ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES AT LAKE AND WARD STREETS IN GREENVILLE
Greenville Police and Bond County EMS responded Sunday, at 6:58 a.m., to the scene of a single-vehicle accident at Lake and Ward Streets in Greenville. According to the accident report, Kathryn June Anderson, age 24, of Greenville, was eastbound on Ward Street and failed to make the corner onto Lake Street. Anderson’s Buick LeSabre struck a tree. Bond County EMS took her to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.
MULTIPLE FIRE RUNS IN THE COUNTY OVER THE WEEKEND
Area firefighters have been busy.
Mulberry Grove Firefighters were dispatched Saturday, at 5:40 p.m., to provide mutual aid to Vandalia Firefighters at a reported combine fire about one mile west of Hagerstown. According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the combine was owned by Dale Forehand and the cause of the fire was a bearing at the rear of the machine that overheated. Damage was reported to be minor as the owner had the combine fire out when firefighters arrived. Firefighters extinguished a small field fire started by the combine fire. No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about half an hour.
Greenville Firefighters responded Sunday, at 8:16 a.m., to a report of a smoke alarm at a residence on Woburn Avenue. According to the fire report, smoke was due to dry cooking and there was no fire. Firefighters were on scene about 20 minutes.
Smithboro Firefighters responded Sunday, at 3:06 p.m., to a report of a grass fire on Texas Avenue in Royal Lake. According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, the fire was at the Shakina Fletcher home. A trash fire spread to grass and she could not put out the fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze with no damage. They were on the scene about half an hour.
Greenville Firefighters were dispatched Sunday, at 3:14 p.m., to a report of a grass fire along Rt. 40 close to Don’s Transmissions. Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston said it was a small controlled burn in the road ditch. Firefighters put out the fire and were on scene about ten minutes.
Keyesport Firefighters responded early this morning at 1:35 to a report of a vehicle fire at the intersection of Emerald Road and Hickory Shores.
Shoal Creek Firefighters were dispatched at 4:22 this morning to a report of a hale bale fire at Ripson Bridge Avenue and Prairie Road. Shoal Creek Firefighter Julie Leneave said twenty large round bales of hay, belonging to Gerald Valentine, were totally destroyed. The cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about an hour.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE “ZUMBA GOLD” CLASS
The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education will offer a “Zumba Gold” class at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. This class will be Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning October 25 and ending December 8, from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population, baby boomers. The cost for the course is $40.00 for students under age 60 and there is no charge for students over 60. For more information or to register, call the KC office at 545-3255 or the Greenville Education Center at 664-9394.
BOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
The Bond County Historical Society annual dinner meeting is Friday, October 21 at Cunetto’s Restaurant in Greenville with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 7:00. This year’s program is by Illinois guitarist and music historian Lee Murdock. His program, From the Auld (Old) Sod to the New Prairie: Songs of Irish Immigration in Illinois weaves music with stories of Irish immigrants in Illinois as they came to America to build new lives. Tickets are $20.00 per person and must be purchased by Friday, October 14. Tickets are on sale now at Watson’s Drug Store and Green Door Antiques in Greenville or by calling John at 593-5325.