8-22-2011

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ALBERS MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN FATAL ACCIDENT

Jorge Tehandon, age 26, of Albers, pled guilty last week to a charge of Aggravated DUI related to a one-vehicle collision that claimed the life of his mother, Paulina Sanchez-Valazquez, age 48, also of Albers.  The collision occurred March 13th on State Route 161, east of Albers. Aggravated DUI is a Class 4 felony.  Court documents also state that Tehandon did not possess a driver’s license at the time of the accident. Sentencing is set for September 28th.


ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON KEYESPORT ROAD

A Clinton County Deputy, Keyesport First Responders, Bond County EMS, MedStar EMS, and an ARCH helicopter responded Thursday, at 5:26 p.m., to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Keyesport Road at Emerald Road.  According to information from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Terrence Kueper, age 64, of Carlyle, riding a 2009 Yamaha scooter, was westbound on Keyesport Road behind a pick-up truck pulling a trailer.  According to a witness, the truck slowed to turn south on Emerald Road and Kueper appeared to not see the truck slowing to turn.  The witness reported he applied the brakes on the scooter, the tires squealed, the front wheel wobbled, and then the scooter overturned on the roadway.  Kueper was ARCHed from the scene to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.  No one else was injured or involved in the accident and no citations have been issued.  The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the accident.

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KOUNTRY KORNER RESTAURANT BURNS IN KEYESPORT

Keyesport Firefighters responded Thursday, at 10:53 p.m., to a report of a fire at the Kountry Korner Cafe on Main Street.  According to Keyesport Fire Chief Jim Golder, the restaurant suffered heavy damage in the attic and back of the building in a storage area and water damage throughout.  The cause of the fire is unknown and the state fire marshal has been called to investigate.  No one was present when the fire started and no injuries were reported.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters provided mutual aid with a tanker and manpower.  Firefighters were on scene about two and a half hours.

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DEMOULIN MUSEUM HOSTING C & M CIRCUS

The circus big top returns to Greenville Thursday, September 1 as a fundraiser for the DeMoulin Museum.  The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus performs at 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  The midway opens one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children, ages 2-12.  Tickets may be purchased at the DeMoulin Museum, Watson’s Drug Store, G.E.T. Video, Funderburk’s in Pocahontas and the First National Bank branches in Greenville, Mulberry Grove and Vandalia.  Tickets will also be available on the grounds prior to each show. In preparation for the event, Skeeter the Circus Clown will visit area schools August 23 to share circus history.  Families may also win a pair of circus tickets by entering the “Guess the Circus Peanut” contest at Kahuna’s Restaurant. You are invited to come out the morning of September 1 and watch as the animals are unloaded, the big top is erected, and rigging is prepared for performances.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAM HELPS WOMEN OVERCOME EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT

The American Cancer Society will offer its Look Good…Feel Better program Monday, September 12 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the board room at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  More than $200.00 in beauty products will be provided free to each participant.  To register or for more information, call Melissa at 664-1230, ext. 3205.


NEW LAW INCREASES NUMBER OF INFANT SAFE HAVENS

Governor Quinn recently signed legislation increasing the number of infant safe havens in Illinois.  Under Illinois’ Safe Haven Law, parents may relinquish an unharmed newborn, 30 days-old or younger, to personnel at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police or fire station.  House Bill 106 expands the definition of police station to include any district headquarters of the Illinois State Police and any campus police department of public or private colleges and universities.  This new law goes into effect immediately.


MARCOOT JERSEY CREAMERY RECEIVES SILVER MEDALS

Marcoot Jersey Creamery in Greenville won two silver medals for Queen of Quality producers at the second North American Jersey Cheese Awards.  There were 77 cheeses, butters, and yogurts, made by artisans from 16 states, entered in the contest.  All entries were made of 100% Jersey milk. The Marcoot family received silver medals for its Fresh Mozzarella and Creamy Havarti cheeses.  The family has raised and cared for Jersey cattle for seven generations in Bond County.  More information on the family history and their business may be found at www.marcootjerseycreamery.com.

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OBITUARIES

Mark D. Lappe

Mark D. Lappe, age 30, of Germantown, formerly of Breese, passed away Friday, August 19 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic/ St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Joseph J. Magyar

Joseph J. Magyar, age 90, of Granite City, passed away Friday, August 19 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab Center.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville. Friends may call Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Emma Thull

Emma Thull, age 96, of Ramsey, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Thursday, August 18 at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ramsey.  Visitation was Sunday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey.

Kelly Hockett

Kelly Hockett, age 44, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 20 at his home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 2:00 p.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from noon until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Ronald W. Robbs

Ronald W. Robbs, age 80, of Worden, passed away Saturday, August 20 at Christian Hospital-Northeast in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Worden City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association. 


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