11-27-2012

fbc

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.


fgf

FIREFIGHTER TRAINING SCHEDULED IN SMITHBORO IN DECEMBER

Smithboro will be the site for a major firefighter training exercise in December.  According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, firefighters will burn the old store building on Main Street, starting the morning of Saturday, December 8.  Deverick said the building has been the home of several businesses starting with a “Mom & Pop” store many years ago.  The building was the home of Tevis’ Grocery Store, a package liquor store, and most recently a consignment store.  The building is just north of the Smithboro Post Office and a portion of Main Street will be closed during the exercise. 

The Post Office will be accessible from the south.  It is the first commercial building controlled burn used for training by the Smithboro Fire District.  Deverick said commercial buildings pose special hazards due to wide open areas.  Firefighters from Bond County and surrounding area departments are invited to participate and Deverick said he expects several districts to be represented.   


CHARCOAL DRAWING CLASS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a “Charcoal Drawing” course at the Greenville Education Center Saturdays, December 1 and 8, from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  The cost for students under age 60 is $20.00.  Students age 60 and older may register without charge.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.


Prairie Farms

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS PLANNED FOR DECEMBER

According to Illinois State Police District 11 Commander Captain Brad Parsons, State Troopers may conduct roadside safety checks in St. Clair or Madison Counties in December.  Roadside safety checks are effective tools in generating voluntary compliance with traffic laws by motorists.  Across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 45 minutes and alcohol and drug impairment are significant factors in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.  Officers will be watchful for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, and transporting open alcoholic beverages.  Safety checks help keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

lok

SPORTS


LADY COMETS OFF TO GREAT START


The Lady Comets hung on for a 52-51 double overtime victory over Nokomis.  With the win, the Lady Comets improve to 4-1 on the year.


OBITUARIES

None To Report


 

All stories in the WGEL Daily are copyright protected and are NOT for use without the permission of WGEL Radio.

Do you subscribe to the WGEL Daily? If not sign up now for free daily News!

- WGEL Daily Sign Up -
Email
First Name
Last Name

Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive