06-19-2012

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CATTLE LOOSE ON I-64 FOLLOWING CRASH

There is a Greenville connection to the accident on I-64 Monday morning when a tractor trailer loaded with 65 cattle came to rest on its side and some of the cattle got loose.  At 1:36 a.m. Monday, 43 year-old Billy Hollar of Maysville, Kentucky was traveling on I-64 near I-255 when he allegedly left his lane and hit a Ford Focus driven by Dranette Branson, age 27, of Cahokia.  Hollar lost control of his Peterbilt truck and it came to rest on its side.  According to the Illinois State Police a few cows got loose and had to be killed to keep them from causing other traffic accidents.  The remaining cows were taken to Greenville Livestock Auction Inc. Shani Dekemper told WGEL the cows are there resting and their future is not yet determined.  Hollar was ticketed for alleged improper lane usage and the accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police. The highway was re-opened at 9:40 a.m.


SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OBTAINS MILITARY VEHICLES

If you have driven anywhere near the Bond County Sheriff’s Department in Greenville, you probably noticed some heavy-duty vehicles.  Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown told WGEL the vehicles came from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.  Brown hopes the 6-wheel dump truck could be used in high water situations to help stranded motorists.  The three Humvees belong to the department of defense and are on permanent loan to the sheriff’s department.  The two dump trucks and the semi tractor may be sold after a year and a half, raising funds for the sheriff’s department.    

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I-64 FALLEN & INJURED WORKERS’ BENEFIT

An I-64 Fallen & Injured Workers’ Benefit is scheduled for Saturday, August 18, from 3:00 p.m. – midnight, at Lenjo’s in Pocahontas.  Four men were hit by a vehicle May 22, while working on I-64.   Dennis Beard died from his injuries and Adam Evans, Kory Links, and Brian Moore were injured.  Bring your whole family for an evening of fun in support of the families of these four men.  There will be entertainment, food, a live auction, kid’s games, and other activities.  For more information, call 267-2522.


ARMED FORCES MUSEUM SEEKING NEW MEMBERS

The Armed Forces Museum is seeking new members to be involved in relocating the museum.  The new home of the Armed Forces Museum is on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville.  There is a meeting Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Farm Heritage Museum.  Those interested in becoming members and helping with the relocation project please attend.  For more information, call George at 259-7521.


“IT’S A BUG’S LIFE” CLASS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Education is offering a class entitled “It’s A Bug’s Life” at the Greenville Education Center.  The class is part of the July KICK class schedule and is Thursday evenings, July 12 and 19, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The class is for students in kindergarten through fourth grades and the cost is $25.00.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.


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BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The annual Bond County Historical Society Pie & Ice Cream Social is Thursday, June 21, at the Hoiles-Davis Museum with entertainment by the Greenville Municipal Band.  The cost is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 5-12.  Children under age five may eat free.  Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. and the band concert starts at 7:00.  For more information, call Sharon at 664-0097.


FOOD SERVICE CLASSES AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

Kaskaskia College is offering two food service courses at the Greenville Education Center.  “Food Service Sanitation Certification” is Saturdays, June 23 and 30, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  “Food Service Sanitation Refresher” class is Saturday, July 21, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.

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SPECIAL JUNE EXHIBITS AT FAYETTE COUNTY MUSEUM

Special June 2012 exhibits at the Fayette County Museum include Gentlemen’s Items from the Early 1900’s, 38 and 39 Star Flags, and hand carved wood items from the Harold Crawford Collection.  The annual Amateur Town & Country Art Show and Professional Art Show are June 16 – June 24.  The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call the museum at 283-4866.



OBITUARIES

Betty Albrecht

Betty Albrecht, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, June 16 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in New Spangle Cemetery in Olive, Illinois.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

John E. Vosholler      

John E. Vosholler, age 79, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, June 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  A funeral Mass will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pierron.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice, in the form of Masses, or to the donor’s choice.


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