10-10-2011

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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.

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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.


ILLINOIS RECEIVES NEARLY $650,000 TO ENHANCE SPECIALTY CROPS

Illinois is receiving nearly $650,000.00 through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.  Thirteen projects will split the funds, intended to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce.  While best known for growing corn and soybeans, Illinois grows more pumpkins than any state in the nation and ranks among the top ten states in production of asparagus, cauliflower, green peas, and lima beans.  A partner in the program, the University of Illinois Extension will receive more than $83,000.00 to offer training in good agricultural and handling practices.

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OBITUARIES

Ernest L. Trobaugh

Ernest L. Trobaugh, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Friday, October 7 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital.

Flora L. Tieman

Flora L. Tieman, age 87, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, October 8 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.

Frank H. Bux

Frank H. Bux, age 89, of New Baden, passed away Friday, October 7. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

Henry E. Schwierjohn

Henry E. Schwierjohn, age 93, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, October 6 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pierron.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Society, Immaculate Conception Church, or Calvary Cemetery.

M. Wayne Steward

M. Wayne “Rausie” Steward, age 79, of Fairview Heights, passed away Wednesday, October 5 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Montrose Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.


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