03-29-2012

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS RESPOND TO 911 CALL

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call Wednesday, March 28 around noon at the Coffeen Lake North Access Parking Love on North 6th Street.  According to the sheriff’s department, they located 62 year-old Brooks Moreland of Coffeen who had taken his own life by a self inflicted gun-shot wound.  Moreland was pronounced dead by Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus, and the investigation is ongoing. 

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POCAHONTAS SCHOOLS RECEIVE $2500

Pocahontas Schools recently received $2,500.00 from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.  Pocahontas School Principal Eric Swingler said their school was chosen by Jerry Mollett, a local farmer, as an America’s Farmers Grow Communities winner for Bond County.  The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program supports organizations that make rural communities a vibrant place to live, work, and raise a family.  This is important to both farmers and Monsanto Funds, who funds the program.  Swingler told WGEL they plan to use the $2500.00 to purchase five iPads to be kept in the school library.  Students and teachers will be able to utilize this new technology.

 

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MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICER GRADUATES FROM FBI ACADEMY

According to information from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Gary E. Burns recently graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  Burns, age 42, is from Edwardsville and has been a member of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department for more than nineteen years and currently serves as a Patrol Division Watch Commander.  He attended the 248th Session of the National Academy and was one of 257 graduates representing law enforcement agencies all over the world. 


SHOAL CREEK WHITETAILS UNLIMITED HELPS WITH HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

The Shoal Creek Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited recently assisted with the Illinois Hunter Safety Education Class at the KVS Gun Club in Keyesport.  Forty-five youth and adults attended the class to receive certification for the Hunter Safety and Education program.  Following the class, some of the students enjoyed some hands-on firearms shooting under instructor supervision.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE JOB AND RESOURCE FAIR

Thursday, April 12, Kaskaskia College is hosting a Job/Resource Fair to help individuals learn about employment vacancies in the job market.  Kaskaskia College Career Services Specialist Wendy Blythe said the fair will be in the Kaskaskia College Centralia Campus gymnasium, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. They expect many vendors with job information and resources. Free meals of hot dogs, chips, and soda are included.  The job/resource fair is free to vendors and attendees. If you have any questions, call 545-3073.

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OBITUARIES

Nellie E. Murphy

Nellie E. Murphy, age 92, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 27 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at noon, at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia.  Friends may call Friday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Center.

Cletus M. “Buzz” Widmer

Cletus M. “Buzz” Widmer, age 89, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 28 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 89 year-old Cletus M. “Buzz” Widmer are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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