9-11-2012

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ACCIDENT NEAR COLLINSVILLE CLAIMS SECOND LIFE

An accident on I-55 near Collinsville Friday, August 31 has claimed a second life.  According to the Illinois State Police, Jason Michael Kutz, age 27, of Highland, was southbound on I-55 near the 255 interchange when his car left the roadway to the left and struck a concrete pillar.  Kutz passed away Thursday, September 6 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A passenger in the car, 26 year-old Janelle Schmidt of Highland, was also killed in the crash.  The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.   


ENROLL NOW IN BOND COUNTY PRESCHOOL

You may now enroll your three and four year-olds in Bond County Preschool or KRP.  An enrollment screening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., at the Greenville Elementary School.  Please call 664-5009 to make an appointment.  KRP is a grant-funded program and children may participate free of charge.


ANNUAL RIPSON BRIDGE FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7

The annual Ripson Bridge Festival is Sunday, October 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on the banks of Shoal Creek near Sorento.  The bridge is a pony truss bridge constructed in 1895.  Ripson Bridge has been closed to automobile traffic for years but it serves as a pedestrian gateway to the festival which features 100 crafters.  There will be live music, great food including ham & beans, and other activities.  Take Rt. 140 to the Old Ripley Road and go north.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day in the country.  For more information, call 217-537-3374.


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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The September Greenville City Council meeting is Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.  The council is scheduled to discuss a grant to create a sediment detention basin at Governor Bond Lake, a proposal for engineering for sanitary sewer improvements for areas currently not served, and the propane gas contract for the coming year. Also on the agenda is an ordinance to amend the city code for committee, board, and commission qualifications and appointments.  As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

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SORENTO FOOD PANTRY DIRECTOR STEPPING DOWN

After more than eight years of volunteering, Teresa Boudouris is stepping down as the Sorento Food Pantry Volunteer Director.  In honor of all Teresa has done, the food pantry is hosting a farewell get together potluck luncheon Saturday, September 29 starting at noon at the Sorento Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. There will be a cake and punch reception from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited. For more information, call Laura Wall at 217-272-4408.



SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS FALLS TO ALTON MARQUETTE


The Lady Comets fell to Alton Marquette 8-1 at home Monday afternoon. The only victory came at #5 singles where Anya Thomas rallied to win 3-6, 6-3,6-4. JV winners in singles were Toni Stiff and Brittni Snyder. JV Doubles winners were: Emily Henderson/Anya Thomas, Chelsea Earnest/Haven Robart, Rebecca Sponsler/Jordyn Flood and Ashley Rench/Paige House. Next match Wed. at home vs. East Alton Wood River.

COMETS SOCCER BEATS STAUNTON

Comets Soccer defeated Staunton 4-1 on Monday.  Goals were scored by Trammel Horton, Seth Lohman, Dellon Sanders, and Jeremiah Brannon.  Assists were credited to Sanders, Toby Gamino, and Lohman.  Lincoln Siebert earned the win with 1 save in goal.


OBITUARIES

BETTY J. KUNKEL

Betty J. Kunkel, age 79, of Carlyle, passed away Monday, September 10 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s 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 Heartland Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

JASON MICHAEL KUTZ

Jason Michael Kutz, age 27, of Highland, passed away Thursday, September 6 at St. Louis University Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Meredith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Jason Michael Kutz Memorial Fund.

Reverend Francis L. Hudson

Reverend Francis L. Hudson, age 89, of Taylorville, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Saturday, September 8 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery south of Mulberry Grove with military honors.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Taylorville Southern Baptist Church.


 

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