12-01-2011

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TRASH TRUCK ACCIDENT NEAR WALSHVILLE TRAIL

Around 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, Illinois State Police responded to the scene of an accident on Walshville Trail, a third of a mile from Carls Lane, in Montgomery County.  Shawn S. Elam, age 35, of Donnellson, was driving a trash truck eastbound on Walshville Trail.  According to information from the Illinois State Police, Elam failed to negotiate a curve and drove off of the south side of Walshville Trail.  Elam over corrected and the truck went into a skid.  The vehicle overturned and came to a rest across the roadway.  Kammy Dean Carney, age 25, and Timothy G. Brackett, age 21, both of Litchfield, were passengers on the trash truck.  Brackett was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital with minor injuries.  Carney’s status is unknown.  Elam also suffered minor injuries.  Elam was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.


BOND COUNTY BOARD APPROVES MORE MONEY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the courthouse and approved the budget for the SSD, or Special Service District, that supplies ambulance service to the county.  The board appropriated more money to help fire departments and first responders with equipment purchases.  They voted 5-0 to budget $20,250.00 for fire departments and first responders and an additional $20,000.00 for equipment purchases at Greenville Regional Hospital.  The board will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the courthouse. 

 

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BILL JOHNSTON ON FURNACE SAFETY

Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston stopped by WGEL Studios recently to tell us about several ways to stay safe this winter.  With the Holidays in Illinois comes cold weather.  That’s when the furnaces come on.  They haven’t been run in a long time, and it is very essential that you have a professional who is knowledgeable about your furnace come and check that everything is running properly.  The fire department has responded to house fires due to a cracked furnace.  Knowing the state of your furnace ahead of time is pivotal in protecting your home this winter.  If you have any questions about how you can help keep your home safe this winter, go to www.sfm.illinois.gov.

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OBITUARIES

Eugene Lenart

Eugene Lenart, age 74, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, November 30 at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.  Funeral arrangements for 74 year-old Eugene Lenart are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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