04-09-2012

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MAN SENTENCED FOR MURDER CONVICTION IN MADISON COUNTY

According to Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas D. Gibbons, Marcus T. Powell, age 22, was sentenced recently to 80 years in prison for his role in the October 2008 shooting death of 12-year-old DeLarrian J. Davis in Madison, Illinois.  Davis was shot and killed as he did his homework at his home in Madison.  An ongoing dispute between Powell and the victim’s mother and step-father led to Powell firing shots into the home.  Davis was hit in the head and died at the scene.  Kevin Campbell, DeLarrian’s step-father is believed to have been the intended target.  After nine hours of deliberation, a Madison County jury found Powell guilty of first degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

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GREENVILLE LIBRARY RENOVATES ROOM FOR GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Greenville Public Library received a memorial from a local woman and is using the money to renovate a former storage room to house a local collection.  Library Manager Mike Westbrooks said the library board has been talking about overhauling a storage room.  They decided to fix up the room to make a home for the Bond County Genealogical Society’s library which is housed at the Greenville Public Library.  Phillip and Barbara Morgan left an endowment for the library which was used to renovate the storage space.  Westbrooks said it turned out very nicely.  They installed new shelves and new carpet will be added.  They also replaced the windows in the room.  In addition to the Genealogical Society’s books, three microreaders will be moved to the new area and the area vacated by the machines and genealogical books will be used to relocate the library’s growing young adult book collection.

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PARENT’S CLUB HOSTS RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

The Greenville Elementary School Parent’s Club hosted an American Red Cross blood drive recently.  Thirty-seven persons registered with thirty-two units collected.  Bobby Suess received a five-gallon pin, Philip Siefken a four-gallon pin, and Norma Whitford and Kristine Walker two-gallon pins.


GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK RECEIVES AWARDS

The Greenville High School yearbook staff recently received several honors for their 2011 publication.  Yearbook Advisor Kathy Stone said the 2011 yearbook edition, worked on last year that came out in September, was submitted in several competitions.  One of the competitions was for the Southern Illinois School Press Association in Carbondale.  The Greenville yearbook was named one of the "Golden Dozen" at this competition, placing it in the top 12 yearbooks in Southern Illinois.  The other competition was sponsored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association at Eastern Illinois University.  Here, the Greenville yearbook placed first in Theme Development, second in Best Layout and Design, and Best Graphics, third for Best Copy, Best Sports Coverage, and Best Overall Yearbook.  All of these awards were for the 500-1200 enrollment category.  Kathy Stone was acknowledged at the Southern Illinois School Press Association competition as the Yearbook Advisor of the Year.

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PATOKA FALL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE TO MEET

The Patoka Fall Festival Committee will meet Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Patoka Village Hall conference room.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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OBITUARIES

Darlene E. Betten

Darlene E. Betten, age 70, of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 7 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Private graveside services will be at Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Alvera M. Hyson

Alvera M. Hyson, age 92, of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 7 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Iles Funeral Home in Woodward, Iowa.  Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery in Granger, Iowa.  Friends may call Sunday, April 15, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and Monday, April 16, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Iowa.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heartland Hospice, or Hitz Memorial Home.

Florence E. Plant

Florence E. Plant, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, April 5 at St. Joseph’s Health Center in St. Charles, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Swanwick, Illinois.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or The Glenwoods. 

Dolores “Dee” J. Stever

Dolores “Dee” J. Stever, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, April 7 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 8 :00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or to Bond County Hospice.  The Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marian H. Goheen

Marian H. Goheen, age 90, of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 7 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Lutheran Church / Missouri Synod Seminary.

Marilyn R. Sherrell

Marilyn R. Sherrell, age 76, of Maryville, passed away Saturday, April 7 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral arrangements for 76 year old Marilyn R. Sherrell are pending at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.


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