8-8-2011

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NO TRAUMA TO BODY FOUND IN VANDALIA

Michael B. Cyrus, Sally J. Cyrus and William F. Cyrus, all of Vandalia, have been sentenced on felony charges filed in January when the body of James Mundy, of Tower Hill, and equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine were found in their home in Vandalia. Mundy was reported missing and police found his vehicle and later his body at the Cyrus residence.  While in the residence, equipment for making methamphetamine was also found. Michael Cyrus, age 28, was sentenced to nine and one half years in prison for possessing materials for making methamphetamine and an additional two and one half years for violating an order of probation from 2007.  Sally Cyrus, age 55, the mother of Michael and William, received 120 days in jail, 48 months probation for unlawful use of property and concealment of a homicidal death.  William Cyrus was sentenced to 104 days in jail and 30 months probation for concealment of a homicidal death. Mundy died from an overdose of methamphetamine according to police.

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BOND COUNTY TAX DEED PROCEEDINGS

Bond County officials have completed tax deed proceedings on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2007 and prior real estate taxes.  The real estate will be offered for sale to the public through sealed bids.The required minimum bid is $655.00 per item.  All items will be sold to the highest bid received on or before August 12th.  Complete bidder’s packets and sale catalogs are available at the Bond County Treasurer’s Office or online at www.iltaxsale.com.

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BOND COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY SEEKS JUDGE POSITION

Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer is one of twelve candidates for the Associate Judge position in the Third Judicial District.  Circuit Judges and Associate Judges are selected by different methods.  WGEL spoke with Bauer who said, at the circuit level in Illinois, there are two levels of judges, the Circuit Judges and the Associate Judges.  The Circuit Judges are elected by the voting public and the Associate Judges are appointed by a vote among the Circuit Judges.  The Third Circuit consists of Madison and Bond counties and Bond County has one resident Circuit Judge but there are other Circuit Judges in Bond and Madison counties elected by the electorate.  Associate Judges are approved by retention vote by the Circuit Judges for four-year terms. That retention vote was in May of this year and Judge Ellar Duff was not retained causing the vacancy. Bauer said, at this point the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, an arm of the Supreme Court, has mailed ballots to each of the nine Circuit Judges in the Third Circuit with the names of the twelve applicants.  After tallying the results, the announcement will come from the AOIC. Bauer is a 1986 graduate of Greenville High School and a graduate of St. Louis University Law School in 1993.  He was in private practice for four years and served as the Assistant State’s Attorney for three years prior to his election at Bond County State's Attorney in 2000.


UNIT 2 BUILDING AND GROUNDS MEETING RE-SCHEDULED

The Unit 2 Building and Grounds Committee meeting, scheduled for August 10, has been changed to Thursday, August 11, at 3:00 p.m. at the Central Office at 1008 North Hena Street.

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OBITUARIES

Christine A. Kuhn

Christine A. Kuhn, age 99, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, August 6 at Aviston Country Side Manor.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton.  Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Church or American Red Cross.

Francis J. Rinderer

Francis J. Rinderer, age 93, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 6 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements for 93 year-old Francis Rinderer are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Raymond C. Albrecht

Raymond C. Albrecht, age 80, of Highland, passed away Thursday, August 4 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be at Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to HACSM food pantry or Highland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

William Anthony Alberternst

William Anthony Alberternst, age 76, of St. Rose, passed away Saturday, August 6 at his home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Rose Church.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.


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