01-16-2012

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RELAY FOR LIFE KICKOFF EVENT

The Bond County Relay for Life is getting ready to kick off its 2012 year.  Bond County Relay for Life co-chair Patti Brooks said there will be a Relay for Life open house/kickoff event Tuesday, January 17, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church Family Life Center.  The theme this year is “Reality Relay” and there will be many booths with information about the Relay for Life.   There will be a game booth and a survivor’s booth and survivors and caregivers may sign up at this event.  There will be refreshments and if you have an interest in having a team in the Relay for Life you should come to this kickoff/open house.  If you have any questions, call Patti at 960-4789.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE’S ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

Tuesday, January 17, Kaskaskia College will host its annual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Keynote speaker will be Kaskaskia College Alumnus and recent inductee into the KC Sports Hall of Fame, Mr. Michael Pittman, formerly of Mulberry Grove.  Additional entertainment will be provided by KC students and staff.  Everyone is invited to attend this event in the Jane Knight Auditorium at 9:45 a.m.  For more information, call 545-3182.

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FATAL ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 4

According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, Vincent L. Terrie, age 50, of New Baden, was fatally injured in a traffic crash with a tractor-trailer near Marine at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, January 12.  Terrie was driving his 2004 Hyundai Sonata southbound on Route 4 when his car crossed into the northbound lane and struck a tractor-trailer.  Terrie was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police.


ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES DUE TO SNOW ON OLD RIPLEY ROAD

A Bond County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene of an accident Thursday, at 7:53 a.m. on Old Ripley Road, just south of Doty Lane.  According to the accident report, Beverly A. Klein, of Sorento, was driving her 2005 Ford Escape southbound on Old Ripley Road, while Brandy R. Pace, age 29, of Sorento, was driving north in her 2002 Mercury Van.  According to a witness at the scene, both vehicles lost control due to slippery road conditions and collided in the roadway.  Klein’s vehicle was towed from the scene and Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS took her to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.  Pace was not injured.


FFA PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TEAM GETS 1ST

The Greenville High School FFA Parliamentary Procedure team recently competed in the Parliamentary Procedure Contest at the section competition.  FFA Sponsor Steve Zimmerman said this is basically a demonstration contest involving motions, seconds, and voting where students show the process of running a meeting. Following the contest, students must answer questions and take a test regarding information in the contest.  Greenville chairman Daniel Suess was named first place chairman overall and secretary Megan Hediger was named first place secretary overall.  Greenville FFA had four students in the top five floor members.  Those included Grant Suess-first, Haley Pierce-second, Megan Hediger-third, and Lincoln Siebert-fifth.  Cara Thiems was also a floor member.  Zimmerman said the team did very well and will compete at the district level in February.

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OBITUARIES

Albert G. “Tossie” Becker

Albert G. “Tossie” Becker, age 81, of Germantown, passed away Friday, January 13 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with military honors by the Germantown American Legion Post #325.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School.

Clementine E. “Sis” Rinderer

Clementine E. “Sis” Rinderer, age 90, of Marine, passed away Saturday, January 14 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.  Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.  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 to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Linda Sigrist

Linda Sigrist, age 63, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, January 13 at her home.  A memorial service will be Sunday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall in Carlyle.  A private burial will be at the Brady Cemetery near Benton, Illinois.  No visitation is scheduled.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.


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