07-09-2012

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HEAT CLAIMS LIFE OF TROY WOMAN

The extreme heat was the cause of a Troy woman’s death Sunday evening.  According to Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn, 88 year old Dorothy Scott was found by family members at her home on East Clay Street after the family received a message from Scott saying she was ill.  The temperature in her house was near 90 degrees when the coroner arrived.  Scott did have a working air conditioner, but the AC was switched from cool to heat.  According to the coroner’s report Scott did suffer from bouts of disorientation and could have accidently moved the switch.  The cause of death was ruled heat stroke.   


ROAD CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN TUESDAY

More road construction begins Tuesday in downtown Greenville.  Greenville Public Works Director Bill Grider said beginning Tuesday afternoon, workers will be doing milling work around the square.  They plan to start on College Avenue and work their way down to Prairie Street.  Then they will do the block of 3rd Street in front of the Dairy Queen and one block on 2nd Street from College Avenue to Main Street on the east side of the square.  Finally, they will work on Main Street, from 2nd to 3rd Street on the south side of the courthouse.  Parking will be limited from time to time.  Work should be completed by July 17 or 18.  For more information, call the municipal building at 664-1644.

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BOND MADISON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT

Local businesses looking to expand their workforce have a friend in the form of Bond Madison County Government Employment and Training.  Executive Director David Stoecklin was in Greenville recently and talked with WGEL about his services to businesses. David told WGEL they try to serve as a business’s off-site HR department.  They are the personnel folks for smaller firms that don’t have that kind of department.  They do the recruitment, testing and assessment of candidates, as well as taking applications off-site.  David said they test people's basic skills and offer interest inventories to help guide individuals to the proper careers.  They serve the business community as well as the workforce community and their local office is in the Kaskaskia College Greenville Education Center.

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TESTING FOR WEST NILE AT BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, birds and/or mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus have been reported in 13 counties so far in 2012.  Tom Melvin, Director of Environmental Health at the Bond County Health Department said they ask you to let them know if you find a freshly dead bird.  These birds are sent to the state lab for testing for West Nile Virus.  The West Nile Virus usually appears and grows in Illinois bird populations before it shows up in humans.  Acceptable birds include crows, blue jays, robins, and most other perching birds common in residential areas.  The birds must not show any signs of decomposition including strong odor, maggots, or deflated eyes.  There must be no obvious injury or cause of death, which rules out birds found at the edge of the street.  If you find a freshly dead bird, call 664-1442, extension 149.


GREENVILLE BAND BOARD TO MEET

The City of Greenville Band Board is scheduled to meet Monday, July 9, at 4:00 p.m., in the municipal building.  The agenda includes the director’s report, approval of municipal band payments, and a summary of the season.

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OBITUARIES

Betty M. Hutchinson

Betty M. Hutchinson, age 91, of Carlyle, passed away Saturday, July 7 at her home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or to the First United Methodist Church.

Eleanor Grzyb  

Eleanor Grzyb, age 83, of Highland, passed away Friday, July 6 at Alhambra Care Center.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 17, at 10:15 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.  Friends may call Monday, July 16, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Highland Animal Shelter.


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