07-30-2012

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SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH IN ST. JACOB KILLS TWO

Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies and Madison County Firefighters responded Sunday, July 29, at 6:43 a.m., to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Ellis Road in St. Jacob.  According to information from the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Ryan Junker, age 27, of St. Jacob and William Dittmar, age 24, of Worden, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison County Coroner.  The driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and the investigation has yet to determine which one of the two men was driving at the time of the accident.  The investigation is ongoing by an accident re-constructionist from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and by the Madison County Coroner’s Office. 

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THIRD ANNUAL BRADLEY R. SMITH MEMORIAL 5K RUN

Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith was killed by an IED in Afghanistan January 3, 2010.  An annual memorial scholarship 5K Run has been established in his honor.  Bradley’s mother, Paula, said the run will be Saturday, September 8 at the Tri-Township Park at Pavilion #10.  The annual run helps raise money for scholarships.  Last year, they had 16 - $1,000.00 scholarships and this year they hope to have more.  Before the run, Senior Airman Smith will posthumously receive the Silver Star, the third highest award presented by any military branch for valor.  For more information about the race, registration, donations, and sponsorships, visit www.runforbrad.com.

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GREENVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE VANDALISM

Greenville Police are investigating reported damage to a vehicle at a residence on Lilac Lane.  According to information from the police department, a truck window was broken and there was a dent in the tailgate.  Damage is estimated at approximately $300.00.


UNIT 2 BOARD HIRES TEACHERS AND STAFF

Following a closed session at the recent Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired Jill Strole to be school counselor at the Greenville Elementary School, Pocahontas, and Sorento Centers, Tracy Miller - fifth grade teacher at the Pocahontas Center and assistant volleyball coach for the high school, Laura Miller – part-time English teacher and library aid at the Greenville High School, Leah Nelson, Katie Ketten, and Amanda Brame – individual care aids at the elementary level.  The board rehired Sarah Coulter – KRP teacher and Erin Smith and Sherri Beckham – half-time KRP program aids.  Several bus drivers and bus aids were also employed for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

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TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR ABUSE OF DISABILITY PARKING PROGRAM

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed House Bill 5056 to toughen penalties for those who abuse parking privileges designed to assist persons with disabilities.  Secretary of State Jesse White said, “The message we are sending is simple: if you do not belong there, do not park there.”  House Bill 5056 creates a new offense for using a placard and / or disability license plates of a deceased person.  The offense is now a Class A Misdemeanor with a minimum one-year driver’s license revocation and a $2,500.00 fine.  License suspension periods for general misuse of a disability license plate or placard are increased and the offender is required to meet with a Secretary of State Administrative Hearing officer at the end of their revocation period before driving privileges are restored.


KC TO OFFER FAFSA WORKSHOP

The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office will host an evening FAFSA Completion Workshop Thursday, August 2, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in room L-102 on the KC Main Campus. KC Financial aid professionals will be on hand to assist all students in completing their FAFSA, the most important step to obtaining state and federal financial aid. For more information on what documents to bring, call 545-3080.

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FORTY-SEVEN CADETS GRADUATE FROM TEAMILLINOIS YOUTH POLICE CAMP

Forty-seven cadets recently graduated from the 7th annual TeamIllinois Youth Police Camp.  The camp was a week-long residency camp for youth that emphasized teamwork, commitment, and pride.  Cadets learned about S.W.A.T. and K-9 programs, dangers of illegal drugs, and participated in team building exercises.  They volunteered to help local residents by spreading mulch, picking up trash, pulling weeds, and laying a gravel sidewalk.  They toured the Melvin Price Lock & Dam, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Lincoln Museum.  The camp was at the Alton Mental Health Center Campus and is a cooperative effort between the Illinois State Police, Alton Police Department, and the Illinois National Guard.


OBITUARIES

Suzette Lee, Lillian Lee, and Vivian Lee

Suzette Lee, age 41, and her two daughters Lillian Rose Lee, age 8, and Vivian Yvonne Lee, age 6, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday, July 26.  Funeral services are Monday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bibleway House of Prayer in Royal Lake.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to S.A.F.E.

Glenn W. Rinderer

Glenn W. Rinderer, age 90, of Marine, passed away Friday, July 27 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Marine UCC or to the Edwardsville Senior Care Center.

Janet M. Holzhauer

Janet M. Holzhauer, age 73, of Highland, passed away Friday, July 27 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday. from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to United Church of Christ of Marine or to the American Cancer Society.

Mary V. Singleton

Mary V. Singleton, age 66, of Highland, passed away Sunday, July 29 at Faith Countryside Home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Grantfork United Church of Christ.  Burial will be in Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Grantfork United Church of Christ, Hitz Home, or the Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Christopher E. Willey

Christopher E. Willey, age 28, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, July 28, at his residence in St. Louis.  Christopher is the son of David and Mary Ann Willey of Greenville.  Funeral arrangements for 28 year-old Christopher E. Willey are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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