The Greenville Police Department issued its activity report for August and the year to date.  Battery charges are listed at ten with six last year through August.  Offenses involving juveniles are also up compared to last year with twenty through August 2010 and 26 through August this year. Burglary and theft arrests are down for the year. There were six thefts from motor vehicles this year compared to twelve last year.  Thefts under $300.00 were reported at nine incidents compared to twelve in 2010.  Thefts over $300.00 were also down to 13 compared to 18 last year. In an overall arrest summary, the police department reported 213 traffic arrests compared to 206 last year and 116 criminal arrests through August 2011, compared to 82 through August.


Friday was a beautiful day for the 2011 Greenville High School Homecoming Parade with Hall of Fame Coach Mike O’Boyle the Parade Marshall.  School class and organization parade entry winners were awarded.  First place went to the junior class entry “Academy Awards.”  Greenville FFA’s entry “Astronaut Farmers” received second, the sophomores “School of Rock” received third, “Star Wars” by the freshman class placed fourth, FCA/Lightforce’s “Facing the Hilltoppers” came in fifth, and sixth place went to the senior class entry “Comet Fever with Justin Bieber.”  Thank you to the parade judges, community business participants, and all who loaned vehicles for the parade and helped build the floats.  Congratulations to the Comet football team on a great homecoming win.  It was a great homecoming week.


Are you prepared for an emergency?  The Bond County Health Department and the American Public Health Association invite you to take part in the “Get Ready” campaign Tuesday, September 20.  The program helps you prepare yourself, family, and community for potential disasters and hazards such as pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. For a complete list of actions, supplies, shelter tips, and other suggestions go to www.ready.illinois.gov, the IEMA website or Bond County Health Department’s Facebook page.



Greenville Regional Hospital and the Bond County Health Department are presenting “In the Pink,” a women’s health event Thursday, October 6 in the Family Life Center of the Greenville First Christian Church starting at 5:30 p.m.  OB-GYN Specialist Christina Dothager will present information on a variety of women’s health issues and flu shots will be available.  There is no fee to attend but registration is requested and a light dinner will be served.  To reserve your seat or for more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3003.

Prairie Farms


At the recent Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting, the need for shade trees at the Mulberry Grove Park was mentioned.  A cedar tree was removed earlier this year and now the board is checking on prices to plant new trees along the west end of the park. Mechanics checked the village back hoe and estimated the cost to repair the transmission at $4,000.00 to $7,000.00.  The board is considering purchasing a newer machine and is in the process of securing prices.  They are also checking on the possibility of leasing a back hoe.  More information is expected by the October meeting. The next meeting is October 3 at 7:00 p.m.



The Kaskaskia College Women’s Soccer team is hosting an autograph day and free clinic Thursday, September 22.  On that day, the Blue Angels will be hosting Lincoln College at 4:00 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Soccer Field in Centralia.  They encourage all area grade school players to attend their game and join the team for the clinic and autograph session afterwards.  For more information, contact Coach Joe Basch at 545-3175.


Anthony L. “Tony” Bellegante

Anthony L. “Tony” Bellegante, age 58, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Friday, September 16 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A celebration of life memorial service will be Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Ferne Ennen

Ferne Ennen, age 85, of Greenville, passed away Friday, September 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside services are Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Frey

Gladys M. Frey, age 79, of Highland, passed away Sunday, September 18 in Highland.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Jill Frey Memorial Scholarship Fund.

John H. Wolters

John H. Wolters, age 96, of Aviston, passed away Sunday, September 18. Funeral services will be Friday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home.


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