03-07-2012

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SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON FILLMORE BLACKTOP

A Fayette County Deputy and Fayette County EMS responded Monday, at 8:06 p.m., to the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Fayette County.  According to the accident report and Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay, Hughie Craig, age 69, of Greenville was westbound on County Road 2625 North, commonly known as the Fillmore-Ramsey Blacktop in a Mercury Grand Marquis.  Craig’s car ran off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail.  Fayette County EMS took Craig to Fayette County Hospital with serious injuries. 

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SUCCESSFUL FUND RAISERS IN GREENVILLE

There were two very successful fund raisers Monday in Greenville.  Bond County 4-H Club members had a cookout Monday, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Thrift Store parking lot.  WGEL spoke with Wes Pourchot, who said they served approximately 475 pork burgers, 450 pork chops, and 200 brats.  The day was so successful they even ran out of buns.  The cookout resulted in raising $2,049.97 to help pay for member dues.  The annual Boy Scout Chile Supper was Monday evening at the Presbyterian Church.  Boy Scout Leader Bill Johnson said they served 525 - 550 people. Bill thanked the many volunteers who brought homemade desserts and helped make the night a success.  The total amount raised at the chili supper is still being counted.

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ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL PROJECT

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board recently approved St. Joseph’s Hospital’s proposed new replacement hospital project.  The new replacement hospital project will replace the existing hospital and medical arts building located in Highland.  In January 2011, St. Joseph’s announced they had purchased 60 acres approximately one mile north of the current location, as the site of the new hospital campus.  The new hospital will be designed to emphasize healing and wellness with a focus on outpatient treatment and therapy.  According to St. Joseph’s President and CEO Peggy Sebastian, “The new St. Joseph’s Hospital will provide Highland with a state-of-the-art facility without having to travel outside Highland for primary health care needs.”


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD REINSTATES DOG CATCHER

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting Monday, the board approved reinstating the dog catcher position.  Gary Redfern, the person previously in the position, agreed to once again assume the duties under the current contract, in force through September.  Refern’s responsibilities become effective immediately.
The board is still considering selling an old tractor stored in a shed at the cemetery.  The tractor's value is being ascertained and the board plans to advertise the tractor for sale with sealed bids.
The next meeting is April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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GES 2ND GRADERS TO SING AT BUSCH STADIUM

Greenville Elementary School 2nd graders will perform at Busch Stadium when the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals take on the Marlins.  Saturday, July 7, at 3:15 p.m., the students will sing “God Bless America” immediately before the game. Tickets for infield terrace seats are $20.00.  For more information, contact Kelly Tabor at 664-9260, or at ktabor729@gmail.com.

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OBITUARIES

Vera I. Kuhn

Vera I. Kuhn, age 90, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, March 6 at her home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. John United Church of Christ, or WCCSS-Nutrition Center.  The Moss Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Kiraly

Betty Kiraly, age 81, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 6 at Saint Luke’s Hospital – West in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Funeral arrangements for 81 year-old Betty Kiraly are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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