03-19-2012

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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 near Edwardsville.  According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, John C. Hutson, age 19, of Taylorville, a student at SIU, was the driver and sole occupant of a Chrysler minivan, eastbound on Buchta Road.  Evidence indicated Hutson lost control and the van left the road and struck a tree.  Hutson 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 Hutson dead.  Routine toxicology tests are being performed and the accident remains under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.


PRIMARY ELECTION TOMORROW

The 2012 Illinois Primary Election is tomorrow.  The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The results of this election will determine who will run for office in November.  Several candidates are running unopposed in this year’s primary.  If you are not sure where to go to cast your vote, call the county clerk’s office.

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SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT ON NEW DOUGLAS AVENUE

A Bond County Deputy responded Saturday, March 17, at 5:10 p.m., to the scene of a single-car accident on New Douglas Avenue, one half mile west of Elevator Road.  According to the accident report, Sheila Ann Gilbert, age 33, of Sorento, was eastbound on New Douglas Avenue when her GMC Envoy hit a puddle of water on the road causing her to lose control.  The car left the road into the south ditch, struck a ditch embankment, and a utility pole.  Gilbert drove her car to her nearby residence and a family member took her and three passengers to Staunton Hospital for treatment.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET MONDAY

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education will meet Monday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the district library.  The agenda includes principals’ and superintendent’s reports, adoption of policies, technology purchase plans, supplies purchasing plans, IHSA membership, an auditor agreement, and a closed session to discuss district finance, personnel, and negotiations.

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UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET MONDAY

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center.  The agenda includes setting graduation dates, bids on supplies, IHSA membership, resignations, curriculum recommendations, final action on board policies, board goals for the district, and a closed session.

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WATSONS DRUGSTORE OWNER ELECTED TO BOARD

Watson’s Drugstore has been in business in Greenville since 1881.  Recently, owner Bart Caldieraro was elected to the National Independent Advisory Board. There are 14 people in the United States been elected to be on the board.  Some upper management recently visited Watson’s Drugstore and liked the way the store was run.  They believed Watson’s is a staple pharmacy, having been there for more than 100 years.  Part of the board’s job is to try to see what the future of pharmacy is going to hold.  Bart told WGEL his goal is to help Watson’s be here for another 100 years, while helping to shape what independent pharmacies will be in the future.

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OBITUARIES

Regina Peppenhorst

Regina Peppenhorst, age 102, of Beaver Prairie, passed away Thursday, March 15 at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Felicitas Church in Beaver Prairie.  Burial will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Felicitas Cemetery Fund, the Wheatfield Fire Department, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Nathan A. Miller

Nathan A. Miller, age 17, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, March 16 at his residence. A Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Zieren-Day Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Carlyle High School Athletic Department or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary M. Mitchell

Mary M. Mitchell, age 91, of Highland, passed away Friday, March 16 at her home.  A private funeral service and visitation are planned at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Edith I. Werner

Edith I. Werner, age 96, of Highland, passed away Sunday, March 18 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland Animal Shelter, or Heartland Hospice.


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