01-21-2013

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RURAL MULBERRY GROVE MAN FOUND DEAD OF GUNSHOT WOUND

Charles Chrisman age 40 of Rural Mulberry Grove was found dead in his home of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon around 2:43PM according to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen.  Bowen said at this time there is no indication of a homicide.  Bowen said the investigation is not yet concluded and an autopsy is scheduled for today.  No other details were available at news time.    


BLACKBURN STUDENT FOUND DEAD IN DORM ROOM

A Blackburn College student was found dead in his dorm room.  Saturday, the Macoupin County chief deputy coroner reported Josua Ramza, age 24, of Romeoville, Illinois was found dead in a dorm room at Blackburn College in Carlinville.  No other information has been released and the cause of death is pending an autopsy scheduled for today.  Ramza was pronounced dead in his dorm room at 3:20 p.m.


SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT NEAR WALSHVILLE WITH FATALITY

At 1:32 p.m. Friday, January 18, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call reporting a vehicle on its roof in a creek.  According to the sheriff’s department, a deputy arrived on the scene to find a 2009 Ford 150 pick-up truck upside down in the creek on Walshville Trail, ½ mile West of Shoal Creek Trail.  Two persons were found in the vehicle; 85 year-old Frances White and her husband 83 year-old Dale White.  Dale, who was driving the truck, was flown to St. Louis University Hospital.  Mrs. White was pronounced dead at the scene.  The preliminary investigation has not revealed the cause of the accident.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office are continuing the investigation.

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MCCARTER PROPOSES SOLUTION TO STATE’S PENSION PROBLEM

Governor Pat Quinn has been pressuring Illinois legislators to come to a solution in regards to pension reform.  State Senator Kyle McCarter proposed Senate Bill 3932 which enables the system to not go bankrupt.  McCarter added his bill requires a sacrifice on everyone’s part.  His bill even takes away pensions from legislators to help solve the issue.  According to Senator McCarter, the pension issue cannot be ignored or it will cause more trouble and financial burden for Illinois.


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Miss Bond County Nori Stone at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Brooke Earnest. 

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TWO STUDENTS RECEIVE WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD

Greenville High School students Layla Zahniser and Seth Lohman were recently selected as Wendy’s High School Heisman Winners for their excellent academic and athletic abilities.  Guidance Counselor Dawn Mulholland said this award recognizes leadership, academic excellence, and athletic skill.  Dawn said there are multiple levels of the Wendy’s High School Heisman competition and being named a school winner is a great honor. 

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BETHALTO MAN KILLED WHEN RUN OVER BY TRACTOR

Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn reports an investigation into a fatal tractor mishap that claimed the life of 82 year-old Paul W. Fulkrod, of Bethalto.  According to the coroner’s report, Fulkrod was clearing brush on his property and was towing downed brush with a tractor.  While working, Fulkrod’s son saw the tractor began to roll backwards with Fulkrod running alongside apparently in an attempt to return to the operator’s seat and the tractor ran over Fulkrod.  He was taken to Alton Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead due to blunt chest trauma.

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GREENVILLE VFW HOSTS AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Greenville VFW Post #1377 hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday.  Thirty-four persons registered with thirty-three units collected.  The goal was thirty-two units.  Robert Wiedenhoeft received a 23-gallon pin, Thomas Whalen, Jr. a 19-gallon pin, Robert Meadows a 16-gallon pin, Vincent Cruthis a nine-gallon pin, and Lonis Gruen a seven-gallon pin.


MAXINE BARTH RETIRING FROM BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

After 20 years of dedicated service, Maxine Barth is retiring from the Bond County Health Department.  Director of the Bond County Board of Health Darryl Bolen said Barth started out as the Director of Nursing at the Health Department.  She has been the Health Department Administrator for the past 20 years.  Bolen said one of Barth’s greatest strengths is her ability to secure funding for programming.  The Bond County Health Department offers a wider scope of services than most other health departments in Illinois largely due to Barth's efforts.

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OBITUARIES

Agnes W. “Aggie” Kreke

Agnes W. “Aggie” Kreke, age 74, of Bartelso, passed away Sunday, January 20 at her home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or the Bartelso Elementary School.

Ben R. Kunkel

Ben R. Kunkel, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, January 19, at his home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Brenda L. Lueking

Brenda L. Lueking, age 54, of rural Hoffman, passed away Friday, January 18, at her home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman.  Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, and Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to VNA/TIP Hospice.

Ellen Monte

Ellen Monte, age 100, of Panama, passed away Friday, January 18. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11 a.m., at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama. Burial will be in Union Cemetery also in Panama. Friends may call Monday, from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Union Cemetery Association.

Eugene B. “Pete” Lappe       

Eugene B. “Pete” Lappe, age 86, of Breese, passed away Friday, January 18 at Breese Nursing Home.  A private graveside memorial service will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Breese.  Friends may call Sunday, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Cemetery or to the Leukemia Association.

Father Victor Kaltenbach  

Father Victor Kaltenbach, age 78, of Greenville, passed away Friday, January 18, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Liberty, Illinois.  A private burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery, also in Liberty.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Brigid Church or St. Brigid Cemetery.  The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.  Father Vic served as parochial administrator at St. Lawrence Church in Greenville, prior to being pastor here from 1995-2009. 

Imogene “Emmie” Stallard-Walter

Imogene “Emmie” Stallard-Walter, age 79, of Highland, passed away Friday, January 18 at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 -9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lawrence H. Knolhoff

Lawrence H. Knolhoff, age 87, of rural Hoffman, passed away Friday, January 18 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman.  Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lloyd W. Brase  

Lloyd W. Brase, age 70, of Worden, passed away Sunday, January 20, at Liberty Village of Maryville.  Funeral services for 70 year-old Lloyd W. Brase will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto.  Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church, KFUO Radio, or the donor’s choice.  Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of arrangements. 

Mildred M. Kruep   

Mildred M. Kruep, age 83, of Breese, passed away Saturday, January 19.  A funeral Mass will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic / St. Augustine Cemetery also in Breese.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary or the donor’s choice.

Wayne H. Wildhaber

Wayne H. Wildhaber, age 77, of Germantown, passed away Saturday, January 19.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Friday, from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Cemetery. 


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