10-03-2011

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ACCIDENT WITH FATALITY ON HOOKDALE AVENUE         

As WGEL reported yesterday, Bond County Deputies and Keyesport First Responders were dispatched at 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle accident on Hookdale Avenue just east of the railroad tracks. Haley Renee Renth, age 17, of New Athens was traveling eastbound in a 2006 Pontiac G6 on Hookdale Avenue over the railroad tracks on a hillcrest. According to the accident report she allegedly began breaking and then lost control and began sliding. The car then struck an embankment and began to roll. It slid for about 28 feet and began to roll again. Renth was ejected as a result of the final impact. Bond County Coroner Alan Young pronounced Renth dead at the scene at 4:27 a.m.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS MIKE HEATH TO VACANT POSITION

In a special Greenville City Council meeting Friday afternoon, Mike Heath was unanimously appointed to fill the position vacated by Dr. Will Boyd. Mayor Gaffner conveyed his appreciation to all seven candidates who expressed interest in the position and said the strength of the candidates made the decision difficult.  Mayor Gaffner said the council would have liked to have brought on all seven candidates as it was believed they would have served well and worked together well as a group. Because of the strength of the group, the council was very deliberate and took time to meet and review all of the applicants before they made the decision.  The mayor said Heath has served in leadership positions at the Greenville First Christian Church and has a very strong financial background due to his professional career. Heath will serve until the spring of 2013, Gaffner said, at which time there will be a municipal election. Heath resides in Greenville and works as an Assistant Vice President in Pension Benefits for Aon Corporation in Clayton, Missouri.  He will take the oath of office at the regular October city council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m.


.BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK PROVIDES DOCUMENT SHREDDING

Bradford National Bank is hosting a free secure shredding and recycling day in Greenville, Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Highland Shredding and Recycling is providing the service and documents will be received in the Bradford Bank parking lot, secured, and taken to Highland for destruction.  Accepted items include old financial documents, canceled checks, bank statements, tax files, old bills, and investment statements.  Magazines and newspapers will not be accepted.  For more information, call Bradford Bank at 664-2200, ext. 1111.

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TREES FOR TROOPS

Again this year the Lincoln Land Leathernecks and Daniken's Tree Farm are joining forces to deliver real Christmas trees to American servicemen and women through the Trees for Troops program. Last year, trees from Daniken's went to Fort Hood, Texas. The Trees for Troops weekend is December 2-4 and FFA members will load trees December 4. You may donate a tree at wholesale price of $20.00. For more information call Daniken's Tree Farm at 618-410-9701.


GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND IN ST LOUIS PARADE

The Greenville High School Marching Comets have been invited to participate in the 2011 St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We spoke with GHS Band Director Ryan Thomason who said he received an application in the mail from the St. Louis Board inviting the GHS Band to apply to be a part of the parade.  Thomason filled out the application and emailed the director of the board, and was informed via email that the GHS Band had been accepted to participate.  The Marching Comets are honored to be a part of the parade which will be televised.  This year, St. Louis is putting on a bigger Thanksgiving Day Parade than ever before.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES FLU CLINICS

Adults may get flu shots at the Bond County Health Department anytime during open hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The health department scheduled a flu shot clinic for October 4, at the Capri IGA from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Another flu clinic is October 5 at the Pocahontas Village Hall, from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

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OBITUARIES

Viola Ann Kennett

Viola Ann Kennett, age 85, of Trenton, formerly of Albers, passed away Saturday, October 1 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery in Albers.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Lights for Scholarship or to the St. Bernard’s PSR Program.

Lyle "Gomer" Nolan

Lyle "Gomer" Nolan, age 61, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, October 1 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

June M. Stowe

June M. Stowe, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, September 29 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Mrs. Stowe was the widow of attorney Carl H. Stowe.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenville First Christian Church. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church.

Ella Mae C. Voss

Ella Mae C. Voss, age 83, of rural New Baden, passed away Saturday, October 1.  A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville.  Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery in Damiansville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

Andrew J. "Andy" Wilke

Andrew J. "Andy" Wilke, age 87, of St. Rose, passed away Friday, September 30 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. The Breese Knights of Columbus will pray the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Memorials are suggested to Child Charitable Counseling, Mater Dei High School, or the St. Rose Building Fund.


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