3-10-2011

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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.

 

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UNIT 2 LESSON PLANS AND GRADES ONLINE

Bond County Unit 2 is taking a huge step forward in using available technology to make lesson plans and grades acceptable through the Internet. WGEL spoke with Superintendent Jeff Strieker about the curriculum project as well as a plan to put student grades online. Strieker said curriculum mapping will allow the District to gauge alignment to required standards and will allow teachers to communicate on computer screens instead of writing everything pen-to-paper.
Strieker said the Online Grading System will allow parents to access their child’s accounts to keep track of how they are doing with tests, quizzes and homework assignments.

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TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS COMMUNITY EXPO 2011

The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Chamber of Commerce Community Expo 2011 is March 24, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Triad High School located at 503 E. Highway 40, Troy.  There is no admission charge and more than 100 vendors are participating.  There will be games, samples, and great food.  For more information, call 667-8769.


OBITUARIES

AMY J. HENRY HENTZ

Amy J. Henry Hentz, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 8 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First United Methodist Church or Greenville Regional Hospital. Eastern Star services will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m. by Highland Chapter #524 O.E.S.

ALEXANDER V. “ALEX” FERRARIS

Alexander V. “Alex” Ferraris, age 56, of Dorsey, passed away Wednesday, March 9. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel. Burial will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

DOTTI CORN

Dotti Corn, age 63, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 8 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Viola Thompson Scholarship Fund or the Unit 2 Academic Foundation Scholarship Fund.

LORENA GLISSON-TRIPLETT

Lorena Glisson-Triplett, age 78, of Livingston, passed away Monday, March 7 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Worden.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery near Alhambra.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements.


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