06-25-12

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF TROY MAN

A motorcycle accident Saturday, June 23, in Lebanon claimed the life of a Troy man.  According to information from Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, Andrew J. Warner, age 23, of Troy, was northbound on Madison Avenue in Lebanon, at 5:29 p.m., on a motorcycle, when he struck the back of a Dodge truck that had slowed to make a left turn.  Warner was ARCHed from the scene to Anderson Hospital in Maryville where he was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.  It is suspected Warner was wearing an unsecured helmet at the time of the crash and his helmet came off during the crash.  Routine toxicology tests are being performed and Lebanon Police continue to investigate the crash.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Laughlin-Richeson Funeral Home in Troy.


O’FALLON TEEN STRUCK AND KILLED ON I-64

An O’Fallon teen was struck and killed Sunday on Interstate 64.  According to the Illinois State Police accident report, Jennifer D. Williams, age 30, of O’Fallon, was eastbound, at 2:12 a.m., in a black Toyota, Corolla, in the far right hand lane.  At the 15 mile marker, Tyler J. Staral, age 19, of O’Fallon, was next to his red Chevrolet pickup truck which was unoccupied with the hood up, on the right shoulder of the roadway.  Williams said Staral stepped in front of her car waving his arms and the front of Williams’ car struck Staral.  O’Fallon EMS took Staral to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


AREA FIRE CHIEFS RECOMMEND NO OUTSIDE BURNING

Area firefighters battled two fires last week spread by the dry conditions and gusty winds.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded to a field fire Monday and Greenville and Shoal Creek Firefighters were dispatched to a fire Tuesday night.  Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston, and Greenville First Captain Jim Sutton caution of the dangers of fires while conditions are so dry.  You are discouraged from all outside burning as the very dry conditions and gusty winds easily cause fires to get out of control and spread.  Smokers are reminded not to throw lit cigarettes or cigars out of cars as these may easily ignite dry grass along the road. 

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE RANKED #20 IN NATION

According to CNN Money and Collegesources.org, Kaskaskia College is ranked number 20 in the nation and second in Illinois.  A CNN Money magazine article published a list of the top community college success rates in the nation, as compiled by Collegemeasures.org.  Of the 786 schools listed, Kaskaskia College ranked 20th with a 61% success rate for graduation. Kaskaskia College President Dr. Jim Underwood said they are excited to be honored as the 20th in the nation in college student completion.  This includes students who earn a certificate or degree, as well as those who successfully transfer to a four-year university.  To be mentioned so high on this list is an honor but is also indicative of the superb faculty and staff at Kaskaskia College that puts student’s needs and learning at the front of their priorities.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENT AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

There is a community engagement event planned for Tuesday, June 26, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Greenville Education Center.  Jerri Davenport said information about the college will be available and refreshments will be served.  Dr. Jim Underwood, President of Kaskaskia College, and Bill Hawley, Chairman of the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will be present.  For more information, call 664-9394.


NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

There have been some changes in immunization requirements for the Bond and Mulberry Grove school districts that will be in effect for the coming school year.  Nurse Penny Dixon of the Bond County Health Department said children who are four years old may begin getting their kindergarten vaccines, including DTAP, IPV, MMR, and Varicella.  These immunizations are required by the Illinois State Board of Education.  Starting in the fall of 2012, children entering the sixth grade will be required to get a Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine, or a TDAP.  These children will also be offered Meningitis, Human Papilloma, Chicken Pox, and Hepatitis A vaccines.  These are recommended, however not required.  Immunization clinics will be at the Health Department in June, July, and August.  Call 664-1442 for times and dates.

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OBITUARIES

Grace Folkers

Grace Folkers, age 98, of Mulberry Grove, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Thursday, June 21, at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mattie Lee Burton

Mattie Lee Burton, age 70, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, June 19, at Helia Healthcare. Funeral services are Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Laura Frances Williams

Laura Frances Williams, age 87, of Greenville, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Friday, June 22. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Cancer Association.

Glenn A. Meffert

Glenn A. Meffert, age 89, of Highland, passed away Sunday, June 24 at Faith Care Center in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 89 year-old Glenn A. Meffert are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.   


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