06-26-2012

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GLEN CARBON MAN DIES FOLLOWING CRASH IN COLLINSVILLE

A Glen Carbon man died Sunday, June 24, following a single-vehicle crash in Collinsville.  According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, at 2:50 p.m., Carter L. Long, age 50, of Glen Carbon, was traveling on the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 255 from northbound Interstate 55-70 at Collinsville, when his Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck left the roadway and struck the concrete pillars supporting the I-255 overpass.  Collinsville and State Park Firefighters extricated Long from his truck.  Madison County Chief Deputy Coroner Roger D. Smith pronounced Long dead at the scene at 3:50 p.m.  Routine toxicology tests are being performed for the presence of alcohol or drugs.  Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. 


COVIDIEN RECEIVES KC BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Covidien of Greenville recently received the Kaskaskia College Business and Industry Partnership Award.  In 2004, the Business and Industry Department of Kaskaskia College began working with Covidien to train their maintenance department employees.  Employees gain knowledge and skills that improve their value to the company and earn credits toward an Associates Degree.  Covidien is a strong supporter of KC’s workforce training efforts and demonstrates that support by hiring Kaskaskia College graduates. 


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with local high schools, is seeking families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries.  Host families welcome these students into their family as family members, giving the students and families a rich cultural experience.  For more information on becoming a host family, call 1-800-736-1760.


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GREENVILLE POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT THROUGH MAY 2012

The Greenville Police Department May 2012 activity report shows increases and decreases in crimes compared with 2011.  While burglary is down to four incidents compared to eight last year, thefts from motor vehicles is up to 16 with only three through May 2011.  Thefts of amounts more than $500.00 are significantly less with one this year and five last year, but thefts less than $500.00 are up to ten incidents this year and seven in 2011. Offenses involving juveniles are down to ten compared to 18 this time last year. The number of traffic offenses have increased.  By May 2011, there were 13 uninsured motorist citations compared to 19 this year.  There have been five DUI incidents with two last year.  Traffic arrests total 157 this year with 136 last year and criminal arrests are down to 63 compared to 75 in 2011.


GREENVILLE PHYSICIAN FEATURED IN U OF I MEDICAL PUBLICATION

Greenville Regional Hospital Physician Kelsey Hopkins, M.D., was recently featured in the “Advancing Rockford News,” an alumni publication by the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  Greenville Regional Hospital Interim President & CEO Michael Zilm said, “We were pleased with the newsletter article and how it brought to light the importance of family physicians in small, rural settings such as our market area.  We are proud of our local physicians and very appreciative of their dedicated efforts to serve the residents of the community we serve.”  Dr. Kelsey Hopkins see patients at Greenville Medical Associates on the campus of Greenville Regional Hospital.  For more information, call Ryan at 664-1230, ext. 3006.

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MULBERRY GROVE AMERICAN LEGION POST 1180 TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 will observe Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, at 8:00 a.m., with the raising of the Avenue of Flags at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  The 110 flags in the Avenue of Flags are casket flags of deceased veterans.  A memorial service is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. with an opening prayer, roll call, a 21 gun salute, and taps.  The flags will be lowered following the memorial service.  Everyone is invited.




OBITUARIES

Barry Chociej

Barry M. Chociej, age 66, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, June 24 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. A memorial service will be Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Glenn Meffert

Glenn A. Meffert, age 89, of Highland, passed away Sunday, June 24 at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Grantfork UCC Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical Church of Christ, Faith Countryside Homes, or Grantfork United Church of Christ.

Jeffrey Foster

Jeffrey L. “Smoothie” Foster, age 37, of Trenton, passed away Monday, June 25 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Dominic’s/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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