3-14-2011

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ATTIC FIRE THURSDAY IN MULBERRY GROVE

Mulberry Grove Firefighters were dispatched Thursday, at 6:06 p.m., to a report of a fire at a residence on Main Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire was at the Mike Burlingame residence.  The family was at home at the time and the smell of wood burning caused an investigation.  The fire was located in the old frame of a ceiling fan that had recently been moved.  Volkmar said the cause was evidently electrical which ignited the ceiling joist of a rafter.  Firefighters had to remove a portion of the ceiling to make sure the fire was totally extinguished.  Damage is estimated at $1,000.00 and no injuries were reported.  Firefighters were on the scene for about one and a half hours.


UNIT 2 COMMITTEE MEETINGS SCHEDULED

The Bond County Unit 2 Policy and Curriculum Committee will meet Monday, March 14 at 2:00 p.m. and the Interscholastic Committee will meet Tuesday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m.  Both meetings will be in the administration office at 1004 Savannah Way.


JURORS DO NOT NEED TO REPORT


Jurors do not need to report March 21 at the Bond County Courthouse. 

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ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROP IN ALL COUNTIES

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the January unemployment rate fell in every county in Illinois for the second consecutive month.  This has not happened since 1974.  In Bond County, the rate dropped to 10.5%, down from 12.8% a year ago.  The Clinton County rate fell from 11.4 – 9.2%, Madison County dropped from 11.8 – 9.4%, and the St. Clair County rate fell from 12.9 – 10.5%.   The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area reports an unemployment rate of 9.9%, down from 12.2% in January 2010. 


ISP DISTRICT 18 ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECK RESULTS

Illinois State Police in District 18 conducted a roadside safety check March 5 on IL Route 4 at Oxford Lane.
Arrests were made as follows:
2 Registration Offenses
5 Driving Under the Influence
2 Driver’s License Offenses
1 Equipment Violation
2 Occupant Restraint Offenses
2 Criminal Alcohol or Drug Offenses
9 Other Alcohol or Drug Offenses
In total, 24 arrests were made.

The Illinois State Police wish to remind those who drink and drive that future roadside safety checks will be conducted at random locations and that the ISP will continue to work to save lives by taking DUI offenders off the road, arresting them and locking them up.

 

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OBITUARIES

DONALD STROUD JR.

Donald Stroud Jr., age 53, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, March 10 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. Graveside services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville. Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Memorials are suggested to the Kaskaskia Workshop.

NELDA E. CORNISH

Nelda E. Cornish, age 89, of Greenville, passed away January 26.  A memorial service will be Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.

FRANKLIN R. STONE

Franklin R. Stone, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 11 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery in rural Smithboro.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. 

EDNA E. HOLZHAUER

Edna E. Holzhauer, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Friday, March 11 at her home.  Memorial services will be Saturday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, after 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church of Bond County Hospice.


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