TWO PEOPLE MISSING FROM BOAT ON CARLYLE LAKE
As of 8:00 p.m. Sunday, the search for two missing men continued at Carlyle Lake. According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, two people were reported missing from a boat on Carlyle Lake Saturday, around 8:00 p.m. Greenville Fire Department’s dive team was called in to help with the search at about 8:18 p.m. According to Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston, two boats, one from the Keyesport Fire Department the other from Greenville, were using sonar devices to try to locate the missing people. Conservation Police, Illinois State Police, and Clinton County Sheriff’s Officers were also helping in the search and investigation. The search went on until dark Sunday and will continue today.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN VANDALIA CLAIMS WOMAN’S LIFE
Late Friday morning, a single motorcycle accident, near the intersection of North 8th Street and Janette Drive in Vandalia, claimed the life of 68 year-old Sharon Lang . Lang, of Coal City, was crossing a rock parking lot when she lost traction causing her to roll the throttle open. According to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, the motorcycle then crossed Janette Drive and crashed into a block retaining wall . Lang was pronounced dead at Fayette County Hospital and the crash remains under investigation.
SIXTY YEAR OLD MAN FOUND DEAD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a report Thursday, August 23, at 4:29 p.m., of a deceased person with a gunshot wound on property on McCord’s Trail, southwest of Irving. Sheriff’s Deputies responded and found Alan Kent Hites, age 60, deceased. According to the report, he had been shooting targets and sustained a single gunshot wound. Montgomery County Coroner Rick Broaddus pronounced Hites deceased at the scene. At this time there is no evidence indicating the death was a crime. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officers, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators, and the Montgomery County Coroner continue to investigate the incident.
GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS
We got some rain overnight and here are the Greenville rain totals as recorded at 6:00 o’clock this morning. Forty-six hundredths of an inch were measured at the Sewer Plant, 94 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street, and eight tenths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140. Here at the WGEL Studio, our gauge shows about nine tenths of an inch.
ELLA YORK GIVES PRESENTATION IN GREENVILLE
Tuesday, August 21, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce presented a program by Attorney Ella York with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. York talked about various scams perpetrated on the general public as well as local businesses. Ella shared many ways of protecting against fraud. She said they get many reports from businesses solicited for a charitable donation, who later discover their money did not actually go to a charity. In such cases, they recommend you call their office to determine if the charity is legitimate. Donating to local charities is an easy way to ensure your money is going to a good cause.
GREENVILLE PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
Saturday, September 29, several area law enforcement agencies will team up to provide citizens an opportunity to get rid of unwanted and unused prescription medications. Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton said prescription drugs often find their way into the hands of young adults and children. Doctors prescribe medication to individuals and instruct them to take all of their medication. Many times, once an individual feels better, they stop taking their medications. These leftover drugs may get into the wrong hands if not disposed of properly. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. For more information, call 664-2131.
LEAPS OF LOVE
The Leaps of Love organization has been assisting childhood cancer families since 1992. President of the Leaps of Love Board of Directors and Co-Director of the organization Traci Riechmann said the Highland-based organization helps those who have been affected by childhood brain tumors. Persons who are currently having treatment, or are suffering from symptoms years later, may seek help from Leaps of Love. Traci also works with persons, age 18-30, to help them with transitioning into new spheres of their life, such as work, college, etc. Friday, October 19, Leaps of Love will be hosting their 3rd annual Nine at Night Golf Tournament. For more information about the organization or the tournament, call Traci at 410-7212.
COMETS FOOTBALL WINS SEASON OPENER AT LITCHFIELD
The Comets Varsity Football team won their season opening Friday at Litchfield. After a close first half the Comets pulled away scoring 34 points in the second half to win 49-21. The Comets played strong in their season opener, and will next play this Friday at home against SouthWestern Piasa at 7PM. WGEL Radio will be broadcasting the game live at 101.7FM and at wgel.com.
Duane J. Heyer
Duane J. Heyer, age 86, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, August 24 at Friendship Manor in Nashville, Illinois. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of the arrangements.
James L. “Jim” Jarrell
James L. “Jim” Jarrell, age 61, of Highland, passed away Thursday, August 23 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. 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 the Lung Transplant Patient Assistance Fund at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
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