SEARCH ONGOING FOR HOFFMAN BANK ROBBER
The search continues for the man who robbed the Farmer’s State Bank in Hoffman February 24. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a white male wearing a dark-colored mask entered the bank with a semi-automatic weapon, displayed the weapon to a teller and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke told WGEL that an anonymous phone call lead police to question a subject that evening but the person was released after questioning.
The individual being sought is a white male, approximately 5’-10” tall, weighing 180-200 lb. He wore distinctive white tennis shoes with black soles around the side and bottom of the shoe and a blue denim jacket with an emblem on the pocket. Sheriff Kreke said his department is working to enlarge a surveillance photo to better highlight the emblem.
Clinton County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000.00 reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the individual. Sheriff Kreke asks anyone with information to contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.
The Sheriff’s Department is being assisted by Illinois State Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Officers, Centralia Police, and the FBI.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a City Council Candidates Forum Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bradford Community Room. This is an opportunity for you to meet the candidates and learn more about them. Each candidate will have the chance to make opening and closing statements and respond to questions regarding their positions on issues and goals for Greenville’s future. Candidates running for two seats on the city council include incumbents Kenny Hampton and Matt Roadman, and candidates John Gillard, and Donald Stover. The election is April 4. For more information, call 664-9272.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME THIS WEEKEND
It’s time to “Spring Forward” this weekend when daylight saving time takes effect. At 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, clocks should be set forward one hour. The terms “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” are commonly used in the U.S. and United Kingdom as reminders about whether to set clocks forward or back an hour. During daylight saving time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning and set one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day. Many people use the twice-yearly changes of daylight saving time as a reminder to replace batteries in smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors or other battery-operated monitoring devices.
GERALD TURLEY MEMORIAL AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Gerald Turley Memorial Award. The award recognizes community members who have demonstrated personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation, and community leadership promoting the ongoing success of Greenville. Mail or email your nomination to the Greenville Chamber of Commerce by March 31 along with reasons supporting consideration of your nominee. For more information, call 664-9272.