04-23-2013



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STAUNTON MAN RISKS LIFE TO SAVE MAN STUCK IN WATER THURSDAY NIGHT

Ryan Lindgens of Staunton swam out to save a Sorento man stuck in water during the heavy rain Thursday night according to Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown.  Brown said Daniel File, age 36, of Sorento likely hydroplaned off Route 140 near Terrapin Ridge Road Thursday night around 7:00 o'clock, during the massively heavy rain and became stuck in a field near the road.  Brown said Lindgens swam out to bring File out of the flooded car and field.  Brown said File was unconscious when Lindgens brought him back to the road and was likely suffering from hypothermia. 


TWO CAR ACCIDENT AT PATRIOT'S PARK

More information is available regarding an accident Thursday, at 5:20 p.m., at the junction of Routes 140 and 127 near Patriot's Park.  According to the accident report, a Chrysler Sebring, driven by Justin Haynie, age 21, of Taylor Springs, was eastbound on Route 140, making a left turn onto Route 127.  Deborah Klincar, age 51, of Killeen, Texas, was westbound on Route 140 in a Honda Pilot.  Reportedly. Haynie did not see Klincar’s vehicle and turned into the path of her car.

Haynie’s vehicle received extensive damage to the passenger-side door and spun 180 degrees across the intersection.  The front of Klincar’s vehicle was damaged and both cars had to be towed from the accident scene.

Austin Haynie, age 22, also of Taylor Springs, had to be extricated from the passenger seat of Haynie’s vehicle.  Bond County EMS took Austin and Justin Haynie to Greenville Regional Hospital.

Haynie was cited for failure to yield turning left and for operation of an uninsured vehicle.

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MULBERRY GROVE JR. HIGH STUDENT GETS SECOND AT REGIONAL SPELLING BEE

Mulberry Grove 7th Grader Ross Tompkins recently competed at the Herald and Review Regional Spelling Bee in Decatur.  Mulberry Grove Grade School Principal Annette Hartlieb said Tompkins did an excellent job representing the Mulberry Grove School District.  The Herald and Review Regional Spelling Bee was March 16, at Millikin University in Decatur.  It was an almost 2-hour spelling bee where Ross competed against 22 students in grades 4-8.  Tompkins originally advanced on to the regional spelling bee from the Bond/Fayette/Effingham Tri-County spelling bee at the Mulberry Grove Elementary School.  According to Hartlieb, Tompkins is a first-year competitor who has a bright future.


GREENVILLE SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK

“Spring Clean-up Week” in Greenville is this week, April 22-26.  Items not collected include batteries, landscape waste, major construction materials, oil, paint, tires, and banned electronics.  All other items should be stacked neatly by the curb no sooner than one week prior to your regular trash day.  Please continue to put recyclable items in the blue bins and put them curbside on your regular trash day.

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SECRETARY OF STATE UNVEILS NEW ORGAN AND TISSUE CAMPAIGN

Secretary of State Jesse White is urging all Illinoisans to join the states Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.   April is National Donate Life Month and Secretary White is encouraging everyone to consider becoming a member of the organ & tissue donor program.  5.2 million Illinoisans have already decided to become organ donors.  Secretary White will attend events throughout the state to encourage donation.  You may register to be a donor at LifeGoesOn.com, or at your local driver’s services facility.


PUTTING ON THE RITZ FOR FRITZ EVENT 2013

The Bond County Humane Society is once again gearing up for their annual "Putting on the Ritz for Fritz" event, Friday, May 10, at the Presbyterian Church.  Gayle Wise said this is the fourth year for this event.  The evening will include Greenville High School talent and a catered lasagna dinner.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 12 and under.  Tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store, both Bradford Bank locations, and the Humane Society office.  The event is a dressy affair. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by Friday, May 3.  Proceeds benefit the Bond County Humane Society.  For more information or to order tickets, call Gayle at 664-2149.


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GREENVILLE POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT MARCH 2013

The Greenville Police Department released their activity report through March 2013. There were three incidents of assault and battery in 2013 while just one through March 2012.  

Burglary, including residential burglary and motor vehicle burglary, was up to 12 charges thus far in 2013, compared to 13 last year.  Thefts, including thefts over and under $500.00, retail thefts, or shoplifting, totaled 15 charges thus far in 2013. There were three through March last year.

Offenses involving juveniles, illegal drugs, and illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, totaled nine charges through March this year with ten charges last year.

Traffic arrests for uninsured motorists totaled ten this year compared to 12 through March 2012.  DUI and illegal transportation or possession totaled four charges this year, the same as last year. Charges for driver’s license or license plate violations totaled 11 thus far this year compared to 23 last year.  Charges for speeding are up to 66 this year from 41 through March 2012.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE PLAN ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS FOR MAY

According to District 11 Commander Captain Brad Parsons, Illinois State Police Officers may conduct roadside safety checks in St. Clair or Madison Counties in May.  Safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.  Officers will also be watchful for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, and transporting open alcoholic beverages.




OBITUARIES

Anna “Renee” Raterman  

Anna V. “Renee” Raterman, age 90, of Aviston, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Aviston Countryside Manor.  A funeral Mass will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Francis Temporary Church, in the gym in Aviston.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Aviston.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston.  Memorials are suggested to Countryside Manor Activity Fund or to the St. Francis Improvement Fund.

Fred J. Hess

Fred J. Hess, age 97, of St. Jacob, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Lutheran Convalescent Home in Webster Groves, Missouri.  A memorial funeral Mass will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church in St. Jacob.  Private graveside services are planned.  Memorials are suggested to the St. James Catholic Church.

William C. “Ernie” Davidson

William C. “Ernie” Davidson, age 90, of Highland, passed away Monday, April 22, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter.


 

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