01-15-2013

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BOND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HELPS NEIGHBORING COUNTY

It is best when local law enforcement agencies work well together and that is exactly what is happening with Bond and Clinton Counties.  In years past, Clinton County loaned their K-9 Unit to Bond County without charging a fee.  Now the Bond County Sheriff’s Department is helping Clinton County by purchasing a new K-9 vehicle with criminal forfeiture funds.  Some time ago, a traffic stop on I-70, by Bond County Deputies, resulted in the seizure of a large amount of cash and jewelry.  When the seized items were sold at auction much of that money came back to Bond County.  Sheriff Jeff Brown said Clinton County was in need of a new K-9 vehicle and to re-pay Clinton County for their help over the years, the Sheriff’s department used forfeiture money to purchase the new vehicle. 


DAR GOOD CITIZENS AWARD RECIPIENT AT GHS

The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award recognizes individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.  Greenville High School Principal Wendy Porter said Kami Suess is this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award recipient at Greenville High School.  She was selected by the staff based on the above qualities.  Ryan Alderman and Jonah Gaffner were also nominated for this award.


BOND COUNTY RECEIVES EMERGENCY TENT

The Bond County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) recently received another piece of emergency equipment.  According to Bond County MABAS President Dwight Volkmar, a 19 x 35 feet tent was recently acquired.  It is equipped with ten beds, lights, and heating and air conditioning equipment.  The tent is insulated and has sides, doors, and a vinyl floor.  It weighs about 3000-4000 pounds and four to six persons can erect the tent in 30 minutes to an hour for use as a disaster area headquarters.  Dwight said he and Shoal Creek Firefighter David Caulk went to Chicago December 8, to get the tent.  Each of the 68 districts in Illinois has one of the tents and a weatherproof trailer for transportation.  The tent is stored in the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District Firehouse in Sorento.


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GREENVILLE LIONS CLUB SPONSORS SECOND SPLITS & BLITZ

The Greenville Lions Club is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Splits & Blitz event Saturday, February 9, at the 4th Street Lanes in Greenville.  The cost is $20.00 per person or $100.00 for a five-person team.  Two sessions are planned, the first at 4:00 p.m. and the second at 8:00 p.m.  Limited numbers of spots remain so sign up today.  To enter, call 664-9240.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT 18 2012 TRAFFIC SAFETY EFFORTS

Illinois State Police District 18 Commander Captain Scott Compton reports statistics for 2012.  District 18 Troopers made 180 DUI arrests, 594 criminal arrests, issued 4,825 speeding citations, 1,271 seatbelt citations, 108 child restraint citations, performed 1,505 safety inspections, investigated 635 traffic crashes, and assisted 1,478 motorists.  There were 15 fatal crashes in District 18 with 15 fatalities, down 21% from 2011.  Alcohol and speed continue to be the major contributing factors for these crashes.  Fatalities by counties show Calhoun County with one, Greene County none, Jersey County four, Macoupin County four, and Montgomery County six.

 


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REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CAVALETTO TAKES OATH OF OFFICE

State Representative John Cavaletto, Republican from Salem, took the oath of office recently in Springfield.  Cavaletto said, “I am honored to have been elected to serve the people of the 107th District.  I have tried by best to bring Southern Illinois values to Springfield and I will continue to do so.”  The new 107th District now includes Bond, Fayette, and most of Effingham Counties.  Representative Cavaletto’s District Office is in Salem and the phone number is 548-9080.

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BASEBALL CLINICS AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

The Kaskaskia College baseball program is offering two baseball clinics Saturday, January 26, for players in grades 5-8.  A pitching clinic is from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and a hitting clinic is from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The cost for one camp is $40.00 or $75.00 for both camps.  A light lunch will be served between camps.  Participants must register and pay in advance and players must provide a helmet for the hitting clinic.  For more information or to register, call 545-3327.



OBITUARIES

Bernadia “Bernie” Avis Butcher

Bernadia “Bernie” Avis Butcher, age 81, of Fillmore, passed away Saturday, January 12, at Vandalia Rehab & Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, also in Vandalia.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Rosemarie Goewert

Rosemarie Goewert, age 85, of Breese, passed away Sunday, January 13, at Pinckneyville Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic / St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary Lights for Scholarships, St. Dominic Church, or to the donor’s choice.


 

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