6-22-2011

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DAMAGE FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON STORMS

Thunderstorms moved through the area Tuesday evening and we have some damage reports.  A large tree is down at a residence on Railroad Street in Keyesport.  A large tree fell on Beaumont Avenue and LaDue Street and tree limbs were reported down at Beaumont Avenue and Prairie Street.  Trees were reported down with power outages on Trout Drive in Highland. A tree reportedly fell on a house and car at a residence on Fifth Street taking down power lines when it fell and the wind blew a large trash container into a car at the CC Food Mart breaking a rear tail light.

A Bond County Deputy, Greenville Firefighters, and Bond County EMS responded Tuesday, at 5:44 p.m., to the scene of a two-car non-injury accident on Woburn Road at Mt. Zion Road.  According to the fire report, there were initial reports of injuries and one person trapped in a car but upon arrival, firefighters found all persons out of the vehicles.  The Bond County EMS call was canceled enroute.  According to information from the police department, family members took one person to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Bond County Sheriff’s Department received and are investigating a report of a burglary at a residence on First Avenue south of Greenville.

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Major Tree Damage in Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home

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Large Tree Knocked Down on 5th Street in Greenville

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN CAPSIZED BOAT ON CARLYLE LAKE

Severe thunderstorms hit the area Tuesday evening and winds in excess of 70 miles per hour capsized a boat on Carlyle Lake.  According to US Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Bob Wilkins, Carlyle Lake Park Rangers on the Carlyle Lake Dam saw the fifteen foot sailboat in the McNair Campground area at the east end of the dam with one person on board.  High winds capsized the boat but the man on board was wearing a life jacket and Park Rangers successfully rescued him with no injuries.  Wilkins said the man tried unsuccessfully to right his boat but the size of the boat, mast, sails, and high winds prevented his doing so and he was exhausted from the efforts when rescued.  Wilkins stressed the importance of wearing life jackets and said if the man on the capsized boat had not been wearing a life jacket, the story might well have ended much differently with injuries or death.


 

POCAHONTAS FAMILY SELECTED FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

A Pocahontas family of five has been named the recipients of a Bond County Habitat for Humanity house.  Mike and Nikki Hibbs and their sons will play a large part in the construction of the house which is not free but is built with an interest-free loan with no down payment. Habitat for Humanity is a people-to-people partnership drawing families and communities together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing for people in need.  Recipient families must invest 200 hours of “sweat equity” per adult, in construction of the home.

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BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

The Bond County Board of Health met Monday night.  Bond County Auditor Henry Siekmann reported the 2010 fiscal year audit has no deficiencies or recommendations.  New Bond County Hospice Director Betsy Rose will begin training in July and assume the position in September.  The board thanked retiring Dr. Peggy Allan for her nine years service on the board and presented her with an appreciation plaque.  Dr. Matt McCullough requested reappointed to the board and his request was favorably received. In other business, West Nile virus testing of mosquitoes continues with no positive tests found and there were 1501 flu vaccines given this year.


CULVERT WASHED AWAY ON WEST AYERS ROAD THIS WEEKEND

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The 8 foot in diameter culvert is set to be replaced this week with a new 10 foot culvert. The Bond County Board approved the replacement at Tuesday night's meeting. The section of West Ayers Road will be closed until repairs are completed.

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SPORTS

67 YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN FISHING DERBY

67 youngsters from Bond County, surrounding counties, and St. Louis participated in the 14th Annual Fishing Derby Saturday, June 11 at Patriot’s Park.  First place winners included Jordin Sadkowski with a 13 ¼ inch Large Mouth bass, Casey Thiems who caught a 13 ½ inch Catfish, and Trevor Kinkel with a 9 ½ inch Bluegill.  Jarin Weber caught the longest fish of the day, a 14 inch Catfish.  Other award winners include Wesley Stoecklin, Christian Sauerwein, Makenzie Riggins, Wylee Hinkel, and Bailey Wilkerson.  The Fishing Derby was sponsored by the Kingsbury Park District in conjunction with Illinois Free Fishing Days.


OBITUARIES

JANNA M. KAMM

Janna M. Kamm, age 56, of Highland, passed away Monday, June 20 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Area Community Foundation, Highland Animal Shelter, Highland Relay for Life, or the Evangelical United Church of Christ.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

MICHELLE A. “SHELLY” FRERKING 

Michelle A. “Shelly” Frerking, age 44, of New Baden, passed away Tuesday, June 21.  A funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.


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