01-23-2012

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MOBILE HOME FIRE WEST OF SORENTO CLAIMS LIFE OF SORENTO MAN

New Douglas Firefighters were dispatched at 2:18 Friday morning to a fatal fire in a single-wide mobile home on Elevator Road west of Sorento.  According to information from the New Douglas Fire Protection District, the structure was fully involved upon arrival.  Olive Firefighters and Shoal Creek Firefighters responded a few minutes later to provide mutual aid with tankers and manpower.  When the fire was extinguished, a deceased victim was found.  According to Bond County Coroner Alan Young, the victim is Michael Bisto, age 26, of Sorento.  The cause of death is smoke inhalation.  The state fire marshal is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.  The mobile home is a total loss.  Firefighters were on scene about two hours. 


ICE AND FREEZING RAIN CAUSE HAVOC ON THE ROADWAYS

Winter weather conditions kept Bond County Sheriff’s Deputies and Greenville City Police busy this weekend. Friday night and early Saturday, Greenville received nine hundredths of an inch of freezing rain, making roads, sidewalks, and other surfaces very slick. Greenville City police worked five non-injury accidents Friday night and early Saturday morning. Sheriff’s Deputies handled two. Five other accidents were transferred to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department. Two accidents on Interstate 70, one non-injury and the other involving injury, were transferred to Illinois State Police.

Greenville City Police responded to a call of an accident with injuries Friday, at 5:34 p.m., on Rt. 127 north of Hoosier Daddy’s. Keyesport Firefighters were called and the call was transferred to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.
Several motorists told WGEL they were stuck for hours on Interstate 70 and other highways in the area, while accidents were cleared.  Illinois State Police Troopers responded to more than 50 accidents and stranded vehicles in the Metro East area. Greenville received about .10 inch of ice on Friday night, and about .60 inch of rain on Sunday night. .

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOSTING STORM SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS

Greenville College Campus Safety, in conjunction with Bond County Emergency Management Services, is hosting a severe weather spotter class Tuesday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 104 of Snyder Hall. Participants will learn how to provide timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  The training covers basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying severe weather features, how to report information, and basic severe weather safety.  The training session is free and open to the public. For more information, call 664-1911.

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HERITAGE IRON AG MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP

3 Point Ink is offering a Heritage Iron Media Scholarship to a local FFA student.  Steve Ledbetter of 3 Point Ink said the
scholarship is directed toward students interested in pursuing a career in Ag Media.  The scholarship is open to all National FFA members who are high school seniors or who are already enrolled in college.  Applicants must send in a 1,500-2,000 word story similar to those found in Heritage Iron Magazine.  FFA advisors have information regarding the scholarship.  The first place recipient will be awarded $1000.00 and the second place student will receive $500.00.  For more information on the scholarship, its requirements, or how to apply, call 664-1550 or check out the 3 Point Ink website.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES JANUARY MEETING

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees January meeting has been changed to January 23, 2012.  The meeting will be in the Wedekemper Board Room at 7:00 p.m.


KC OFFERS BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS

Kaskaskia College is offering a Beginning Quilting class at the KC Greenville Education Center, Tuesdays beginning January 24 and ending February 7, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  A portable sewing machine is required.  The fee for students under age 60 is $30.00.  Students age 60 or over any register at no charge.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.

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OBITUARIES

Jack Chumley

Jack Chumley, age 79, of Coffeen, passed away Friday, January 20 at St. Frances Hospital in Litchfield. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Masonic services will be at 7:00 p.m. 

Jack Edward Leder

Jack Edward Leder, age 80, of Highland, passed away Saturday, January 21 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the St. Jacob United Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Jacob United Church of Christ or HACSM Food Pantry.

Janet F. Kuhn

Janet F. Kuhn, age 81, of New Baden, passed away Saturday, January 21 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden.  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.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Relay for Life or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mildred M. Millie Voegele

Mildred M. “Millie” Voegele, age 87, of Marine, passed away Friday, January 20 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Edwardsville.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.  Burial will be at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine.  Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church or to Heartland Hospice.

Ira S. Oglesby

Ira S. Oglesby, age 80, of Vandalia, passed away Sunday, January 22 at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old Ira S. Oglesby are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Juanita Waggoner

Juanita Waggoner, age 64, of Greenville, passed away Monday, January 23 at Helia Healthcare of Greenville.  Funeral arrangements for 64 year-old Juanita Waggoner are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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