06-01-2012

 




DON'T FORGET THE RELAY FOR LIFE TONIGHT

The Bond County Relay for Life begins today at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  This year’s theme is “Reality Relay” and the event will run overnight from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

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MUCH NEEDED RAIN MOVES THROUGH AREA THURSDAY

Bond County got some much-needed precipitation Thursday.  Ron Marshall at the Bond County Farm Bureau said this is almost a "million dollar rain" and we really needed it as we were beginning to get very dry.  The county-wide rain came gently. Ron said in Illinois there is an old saying, “We are 10 days away from a drought,”  and we were getting very close to these conditions.  This year, the corn and soybeans are nearly three weeks ahead of schedule, so this rain was badly needed. 


PAUL RANSON FIELD HOUSE DEDICATION

The dedication ceremony for the new Paul Ranson Field House is Monday, June 4 at the KPD Baseball Fields. Park Director Jerry Sauerwein said the new building at the park was named the Paul Ranson Field House after Paul Ranson, who worked for the Kingsbury Park District.  He did many things to help the park district and many current board members remember Paul as a teacher and helping with the park.  At 5:45 p.m., there will be a short dedication ceremony where they will present a plaque.  The Jr. Comets will be running concessions that evening, with Wes Pourchot cooking the food.  The game starts at 6:00 p.m.


FLIP FLOP BANK BANDIT PLEADS GUILTY

Carla Walker, age 43, of Lebanon, also known as the "flip flop bandit," pled guilty Thursday, in US Federal Court, to one count of bank robbery.  Walker admitted to robbing the First Federal Savings Bank of Lebanon March 26 of this year.  According to authorities, Walker entered the bank around 4:30 p.m. wearing bright green flip flop footwear, pointed a pellet gun at a bank teller, and gave the teller a ransom note.  Walker got between $14,000.00 and $16,000.00 before ordering the tellers to the floor and warning them other guns were trained on the bank.  The case was investigated by the Lebanon Police and the FBI.  Walker could face up to 20 years in prison and a quarter of a million dollars fine. 


SHIMKUS’ STAFF COMING TO HOYLETON AND EAST PIERRON

A member of Congressman John Shimkus’ staff will be at the Hoyleton Village Hall, at 66 North Park Street, June 1, from noon – 1:30 p.m. and at the East Pierron Village Hall, at 221 Washington Street, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  They will be accepting old and unused cell phones for the Donate a Phone program.  No appointment is necessary.  For more information or special accommodations, call 344-3065.


WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE TRIES TO BREAK IN TO YOUR HOME

The Greenville Police Department recently received a report from a citizen who discovered an unknown man attempting to break into their home.  Sergeant Tony Brooks said if someone is trying to break into your house, go to another room and call 911.  When you go to bed, be sure all doors are locked. Never open the door for someone you don’t know.  If someone is at your door or in your yard, turn on your porch lights to let them know you are at home.  Be sure to call 911 and go to an area or room in your house where you feel safe.



OBITUARIES

Marlene M. Dixon

Marlene M. Dixon, age 78, of Alhambra, passed away Wednesday, May 30 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  No services are planned.  A private burial will be at a later date in Wisconsin. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

Joan M. Hintz

Joan M. Hintz, age 71, of Germantown, passed away Thursday, May 31 at her residence.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.  Moss Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, high 72, low 55

SUNDAY - sunny, high 83, low 63, with a 30% chance of showers Sunday night


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Christine Feller, an Internet Safety Specialist at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  They will talk about the dangers of the internet, some of issues that may present themselves while children are searching the web, and talk about some easy ways you may help keep your child safe online.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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