05-13-2013

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SUSPECT UNDER ARREST FOR LEBANON BANK ROBBERY

An arrest was made over the weekend in relation to the bank robbery in Lebanon last Friday.  According to the Lebanon Police Department, 25 year-old Jeffrey Jones of Belleville was arrested at his residence without incident over the weekend.  Jones was held at the St. Clair County Jail with bail set at $75,000.00 on one count of alleged robbery.  Police say Jones was identified by several citizens after seeing reports in local media.  Jones allegedly entered the bank and presented a note to a teller demanding money.  Lebanon Police thank citizens who called with information and the media. 

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THE ANNUAL GERALD TURLEY AWARD

Thursday evening at Cunetto’s Restaurant in Greenville, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce presented the Twentieth Annual Gerald Turley Award to Frank Joy for his many years of service to the community. The Greenville College Jazz Band entertained.  Tony Koonce, Doug Stroud, Buddy Bond, Dave Willey, Randy Alderman, and Chamber Executive Director John Goldsmith told a packed crowd about the many organizations and causes Frank Joy has helped and worked with over the last 40 years, including serving on the Greenville Regional Hospital and Chamber of Commerce Boards. Many past Turley award winners were in attendance. The Turley award is named for former Greenville Mayor and community leader Gerald Turley. You can watch the Turley Award ceremony tonight on NewWave ch. 12 at 6PM.

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TWO-VEHICLE CRASH LEADS TO THREE-VEHICLE CRASH ON I-55

Illinois State Police responded Thursday, at 7:45 a.m., to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 at the 71 mile marker in Montgomery County.  According to the accident report, Marie Shayne Law, age 19, of Gillespie, was northbound on Interstate 55 in the left lane and Orlando Maurice Collins, age 51, of Florissant, Missouri, driving an International truck tractor, was in the right lane next to Law’s car.  Law allegedly lost control of her car due to standing water on the road.  Her car spun out of control, struck a bridge wall on the left side of the highway, and ricocheted off the wall into the path of Collins’ truck.  The truck hit Law’s car on the driver’s side.  No injuries were reported.  Law was cited for allegedly traveling too fast for conditions and improper lane usage.   

Patrick J. Cocagne, age 35, of Auburn in a Ford F-150 pickup and Pamela J. Renaker, age 54, of Hillsboro in a Jeep Cherokee, were stopped in the left lane of the Interstate due to the accident.  Joshua F. Hancock, age 22, of Litchfield, driving a Dodge Ram pickup was northbound on Interstate 55 approaching mile marker 71 and failed to reduce his speed.  His pickup truck struck Renaker’s Jeep which struck Cocagne’s pickup.  Hancock was checked at the scene and refused treatment.  No motorists was taken to the hospital.  Hancock was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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LADY COMETS SOCCER ENDS GREAT SEASON

The Lady Comets soccer team lost Saturday night to Mater Dei 3-0 in the Regional Final. The girls ended their season with a record of 12-8 (7-1 in conference) and claimed their first SCC Conference Championship!  Congratulations to the Lady Comets soccer team on a great season.


ALEX LORTON NOW A PUBLISHED SONGWRITER

Greenville’s Alex Lorton, son of Lou and Margaret Lorton, is now a published songwriter.  Alex’s grandmother, Phyllis Johnson, said Alex likes to write songs.  Their family belongs to the Riverbend Down Syndrome Association, which had a contest in one of their publications where individuals could submit three pieces of art, writing samples, or songs for the contest.  Phyllis submitted three of Alex’s songs and one was selected to be published.  Alex’s picture is included in the book, along with a biography and the words for his song.  Alex currently volunteers at the Bond County Senior Center five days a week and competes in the Special Olympics.

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TWO GREENVILLE COLLEGE ALUMNI RECEIVE DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Greenville College Alumni Niquita Hohm of Greenville and Amanda DiMiele of Belleville recently received the prestigious Duke Divinity School Scholarship.  The merit-based award covers the full cost of tuition for students pursuing the Master’s of Divinity degree, typically a three-year program, and is valued at approximately $80,000.00.  Hohm and DiMiele were among 400 candidates competing for ten award scholarships.

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BOND COUNY HEALTH BOARD TO MEET

The Bond County Health Board will meet Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m.  The agenda includes PCC policies, a fiscal year 2013 budget revision, UPP technology, Kidney Mobile, Bio Sense at Greenville Regional Hospital, and a closed session to discuss litigation and to set compensation and interview applicants for the administrator position.

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BOND COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY COMPETES FOR GRANT

The Bond County Humane Society has been nominated for the Grow St. Louis Contest, sponsored by the Monsanto Grow St. Louis program.  Voting is May 6-19 on the Monsanto Grow St. Louis Facebook page.  You must "like" the page and share your Facebook information to vote.  If the Bond County Humane Society wins, they will be awarded a $20,000.00 grant.  The money will be used to help with the cost of spaying or neutering pets and constructing a play and exercise area for dogs in the shelter.  For more information, call the humane society at 664-4068.   

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OBITUARIES

William “Sarg” Sarginson

William “Sarg” Sarginson, age 69, of Donnellson, passed away Thursday, May 9, in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m., at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #1306 and American Legion Post #425.  The Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Rose M. Kreke

Rose M. Kreke, age 74, of Bartelso, passed away Saturday, May 11, at her home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso.  Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Lights for Scholarship or the donor’s choice.


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