10-6-2011

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BOND COUNTY BOARD OCTOBER MEETING

Progress has been good on the Jamestown bridge replacement. That was some of the news from Tuesday night’s Bond County Board meeting.  The new completion date for the project is November 1, 2011.  The board discussed where the money from traffic tickets goes once those tickets are paid.  The county I-70 Patrol, along with city and state police, write tickets in Bond County and when a ticket is paid that money is broken up and sent to different departments.  With the I-70 Patrol monitoring for speeders on the interstate, revenue from those tickets can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Tom DeVore said he will likely have more information about where those revenues go at the next county board meeting. 
An agreement might be reached and work could begin soon at Sea Graves Cemetery.  The county board, cemetery association, and Kevin Devore have been discussing ways to fix the problem for some time.  The work could include the construction of a French Drain and ditch clearing to allow for better water run off from cemetery property. 

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BOIL ORDER IN HIGHLAND

A boil order, issued by the City of Highland Public Works Department, is in effect until further notice for customers on the south side of Broadway from Keeven Drive to 2780 Broadway.  Streets on the south side of Broadway in the boil order area include Sunrise, Sundew, Sun Fish, Sun court, and Keeven Drive.  Sunflower Drive is NOT included in the boil order area.

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PICKUP TRUCK FIRE IN HIGHLAND

Highland Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 2:18 p.m., to a report of a truck fire on Deal Street.  According to Assistant Fire Chief Kerry Federer, the truck was in a business parking lot and was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.  The owner said he was having trouble with the engine not running properly and added something to the gas tank.  He soon noticed smoke and flames coming from under the hood.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and the truck was a total loss.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about 15 minutes.


TRICK-OR-TREAT IN GREENVILLE

Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours in Greenville are Monday, October 31, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. for children age 12 and younger.  Parents should accompany children in groups and go only to doors where porch lights are on.  Costumes should contain reflective material to increase visibility.  Restricted vision masks should not be worn and children should not carry sharp or pointed props such as knives or swords.  Children should carry flashlights and cross streets at intersections.  Instruct children to not accept treats from strangers and wait until getting home to eat treats.  Notify the police department immediately at 664-2131 if suspicious treats are found.

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OBITUARIES

Bernard Owens

Bernard Owens, age 72, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, October 4 at his residence.  A memorial service will be Friday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Friends may call Friday, from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to VNA-TIP Hospice or the All Saints Academy.

Charles R. Fox Sr.

Charles R. Fox Sr., age 73, of Edwardsville, passed away Tuesday, October 4 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Virgil A. Suhre

Virgil A. Suhre, age 82, of Alhambra, passed away Tuesday, October 4 at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  A memorial service will be Friday,, at 10:00 a.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church .  Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Tad D. Simmons

Tad D. Simmons, age 21, of St. Jacob, passed away Tuesday, October 4 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Lawrence Dean Wilson

Lawrence Dean Wilson, age 69, of Fillmore, passed away Monday, October 3 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Vandalia American Legion.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Deborah C. Slygh

Deborah C. Slygh, age 51, of Bartelso, passed away Tuesday, October 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research. 

 


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