03-22-2013

 




CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF 19 YEAR OLD FROM MULBERRY GROVE

An early morning crash Thursday claimed the life of 19 year-old Sonia Doggett of Mulberry Grove.  According to the Fayette County Coroner, Doggett was northbound on County Road 400E, two miles south of Route 140, when her vehicle left the roadway to the east, allegedly at a high rate of speed.  The car turned over several times.  Doggett was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two unnamed passengers were taken to area hospitals.  The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the coroner's office. No other details have been released by the ISP.    


CHARGES BROUGHT IN KILLING OF SORENTO MAN

Charges have been brought in the murder of 28 year-old Kyle Roberts of Sorento.  Roberts was stabbed on Laclede’s Landing Sunday, March 10, just before 2:00 a.m.  29 year-old Darael Fentress, of Kenwood, Missouri, has been charged, in St. Louis Circuit Court, with alleged voluntary manslaughter and alleged armed criminal action in connection with the murder. 

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SPRING TIME WINTER STORM HEADS OUR WAY

Spring has officially started, but that is not stopping Mother Nature from sending a winter storm our way.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Kramper at the National Weather Service office in St. Louis said it looks like the atmosphere will definitely be cold enough to support snowfall.  The storm should begin to affect the area late Saturday night and throughout much of the day Sunday.  At this time, no sleet or freezing rain is expected.  The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday evening. Current projections are for snow accumulations of 5-8 inches with locally heavier amounts possible.

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TWO FALSE FIRE ALARMS ON GREENVILLE COLLEGE CAMPUS THURSDAY

Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, March 21, at 6:11 a.m., to a fire alarm at Holtwick Hall on the Greenville College Campus.  According to the fire report, the alarm was determined to be due to a dirty detector.  There was no fire and firefighters were on the scene about half an hour.

Greenville firefighters responded to Holtwick Hall, on the Greenville College Campus, for the second time Thursday, at 9:28 a.m., to investigate an alarm.  According to the fire report, firemen checked the building and found no fire.  A dirty fire detector was once again deemed the cause of the alarm.  Firefighters were on the scene less than ten minutes.


GREENVILLE FFA MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL AG LEGISLATIVE DAY

Several members of the Greenville FFA took part in the 43rd Annual Ag Legislative Day in Springfield, Thursday, March 14.  The group met with State Senator Kyle McCarter and other legislators and presented a message about the importance of Ag education at the high school level.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Monday, March 25, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00, in the Clinton Wedekemper Board Room.  The agenda includes administrative reports, disposal of property, approval of tuition and fees for 2013-2014, resolutions to proceed with restroom renovations and fine arts projects, approval of an audit policy, approval of a student fishing club constitution, and a closed session.

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GREENVILLE PLAN COMMISSION TO MEET WITH PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Plan Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m., in the municipal building.  The agenda includes discussion and vote on the Morgan request from October 2012 and a public hearing to consider, review, and recommend proposed sign regulations. For additional information, call City Manager Dave Willey at 664-1644.  


PETIT JURY CANCELLED FOR WEEK OF MARCH 25

According to Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, the Petit Jury scheduled for the week of March 25 has been cancelled.  Jurors do not need to report.



OBITUARIES

Michael F. DeBlois        

Michael F. DeBlois, age 63, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, March 15, at his son’s home in Greenville.  A celebration of life gathering of family and friends for 63 year-old Michael F. DeBlois is Saturday, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at B Taggs in Pocahontas.  Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans and will be received at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home or at B Taggs in Pocahontas.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny, high 51, low 32, rain changing to snow Saturday night

SUNDAY - snow, high 34, low 27


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Mark Terry, Assistant Director of Consumer Education at the Illinois Department of Insurance.  Many insurance customers may find themselves confused when their auto insurance rates change for seemingly no reason.  Mark and Michelle will talk about some of the things that affect your rate including your age and location, your car type, and even your credit history.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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