ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER KILLED IN ACCIDENT ON I-55
Illinois State Trooper Kyle Deatherage was killed Monday, around 9:00 a.m., in an accident on I-55 just north of Litchfield. Deatherage was assigned to District 18 as a motorcycle officer and was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a semi-truck tractor near milepost 62. Deatherage was pronounced dead at the scene. He served with the Illinois State Police since 2009 and is survived by two young children and wife Sarah. The crash remains under investigation.
HANDMADE QUILTS, SPORTS MEMORABILIA, AND ANTIQUES AT HOLIDAY BAZAAR PUBLIC AUCTION
A popular activity at the annual holiday bazaar is the public auction. The 55th Annual Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with the auction starting at 11:30. Six handmade quilts will be auctioned this year including four queen size quilts, an extra-long double-size Sampler Pattern and an antique twin-size Irish Chain Scrap quilt. Sports items include items autographed by Cardinals baseball and Rams football players. Several pieces of artwork including some by Robert Horsfall will be sold. An outstanding selection of antiques and collectibles will be offered for sale along with bicycles and crafts items.
BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK RELEASES SECOND EDITION OF GREENVILLE’S GREATEST GENERATION
In 2011, Bradford National Bank published a book of WWII veterans’ stories as told to Greenville High School students. The response was so great, a second book was published. Volume two of Greenville’s Greatest Generations will be released Thursday, November 29 at a special reception at 2:00 p.m., in the Bradford Community Building. The thirty-three Veterans, featured in the book, and their families and student writers are special guests. Following the reception, remaining books will be available at Bradford National Bank for $20.00 each. There is no admission charge and everyone is invited.