03-16-2012

 




SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN EDWARDSVILLE RESULTS IN FATALITY

A single-vehicle accident Thursday in Edwardsville resulted in one fatality.  Madison County Deputies and an Investigator responded Thursday, March 15, at 5:55 p.m., to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Buchta Road just east of Springfield Road in Edwardsville.  According to information from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, responding officers found the single occupant deceased.  A preliminary investigation indicated the Chrysler van ran off the road and struck a tree.  The driver was ejected.  The van caught fire and Holiday Shores Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire.  A Madison County Coroner’s Office Investigator responded and pronounced the death.  The identity of the decedent has not been released pending formal identification and family notification.  The accident remains under investigation.

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HEALTH FAIR 2012 TODAY

The 32nd Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair is today, Friday, March 16.  The fair starts at 7:00 a.m. and continues until 5:00 p.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  More than 40 national, state, and local organizations and exhibitors are offering a wide variety of health information and free health tests.  Many persons who participated in the health fair learned of personal health problems and others credit the tests with saving their lives by detecting illnesses and diseases that showed no symptoms.  For more information, call Melissa at 664-1230, ext. 3060.

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BOND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT COULD LOSE TRAFFIC TICKET SURCHARGE FUNDING

Local sheriff's and police departments could lose out on 11.5 million dollars in state wide traffic ticket surcharge fees. Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown told WGEL Radio a letter arrived from the Governor’s Office with information these traffic ticket surcharge fees, that had been coming to local sheriff’s and police departments, will now be kept by the state and used to help fund the Illinois State Police.  Brown said his department uses that funding for ongoing training for deputies and training of our local deputies could be weakened if this plan stays in place. 


RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM CAPTAINS MEETING

A Relay for Life team captains meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church Family Life Center.  A light supper will be provided. If you have any questions, call Patti Brooks at 960-4789.


EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM WARNS OF BAD WEATHER

An Emergency Alert System has been established in Greenville to help warn citizens of impending severe weather.  Greenville 911 Coordinator Alan Davis said the city of Greenville, the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, and the 911 Office have put together an Emergency Alert System.  It started with a database consisting of land line phones.  If you carry a cell phone in lieu of a land line, you may add that number to the database.  To sign up, go to www.greenvilleillinois.com and look for a big red box on the homepage.  Click the box and you will be directed to a page where you many enter your phone information.  The system will primarily be used for Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado warnings but not for watches at this time.  If you have any questions, call the 911 Office at 644-1911.


GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM FUNDRAISER

Thursday, April 12, the Greenville Public Library is having a fundraiser with a presentation by Bill Davidson.  We spoke with Bill who said he studied a lot about the different buildings and occurrences in Greenville.  In his presentation, Bill plans to start at the Greenville courthouse and tour the square.  He has about 160 pictures, most of which are from 1890-1900.  The presentation will be in the Bradford Room at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8.00 each and all proceeds go towards the Children’s Reading Program at the Greenville Public Library.  Bill believes anyone with an interest in Greenville and its history will enjoy the presentation.


CARLYLE LAKE DAM EAST RECREATION AREA CLOSED

The Dam East Recreation Area and Boat Ramp at Carlyle Lake will be closed Friday, March 16, at noon – Sunday, March 18, at 4:00 p.m.  The area will be used by the U.S. Army 739th Engineering Company for training exercises.  All other boat ramps will be open.  For more information, call 594-2484.



OBITUARIES

David Lee White

David Lee White, age 70, of Coffeen, passed away Thursday, March 15 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Taylor Springs. Funeral services will be Monday, at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Cancer Association, or to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Mary M. Mitchell

Mary M. Mitchell, age 91, of Highland, passed away Friday, March 16 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements for Mary M. Mitchell are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 81, low 60

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 81, low 61


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week is Jim Kramper, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.  They’ll talk about severe weather; what you can expect to encounter, as well as what to do in the event of a dangerous storm.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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