08-07-2012

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EDWARDSVILLE MAN DIES IN ACCIDENT AT CONAGRA FOODS PLANT IN ALTON

An Edwardsville man fell to his death Monday, in an accident at the ConAgra Mill in Alton.  According to the Madison County Coroner’s office, 47 year-old Jay VanBuskirk was traveling on a “man-life” or a vertical conveyor belt that passes from floor to floor in the facility, when for an unknown reason he fell.  He fell more than 56 feet.  Witnesses told the coroner’s investigator VanBuskirk had complained of feeling dizzy prior to the accident. The coroner’s office is continuing the investigation. 


BOND COUNTY FAIR – TUESDAY

Today is the last day of the 2012 Bond County Fair.  The Dairy Show begins at 9:00am.  The Carnival opens at 6:00pm, and the parade will be at 7:00pm.  Come out and see your radio buddies on the WGEL hayride.  This will also be your last opportunity to fill up on all your favorite fair foods, like kettle corn, funnel cake, and lemon shake-ups.  Come on out to the last day of the 2012 Bond County Fair.


THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION DOCUMENTARY IN GREENVILLE

68.8% of Americans are reportedly overweight or obese.  In the 25 years between 1987 and 2012, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes almost tripled to 20.9 million.  An HBO documentary multimedia event entitled “The Weight of the Nation” will be shown in four parts Mondays, starting at 7:00 p.m., in the Bradford Community Building.  Showings are August 6, 13, 20, and 27.  For more information, call Greg at 267-2730.


MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DEVIL DOGS CONTRIBUTE TO GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

The Military Order of the Devil Dogs Untamed Dogs Pound 351, part of the Lincoln Land Leathernecks Detachment of Marine Corp League 1174 of Greenville, recently made a contribution to Greenville Regional Hospital.  Devil Dogs members presented a $225.00 check to Interim Greenville Regional Hospital President & CEO Michael Zilm.  The funds will be used to purchase one of three PEDs Emergency bags.  A PEDs bag is a tool used in cases involving pediatric patients.  The bag organizes emergency equipment based on the size of the child being treated ensuring children are treated with appropriate-sized equipment and accurate doses of medication.  For information about contributing toward purchase of PEDS bags, call Ryan at 664-1230, ext. 3006.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY TO OFFER ON SITE DEGREES

Kaskaskia College and Nascote Industries are working together to offer full degrees through the KC@Work Program, on site at the industrial plant.  In January 2011, Nascote began offering an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Degree on site to its employees.  Scheduling is a challenge with most of the classes online and at least two face-to-face meetings with the instructor.  This July, Nascote began offering an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology Degree to create qualified maintenance personnel.  KC is just beginning a training degree program at Covidien in Greenville.  Since they do not have a large number of employees, Covidien is inviting other companies in the area to join them for this training, allowing for greater opportunities in the area.  For more information about on site industry classes, call 545-3182.


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KASKASKIA COLLEGE OFFERS SUPERVISORY CERTIFICATE ONE YEAR PROGRAM

Kaskaskia College is offering a Supervisory Certificate that may be completed in one year.  This is a business professional oriented certificate with a goal to help the working professional advance in their career without interfering with their workday and without being overloaded.  The program is Tuesday evenings for four – eight week sessions.  For more information about this program, call Tim March at 545-3328.

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VETERANS TRIBUTE COMMITTEE UNVEILS AMERICAN EAGLE SCULPTURE

At a luncheon Friday, August 3, honoring area veterans and raising funds for the Veteran’s Tribute, organizers unveiled the American Eagle sculpture which will be the focal point of the Veterans Tribute, under construction at Kaskaskia College.  Constructed of bronze and painted in life-like colors, the six foot tall sculpture will sit atop a pedestal, also six feet high, comprising the centerpiece of the Tribute’s Warrior’s Court.  Two walls will include names and branches of service of area veterans from Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, and Washington Counties.  The tribute will also feature the seals of all five branches of service, United States flags, and a line of cherry trees. 




OBITUARIES

William J. Korte      

William J. “Bill” Korte, age 68, of Highland, passed away Monday, August 6 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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