08-29-2012

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TWO MEN FOUND DROWNED AT CARLYLE LAKE

Three men were boating on Carlyle Lake Saturday night when one of them, 31 year-old Michael Septeowski, jumped into the water and began to struggle.  A second man, 35 year-old Corey J. Gruenenfelder of Highland, jumped in after him.  Both men disappeared under the water and never resurfaced.  A third person was in the boat but did not know how to operate it and the boat drifted away in the choppy water.  Septeowski’s body was recovered around 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss.  Septeowski is originally from St. Charles, Missouri but had recently moved to Troy, Illinois. 

Gruenenfelder was found at approximately 7:04 a.m. Tuesday near the Coles Creek Recreation area and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Neither man was wearing a life jacket according to the Department of Natural Resources.  Routine toxicology tests are being performed.  The Greenville Fire Department Dive team, Keyesport Firefighters, Department of Natural Resources Officers, Army Corps of Engineers Personnel, and Illinois State Police have all been a part of the recovery efforts and investigation. 

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GREENVILLE CITY PLAN COMMISSION MEETING

The City Plan Commission met this week. They discussed a request by Martha Sussenbach for a special use permit to allow a bed & breakfast at 422 West Harris Ave. The area is currently listed as an R-2 district. The commission approved the request and sent it on to the city council. They approved the change for both the lot at 422 and the lot between it and the current business area. In the future, if the house sells, the lot will revert back to its previous status as residential.


CAR – MOTOR SCOOTER ACCIDENT SENDS ONE PERSON TO HOSPITAL

Greenville Police and Bond County EMS responded Monday, at 2:12 p.m., to a two-vehicle accident at Fourth Street and College Avenue.  According to the accident report, Cynthia A. Grapperhaus, age 49, of Breese, was northbound on Fourth Street approaching College Avenue.  Jack L. Hauskins, age 44, of Greenville, was westbound on College Avenue on a motor scooter.  Grapperhaus proceeded north across College Avenue not seeing the motor scooter approaching from the right.  The motor scooter struck the right front part of the car.  Hauskins was thrown forward into the Grapperhaus car.  Bond County EMS took Hauskins to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.  Grapperhaus was cited for alleged failure to yield.

 

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES BOARD OF TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIP

Greenville High School student Alex Willey is the recipient of a Board of Trustees scholarship to attend Kaskaskia College for the 2012-2013 school year.  The award provides Willey with full tuition for up to two years.  Alex is the daughter of Jan Willey and Mary Ann Owensby of Greenville. Alex plans to earn an Associate in Science Degree.


POLICE PENSION FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

The City of Greenville Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building. 

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS WINS CONFERENCE MATCH


The Lady Comets won a nail-biter Tuesday against conference rival Hillsboro, topping the Hilltoppers 5-4 on their home turf. Senior Anna Brannon broke through for her first win at #1 singles in a 3 set thriller 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Senior Sarah Siefken (#2) won 6-3, 6-2 with sophomore Anya Thomas (#4) following suit 6-3,6-2, leaving the teams tied 3-3 after singles play.
Then Brannon/Siefken teamed up to win at 1st doubles while Abby Gaffner/Katelyn Eller sealed the victory by defeating their 3rd doubles opponents. JV doubles winners were Chloe Shank/Cara Thiems and freshman Maddie Funneman won in singles by the narrowest of margins 7-6 (9-7 in tiebreaker) as the entire team cheered her on.


OBITUARIES

Corey J. Gruenenfelder

Corey J. Gruenenfelder, age 35, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, August 28 at the Coles Creek Recreation Area at Carlyle Lake.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 8:00 p.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Friday, from 3:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Corey Gruenenfelder Family Memorial Fund at First Mid Illinois Bank.

Hazel M. Hopkins

Hazel M. Hopkins, age 89, of Mulberry Grove, formerly of Carlyle and Alhambra, passed away Monday, August 27 at her home.  Family graveside services for 89 year-old Hazel M. Hopkins will be at a later date in Carlyle City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove First Responders or to Bond County Hospice.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha F. “Marty” Callahan

Martha F. “Marty” Callahan, age 85, of Highland, passed away Monday, August 27 at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland.  Private funeral services for 85 year-old Martha F. “Marty” Callahan will be at the First Congregational Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the First Congregational Church, Highland Home, or the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.

Robert F. Pierce

Robert F. Pierce, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, August 28 at his home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.  Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


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