06-07-2013

 




GODFREY HOME ROBBED WHILE MAN POSED AS AMEREN EMPLOYEE

A Godfrey resident’s home was robbed while a person, posing as an Ameren employee, checked the home’s gas meter.  According to information from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded Tuesday, June 4, at 6:54 p.m., to a home in the 7500 block of Humbert Road in Godfrey, to a report of suspicious activity.  The victim said a white male knocked on her front door, identified himself as an Ameren employee and asked to check her gas meter.  She took him to the exterior gas meter and he inspected the meter in her presence. 

As the man was leaving, the victim noticed a second person sitting in the car.  She requested to see the second person’s Ameren credentials but he was unable to produce any.  When the two men left, the victim entered her home and discovered her purse and other property was missing. 

Suspect #1 is identified as a white male with reddish blond hair and blue eyes, in his early twenties or early thirties, about 5’-8” tall with medium build.  He has tattoos on his hands with a distinctive “LOVE” tattoo on the knuckles of one hand.  The second suspect is also a white male wearing a ball cap.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at 692-4433.

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FUNDRAISER AT AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville is hosting a fund raiser Tractor Drive, Saturday, June 8.  Sign up is from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at the east entrance of the main building.  Coffee and doughnuts will be served during sign-up.  The cost is $10.00 per driver and passengers, which includes lunch.  During the drive, the museum, Little Red Barn, and the Tractor Shed will be open to visitors and the train will be running.  For more information, call 664-0696.


FREE FAMILY FUN DAY AT MARCOOT CREAMERY

Marcoot Jersey Creamery welcomes you to join them Saturday, June 8, to celebrate the company’s 3-year anniversary.  The family-friendly event is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features several fun, educational, and free activities including a coloring contest, butter making demonstrations, and cheese samples.  The coloring contest is for children to color a picture of Jessie the Jersey.  Cheeseburgers will be available for sale. 

You may go into the calf barn, see the milking parlor, and if weather permits, purchase a ride in a helicopter.  Marcoot Jersey Creamery is at 526 Dudleyville Road south of Greenville.


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"HOOK'N IN THE PARK" EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

The "Hook’n in the Park" Tractor & Truck Pull and Tractor Show is Saturday, June 8, at the BCDC Park in Beckemeyer, starting at 8:00 a.m. They will be running two sleds all day. 

The larger tractors will be starting at noon, with weigh-in beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Sign-up is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with judging to begin at 4:00 p.m.  Food and drinks will be available.  No coolers or 4-wheelers are allowed.  The event was originally scheduled for June 1 but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.  For more information, visit www.bcdcpark.com.


STARLIFTER ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AT SCHWEIZERFEST

The United States Air Force Band of Mid America’s group, Starlifter, will perform at 6:00 p.m. at Schweizerfest in Highland Saturday, June 8.  This seven-piece group performs in virtually every musical style from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional patriotic songs.  There is no admission fee and everyone is invited..


KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT AT CARLYLE LAKE

In recognition of Illinois Free Fishing Days June 7-10, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a “Reeling in the Fish” kid’s fishing tournament Saturday, June 8, at the Fish Hatchery Pond on Old Rt. 50.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the tournament is from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Trophies will be awarded in two age categories, ages ten and under and ages eleven through fifteen.  For more information, call 594-2484.



OBITUARIES

Jim “Red” Hughes

Jim “Red” Hughes, age 77, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of the Walshville and Sorento areas, passed away Monday, June 3.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Memorials are suggested to Sunnyside Cemetery.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 78, low 60

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 80, low 65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Alan Gaffner and Jack Chism. The 30th Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair is Thursday through Saturday, June 13–15.  Alan, Jack, and Michelle will talk about this year’s event, the many volunteers who make it happen, and the thousands of books that will be available.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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