The Bond County Fair starts today at the Bond County Fairgrounds in Greenville.  Judging will begin in the Community Building at 9:00 a.m.  This evening, the poultry show starts at 5:00 and the carnival opens at 6:00.  Carnival ride armbands will be available this evening for $20.00.  Also at 7:00 this evening, head over to the Grandstand to watch the talent contest.  There will also be food, vendors, and lots of fun for the whole family at the opening night of the 2012 Bond County Fair.


A single-vehicle accident Tuesday night sent one person to the hospital.  According to information from the Bond County Sheriff’s Office, Dakota W. Stief, age 21, of Greenville, was eastbound on Rt. 140, about one mile east of Tee Lane Tuesday, at 11:39 p.m.  The vehicle allegedly went off the road onto the south shoulder on loose gravel then back onto the road and off the road into the ditch, traveling sideways, and rolling over several times into a soybean field before coming to rest.  Stief was ejected from the vehicle.  A Bond County Deputy, Bond County EMS, Greenville and Smithboro Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the accident.  Bond County EMS took Stief to Greenville Regional Hospital and Stief was ARCHed to St. Louis University Hospital.




Bond County Firefighters met Thursday, July 26 to discuss the county-wide ban on burning.  Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston said the county-wide ban on open burning will remain in effect through at least the end of August.  If the county gets rain, this ban will be re-evaluated.  Chief Johnston said there have been some people who had fires get out of control while burning trash.  He thanked everyone who has been complying with the ban thus far.  Unseasonably dry weather and warm temperatures have made much of the local vegetation incredibly flammable. 


According to information from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the June unemployment rate fell in five metro areas, increased in one, and essentially was unchanged in six compared to last year.  The June 2012 unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area fell one tenth of one percent, from 9.1 in June 2011 to 9.0 this year.  Locally, the Bond County rate also fell one tenth of one percent, from 8.8 percent in June 2011 to 8.7 percent this year.  In surrounding counties, Madison County decreased from 8.8 – 8.7 percent, St. Clair County dropped from 10.1 – 9.9 percent and Clinton County remained the same at 7.3 percent.



Agnes L. Behrhorst

Agnes L. Behrhorst, age 86, of Hamel, passed away Tuesday, July 31 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Burial will be in Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Hitz Memorial Home.

Alice E. Giller

Alice E. Giller, age 79, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, August 1 at her home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Jamestown Cemetery, Heartland Hospice, or to the family.

Wilbur Schmidt

Wilbur Schmidt, age 82, of Hamel, passed away Wednesday, August 1 at St. Louis University Hospital.  Funeral arrangements for 82 year-old Wilbur Schmidt are pending at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.


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