10-15-2012

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GREENVILLE FIRE RESPONDS TO SPARKING WIRE

Greenville Firefighters were dispatched to 804 Locust at 3:14 a.m. Sunday morning to the report of a sparking wire. Firefighters determined that a tree limb had fallen and pulled the electric service line and the telephone line down from the side of the house. Firefighters were on the scene for about 40 minutes.


BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET

The Bond County Board of Health is scheduled to meet Monday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda includes the fiscal year 2013 budget, home health policies, VFC patient eligibility changes, immunization fees, recognitions for years of service, and updates on flu and West Nile virus.

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FURNACE FIRE ON OLD RIPLEY ROAD

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters responded Wednesday, at 11:33 p.m., to a report of smoke in a residence on Old Ripley Road.  According to Fire Chief Kendall Brink, the fire was in the home’s furnace.  Residents had extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.  Firefighters removed smoke from the home. According to Chief Brink, damage was confined to the furnace and there were no injuries. 


SHIMKUS’ STAFF MEMBER IN ST. JACOB AND KEYESPORT

Wednesday, October 17, a member of Congressman John Shimkus’ staff will be at the St. Jacob Village Hall, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and at the Keyesport Village Hall from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  The staff member will be able to handle issues you may have with the federal government.  No appointment is necessary.  Constituents requiring special accommodations should call the Congressman’s office at 344-3065.

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POST PROM CRAFT FAIR

The Greenville High School Post Prom Craft Fair raises money to ensure students have a safe and fun place to go after prom.  Julie Lohman said the fair will be October 20, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  There will be many products and crafts available including crocheted items, jewelry, Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia Jewelry, and more.  Spots are still available for the craft fair which is the main fundraiser for the Post Prom. For more information or to request a spot at the fair, call Julie at 292-4398.

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UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pocahontas Center.  The agenda includes a public hearing for a health life safety amendment, December graduates, a leave of absence, a resignation, an overnight trip to Pontiac for junior high baseball, an audit report, a buildings, grounds, and transportation committee report, and a closed session.

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HIGH DEMAND ON AREA FOOD BANKS

Food banks and pantries experience a higher demand during the holidays.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas only a month or two away, we spoke with Kaleigh Friend from the Central Illinois Food Bank. The Central Illinois Food Bank, based in Springfield, serves 21 counties.  They collect food from manufacturers, growers, grocery stores, and other sources for local food pantries, soup kitchens, and residential programs.  Friend said the need at food pantries is very great and there has been a 40% increase in needs over the past three years.  In the 21 counties they serve, studies show about 1 in 4 kids does not have steady access to food.  For a list of agencies served by the Central Illinois Food Bank, or for more information on how you may help, check the website www.CentralILFoodBank.org

 

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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m.  The agenda includes an audit report, principals’ and superintendent’s reports, discussion of the driver’s education fee, a curriculum alignment progress report, maintenance grant, kitchen menu recommendation, and a closed session.


SPORTS

COMETS FOOTBALL


All seniors and their parents were recognized Friday night prior to the Comets home football game.  The Comets won big to go to 7-1 on the season and a share of the conference lead.  The final score was 49-21.  Cameron Walter set a single game rushing record with 342 yards, the old record was 287.  With the 49-0 lead at half time, Walter only played the first two quarters of the game.  The Comets next travel to Vandalia this Friday for the last regular season game.    

COMETS SOCCER

The Comets soccer team season ended Saturday with a 3-0 loss to Carlinville in the Regional Championship. The Comets were out shot 12-5 (8-1 shots on goal), but played with a lot of heart.   Lincoln Siebert recorded 6 saves in the match.  The Comets finished the season with a record of 14-9 (5-3 in conference).

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OBITUARIES

Denny D. Harris

Denny D. Harris, age 64, of Alhambra, passed away Friday, October 12 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Shriner’s Hospital, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Vance Kidwell

Vance Kidwell, age 94, of Donnellson, passed away Thursday, October 11 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Reno-Bethel Presbyterian Church or to The Simple Room.

Barbara Lipe

Barbara Lipe, age 76, of Coffeen, passed away Saturday, October 13 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Cancer Association, Green Hill Cemetery, or St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Earl G. Bohnenstiehl       

Earl G. Bohnenstiehl, age 87, of Grantfork, passed away Saturday, October 13, at St. Luke’s Hospital-West in Chesterfield, MO. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Grantfork Untied Church of Christ. Burial will be in Grantfork U.C.C. Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Marine Masonic Lodge or Grantfork United Church of Christ.

Floyd E. Wolz

Floyd E. Wolz, age 94, of Highland, passed away Saturday, October 13, at Highland Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, Heartland Hospice, or the Highland Animal Shelter.

Joseph B. Voss

Joseph B. Voss, age 100, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, October 14, at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  A Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, after 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mater Dei High School, or the Carlyle Healthcare Center Activity Department.


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