12-10-2010

 




POCAHONTAS MAN ARCHED TO SLU HOSPITAL AFTER ACCIDENT ON ST. ROSE ROAD

A two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on St. Rose road resulted in a Pocahontas man being arched to SLU Hospital.  According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Aaron Marquardt, age 22, of Pocahontas, was driving eastbound on St. Rose Road near Bauman road when he left the road to his right in an attempt to avoid a car coming westbound.  According to the sheriff’s department, it’s unclear why the second car, driven by Kelli Segert, age 36, of Breese, allegdly crossed into the other lane. No tickets have been issued and the investigation continues. 


BOND COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

The Bond County Fair Association annual meeting was Wednesday night at the community building on the fair grounds.  The association went over the finances from last year.  Once again the Demo Derby was a big money maker for the fair, showing a profit of more than $18,000.  This was the first year the demo derby was Saturday instead of Friday.  Demo Director Brain Ulmer said he thought the change did not hurt the demo.  Every grandstand event at this year’s fair showed a profit and are likely to be at next year’s fair.  The fair requires many volunteers for a successful event and Wednesday’s meeting gave the chance to say thank you for all they do.  That included Abe Debatin who passed away this year. Abe had worked many years at the fairgrounds, volunteering his time to improve the grounds, work at events, and help make many Bond County Fairs successful.  The 2011 fair is tentatively set for August 3-10, but that is subject to change.     

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GREENVILLE LIONS CLUB LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR

The last 2010 Greenville Lions Club meeting was Wednesday afternoon. District 1-L Governor Jerry Curry from the Springfield Lions brought greetings. This year the Greenville Club celebrated its 25th anniversary. All five current members who were part of the group that formed the Greenville Lions 25 years ago were at the meeting. Those long time members are Bob Wiedenhoeft, Denny Potthast, John Kennedy, Chet York and Jim Keaster.  The Greenville Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month except in December when they have only one meeting.

SAFETY PREPAREDNESS ITEMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

“The best holiday gift is one with the potential to save lives,” said Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis.  Gifts such as weather alert radios, flashlights, and first-aid kits help friends and family prepare for disasters, while smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers make homes safer.  Other gift ideas include vehicle safety items such as jumper cables, blankets, a crank radio, a tool kit, an ice scraper, and a small shovel.  Most safety preparedness items are available at local hardware and department stores. 


TWO CIRCUIT JUDGES CERTIFIED PEER MENTORS

Third Judicial Circuit Judges Barbara Crowder and Richard Tognarelli are judicial mentors in the Illinois Supreme Court’s Peer Mentor Program.  Nominated by Chief Judge Ann Callis and approved by the Judicial Mentor Committee, they are the first judges from the Third Judicial Circuit to be included in this program.  The Peer Mentor Program trains judges to assist other judges in their own or neighboring circuits to enhance and improve their skills and performance.



MILLION DOLLAR LOTTO WINNER IN GREENVILLE

The Illinois Lotto confirmed that a million dollar scratch off lotto ticket was sold in Greenville.  According to lotto officials, Casey Mathews bought the Million Dollar Double instant ticket at CC Food Mart in Greenville.  Mathews told lotto officials that after she bought the ticket and the clerk confirmed it was a million dollar winner, she ran out the door screaming.  Mathews says she plans to share the money with her children and that she had been buying scratch-off tickets on-and-off for about 19 years. 


OBITUARIES

WILBERT DOTHAGER

Wilbert H. Dothager, age 89, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday, December 7 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mulberry Grove. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery in rural Vandalia with military honors. cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia and Saturday, one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Fayco Enterprises in Vandalia.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - rain in the morning, 80% chance of rain and snow in the afternoon with no accumulation expected, high 45, windy and colder with a 70% chance of snow Saturday night with light accumulation possible, low 16

SUNDAY - windy and colder with a 30% chance of snow, high 20, low 7


PUBLIC AFFAIRS


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  This week Steve will talk with Matt Gerkes with the American Red Cross about donating blood and the special needs of the Red Cross during the Holiday Season.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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