08-28-2012

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ONE BODY RECOVERED FROM CARLYLE LAKE, SECOND MAN STILL MISSING

Three men were boating on Carlyle Lake Saturday night when one of them jumped into the water and began struggling.  A second man jumped in after him; both disappeared under the water and never resurfaced.  A third person in the boat did not know how to operate the boat and it drifted away. Other boats stopped to help.  The body of Michael Septeowski’s was recovered around 7:30 Monday morning, according to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss.  Septeowski, age 31, is originally from St. Charles, Missouri but had recently moved to Troy, Illinois.  The second man remains missing and is presumed drowned.  The Greenville Fire Department Dive team, Keyesport Firefighters, Department of Natural Resources Personnel, and Illinois State Police have all been a part of the recovery efforts and investigation. 


TONY BROOKS RETIRING AFTER 20 YEARS AT GREENVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Greenville Police Sergeant Tony Brooks is retiring at the end of this month.  Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton said he has worked with Tony Brooks for 20 years and it has been an absolute joy to have him be a part of their management team and law enforcement family.  Chief Lorton said Tony has never skirted a responsibility and whenever he did a job, he did it right.  Chief Lorton said they will all miss him at the police department, but they wish him well in his future endeavors.  Tony’s last day at work is Friday, August 31.

PAWS-IN-THE-PARK COMING IN SEPTEMBER

The 9th annual Paws-in-the-Park is Saturday, September 15, at Patriot’s Park.  Rachel Hunsdorfer at the Bond County Humane Society said many of the events are the same as last year including the wag-n-walk, where people get pledges to walk with their dog.  The person with the most pledges will win a Kindle Fire this year.  They will also have pet photos and the agility course.  There will be a micro chipping clinic, pet nail trimming and polishing, and a cutest pet photo contest. Entries for the photo contest must be in by September 12.  There will also be some new activities this year.  They will have an artist drawing pet caricatures and a person will have some retired greyhounds for a meet and greet.   For more information, call the humane society at 664-4068.


AUGUST 31 IS LAST DAY TO ADD BRICKS TO VETERANS MEMORIAL

Friday, August 31 is the last day, before the November Veterans Day Ceremony, to add bricks to the Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn.  For more information about the Veterans Memorial or to add a brick, call Tony Koonce at 664-1976.


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SUMMER HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES AT CARLYLE LAKE

Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities with more than 10,000 acres of public lands open to hunting.  Squirrel season opened August 1, dove season opens September 1, and there is a special disabled sportsmen hunt September 1-2 at the Lotus Access Area.  All current Illinois hunting and game laws apply.  For more information including hunting hours and available areas, call 594-2484.

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GRASS FIRE NEAR RIPSON BRIDGE

Shoal Creek Firefighters responded Sunday, at 11:09 a.m., to a report of a grass fire on Ripson Bridge Avenue, close to Ripson Bridge.  Shoal Creek Firefighter Julie Leneave reported the fire was very small and was put out quickly with a small amount of water.



OBITUARIES

Dean M. Saathoff

Dean M. Saathoff, age 79, of Grantfork, passed away Saturday, August 25, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, immediately following visitation, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Christopher Saathoff Foundation or Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Delmer W. Meffert

Delmer W. Meffert, age 85, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 26 at Rosewood Care Center of Alton.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Martha R. “Marty” Callahan

Martha R. “Marty” Callahan, age 85, passed away Monday, August 27 at Faith Countryside Homes in Highland.  Funeral arrangements for 85 year-old Martha R. “Marty” Callahan are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Frances L. “Tootie” Barth

Frances L. “Tootie” Barth, age 83, of Highland, passed away Monday, August 27, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral arrangements for 83 year-old Frances L. “Tootie” Barth are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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