3-29-2010

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BANK OF EDWARDSVILLE ROBBERY

At 11:30 am, Monday morning, Edwardsville Police responded to The Bank of Edwardsville, located at 2004 Troy Road, in response to a robbery that had just occurred. According to Edwardsville Police Chief, James Bedell, the police officers discovered that a black, male suspect, age estimated to be in his 20s, approximately 5’ 8” tall, wearing a blue jacket, a brown stocking cap and gold-framed eyeglasses entered the bank, had approached a bank teller, informed the teller of the robbery and demanded cash.  The offender was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank on foot. No one was hurt in the robbery and no weapon was displayed. The police department has recovered a video recording of the event and is in the process of extracting photos of the offender for release to the press. Based on the initial viewing of the video, the subject appears to be the same subject that robbed the First Cloverleaf Bank, also in Edwardsville, on March 11th. The department is asking that anyone who can identify the offender or who has information about the robbery to contact Investigator Barry Jones at 618-656-2131.


DEADLINE APPROACHES TO REQUEST VETERAN’S MEMORIAL BRICKS

The deadline to apply for a memorial brick to be placed in the Bond County Veteran’s Memorial at the Memorial Day ceremony is March 31. To be eligible, veterans must have lived in Bond County for at least five years and must have received an honorable discharge.  A copy of the veteran’s DD214 and discharge record must accompany the application.  The veteran does not have to be deceased to be eligible.
Applications are available at local banks and the Bond County Clerk’s and Treasurer’s offices.  For more information, contact Tony Koonce at 664-1976.


SORENTO TO FLUSH HYDRANTS

The Village of Sorento will be flushing hydrants Thursday, March 31 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Residents may experience discoloration and low water pressure.


EXTENSION OFFERS THREE GARDEN WORKSHOPS

To help you get your garden ready this spring, the University of Illinois Extension is offering three workshops.  “Rain Barrels” will be Thursday, April 14, “The Summer Vegetable Garden” is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 and “Invasive Trees, Shrubs, and Vines” is Thursday, May 12.  All programs start at 7:00 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Meeting Room and there is a $3.00 fee per person for each program.  To reserve your seat, call the Extension office at 664-3665.


HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS SHOULD REVIEW FLOOD INSURANCE POLICIES

The Illinois Department of Insurance reminds home owners and renters to prepare in advance for the possibility of floods by reviewing flood policy coverage and determining whether flood insurance is needed.  To make it easier to file and recover insurance claims, make an inventory of your personal property, copy your insurance policies, and take pictures of rooms in your home to verify contents.  Call your insurance agent or company to inquire about the availability of flood insurance in your area.  For more information about insurance coverage in the event of a flood or other disaster, call 1-800-638-6620.


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JOB RESOURCE FAIR AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

Kaskaskia College is hosting a Job/Resource Fair Thursday, April 14 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the KC Gymnasium on the main campus.  Many employers and resource agencies will be available and employers will be interviewing and selecting potential employees.  Job seekers should come to the job fair prepared for interviews.  For additional information, call 545-3073.



QUICKBOOKS PRO TRAINING OFFERED AT KC VANDALIA CAMPUS

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College is offering four workshops on Quickbooks Pro software at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center Wednesdays, April 20, and 27, and May 4 and 11 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required by April 13 and the fee is $150.00.  For more information or to register, call 545-3260.


OBITUARIES

EDNA I. FOEHNER

Edna I. Foehner, age 84, of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 24 at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, MO. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at St Paul United Church of Christ, in Jamestown, IL. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from noon until service time at the church. 

ROBERT SEAL

Robert Seal, age 78, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 26 at Westview Rehabilitation Center in Derby, Kansas.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

VIRGINIA CROMEANS

Virginia Cromeans, age 88, of Granite City, passed away Monday, March 28 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.  Funeral arrangements for 88 year-old Virginia Cromeans are incomplete at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

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