10-27-2011

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NUMBERS OF VEHICLE – DEER CRASHES IN ILLINOIS CONTINUE TO DECLINE

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, collisions between vehicles and deer declined to 17,135 in 2010, down from 18,849 in 2009, the lowest since 1999.  About 77 percent of the crashes were on rural roads and 67 percent during nighttime hours.  IDOT reminds you to be alert for deer during this fall season.  Suggestions to avoid colliding with deer include being cautious at dusk and dawn when deer are most active, keeping track of locations where deer have been spotted in the past, and reducing speed near water, farm fields and wooded areas.  Deer often follow each other so if you see one deer others may be nearby.  Avoid swerving into traffic or off the road if deer are on the roadway.  Instead, slow to a stop and wait for the deer to move along.  Flashing your headlights and honking the horn encourages deer to move off the road.  Alert other motorists to the presence of deer by tapping your brakes.  If you do hit a deer, report the accident to local law enforcement officials as soon as possible.


LANDSHIRE SANDWICH RECALL FROM CASEYVILLE PLANT

Landshire Inc. of St. Louis is voluntarily recalling its Nike All-American and Nike Super Poor Boy sandwiches.  The sandwiches were manufactured between August 25 and October 6 at the company’s production plant in Caseyville, Illinois and they may be contaminated with Listeria.  The Illinois Department of Public Health tested two samples at the Caseyville plant and tested a floor drain near the manufacturing line where the sandwiches are made and all tests were positive for Listeria.  To date, neither the Illinois Department of Public Health nor Landshire have heard any reports of confirmed illnesses due to the contamination.  Symptoms of Listeria include fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and stiffness, amongst others.  The products were sold throughout the state of Illinois at various convenience stores, wholesale food distributors, and grocery stores.   If you have any questions, call Landshire at 314-925-4009.

 

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OCTOBER 27 POLICE REPORT

Greenville Police are investigating a reported theft of items from a motor vehicle on Elm Street.
Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 8:24 p.m., to a fire alarm at Greenville Regional Hospital.  According to the fire department report, power failure is believed to have caused the alarm.  No fire was found and firefighters were on the scene about half an hour. Greenville Firefighters were called again Wednesday, at 8:30 p.m., to a fire alarm at a residence on Third Street.  According to the fire department report, the cause of the alarm is unknown and there was no fire.  Firefighters reset the alarm and were on the scene about half an hour.


SQUIRREL CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN BOND COUNTY

More than 600 Ameren Illinois customers lost power late Tuesday morning.  According to Ameren Illinois Spokesperson Leigh Morris, a squirrel was to blame.  Morris said the squirrel got into the Mulberry Grove substation and caused the outage.  Power was back on, according to Morris, around 1:30 p.m. 


GREENVILLE TOURISM COMMITTEE TO MEET

The Greenville Tourism Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The agenda includes welcoming the new board member, a funding request from the Creative Stitchers Quilt Guild, and a discussion on funding final reports.

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OBITUARIES

Dennis L. Ammann

Dennis L. Ammann, age 63, of Highland, passed away Monday, October 24 at his home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested in the form of Masses, or to Education Plus at Highland Community Schools.

Fernia E. Mollet

Fernia E. Mollet, age 95, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 26 at Alhambra Care Center.  Funeral arrangements for 95 year-old Fernia E. Mollet are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

 


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