08-15-2012

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ALTAMONT MAN KILLED AT EFFINGHAM COUNTY FAIR

Glen A. Mathias, age 54, of Altamont, passed away in an accident at the Effingham County Fair Saturday, August 11.  According to Effingham County Coroner Leigh Hammer, at 11:44 a.m., authorities received a 911 call from the fairgrounds in Altamont where workers were moving concrete barriers on the track.  Mathias was run over by a pay loader while doing work on the track in front of the grandstand preparing it for the evening’s events.  Mathias was pronounced dead at the scene.  The incident remains under investigation by the Effingham County Coroner’s Office with the assistance by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department. 


GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT JULY INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Greenville Fire Protection District released the incident summary for July.  Firefighters responded to 28 calls with six of those calls to structure fires and one to a vehicle fire.  Five calls were to grass, brush, and trash fires.  Firefighters provided mutual aid twice, assisted EMS once, and were on standby once.  They were dispatched twice to carbon monoxide alarms, three times for spills or leaks, and twice to smoke scares.  There were two system activation alarms and three other type calls. 

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KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT DECIDES NOT TO RESCHEDULE FIREWORKS

At this month’s Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, the board decided it would be in the district's best interest not to reschedule the fireworks this year.  The decision was made for several reasons; the burning ban is still in effect, KPD summer manpower has left, and it is unknown if the public would want to attend the fireworks on any other available date. The company supplying the fireworks did decrease the restocking from 40% to 30%, for a total cost of $3600.00.

Director Jerry Sauerwein said the new shade structure has been completed at the ball field and the JC parking lot has been rocked.  He said the project with the incoming Greenville College freshmen will begin soon.

While the KPD Board still hopes for a settlement to be reached with their former accounts Luallen Cearlock Barth and Burnam, the board did authorize attorney Tom Niemann to enter into a lawsuit on behalf of the KPD if that agreement is not reached by August 24, which is 30 days after the towling agreement was cancelled by the KPD.   The KPD is attempting to recoup money stolen by a former KPD employee during the time when Luallen Cearlock Barth and Burnam were the KPD’s accountants.   

 

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MULBERRY GROVE K-9 OFFICER CERTIFIED

At the Monday meeting of the Mulberry Grove Village Board, Police Officer Robert Sutton reported he and K-9 Officer “Bella” graduated from the Belleville Police K-9 Academy and Bella passed her Illinois State Narcotics Detection Canine test 100%.  Bella is now state certified and working the streets every shift with Officer Sutton.  Officer Sutton expressed gratitude to individuals and businesses for their assistance in making the police canine program a reality for Mulberry Grove.

Mayor Doug Enloe recommended acceptance of the high bid on the tractor advertised for sale.  The board accepted the bid of $650.00 for the tractor.

Consideration of the recommendation to revise the grass ordinance was tabled until the September meeting.

Complaints were received of dogs still running loose in the village.  Police Officer Robert Sutton will follow-up on the complaints.

The next meeting is September 3, at 7:00 p.m.


SHOAL CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT TO SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE

The Shoal Creek Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, August 30 in Engine House #1 in Sorento.  The drive is from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  If you plan to donate blood, please bring proper identification such as a donor’s card or a driver’s license.

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OBITUARIES

Laura Slatton Zeller Plunkett

Laura Slatton Zeller Plunkett, age 51, of rural Bond County, passed away Monday, August 13 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Friends are invited to gather with the family Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Humane Society.

Fredrick H. “Fred”Olliges

Fredrick H. “Fred” Olliges, age 78, of Breese, passed away Monday, August 13 at his home. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic / St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 10:15 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Breese Fire Department members will gather at the funeral home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a service. The Breese Knights of Columbus service is at 7:00 and Bishop Althoff 4th Degree services will be at 7:30. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Church, Hospice of Southern Illinois, St. Joseph Hospital Lights for Scholarships, or Community Link.

Kenny L. Brown

Kenny L. Brown, age 91, of Greenville, passed away Monday, August 13, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  Friends may call Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First United Methodist Church.  The Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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