Bond County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating two day-time residential burglaries which occurred in the past week. One was reported in the western part of the county on Mettler Road, north of Rt. 140 and the other in the southern part of the county on Hookdale Avenue, west of Rt. 127. The sheriff's department asks anyone who may have recently seen any suspicious vehicles or suspicious activity in those areas, to contact the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office also reminds home owners to report any abnormal activity in their area and be diligent in keeping an eye on your neighbor's property. Do not hesitate to contact the Bond County Sheriff's Department regarding any suspicious vehicles or activity at 664-2151.


The City of Greenville hosted a meeting at the Globe Theater Tuesday night.  Adam Winstead, Community Brand Supervisor of North Star, the Nashville, Tennessee company contracted by the city to do a branding project for Greenville, told a group of citizens they will be gathering information about Greenville this week.  Winstead said they will be talking to as many people as possible over the next week in an attempt to understand the culture and passion of the people who live here.  Work will continue this week with local interviews and focus groups in the Branding of Greenville project.




The newly-formed Pocahontas Oyate Sports Club is having a fundraiser this Saturday, April 6, on the Pocahontas Square.  Michelle Clark said the club is a group of concerned parents who want to keep kids involved in sports.  They believe it is important for everybody to remain active. They do not want kids to simply sit in the house all day.  They will be selling various items Saturday, to raise money to support Pocahontas Athletics.  For more information about the fundraising event or the new club, call Michelle at 616-2772.


Greenville got 9.13 inches of snow this March, which is nearly 7 inches above the 46-year average of 2.3 inches.  In the past 46 years, only 1990 and 1978 had more snow with ten inches and 18.6 inches, respectively.

Average rainfall in Greenville in March was 1.79 inches, almost two inches below the 46 year average of 3.73 inches.  The most rain in March fell in 2008 with 8.72 inches and the least was just eight tenths of an inch in March 1981.  



Geraldine E. “Gerry” Buehne

Geraldine E. “Gerry” Buehne, age 76, of St. Rose, passed away Wednesday, April 3, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School, St. Rose Church, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

William L. “Bill” Voliva

William L. “Bill” Voliva, age 79, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, April 2, at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Hamel.  Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery in Dahlgren.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.  The Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Haar

Jim Haar, age 67, of Germantown, passed away Tuesday, April 2.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul or to the donor’s choice.

Fred M. Schneider

Fred M. Schneider, age 70, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, April 2, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Highland Relay for Life (Oldies but Goodies and/or Myeloma Maniacs teams) or the St. Paul School Educational Foundation.

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