03-01-2013

 




BETHALTO MAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A Bethalto man was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle accident in East Alton.  According to Madison County Coroner, Brian J. Mick, age 55, of Bethalto, was westbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier, on Illinois Rt. 140 in East Alton.  The vehicle left the road and struck the concrete wall of the bridge at Wood River Creek, coming to rest in the grassy median.  Madison County Coroner’s Office Investigator Shane Liley pronounced Mick dead at the scene at 5:31 a.m. Thursday.  The decedent was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident according to police.  Routine toxicology tests will be performed and East Alton Police continue investigating the accident.


TOP 40 SINGER TO APPEAR AT GREENVILLE GRAFFITI CAR SHOW

Ronnie Rice, lead singer of the group, New Colony Six, is the featured musical entertainment at the Greenville Graffiti Car Show this June.  Rice and the New Colony Six had two Top 40 Billboard hits with “I Will Always Think About You” and “Things I’d Like to Say.”  Although Rice and the band were known mostly for ballads, the car show concert will be a musical journey through Rock and Roll’s greatest hits.
The Greenville Graffiti Car Show is Saturday, June 15 and will also feature Donna Douglas, who portrayed Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies” from 1962 to 1971.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT TO HOST CONCERT

The Kaskaskia College Music Department is sponsoring a concert Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jane Knight Auditorium.  The concert will feature performances by the Kaskaskia College Concert and Jazz Bands and the Kaskaskia College Percussion Ensemble.  The event is free and open to the public.  A reception for performers and patrons will follow the concert.

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GREENVILLE GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2013

The Greenville Garden Club is sponsoring a $750.00 scholarship to be awarded to a Bond County high school senior.  Applicants should have a planned course of study in conservation or science.  Applications are available at the Greenville and Mulberry Grove High School guidance offices.  Applications must be turned in by Monday, April 15.

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OBITUARIES

Grace Bruce

Grace Bruce, age 95, of Reno, passed away Wednesday, February 27, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services will be Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.  Friends may call Sunday, from noon until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Carol L. Strotheide

Carol L. Strotheide, age 70, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, February 28, at her home.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Elaine Jacobs Berghoff

Elaine Jacobs Berghoff, age 96, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, February 26, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Home Health or Wisetown Cemetery.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 34, low 20

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 37, low 27


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Mulberry Grove High School Seniors Brittany Duren and Kaiah Miller.  They will talk about the Students Against Destructive Decisions group at Mulberry Grove High School and some of the ways they have been promoting safe driving to their fellow teens.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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