03-13-2012

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BOND COUNTY JAIL ESCAPEES CHARGED

The three men who escaped from the Bond County Jail last Thursday have been charged. Joshua D. Frith and James A. Hickman, caught at a traffic stop in Indiana, have been extradited to Bond County where they have both been charged with alleged escape of a felon from a penal institution and aggravated battery of a police officer, both class 2 felonies. Brian A. Wilt, captured in Carbondale, was charged with the same two charges. Frith, Hickman and Wilt escaped at 1:30 a.m. Thursday but were all back in custody within nine hours.


NO FEDERAL AID FOR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AFTER DEADLY TORNADO

Lawmakers are crying foul over a decision by the Federal Management Agency to deny aid to Southern Illinois. The request  was made after a deadly tornado ripped through the town of Harrisburg.  FEMA officials say the late February storm did not do enough damage, even though seven people were killed and more than 100 homes were destroyed.  Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says he will appeal the decision.


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CHAMBER LUNCHEON TO FEATURE CARDINALS MARKETING DIRECTOR

Only a few tickets remain for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m., at the Greenville Country Club.  The featured speaker is Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales and Marketing for the St. Louis Cardinals.  He will explain how the Cardinals develop their yearly marketing plan and what technologies are used to promote ticket sales.  The program is open to the public and tickets are $10.00 each and only a few remain at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.   To reserve your seat, call 664-9272.

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS TONIGHT

The Greenville City Council will meet today, at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.  The council will discuss repair to the Montrose Cemetery monument damaged by a semi-truck last March, road and sewer repairs, and city branding and identity.  The council will hear a presentation regarding a municipal fiber network and are set to discuss and possibly vote on a $33,000.00 feasibility study for the project.



VFW POST 1377 HOSTS SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE

VFW Post #1377 hosted an American Red Cross blood drove Thursday, March 8.  36 people registered and 29 units were collected.  Valerie Gaffner received an 11-gallon pin and Jeffrey Stone a 10-gallon pin.


OBITUARIES

Neal R. Turley

Neal R. Turley, age 74, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, March 10 in Edwardsville.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Center.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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