9-21-2011

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18 YEAR OLD GREENVILLE TEEN DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT

Stephen Willey, age 18, of Greenville, was killed in a car accident, on Woburn Road, Tuesday around 4:35 p.m. according to the Illinois State Police.  An Illinois State Police Officer told WGEL Willey was traveling on Woburn Road just east of Ski Club Road when he turned a corner and struck a Freightliner truck head on.  The truck was driven by 29 year-old John Gaffner of Highland who was taken to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries.  An Illinois State Police crash reconstructionist was called to the scene and the accident investigation continues.  The Illinois State Police said Willey was pronounced dead at the scene.   

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SEPTEMBER UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

At the September Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, Greenville High School teacher Virginia Larson presented an outline about a new Robotics club at the high school. She requested partial funding to help get the club off the ground and the board approved $2,500.00.

Gary Brauns and Meg File provided information about 2011 ISAT testing. Sorento, Pocahontas, and the Jr. High did make Adequate Yearly Progress status but Greenville Elementary School did not because of sub groups. High School Principal Wendy Porter reported ACT and PSAE results for students who graduated in 2011. Both tests showed the high school exceeded state standards.

Last week, Sorento Principal Bill Carpenter received notification that Sorento Elementary received the honor of being a National Blue Ribbon School. The board approved expenses, not to exceed $7,000.00, for Carpenter and two of his staff to go to Washington D.C. to receive the award at a national reception and banquet.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

The Greenville City Council had a special meeting Monday. At the request of City Manager Dave Willey, the discussion and approval of the street projects was tabled until the next regular meeting. Following an executive session, Mayor Alan Gaffner said deliberations regarding an appointment to the position vacated by Councilman Will Boyd have not concluded but an appointment should be made during the week of September 25. The council will convene at 7:00 a.m. Saturday at the municipal building. 

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FOUR WHEELER ACCIDENT ON POKEY ROAD

A Bond County Deputy and Pocahontas Ambulance responded Saturday, at 1:14 a.m., to the scene of a 4-wheeler accident on Pokey Road, just south of Dolls Orchard Road.  According to the accident report, Brandon W. Strake, age 23, of Carlyle, was southbound on Pokey Road when his Polaris 4-wheeler ran off the right side of the road.  Pocahontas Ambulance took Strake and a passenger, Solana U. Jimenson, age 20, of New Baden, to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland for treatment. 

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OBITUARIES

Lenore A. "Lenny" Kayser

Lenore A. "Lenny" Kayser, age 98, of Highland, passed away Monday, September 19 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to The Sick and Retired Priests' Fund or the American Lung Association.

Theodore L. Medcalf

Theodore L. Medcalf, age 89, of New Baden, passed away Monday, September 19.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton.  Burial will be in Old Pigeon Cemetery in Lincoln City, Indiana.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home and Thursday, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton.


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