06-15-2012

 




I-70 ACCIDENT ON THURSDAY BACKS UP TRAFFIC BUT NO ONE HURT ACCORDING TO ISP

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters and EMS were dispatched Thursday, at 4:39 p.m., to the scene of a roll over accident on Interstate 70 in the westbound lanes at the 36 mile marker.  There were no injuries.  Illinois State Police handled the accident.

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RON MARSHALL ON WINTER WHEAT

Across much of the region, farmers are harvesting winter wheat.  Ron Marshall at the Bond County Farm Bureau said it is almost unheard of for farmers to be harvesting wheat at this time of year.  Ron spoke with many farmers who have said this is the earliest wheat harvest they can recall.  There have been reports of very good test weights and bushels-per-acre yields.

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GAS SPILL AT GREENVILLE JUMPIN JIMMY’S

Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, at 10:25 a.m., to a report of a gas spill at Jumpin Jimmy’s on rt. 127. According to the fire report, approximately four gallons of gasoline spilled while a vehicle was re-fueling due to a pump malfunction.  Firefighters were on the scene about 20 minutes.


IDPH ENCOURAGING MEN TO LEAD HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

The Illinois Department of Public Health is encouraging men to recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and medical check-ups during National Men’s Health Week. This annual observance is celebrated during the week leading up to Father’s Day. The goal of National Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and screening of disease among men and boys. Men have shorter life expectancies than women and men die at higher rates than women of the top ten causes of death in Illinois, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, HIV/AIDS, homicide, and other diseases. Men are also less likely to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventative services.IDPH also reminds men that along with regular screenings and checkups, they should eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, reduce stress, keep alcohol consumption to moderate levels, and stop using tobacco.


DOZENS OF MAILBOXES DAMAGED IN BOND COUNTY

An unidentified person or group of people has been damaging area mailboxes for the past two months.  Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown said with any sort of crime, they look to the public for help with descriptions, vehicle details, etc.  He said they are looking for a break in this case and hopefully the public can help.  There have been three separate incidents with several mailboxes damaged per incident.  Sheriff Brown estimated 45 mailboxes have been damaged. If anyone has information regarding this case, call the Bond County Sheriff’s Department at 664-2151.  If you witness someone damaging a mailbox, call 911.  He emphasized the fact that this is a serious crime and is considered criminal damage to property. 


BOND COUNTY MOBILE FOOD PANTRY SATURDAY JUNE 16

Saturday, June 16, the Bond County Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Bond County Fairgrounds Activity Building.  They will begin handing out food at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine.  This food pantry is for Bond County residents in need of food assistance.  Please enter through the north fairgrounds entrance and bring an empty box or laundry basket to fill with food. 
The Bond County Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for the mobile food pantry.  If you can help, please enter the fairgrounds through the north entrance at 9:30 a.m. and proceed to the activity building where you will be given instructions. If you have any questions, call the Bond County Senior Center at 664-1465.



OBITUARIES

Elizabeth Hubbell Mollett

Elizabeth Hubbell Mollett, age 84, of north of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 13 at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or to the Greenville Public Library.

Vernon C. Graff

Vernon C. Graff, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, June 14 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Woodlawn Court.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 92, low 70

SUNDAY - partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 87, low 71


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is John Blondell.  They will talk about the 100th anniversary of the Shriners, how the Shriners got started nationally and locally, some of the activities and programs in which they participate, and the new attractions to look for at this year’s circus.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news here at WGEL.

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