3-8-2011

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EARLY MONDAY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN DONNELLSON

Shoal Creek Firefighters responded early Monday morning to a report of a house fire in Donnellson.  According to Shoal Creek Firefighter Julie Leneave, the home was a single-story dwelling at 104 North East Street.  Firefighters were called at 12:35 a.m. and Taylor Springs Firefighters provided mutual aid with manpower and a tanker.  The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation by the Shoal Creek Fire Department.  The only reported injury was a minor knee injury to a firefighter.  The home is reportedly a total loss.  Firefighters were on the scene for about six hours.

 


VFW POST 1377 TO AWARD TWO SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Bond County VFW Post 1377 will award two $500.00 scholarships in 2011, one each to a graduating senior at Greenville and Mulberry Grove High Schools.  The scholarships are available to all graduating seniors who enroll as a full-time student in a two or four-year college or technical institution.  High school guidance counselors have program information.  Application forms are available at the guidance counselor’s office and are due by April 1. 


JANUARY 2011 UNEMPLOYMENT UPDATE

Illinois Department of Employment Security unemployment figures show January rates fell .02 to 9%.  Seasonally adjusted, it means the unemployment rate has fallen for 12 consecutive months.  IDES director Maureen O’Donnell said, “Long-term trends of falling unemployment rates and rising job numbers continue and reflect a strengthening Illinois economy.”


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SHIMKUS SUPPORT REPEAL OF BURDENSOME IRS FILING

Congressman John Shimkus supported passage of legislation that would repeal a portion of the health care law that requires small businesses to file a report with the IRS if they spent just $600.00 with one company on any purchases during one year.  Shimkus said the law was, “Burdensome and ridiculous, an attempt to empower the IRS to get into every business in the country through the health care law.”  He went on to say, “The House already voted to repeal the health care law outright, however, the Senate did not support repeal.  Now we will pursue repealing the many individual problems with the health care law, beginning with the 1099 problem.”


BICENTENNIAL CAR TOUR PLANNED FOR NATIONAL ROAD

The National Road Alliance is coordinating an antique car and truck tour in observance of the start of construction of the National Road.  The tour begins May 1 in Vandalia and ends May 8 in Cumberland, Maryland traversing the six National Road states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.  Pre-1985 cars and trucks are welcome to join the bicentennial car tour which will leave the National Road Interpretive Center, at 106 S. Fifth Street in Vandalia, at 11:00 a.m.  For more information, call 664-9343.


U of I HOME DECORATING

If you like to decorate your home but don’t know what colors or styles are in fashion, the Bond County Homemaker’s Extension Association has the answer.  Thursday, March 17 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. they are sponsoring “The Latest Trends in Home Decorating” at the Farm Bureau meeting room.  The session will be fun and educational.  To pre-register or for more information, call 664-3665.


OBITUARIES

ANNA M. KALMER

Anna M. Kalmer, age 91, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, March 5 at Aviston Countryside Manor. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church.

DELMAR “SMOKEY” KLOSS

Delmar “Smokey” Kloss, age 72, of Highland, passed away Saturday, March 5 at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4;00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Optimist Club or the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry.

MARJORIE A. GELLY

Marjorie A. Gelly, age 90, of St. Jacob, passed away Saturday, March 5 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jacob United Church of Christ. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the United Church of Chris in St. Jacob. 

RAYMOND A. ROLFINGSMEIER

Raymond A. Rolfingsmeier, age 91, of Breese, passed away Saturday, March 5 at Breese Nursing Home. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to St. Augustine Church or the American Diabetes Association.

RAYMOND E. MCPHAIL

Raymond E. McPhail, age 75, of Hillsboro, formerly of Sorento, passed away Thursday, March 3. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Hough Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs. Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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