8-17-2011

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WOMAN AND THREE TEEMS INJURED IN TWO-CAR CRASH ON ROUTE 50 IN CLINTON COUNTY

A Clinton County Deputy, Sugar Creek Ambulance and Breese Ambulance personnel, and Sugar Creek Firefighters responded Sunday, at 12:45 p.m. to the scene of a two-car accident on Rt. 50 west of Breese.  According to the accident report and a spokesperson from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, a 2011 Chevy, driven by D. Ann Grogan Heather, age 42, of Trenton, was southbound on Crackerneck Road and a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, with three sixteen year-old teens, two from Belleville and one from Millstadt, was westbound on Rt. 50.  A witness reported the Heather car allegedly stopped at the junction and then proceeded into the path of the westbound car and the two cars collided.  Ambulances and ARCH helicopter took all four accident victims to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese with serious injuries.  Grogan Heather was later transferred to a St. Louis hospital.  Names of the three teens have not been released.  Both drivers were wearing seatbelts but at least one of the teen passengers was not.  No citations have been issued and there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved. 

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PAUL EVANS NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR NEW 108TH DISTRICT

Earlier this week, Paul J. Evans, an attorney from O’Fallon, was selected to be Ron Stephens’ replacement for the new 108th District formed due to new redistricting maps.  WGEL spoke with Evans about his selection and the job. Evans said he was very excited about the opportunity and privilege given him to serve the citizens of Bond County and other counties in the district.  Evans said he loves rural Illinois and has traveled through the area many times.  Evans went on to say it is a challenging time for our state and he believes we need to address our great fiscal crisis.  He looks forward to meeting as many people as possible. Evans has been practicing law for 20 years. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1988 and the Illinois Bar in 1989.  He is the principle attorney for his own law firm in O’Fallon. Paul was born in 1960 on a dairy and hog farm in Randolph County, Illinois and grew up helping with the family farm. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Economics in 1981.  He spent several years working for the FS Farm Cooperative system in various positions in Southern Illinois before returning to law school.

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GREENVILE FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO LUBOB’S RESTAURANT

Greenville Firefighters responded to a call from LuBob’s Restaurant, on State Route 127 in Greenville, at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday.  A worker, trying to start a pilot light, had been overcome by gas.  When the fire department arrived, an Ameren crew was there.  The fire department locked out the utilities, evacuated the building, and left Ameren in control of the scene.  There were no injuries.

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TWO BILLS ADVANCE WIND ENERGY IN ILLINOIS

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed two bills advancing clean wind energy in Illinois. The new laws create a council to study offshore wind energy projects in Lake Michigan and clear the way for more wind energy projects throughout Illinois. House Bill 1558 creates the Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Energy Advisory Council within the Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The council will review the potential for wind energy projects in the waters of Lake Michigan. It will be chaired by the director of the IDNR and will be made up of representatives from state agencies and organizations that include environmental, tourism, education, and energy entities. After examining wildlife impact, protected habitats, and recreational uses of Lake Michigan, the council will identify locations that would be appropriate for offshore wind development. The council will present its recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by June 30, 2012. The law goes into effect immediately. Governor Quinn also signed House Bill 1487 which creates the Renewable Energy Production District Act, which allows county boards to establish renewable energy districts or wind farm districts. Under the new law, such a district would receive approval through a voter referendum.  House Bill 1487 goes in effect immediately.


SPORTS

JR COMETS SEASON GETS UNDERWAY

The Junior Comets season is underway and their first home game is this Saturday, August 20.  We spoke with Tom Broomfield who said the fifth grade game starts at 12:00 noon at the Greenville High School football field.  The sixth grade game will start about 1:30 p.m., the seventh grade game at approximately 3:00, and the eighth grade game at 5:00.  Broomfield invited everyone to come out and support the Junior Comets program.

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OBITUARIES

LORETTA O. VAUGHAN

Loretta O. “Etta” Vaughan, age 89, of Trenton, passed away Monday, August 15 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. A funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Interment will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00- 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Edward D. “Eddie” Bauer

Edward D. “Eddie” Bauer, age 78, of Smithboro, passed away Tuesday, August 16 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery in rural Smithboro with military honors by Mulberry Grove American Legion Post #1180.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Maxey Cemetery or St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.


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