02-02-2012

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HIGHLAND POLICE LOOKING FOR MAN

The Highland Police Department is asking for public help in locating a person of interest in a possible case of inappropriate contact with a child.  According to the Highland Police press release, the man is driving a dark green pickup truck. He is a white male in his mid 20's to late 30's, with brown facial hair and of average build.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Highland Police Department at 654-2131.  No other information has been released.

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JANUARY PRECIPITATION TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

January 2012 brought more than average rainfall and about average snowfall in Greenville.  The average rainfall was 3.65 inches and Greenville received 3.25 inches of snow.  When compared with records from the past 45 years, only ten years show more rain in January than this year but there are 23 years with more snow.  The least rain in January was in 1977 and 1986 with no rain recorded.  The most rain fell in 2005 when Greenville got 8.47 inches.  The most January snow was in 1979 with 26.5 inches.  Records for Januarys in 1967, 1973, 1981, and 1990 show no snow fell in Greenville.  The most ice and sleet is one inch of sleet in 2004.

 

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KC STUDENT SECOND IN NATION AT SKILLS USA

20 year-old J.R. Stanton, of Greenville, took second place in Collision Repair Technology at the Skills USA National Competition in June.  Stanton was a freshman at Kaskaskia College, enrolled in the Collision Repair Program.  In the 2011 competition, J.R. won regional and Illinois State Competitions before heading to the Nationals in Kansas City.  J.R. will compete again this year in the Collision Repair Technology event.  The 2012 Skills USA competition starts in February with regional competition at SWIC February 25, followed by State in April, and Nationals in June.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE LOOKING FOR STUDENTS FROM 1962 CLASS

Kaskaskia College is currently seeking students from the graduation class of 1962.  This year’s graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 11 and the college hopes to include the graduates from fifty years ago.  If you are a member of the Kaskaskia College graduating class of 1962, please call 545-3184 by March 1.

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OBITUARIES

Harold F. Grotefendt

Harold F. Grotefendt, age 88, of Marine, passed away Sunday, January 29 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ of Marine.  Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine and Saturday, from noon until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Parkinson Disease Association, the American Cancer Society, or to the United Church of Christ of Marine.

Leto J. “Leets” Rinderer

Leto J. “Leets” Rinderer, age 95, of Marine, passed away Wednesday, February 1 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ of Marine.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Marine Lions Club.

Melvin E. Volkers

Melvin E. Volkers, age 84, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, January 31 at his home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.


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