3-21-2011

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FEBRUARY GREENVILLE POLICE REPORT

It’s been a busy year so far for Greenville police. According to the February police department report, several categories of crime are way up from last year. Greenville City Officers have responded to twice as may burglaries and thefts of items valued at more than $300.00 than last year. Criminal damage to property is up so far this year to thirteen incidents from one at this time last year and the department has handled six cases of battery this January and February as opposed to none for the same time period in 2010. Greenville police have issued more speeding tickets this year but uninsured motorist citations are down from seven in 2010 to only two this year.


CHILDREN’S PLAY MUSEUM OPENS IN SPRINGFIELD

The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum, an all-new children’s area for kids ages 3-10, will be opening Saturday, March 26 at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield with the ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m.  The new Play Museum is designed for children to learn through play what it is like to work at a museum.  Children may excavate Mastodon bones, load a jeep for an expedition, crawl through a cave, and frame and display art.  The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information on the Play Museum, call 217-782-5993.

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RACCOON KNOCKS OUT POWER

According to Southwestern Electric, Friday morning a raccoon was responsible for knocking out power for 588 of their members for about 100 minutes.  The outages were concentrated in southeastern Bond and northern Clinton counties, including the communities of Hookdale, Keyesport, and Tamalco.  The raccoon caused a fault inside the Ameren IP substation that serves the Hookdale substation and Ameren crews re-routed power from a different transformer within the substation complex bringing the members back online around 8:00 a.m. We have received no word on the health or well being of the raccoon.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.  The agenda includes principals’ and superintendent’s reports, approval of agreements for alternative education programs and food service providers, news from the Governor, a press plus policy update and a closed session to discuss finance, personnel, and negotiations.


BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 MEETING AGENDA

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, March 21at the Greenville High School Media Center at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes discussion on graduation dates, bids and service proposals, summer school, employee resignation and leave of absence, action on board policies, and an overnight trip to Chicago for the National Art Honor Society.

 

 

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OBITUARIES

JACKIE LYNN CHRISMAN

Jackie Lynn Chrisman, age 57, of Brownstown, passed away Saturday, March 19 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia.  Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Hagarstown.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the family.  The Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown is in charge of the arrangements.

CAROLE ROACH

Carole Roach, age 75, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday, March 17 at her residence. Funeral services will be Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial will be in Olive Hill cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

BILL SCHLUCKEBEIR

Bill Schluckebier, age 83, of Donnellson, passed away Thursday, March 17 at his residence. Masonic services will be Monday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will follow immediately at the funeral home. Burial is in Donnellson cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro.

TERESA LYNN STEPHENS

Teresa Lynn Stephens, age 43, of Vandalia, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, March 17 at her home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. at Hough & Son’s Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from noon until service time.

RICHARD F. FRUEKE

Richard F. “Rich” Frueke, age 70, of Mascoutah, passed away Saturday, March 19. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden. Burial will be at College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

MAUDIE GREENWOOD

Maudie Greenwood, age 105, of Greenville, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Saturday, March 19 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funerals services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


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