6-21-2011

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON LAKE YAEGER

A fishing accident took the life of a Schram City man Saturday on Lake Yaeger in Litchfield.  According to the Litchfield Police Department, 47 year-old Ernest Smith of Litchfield and 53 year-old Granville “Jack” Floyd where fishing in a tournament on Lake Yaeger Saturday.  Smith told authorities the strength of the current near the dam and spillway area of the lake was stronger than anticipated and the boat they were in started to go over the spillway. Smith said Floyd jumped from the boat as it started to fall and he stayed in the boat and grabbed and put on a life jacket.  When Litchfield police arrived several citizens where helping Smith out of the water but there was no sign of Floyd.  Litchfield Firefighters located Floyd about 300 yards downstream and a rescue swimmer from the fire department was tethered and swam out to Floyd.  Both men were then pulled back to shore.  Efforts to resuscitate Floyd where unsuccessful.  The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Litchfield and Montgomery County Police and the Montgomery County Coroners’ Office.   


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE FOR WEEKEND

Greenville received more rain Friday afternoon, and early Saturday and Sunday.  Here are the rain totals for the weekend including readings at 6:00 o’clock Monday morning.  3.64 inches were measured at the Sewer Plant, 3.4 at the station on Sixth Street, and 3.57 at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  More rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.


SHIMKUS OFFICE HOURS IN BREESE

Congressman John Shimkus will be available to meet with local constituents Thursday, June 30, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Breese City Hall at 500 North First Street.  To schedule an appointment, call 618-344-3065.


Prairie Farms


8200 JOBS ADDED IN MAY WITH SLIGHT RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, 8200 jobs were added in May despite a slight increase of .2 percent in the unemployment rate from April.  The May unemployment rate increased from 8.7 to 8.9 percent, the first increase in fifteen months of declining unemployment. 


ATTORNEY GENERAL ALERT ON FIREPOT FUEL GELS

Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges consumers to immediately stop using fuel gels in firepots due to their potential for causing severe burns. Recent reports show consumers were injured with severe and life-threatening burns when they added more fuel into the pot in an attempt to light or re-light the firepot, causing the product to explode in a fireball.  The scented fuel gels are poured into firepots for use as outdoor candles. One manufacturer pulled its products from Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide as it reviews product labeling for safety and the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has opened an investigation into fire gels. If you suffer an injury from using fire gel report it to the CPSC by calling (800) 638-2772.  For more information, call Madigan’s Product Recall Hotline at (888) 414-7678.


OBITUARIES

BRUNA “MAMA LAVISH” LORENZI SCOTT

Bruna “Mama Lavish” Lorenzi Scott, age 81, of Carlyle passed away Sunday, June 19 at her home.  Graveside services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Disabled Veterans of America.  The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD T. BJORNSON

Howard T. Bjornson, age 82, of Highland, passed away Sunday, June 19 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saintts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Louis with military honors. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Saints Peter and Paul Community Services.

IMOGENE E. HILLIARD

Imogene E. Hilliard, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, June 19 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, after 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Mt. Nebo Primitive Baptist Church or Bond County Hospice.

JAMES H. ALLEN

James H. Allen, age 68, of Hamel, passed away Sunday, June 19 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.  A memorial service will be Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.  Friends may call Wednesday, from noon until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

JANNA M. KAMM

Janna M. Kamm, age 56, of Highland, passed away Monday, June 20 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral arrangements for 56 year-old Janna M. Kamm are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

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