05-17-2012

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SMITHBORO FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO SHED FIRE

Smithboro Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 9:45 a.m., to a report of a shed fire on Conoco Road south of Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, the shed was in the 1000 block of Conoco Road.  No injuries were reported and firefighters were on the scene about two hours.  Mulberry Grove and Greenville Firefighters provided mutual aid with water and manpower.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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2 ACRES MOTEL DEMOLITION

A demolition crew began tearing down the 2 Acres Motel Wednesday, May 16.  The motel, located on Route 127 along Route 40, has been in the Boudouris family for many years.  The iconic 2 Acres Motel neon sign was saved from demolition and is currently in storage.  The 2 Acres property is for sale.

 

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AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM MONTHLY MEETING

The American Farm Heritage Museum members met this week. The “Little Red Barn” is now open and has attracted visits from schools and groups. Events coming soon include the Tractor Drive, Wheat Shocking and Tractor Pull June 9, annual meeting June 19, and Heritage Days July 27-29. Train rides are available the first Saturday of each month.

The board discussed items to include in Flamm Park. Swings, playground equipment, a pavilion, and picnic tables were all discussed and the general consensus was that the pavilion should be located near the center with items surrounding it.

The board is considering construction of a viewing stand about half way down the south side of the tractor pull track. It would be used to help judges get a better view of the tractor pull event and as a speakers stand.

This will be the American Farm Heritage Museum 9th summer show. Members have built, on average, one building per year with the support of the community and volunteers. Major accomplishments have been made in preserving a large part of the areas heritage.

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GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO LOCAL FIRE CALLS WEDNESDAY

Greenville Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 5:52 p.m., to a report of an electrical outlet fire at a residence on Chicago Street.  According to the fire report, there was a short circuit in a ground fault outlet and damage was limited to the outlet.  Firefighters replaced batteries in two smoke detectors.


Greenville Firefighters responded again Wednesday, at 6:39 p.m., to a report of a tractor fire northwest of Schaufelberger Boulevard north of Greenville.  According to the fire report, firefighters investigated and found a tractor on fire in an open field.  The cause of the fire is unknown.  Firefighters were on the scene about fifteen minutes.


LADY COMETS HOSTING REGIONAL

The Lady Comets softball team is hosting the regional tournament.  The Lady Comets defeated Breese Central Tuesday 5-4.  They play for the regional championship Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., against Wesclin.

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OBITUARIES

Deborah D. Mezo

Deborah D. Mezo, age 58, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, May 16 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.  A memorial Mass will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Trenton.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the donor’s choice.

Robert E. Ellsworth

Robert E. Ellsworth, age 67, of Belvidere, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, May 14 at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Belvidere Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Highland Garden of Memories.  Friends may call Thursday, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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