9-6-2011

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ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WITH FATALITY

Illinois State Police and Litchfield EMS responded Sunday, September 4 to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 at mile marker 51 in Montgomery County, with a fatality.  According to the accident report, Jon K. Yarian, age 67, of Arizona, was southbound in a Chevrolet crew-cab pick-up truck pulling a box trailer.  Yarian pulled over on the shoulder of the southbound lanes to check the air vents on the camper box on the bed of the truck.  He failed to get the truck into park prior to exiting and was struck by the driver-side back tire.  The outside dual wheel ran over his leg causing severe trauma.  The Montgomery County Coroner pronounced Yarian dead at the scene.  A passenger was not injured.


CRAIG BAUMBERGER RELATES EXPERIENCES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

WGEL is collecting stories of area residents regarding their personal experiences when the planes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon September 11, 2001.  Craig Baumberger was a Captain for American Airlines. He had been an American Airlines pilot about ten years prior to the events of September 11.  He was preparing to fly an 8:00 a.m. flight from Denver to Chicago when one of the ground crewmen informed them a plane had hit one of the towers of the World Trade Center.  Baumberger said he and his co-pilot checked the weather report for New York City and all indications showed it was a clear day.  They both thought it was strange for a plane to hit the World Trade Center under those conditions. Baumberger said they were minutes away from taking off when they were informed a second plane had hit the second tower of the World Trade Center.  He said they did not really know what to think about it but they proceeded to get clearance to take off.  On this day, Baumberger told us, there was no friendly chatter or banter on the airwaves. They were flying over Kansas when Air Traffic Control informed them to stand by for further instructions as to where they should go.  They were sent back to Denver and told the planes which had struck the World Trade Center were in fact hijacked by terrorists.


BURNING HAY BALES ON MULBERRY GROVE ROAD

Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Thursday, at 3:10 p.m., to a report of hay bales on fire on the Mulberry Grove Road.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, someone lost a big round bale of hay several weeks ago north of Mulberry Grove on the Mulberry Grove Road just south of Persimmon Avenue.  Firefighters projected someone lit the bale on fire just to clean it up and the fire spread to a nearby CRP field.  There was little damage to the field and firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.  Greenville Firefighters were called to stand by at the Mulberry Grove Firehouse.


Prairie Farms

BCMW TAKING APPOINTMENTS FOR LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

BCMW started making appointments September 1 for both connected and disconnected households, with someone 60 years old or older, for the 2011 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  Your appointment must be made with a LIHEAP representative.  Contact the appropriate office for the county in which you reside.  In Bond County, call 664-3309.  There have been some major changes to the program so for more information, call 618-532-7388, ext. 130.


AVENUE OF FLAGS IN RECOGNITION OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

AMVETS will display the avenue of flags in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks September 11, 2001.  The flags are in memory of the Americans who lost their lives that fateful day and also to honor area firefighters and police officers who put their lives at risk to protect ours.  Flags will be displayed around the Greenville Square and down Harris Avenue from late Saturday, September 10 through Sunday, September 11. The flag at the Veterans Memorial will be flown at half staff all day September 11.


SPECIAL ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING CANCELED

The special Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 6 has been canceled.



SPORTS

LABOR DAY GOLF FINALS IN GREENVILLE

It was as exciting as any finish in the history of the Labor Day Golf Tournament Monday at the Greenville Country Club as Phil Schildknecht, of O’Fallon, Illinois stroked in a 100 yard wedge for an eagle two on the final hole to win Championship Flight by one stroke over Greenville native Clint Hamel. Schildknecht led the tournament after two days but Hamel was one stroke up going into the last hole. Hamel’s birdie chip on 18 came within inches of forcing a playoff. Mike Pine, Mike Coling Jr., and Kevin Pinkus were tied for third place, one stroke behind Hamel.  In the Senior division Mike Coling Sr., Dewey Aper, and Denny Loyd tied with 231 totals. Coling won a scorecard playoff for first place. In Senior’s A Flight, Jerry Evans was the winner with Ed Nowlin second, Jim Micinheimer third, and Denny Potthast fourth. A Flight winner was Jarrad Stone with Ray Carlton second, David Steicher third, and Gary Brauns and Joe Kelly tied for fourth. B Flight winner was Mike Speicher, Gary Bunyard second, and Scott Eaton and John Karnawski tied for third. C Flight winner was Scott Pinkas with Jeff Sandifer second, Todd Ambuehl third, and Bill Pine and Al Thomilson tied for fourth. Also, Sunday’s competition included the first hole-in-one ever in the tournament, made by Ron Beasley on hole number 8, winning Ron a set of Callaway Irons from Steve Schmitt Motors.


OBITUARIES

Florence M. Kruep

Florence M. Kruep, age 82, of Breese, passed away Friday, September 2 at Breese Nursing Home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 82 year-old Florence M. Kruep will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic – St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Church, American Cancer Society, or the donor’s choice.  Breese American Legion Auxiliary services will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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