Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen identified the second person killed in the fiery crash Sunday on Rt. 51 south of Vandalia.  According to Coroner Bowen, the person is identified as Joshua Jezek, age 22, of Sandoval.  According to the press release from the Coroner’s Office, Jezek’s vehicle crossed the center line of Rt. 51 early Sunday morning crashing into a southbound Ford Ranger killing the driver, Robert Norris, age 74, of Vernon.  The Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police continue the crash investigation.


Door-to-door solicitors sell a wide range of products but their trustworthiness is often in question. Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton said the City of Greenville issues solicitor permits to those who wish to canvas the city and go door-to-door.  Permits are issued by the Greenville Police Department and must be displayed upon demand. They assist the police department in keeping track of who is going door-to-door in our community. If someone comes to your door offering to sell something, you have the right to ask to see their permit.  If a solicitor does not have a permit, be polite, close the door, and immediately phone the police.  Solicitors are only allowed to visit your home from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and they must go to front doors.  Chief Lorton reminds you to be in control of the situation. If a solicitor is too pushy or requests too much information, simply close your door and call the police department. If you have any questions, contact the Greenville Police Department at 664-2131.


The Greenville Public Library recently received a grant from the Secretary of State's Office to assist in providing resources and programs for the community. Mike Westbrooks said the library applied for the grant which is based on the city's assessed valuation divided by the population. Westbrooks said they will be using the grant for children’s and adult’s materials, training purposes, and participation in the GateNet consortium.  The consortium allows citizens to order books or tapes from more than 60 other libraries. If you have any questions, contact the library at 664-3115.


The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met recently and approved resolutions providing for the issuance of general obligation community college bonds for five major capital projects.  The projects include new Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, a new nursing facility, an agriculture facility, and expansion of the Crisp Technology Center.  The action extends bonds previously approved and does not require a tax increase for citizens of the district.
The board approved the design and authorization to proceed with construction documents and bidding process for the Veterans Tribute Project.  The tribute will be on the KC main campus and feature the names and branches of service for men and women with connections to Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, and Washington Counties.

Prairie Farms


The 11th Annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals is Saturday, May 12.  The game starts at 6:15 p.m., with the World Series Champion Cardinals playing the Braves.  4-H members should plan to arrive by 4:00 to enjoy the pre-game activities.  For more information, call the Extension office at 664-3665.



Illinois State Police Troopers recently conducted several criminal interdiction initiatives in Madison County.  With assistance from the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, Troopers seized more than 1,004 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $3.1 million, 62 pounds of medical grade marijuana with an estimated street value of $2.1 million, and $899,000.00 in US currency.  Also seized were motor vehicles, a utility trailer, and a motor home. 


Adella M. "Del" Sundrup

Adella M. "Del" Sundrup, age 86, of Bartelso, passed away Sunday, February 19 at home.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to Clinton County Advocates for Recreation, St. Cecilia Parish, or Mater Dei High School.

Juanita G. Brown

Juanita G. Brown, age 101, of Greenville, passed away Monday, February 20 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m., at Montrose Cemetery in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.  Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lou Ella M. Mewes

Lou Ella M. Mewes, age 87, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, February 19 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul United Church of Christ.  Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

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