12-21-2012

 




WINTER WEATHER, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, CAUSES ACCIDENTS


Only 1/8 of an inch of snow fell on Greenville yesterday, but the intense winds mixed with the snow made for hazards on the roadways. Thursday night.  Illinois State Police and Mulberry Grove First Responders worked a multiple-vehicle accident at 6:18 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70.  No details are available.


A Bond County Deputy worked a non-injury accident at 8:03 a.m., on Old National Trail.


Greenville Police responded Thursday, at 5:04 p.m., to a non-injury accident on Rt. 140 near the Wheatfield subdivision and to another non-injury accident at 7:12 p.m. Thursday, at the intersection of Rt. 40 and Rt. 127.


STARS TO THE RESCUE CONCERT HELPS RAISE FUNDS LOCALLY

Saturday, January 19, the Stars to the Rescue concert will come to the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.  Rachel Hunsdorfer said this star-studded event may help raise funds for the Bond County Humane Society.

Stars to the Rescue started several years ago and the proceeds from the show in St. Louis go to local animal shelters.  The Bond County Humane Society received several show tickets to sell.  The Bond County Humane Society keeps all the money from the tickets they sell. 

If you purchase tickets from a different outlet, the humane society will not receive any of the proceeds.  Tickets are $25.00 each and seats are in the Mezzanine section.  Confirmed performers for the show include Uncle Kracker and Rodney Atkins.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with performances starting at 6:30.  For more information or to reserve your tickets, call the Bond County Humane Society at 664-4068.

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM AT CARLYLE LAKE

Each year volunteers help submerge used Christmas trees in Carlyle Lake as fish shelters.  Recycled Christmas trees provide fish shelter for breeding, resting, and protection from larger fish.  Christmas trees may be donated from December 26 – January 20 at Plant Land on Old Rt. 50 east of Breese, Allen Branch Boat Ramp, and the Little Prairie Nature Trail parking lot.  For more information on the Christmas tree recycling project, call 594-2484.

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GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO CHECK ON CO ALARM

Greenville Firefighters responded to the 1600 block of Doe Run Road Wednesday, December 19 at 11:28 a.m. to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm.  Firefighters determined the detector was faulty and there was no danger.  Firefighters were on the scene about 30 minutes.


FIRE ALARM AT WEST OAK DORM

Greenville Firefighters responded at 7:13 Thursday morning to a fire alarm at the Greenville College West Oak Dorm, on College Avenue.  According to the fire report, a hot toaster on the second floor is believed to have set off the alarm.  Firefighters checked the building and found no fire.  They were on the scene about twenty minutes.



OBITUARIES

Kenneth B. “Kenny” Richter

Kenneth B. “Kenny” Richter, age 75, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, December 19 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the Rick Richter Mater Dei High School Scholarship Fund. 

Lowell A. Wilderman, Sr.

Lowell A. Wilderman, Sr., age 63, of Etna, Ohio, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday, December 15 at his home.  Memorials are suggested to the family. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Schmitt

Kenneth Schmitt, age 87, of Highland, passed away Thursday, December 20 at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 87 year-old Kenneth Schmitt are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 41, low 29

SUNDAY - sunny, high 44, low 31


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Nurse Penny Dixon from the Bond County Health Department.  Many people have big Christmas dinners with their family.  Michelle and Penny will talk about several different food safety issues so you may be sure to have a Merry Christmas.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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