10-17-2011

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SIUE STUDENT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Police are searching for the man who robbed an SIUE student at gunpoint late Saturday night.  According to Greg Conroy, spokesman for SIUE, the 17 year-old student from O’Fallon, was returning from his job as a pizza delivery person.  When he left his car he felt something in his back and heard a voice say, “Give me everything.”  The student gave the man about $200.00 in cash, his cell phone, and car keys.  When he turned around to give the items to the man, he noticed what appeared to be a gun.  The man was African-American wearing a hoodie.  The student was told to run to a building and as he did so, he heard his car keys hit the ground.  The investigation continues by SIUE police.  Anyone with information is asked to contact SIUE Police at 618-650-3324.


11th ANNUAL HOBBY AND COLLECTOR EXHIBITION

For the past 11 years, collectors and crafters gathered at the Annual Hobby and Collector Exhibition to showcase their items.  We spoke with Linda Dooly, secretary of the First Presbyterian Church, who said there will be exhibits of all kinds including Civil Way memorabilia, G. I. Joe collections, oil paintings, and much more. The hobby show is Friday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Gaffner Hall in the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. 


MONTROSE MONUMENT DAMAGE

A sculpture adorning a grave site at Montrose Cemetery was damaged earlier this year.  We spoke with John Goldsmith, Greenville Cemetery Board chairman, who said a truck driver unfamiliar with the city of Greenville found himself in Montrose Cemetery and while he was trying to turn around his truck brushed against one of the statues on the Lindley Family Monument.  One of the hands of an angel on the monument was broken off. The city attempted to contact heirs of the Lindley family but none were found.  The city has been working on behalf of the family to come to a settlement with the truck driver’s insurance company.  At this time, it appears the insurance company will provide a settlement in the amount of $92,000.00 to replace the statue.  The Bond County Cemetery Board is not sure whether to replace the statue or repair it.  The statue is a unique work of art not easily replaced, however there are no long term warranty guarantees associated with a repair. The board is waiting to hear from the city attorney before they make any major decisions regarding the issue.

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MCKAY AUTO RAISES THOUSANDS FOR MAKE A WISH

McKay NAPA Auto Parts has a long history of hosting fund-raising activities to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.  They recently out-did themselves and we spoke with Jim McKay, president of McKay NAPA Auto Parts, who said October 6, McKay NAPA had their Annual Tool Show at the Crystal Ballroom in Staunton.  They have been hosting this event for the past five or six years and it has always proved to be a successful fund raising event.  This year, they had customers who wished to purchase peddle car kits from the NAPA stores.  The customers assembled the kit cars and then had the opportunity to buy the finished car in an auction at the tool show.  Jim McKay was very pleased with the outcome of the auction and the creativity of those who participated.  They raised more than $8000.00 in the auction and they also raffled off an Arctic Cat 4x4.  All proceeds of the evening went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant children's wishes. McKay said they hope to raise $30,000.00 for the foundation this year.


DINNER PLANNED FOR BOND, FAYETTE, EFFINGHAM WOMEN TEACHERS

The annual Bond, Fayette, Effingham Women Teacher’s Dinner is Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m., at the Vandalia Junior High School.  Retired women teachers please make advanced reservations by calling the Regional Office of Education in the county of your residence no later than October 27.

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OBITUARIES

Amy L. Vogt

Amy L. Vogt, age 38, of Albers, passed away Sunday, October 16.  A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.  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.

Delores J. Bohnenstiehl

Delores J. Bohnenstiehl, age 74, of Marine, passed away Wednesday, October 12 at Edwardsville Nursing & Rehabilitation.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in the Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation.

Doyne D. Wilson

Doyne D. Wilson, age 77, of Reno, passed away Saturday, October 15 at his home.  There will be a celebration of life service at a later date.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Daniel A. Junod

Dr. Daniel A. Junod, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Friday, October 14 at his home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Activity Department at Helia Healthcare.

Evelyn P. Knutt

Evelyn P. Knutt, age 89, of Keyesport, passed away Sunday, October 16 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends may call Monday, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to McKendree Chapel Cemetery.

Floyd P. Schuetz

Floyd P. Schuetz, age 71, of New Memphis, passed away Friday, October 14.  A memorial service will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in New Baden.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. 

Gladys Marie Smith Grapes

Gladys Marie Smith Grapes, age 80, of Reno, passed away Saturday, October 15 at her home.  In keeping with her wishes, no funeral services are planned.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Neumann

Robert E. Neumann, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, October 16 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, or Greenville Regional Hospital.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Ann Miesner

Ruth Ann Miesner, age 84, of Breese, passed away Friday, October 14 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School for a new keyboard in the Chapel or to the donor's choice.


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