6-15-2011

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MAN ELECTROCUTED IN AMEREN SUBSTATION

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was contacted at approximately 7:12 p.m. Sunday to respond to an Ameren IP substation at the end of Cut Street in Alton.  Alton Police Officers were already on the scene with emergency medical personnel. Three people were driving in the area when they saw a badly burned and bleeding man screaming for help.  The injured individual was treated by medical personnel and transported to Alton Memorial Hospital.  He was later flown by helicopter to a St. Louis area hospital. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s office, evidence at the scene indicates the man may have been allegedly attempting to steal copper wire from the substation when he was electrocuted.


FCI BURN-OFF

In response to calls reporting a large fire at the Greenville Federal Correctional Institution, WGEL spoke with FCI’s Public Information Officer Terry Mead who reported the flame was a planned and controlled burn-off of excess natural gas.

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MIXER FIRE AT CARLISLE SYNTEC

Greenville Firefighters responded to a fire alarm Tuesday, at 8:31 a.m., at Carlisle Syntec.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, the fire was in a mixer machine and the machine contained the fire.  The cause was reportedly a broken belt which removes mixed materials that remained in the mixer and continued to build up heat inside the machine.  Firefighters aided in cooling the mixer to the point where it could be repaired.  Damage is estimated at approximately $1,000.00 mostly to wiring and hoses of the mixer.  There was no damage to the factory.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded for mutual aid with manpower and Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters were requested to be on standby.  Firefighters were on scene for four and a half hours with an additional two hours needed for clean-up at the firehouse.


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BIG DAY SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

A big crowd gathered for events Saturday on the Greenville Square. The Greenville Business and Professional Association Annual Car Show featured live music and lots of classic cars. Saturday was the kick-off of the 130th anniversary celebration of Watson’s Drug Store, and the Demoulin Museum welcomed many visitors with games, refreshments, and a new display.

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In the Car Cruise, 1st place went to Terri Robins with a Mustang Fastback, 2nd place to Charles Lambino’s Rambler , and 3rd place Russ Rieke Senior’s 62 Ford Convertible.


CARLYLE DAM WEST BOAT RAMP CLOSURE

The Illinois High School Association Bass Fishing Finals are at Carlyle Lake Friday and Saturday, June 17-18 at the Dam West Boat Ramp in the Dam West Day Use Area.  To accommodate the tournament activities, the Dam West Boat Ramp is closed to public use now through Monday, June 20 at 8:00 a.m.  The closest available boat ramps to Dam West are the Allen Branch Boat Ramp and the Apache Boat Ramp located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp and Keyesport Boat Ramp which are available to the public during this period.  For more information on the IHSA Fishing Finals or boat ramp availability, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484. 

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OBITUARIES

RUTH M. KELLEY

Ruth M. Kelley, age 81, of Alhambra, passed away Tuesday, June 14 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Church or to the donor’s choice.

JOHN EVANS

John C. Evans, age 72, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, formerly of Breese, passed away Tuesday, June 14 at the Lifecare Center in Charleston, South Carolina. A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Interment will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

THOMAS C. SCOVITCH

Thomas C. Scovitch, age 72, of Marine, passed away Saturday, June 11 at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Saturday, at noon at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


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