2-23-2011

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ISP DEALING WITH NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS ON ICY ROADS

A winter storm system brought sleet and freezing rain to the area early this morning and lead to several accidents on the highways.  According to the District 11 Illinois State Police in Collinsville, Interstates 70, 270, and 255 are the hardest hit areas with numerous accidents since 400 o’clock this morning.  Fortunately only minor injuries have been reported so far in Illinois.  A huge 26 vehicle accident shut down part of I-64 in Missouri.  The Jefferson Barracks Bridge was closed earlier this morning but has now been reopened and Interstate 270 in Illinois was closed for a while to clear an accident but it too is now open. 
According to the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, no accidents due to icy roads have been reported in Bond County at news time.    


LAND AUCTION OVER THE WEEKEND BRINGS BIG PRICE

512 acres of farm land with various improvements, in northern Bond County near Donnellson, sold at auction at the KC Hall in Hillsboro last Saturday. Six buyers split the acreage collectively paying an average of $7,300.00 an acre.  The total price for the entire estate was $3,744,000.00, one of the largest sales ever in Bond County.  


ARVILLA BROWN BENEFIT

There will be a chicken dinner, silent auction and dance Saturday, March 5 at the Greenville VFW Hall to benefit the family of Arvilla Brown.  Chicken will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the DJ starts at 8:00.  The admission charge is $15.00 per single or $25.00 per couple. 


COMPUTER COLLEGE PART I CLASS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

Kaskaskia College will offer a Computer College Part I class at the Greenville Education Center Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, March 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The cost for the class is $88.00 and students over 60 years old may register at no cost.  To register, call 664-9394.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE HOSTS JOB RESOURCE FAIR

Kaskaskia College is hosting a job resource fair Thursday, April 14 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the KC Gymnasium.  This is your opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn of resources that may assist you in your job search.  There is no admission charge and there will be lots of information available.  For more information, call 545-3073.

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OBITUARIES

BERTHA E. “BERT” PLOCHER

Bertha E. “Bert” Plocher, age 64, of Highland, passed away Sunday, February 20 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Salem UCC or Salem Cemetery.

DONALD M. KOCH

Donald M. Koch, age 73, of Alhambra, passed away Monday, February 21 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.


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