01-06-2012

 




HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREFIGHERS CALLED TO GARAGE ATTIC FIRE

Highland-Pierron Firefighters responded Thursday, at 4:46 a.m., to a report of a fire in the attic of a garage at a residence on Buckeye Road south of Highland.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, upon arrival, firefighters found smoke in the garage and investigated the attic.  They found a small fire reportedly caused by faulty wiring.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and cleared smoke from the home.  Minor damage was limited to the ceiling area of the garage.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.

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WOMEN AND INFANTS CENTER TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

The newly renovated Women and Infants Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese will be having an open house from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8.  The project included new services and amenities, upgraded mechanical details, and gave the building a more contemporary look.  Everyone is welcome to join the Women and Infants Center staff for tours, refreshments, giveaways, and prizes.  For more information, call 526-5464.


SEVERAL NEW LAWS GO INTO EFFECT AT NEW YEAR

Several new laws took effect in Illinois with the coming of 2012
One of the new laws expands the list of required DNA testing to those arrested or convicted of certain crimes including first-degree murder, home invasion, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault. Another new law states that the natural mother, father or spouse of an Illinois veteran, who was killed in the line of duty, is entitled to admission to Illinois veterans homes if there is room. Beginning with the New Year, Illinois Identification Cards or Illinois Disabled Person Identification Cards can be issued without photographs if the applicant has a religious objection to being photographed. And those who are claimants for unemployment insurance will be included in the lists used to create jury selection pools effective with the New Year.


21ST ANNUAL HIGHLAND BASKETBALL SHOOTOUT

The 21st Annual Basketball Shootout begins Saturday, January 7 at Highland High School.  The first official game is at 1:00 p.m. with Highland playing O’Fallon.  There are five games scheduled with teams coming from Cahokia, Champaign, and Kirkwood, Missouri.  For more information, contact the school at 654-7131.

PARK DISTRICT INTENDS TO SELL BONDS

The Kingsbury Park District Board of Park Commissioners announced its intent to sell $425,000.00 of general obligation bonds.  According to the public notice from the park district, the bonds will be used for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving, and protecting of the same and the existing land and facilities of the district and for the payment of expenses.  The Kingsbury Park District scheduled a public hearing on the sale of the bonds at the Greenville Municipal Building, January 9, 2012. 


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD JANUARY MEETING

The Mulberry Grove Village Board met Tuesday night due to the New Year Holiday with all members present.  The board approved the December minutes and passed a motion to pay bills. 
Mayor Doug Enloe reported the code enforcement officer is addressing the problem of several derelict houses.  Some houses are slated for demolition. The board is still considering reinstating the position of animal control officer to address the problem of dogs running loose.  Board members approved installation of a street light at Market and Fifth Streets. The next meeting is February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.



OBITUARIES

Charles J. “Chuck” Voss

Charles J. “Chuck” Voss, age 49, of Breese, passed away Thursday, January 5 at his home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Monday, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Doloris Schilling

Doloris Schilling, age 83, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, January 5 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  Funeral arrangements for 83 year-old Doloris Schilling are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Donald R. Cooper

Donald R. Cooper, age 77, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, January 4 at the Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab Center.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery with military honors by Greenville VFW Post #1377.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church or to the Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab Center Activities Department.

Dorothy O. Anthony

Dorothy O. Anthony, age 102, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, January 4 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Central Christian Church. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

John P. Wetzel

John P. Wetzel, age 85, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, January 4 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Pregnancy Care Center or to St. Paul Education Foundation.

Loretta F. “Lorie” Finley

Loretta F. “Lorie” Finley, age 65, of Highland, passed away Saturday, December 24 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  A memorial service will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highland Hope United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Hope United Methodist Church, Passages Hospice, or to the Grantfork United Church of Christ.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.

Norman L. Henschen

Norman L. Henschen, age 89, of Alhambra, passed away Wednesday, January 4 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Salem UCC Memorial Fund or to Salem Cemetery.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of the arrangements.

 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 49, low 32

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy, high 45, low 32


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune in to WGEL 101.7FM for the public affairs program this Sunday following the noon Bond County News.   The topic will be the Utlaut Memorial Foundation Annual End of the Year Telethon.  Learn how the proceeds are use, how you can donate or volunteer, as Tom Kennedy interviews Pat Bond.


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