. Shirts may be picked up Friday afternoon at the high school office.    



OBITUARIES

JOHANNA SCHULTE

 

Johanna Schulte, age 81, of Breese, passed away Monday, November 1 at Countryside Manor in Aviston. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Church. Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of the arrangements.  

 

LYNN SCHMOLLINGER

 

Lynn D. Schmollinger, age 85, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 1 at his home. Funeral arrangements for 85 year-old Lynn Schmollinger are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


 

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