08-08-2012

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4-H AUCTION HUGE SUCCESS

This year’s 4-H Auction at the Bond County Fair was another huge success.  30 barrows were sold, with six that sold for at least $6.00 a pound. The auction also included eight steers, seventeen rabbits, poultry, sheep, and milk products. All the 4-H projects were auctioned for a grand total of $76,994.90.  The 2011 total was $83,522.10.


BOND COUNTY HAS A NEW FAIR QUEEN

The Bond County Fair Queen Pageant was Monday night and Nori Stone was crowned the 2012-2013 Fair Queen.  Ali Potthast was First Runner-Up and Miss Congeniality.  Whitney Utlaut was Second Runner-Up and Kayla Gray was named Miss Photogenic and People’s Choice.  Harley Tompkins won the Participation Award.   Congratulations to all the young ladies in this year’s contest and to Nori Stone 2012-2013 Bond County Fair Queen. 

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Pictures by Greenville Chamber of Commerce

 

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TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON RT. 16 WITH INJURIES

Illinois State Police and Hillsboro Ambulance responded Monday, August 6, at 8:14 a.m., to the site of a two-vehicle accident on Rt. 16, about two tenths of a mile west of Oak Street just outside Hillsboro.  According to the accident report, Jaynen M. Kates, age 30, of Nokomis, in a Chevy van, was stopped in the westbound lane in a construction zone.  Selma M. Henrickmeyer, age 85, of Nokomis, was also westbound on Rt. 16 in a Buick Century, and did not see Kates stopped on the highway.  The Henrickmeyer car ran into the back of the van.  Hillsboro Ambulance took Henrickmeyer to Hillsboro Area Hospital with serious injuries.  Kates, another adult, and four children in the van were wearing safety belts or sitting in child safety seats and were not injured.  Henrickmeyer was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


BELLEVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD AT PLANT IN GRANITE CITY

Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, an investigation continues into the death of a Belleville man who was killed in a workplace incident in Granite City this morning.  43 year-old James P. Gentilello, Jr. was pronounced dead at the Kraft Foods, Inc., Capri Sun Plant in Granite City on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:25am.  At 5:14am, Gentilello was discovered pinned between an unmanned, automated “Laser guided vehicle” used to haul and lift loaded pallets.  Both routine toxicological testing and an autopsy will be performed.


GREENVILLE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Greenville Public Library Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 9 has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 16, at 4:15 p.m. at the library.


OILING STREETS IN MULBERRY GROVE FRIDAY

Streets in the Village of Mulberry Grove will be oiled Friday, August 10, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Streets to be oiled include 7th Street from Route 140 to Wall Street, 2nd Street from Wall Street to School Street, School Street from 2nd to Maple, North Street from Wood Street to Old Park Road, Orchard Street from Route 40 to South Street, and South Street from Orchard to the East End.

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OBITUARIES

Donald D. Potts

Donald D. Potts, age 75, of Pocahontas, passed away Wednesday, August 1 at his residence.  A memorial service will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Smith Grove Baptist Church south of Greenville.  Burial will be in Green Cemetery in Millersburg.  Memorials are suggested to the Smith Grove Baptist Church.  The Meredith Funeral Home in Pocahontas is in charge of the arrangements. 


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