7-11-2011

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TWO ACCIDENTS OCCUR MOMENTS APART ON RT. 127 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Illinois State Police Officers and Hillsboro Ambulance responded to the scene of two accidents Wednesday, July 6 on Rt. 127 at Witt Avenue in Montgomery County.  According to the crash reports, in the first accident, a 1998 Chevy Cavalier driven by Ashley N. Clark, age 18, of Litchfield, was southbound on Rt. 127 approaching Witt Avenue.  Clark’s car was slowing, preparing to make a left turn onto Witt Avenue, when a 2005 Ford pick-up driven by Thomas W. Goodson, age 31, of Greenville struck the rear of Clark’s car.  Hillsboro Ambulance took Clark to Hillsboro Area Hospital with minor injuries.  Goodson was not injured.
A few moments later, John D. Dierkes, age 23, of Greenville, in a 2011 Ford pick-up, approached the accident scene southbound on Rt. 127, slowed and moved into the northbound lane to avoid debris from the earlier accident.  Tamela L. Matthews, age 53, of Coffeen, driving a 1997 Plymouth Voyager behind Dierkes, allegedly failed to reduce speed and hit Dierkes’ truck.  Hillsboro Ambulance took Matthews to Hillsboro Area Hospital with minor injuries.  Dierkes and passengers in both vehicles were not injured.

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BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK

The sixth annual Bond County Habitat For Humanity "Bluegrass in the Park" fundraiser is Saturday, July 16 at Patriot’s Park in Greenville and there is no admission charge.  WGEL spoke with Russell Rench who said there will be four bands performing, two veteran performers and two new acts. A local Greenville band, “Wildflower Conspiracy” is a veteran act and will feature Darryl Hanabarger and WGEL’s own Erin O’Toole. There will also be a repeat performance by “Big Spike Hammer” from Altamont. The two new additions are “Fox Creek” from St. Louis specializing in vocal harmonies and “Royal Rights Revival” headed by Steve Clark from Herrick.
There will be an acoustic music jam beginning at noon and the stage show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Food and beverages will be available.  Donations will support the Bond County Habitat for Humanity.  For more information call Russell at 618-791-8784 or Ben Kettlekamp at 618-580-6710.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH BOARD TO MEET

The Bond County Board of Health is scheduled to meet Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda includes a review of June activity and financial reports, fiscal year 2012 grants and budget, corporate compliance annual review, and a West Nile virus update

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OBITUARIES

Robert J. Kalmer

Robert J. Kalmer, age 86, of Damiansville, passed away Friday, July 8 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville.  Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or to the Clinton County Relay for Life.

Kenneth Randle

Kenneth Randle, age 93, of Sorento, passed away Friday, July 8 at Heritage Manor in Staunton.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sorento Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

James E. Downen

James E. Downen, age 82, of south of Greenville, passed away Sunday, July 10 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old James E. Downen are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Edith Brinkmann

Edith Brinkmann, age 84, of Houston, Texas, formerly of New Minden, passed away Wednesday, July 6 in Sugar Land, Texas.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in New Minden.  Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church or may be sent to Struthers Parkinson's Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 55427.


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