11-4-2010

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NOVEMBER 4 POLICE REPORT


The Bond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating seven reports of burglary or attempted burglary to motor vehicles.  All reports were from the rural Sorento and rural Old Ripley areas.

Greenville Firefighters were dispatched Wednesday, at 7:09 p.m., to a report of a field fire along Rt. 127 about one mile south of Hookdale Avenue.  According to the fire report, upon arrival firefighters found timber on fire at the west end of a field in which there appeared to have been a fire earlier in the day.  Firefighters extinguished the timber fire.  They were on the scene a little more than an hour. Keyesport and Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded to a report of a shed fire on RR 1 AA in rural Keyesport.


OCTOBER DRIEST MONTH SO FAR THIS YEAR

October was by far the driest month so far this year.   Rain totals for Greenville during October showed an average of 71 hundredths of an inch of rain for the entire month, with rainfall recorded on only five of the 31 days.  When compared with records from the past 43 years, October 2010 is the second driest on record after October 1985 which showed six tenths of an inch in Greenville.

 

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MULBERRY GROVE FIRE ALARM PROVES TO BE CONTROLLED BURN


Mulberry Grove Firefighters were paged Tuesday at 7:06 a.m., to a report of a mobile home fire.   According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire was a controlled burn of a trailer that was being demolished.  He responded to the location at Market and Maple Streets in Mulberry Grove to check on the alarm.  The fire was under control and Chief Volkmar canceled the fire call.


ISP FIRING RANGES OPEN TO TEST-FIRE SHOTGUNS


Illinois State Police firing ranges will be open to hunters November 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for test-firing shotguns in a safe environment for the upcoming deer hunting season.   Targets will be provided and there is no charge to use the range.  Participants must have a valid FOID card and transport their firearm legally.  To reserve your time at the Effingham range, call 217-347-2761.


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DEADLINE SET FOR KASKASKIA COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

December 1 is the deadline for students to apply for the spring 2011 Honors Program at Kaskaskia College.  The KC Honors Program mission is to challenge students to think, analyze, investigate, discover, and achieve beyond the usual academic requirements.  For an application, list of qualifications, or admission criteria, contact your high school counselor or call 545-3359.


COMETS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM COMPETES IN SECTIONAL MEET

Comets cross country team members Ben Barber, Reid Rinella and Jordie File completed their season with top 25 finishes at the ISHA sectional meet Saturday.  Barber finished 18th overall and 9th as an individual.  Rinella finished 20th overall and 11th individually and File completed the season with remarkable improvements, finishing 22nd overall and 12th individually, more than four minutes faster than when she ran the same course in early September.


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

ALENE W. GILMORE


Alene W. Gilmore, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, November 2 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the Free Methodist World Missions.

LYNN DALE SCHMOLLINGER

Lynn Dale Schmollinger, at 85, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 1. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Home Health.


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