Part of a boat dock washed away to the Woburn Bridge
4-WHEELER ACCIDENT SENDS MAN TO HOSPITAL
A Bond County Deputy and Bond County EMS responded Thursday, at 12:32 a.m., to the scene of a 4-wheeler accident. According to the accident report, Craig Argent, age 72, of rural Greenville, was riding a Polaris 4-wheeler on Memorial Avenue at Mt. Nebo Avenue. The 4-wheeler ran off the road, hit a rut, and flipped over. Bond County EMS took Argent to Greenville Regional Hospital and he was ARCHed to a St. Louis Hospital.
HEAD ON CRASH ON RT. 127 SENDS TWO PERSONS TO HOSPITAL
A head on two-car crash on Rt. 127 Wednesday, August 29, at 6:20 p.m., resulted in serious injuries. According to the District 18 Illinois State Police accident report, Trish L. Ziegler, age 34, of Nokomis, was northbound on Rt. 127, in a ford Escort, about ¼ mile south of Waresgrove Avenue, approaching a curve to the left. Jammie E. Hobbs, age 53, of Springfield, was southbound in a Chevrolet HHR. For an unknown reason, Ziegler failed to negotiate the curve and ran off the right side of the road. She over corrected and her car crossed into the southbound lane, crashing head on into Hobb’s car, causing severe damage to both cars. The cars came to rest in the ditch on the west side of Rt. 127 and Hobb’s car caught fire. Passersby removed Hobbs from her car before it was completely destroyed by fire. Hillsboro Ambulance Service took both drivers to Hillsboro Area Hospital for treatment. Ziegler was cited for alleged improper lane usage.
JR. HIGH DRIVE RESURFACING
Jr. High Drive will be closed for resurfacing from Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 7th from Idler Lane to the Jr. High parking lot.
SHIMKUS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MILITARY ACADEMIES
Congressman John Shimkus is accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the United States military academies. High school seniors, college students, and anyone interested should apply now for summer 2013 admission. Applications must be received by November 2. To be eligible, you must be a United States citizen age 17-23, unmarried, not pregnant, have no dependents, and a legal resident of the 19th Congressional District. For more information or an application packet, call 618-344-3065.
CAR STOLEN FROM BUNKER HILL RECOVERED IN HIGHLAND
A car reported stolen in Bunker Hill was recovered in Highland. According to information from the Bunker Hill Police Department, a 2001 Buick LeSabre was reported stolen Sunday, August 19, from a residence on South Hickory Street in Bunker Hill. Highland Police recovered the car Thursday evening, August 30, in the 900 block of Beech Street in Highland. Bunker Hill Police assisted by Illinois State Police are continuing the investigation.