7-23-2012

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HEAD ON COLLISION IN RED BUD KILLS FAMILY OF THREE

A head-on collision on Route 3 near Red Bud, this past Saturday night killed three family members.   According to the Illinois State Police report, a Grand Prix driven by Steven Brickeen of Evansville Illinois, allegedly encroached into the lane of oncoming traffic and hit a Ford Econoline head- on.  Twenty nine year old Steven Brickeen Jr, twenty nine year old Tiffaine Brickeen ,and four year old Mary Jane Brickeen  were all killed.

Stephen Wilkes, age 44 from Maryland Heights, Missouri, the driver of the Econoline, was arched to St. Louis University Hospital with serious non- life threatening injuries. Timothy Gaeng, age 45 from Bridgeton Missouri, a
passenger  in the Econoline was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital by Monroe County EMS with serious injuries.


KEYESPORT FIRE RUN

Keyesport Firefighters were dispatched at 12:48 this morning, to a report of a gas leak at a residence on First Avenue, northwest of Keyesport.  According to Keyesport Fire Department Lieutenant Steve Gebke, there was a gas line leak at the residence.  Ameren IP repaired the leak.


MODEL T FORD CLUB OF GREATER ST. LOUIS VISITS GREENVILLE

Several members of the Model T Ford Club of Greater St. Louis visited Greenville Saturday, July 21. Several citizens showed came to the Greenville Square to take photos of the classic cars.


FLOOD DEBASEMENT LETTERS BEING SENT OUT

At Tuesday night’s Bond County Board meeting, Bond County Supervisor of Assessments Deb Langham announced that letters were being sent in regards to flood debasement property tax classifications.  Deb said there has been some confusion in regards to the letters.  The statute in question is very clear on flood debasement.  Flood debasements have been required to be supported by documented yield loss data and assigned only to acreage that suffers the actual crop loss. Deb said there are approximately 1,285 parcels that have been receiving an automatic flood debasement and this number is incorrect. To be fair, they have decided to remove all of the flood debasements from all parcels in Bond County.  Every land owner affected by this will receive a letter in the mail describing what is happening and an application and a graph so folks may reapply for the flood debasement tax classification if they feel they truly need it.  If you have any questions, call Deb at 664-2848.

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL EARNS ACR ACCREDITATION

Greenville Regional Hospital recently received a three-year accreditation in mammography, the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.   It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.  Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
Greenville Regional Hospital recently upgraded to a new full field digital GE Senograph Essential Mammography unit.  The new unit includes many state-of-the-art components including full digital imaging and integrated Computerized Aided Detection to provide the highest quality exams available.  There are five skilled radiological technologists on staff with extended hours for patient convenience.  To schedule an appointment, call 664-1230, ext. 3090.


2012 AFHM HERITAGE DAYS COMING UP

The 2012 American Farm Heritage Museum’s Heritage Days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 27-29. Ollie Schaefer said they have a great lineup of events scheduled for this year’s Heritage Days.  Minneapolis Moline is the featured tractor this year.  To compliment it, they have included Olivers and Whites. On the other side of the building, vintage trucks will be displayed.  Trains will be running, there will be many vendors, the barrel train will be out for the kids, and there will be a petting zoo.  They will have three days of pedal pulls for the children.  There will be live music all three days of the festival.  There will be tractor pulls Friday night and all day Saturday, and Sunday there will be 4-wheel drives and trucks.  There will also be a car show and church service Sunday.  Admission is $7.00 per person, and children under the age of 10 are free.  The event will be open Friday from 10:00 a.m. - dark, Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - dark, and Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 or 4:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.americanfarmheritagemuseum.org.

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the central office conference room.  The agenda includes tire, gasoline, diesel, and oil bids, bids on bread, dairy, and towels, resignations, action on board policies, 2012-2013 KRP and project parenting updates, and a closed session.

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JULY EXHIBITS AT FAYETTE COUNTY MUSEUM

Special monthly exhibits for July at the Fayette County Museum include “Artifacts from the Tanner Drive-In Theater, The Three Statehouses and the Governors Who Served in Them, and Indian Artifacts.”  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 or to schedule a group tour, call 283-4866.


SENATOR MCCARTER SPONSORS FRAUD PREVENTION CLINIC

State Senator Kyle McCarter is sponsoring a fraud prevention clinic in Greenville Tuesday, July 24.  The Attorney General’s Office will provide information on some common fraud tactics such as internet lottery and mail fraud.  Senator McCarter told WGEL these tactics are often used against senior citizens.  The free seminar will help people learn how to protect their personal information from identity theft and tell them what they should do if they become a victim.  Senator McCarter believes the seminar will be very helpful.  The seminar is at the Bond County Senior Center from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  For more information, call Senator McCarter’s Highland District Office at 654-4068.

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OBITUARIES

Dorinda A. “Wrinks” Bingham

Dorinda A. “Wrinks” Bingham, age 88, of Breese, passed away Saturday, July 21 at her residence.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

E. Scott Lancey

E. Scott Lancey, age 49, of Highland, passed away Saturday, July 21 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services are Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to HIS KIDS or Hospice of Southern Illinois. 

Eileen S. Bloemker

Eileen S. Bloemker, age 87, of Highland, passed away Saturday, July 21 at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery also in Alhambra.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Grantfork United Church of Christ-Women’s Guild.

Eric J. Drees

Eric J. Drees, age 37, of Breese, passed away Friday, July 20 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Margaret V. Meyers

Margaret V. Meyers, age 93, of Alhambra, passed away Saturday, July 21, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be private at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Edwardsville.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Edwardsville, Liberty Village Activities Center, or Cambridge House Activities Center.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip A. “P.J.” Wangler

Phillip A. “P.J.” Wangler, age 82, of Highland, formerly of New Baden, passed away Saturday, July 21.  A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter or Family Hospice of Belleville.

Sean M. Sippo

Sean M. Sippo, age 24, of Highland, passed away Thursday, July 19.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Upper Montclair, New Jersey at a later date.  Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-8:00pm or on Tuesday from 8:00am-9:30am at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Seminarian Fund.


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