01-04-2013

 




OUT OF FUEL PLANE LANDS ON BAUMANN ROAD

An out-of-fuel single-engine plane landed safely on Baumann Road.  According to information from Highland Police, about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, December 29, the small plane which took off in Michigan bound for Arkansas, ran out of fuel.  The pilot was apparently in contact with air traffic control in St. Louis who called the Highland Police Department.  The pilot landed safely on Baumann Road near the intersection of St. Rose Road and a person from Greenville Airport took five gallons of aviation fuel to the plane.  The unidentified pilot fired up his craft and took off again.

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HOME EXPLODES IN WORDEN

According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, a home in the 7900 block of Possum Hill Road in Worden, exploded at around 1:00 a.m. Thursday.  Police confirmed homeowners were not there at the time of the explosion and there were no injuries.  The explosion was felt for miles around, including in rural Edwardsville. The exact cause of the explosion is unknown at this time, but the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that copper theives likely hit the home prior to the explosion.  The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating the case.  


GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO REPORTED GAS LEAK

Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, at 5:35 a.m., to a report of a gas leak at a residence on Oak Street.  According to the fire department report, firefighters checked the building with meters and found no evidence of a gas leak.  They were on the scene about 45 minutes.

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TRUCK CATCHES FIRE

Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, at 12:34 p.m., to the intersection of Woburn Road and Route 140 east of Greenville.  According to the fire report, a 1998 Dodge pickup truck was at a stop sign when the driver saw smoke.  She exited the vehicle before fire started in the engine compartment.  No one was injured.  Firefighters extinguished the blaze and were on the scene about 40 minutes. 


AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM CHILLI AND SOUP SUPPER

The annual chili and soup supper at the American Farm Heritage Museum is Friday, January 11, at the museum south of Greenville.  Serving is from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The menu includes chili or soup, hot dogs, desserts, and drinks.  The cost is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 4-10, and children ages three and under may eat free. 



OBITUARIES

Augusta L. Lienemann 

Augusta L. Lienemann, age 86, of Highland, passed away Thursday, January 3 at Eden Village Retirement Center in Glen Carbon.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m., at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice or in the form of masses.

Carol S. Stearns

Carol S. Stearns, age 44, of rural Sorento, passed away Wednesday, January 2 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church.  Memorials are suggested to the Stearns' Education Fund. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Julia Bess McCracken

Julia Bess McCracken, age 90, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, January 1 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral arrangements for 90 year-old Julia Bess McCracken are pending at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow in the morning, high 39, low 25

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 31, low 21


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guest this week is Mike Westbrooks, director of the Greenville Public Library.  A survey was recently sent to determine the public’s interest level in regards to adding e-books to the library’s inventory.  Mike and Tom will talk about the results of the survey and the next steps for the library.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.

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