A Clinton County Deputy, Breese Police, Breese Firefighters, and Breese Ambulance responded Tuesday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Jamestown Road.  According to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss, Tad D. Simmons, age 21, of St. Jacob, was southbound on Jamestown Road at Old State Road about one mile north of Breese riding a motorcycle.  Simmons failed to negotiate a series of curves, his motorcycle left the road, and he was ejected from the vehicle.  Breese Ambulance took Simmons to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese where emergency room personnel pronounced him dead at 9:36 p.m.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


Harvest is in full swing with local farmers working to get their crops out of the field.  We spoke with local farmer Jerry Mollett who said although yields are higher than most people expected, they are still lower than last year.  Many soybean yields have been in the 30 bushel range and corn has been averaging around 110-120 bushels per acre.  Most people are still waiting to see what their later crops bring in.  Mollett has visited the elevator in New Douglas several times recently and based on the numbers he has been hearing from fellow farmers, he believes the soybean numbers will be around 30 bushels per acre for Eastern Madison County. Mollett estimates approximately 30-40% of the corn has been harvested.  However, farmers are beginning to work on soybeans now and he thinks those should come out pretty quickly.



The OKAW Valley Amateur Radio Club is hosting a Fox Hunt Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m., at Patriot’s Park west of Greenville on Rt. 140.  There will be a “Kids Fox Hunt” at 2:00 p.m. and a pot luck supper around 5:00.  Everyone is invited to all events.  For more information, email FOXHUNT@ovarc.net.



An investigation still continues into the death of a Florissant man who lost his life on the Missouri side of the Clark Bridge just outside of Alton Wednesday.   According to the coroner’s report, 18 year-old Hamza J. Hamdan was traveling north on US Route 67 in a 1996 Cadillac ETC Coupe when he struck the back of a tractor trailer that was slowing down to make a turn.  Hamdan was not wearing his seatbelt. He was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by an emergency room doctor.    


Marie H. Shaw

Marie H. Shaw, age 96, of rural Greenville, passed away Wednesday, October 5 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas and Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Evangelical Church of Christ Radio Broadcast.

Henry E. Schwierjohn 

Henry E. Schwierjohn, age 93, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, October 6 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 93 year-old Henry E. Schwierjohn are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in Highland.

Helen Wilson Cunetto

Helen Wilson Cunetto, age 85, of St. Louis, passed away Monday, October 3 at Bethesda Meadows Nursing Home in Ellisville, Missouri.  A memorial service will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

Frances Thorpe

Frances Thorpe, age 82, of New Baden, passed away Wednesday, October 5 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.  A memorial service will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ in New Baden.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Memorials are suggested to the Zion United Church of Christ Building Fund.

Clarence J. Iberg

Clarence J. Iberg, age 97, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 5 at Avante Nursing Center in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Funeral arrangements for 97 year old Clarence J. Iberg are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in Highland.


SATURDAY - sunny, high 83, low 53

SUNDAY - sunny, high 82, low 53



Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guest this week is Greenville Regional Hospital CEO Bill Bruce.  Tom and Bill will discuss the hospital’s 50th anniversary, the move toward electronic medical record keeping, and the hospital’s physician integration.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL Radio. 

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