5-24-2011

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FATAL MOTORCYCLE-DEER ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COUNTY

Illinois State Police Troopers responded Sunday, at 9:55 p.m., to the scene of a motorcycle / deer accident on Rt. 160/177 in Clinton County.  According to the accident report, Glen A. Marquard, age 52, of Venedy, Illinois, riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle, was southbound on Illinois Rt. 160/177 south of New Memphis in Clinton County, when he struck and killed a deer.  Marquard was thrown from his motorcycle and he and the motorcycle slid down the road, coming to rest in the middle of the road.  A short time later, a Cadillac, driven by Andrew J. Surmeier, age 72, also of Venedy, was southbound on Rt. 160/177 and ran over Marquard who was lying unresponsive in the middle or the southbound lane. The Clinton County Coroner pronounced Marquard dead at the scene


STORMS PASS THROUGH THE AREA

The area was hit by fast moving severe weather early Monday afternoon.  Bond, Madison, Fayette, Montgomery, and Macoupin Counties were all under multiple severe thunderstorm warnings and heavy rain, winds, and even some hail hit the entire area.  In Bond County, a large tree limb was reported down on Idler Lane out toward the lake. Lines were reported down near Pheasant Avenue and a power outage was reported near Hookdale according to the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Greenville Police.  Southwestern Electric Cooperative reported several utility poles and downed power lines around the WGEL listening area. At it's height 1,200 SWEC members were without power. Ameren IP reported around 200 people without power in Bond County and more than 5,000 customers of Ameren were out of power in Madison County.   More severe weather is possible today and Wednesday. In addition to any severe weather, an additional 1-3 inches of rain is possible according to the National Weather Service.    

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FAIR OAKS ADMINISTRATORS PROTEST CUTS TO NURSING HOME PAYMENTS

Fair Oaks Nursing Home Administrator Kris Albers and Greenville Regional Hospital Director of Legislative Affairs Alan Gaffner recently met with Senator Kyle McCarter and Representatives Ron Stephens and Dwight Kay to discuss proposed cuts for seniors, nursing homes, and nursing home workers.  Proposed cuts would decrease Medicaid funding to Fair Oaks by more than $105,000.00 next year.  The local delegation visit is one of nearly seventy delegations to Springfield early this month to press home the no cuts message.  All activities are aimed at highlighting how serious these cuts are and what a threat they are to resident care.  To learn what you may do to help, go to www.CareYouCanCountOn.org.


OBITUARIES

MINNIE FLORENE “FLO” ROSE

Minnie Florene “Flo” Rose, age 88, of Highland, passed away Sunday, May 22 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Interment will be in Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday, from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Friday, from 4:00- 8:00 p.m. at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Shriner’s Hospital, or to the family.

HENRY “GRIZ” WALLACE

Henry “Griz” Wallace, age 55, of Herrin, passed away Friday, May 20 at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.  The family will welcome friends Saturday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to his grandchildren.

 


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