06-14-2013

 




FLAG DAY 2013

Today is Flag Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag.  Our flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes.  Each star represents a state while the stripes symbolize the 13 original colonies that declared independence from Great Britain.

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ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY SENDS TWO TO HOSPITAL

A two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, at 9:35, sent two Hillsboro residents to area hospitals.  According to Illinois State Police, Tera Scroggins, age 32, of Hillsboro, was traveling on Illinois Rt. 185 nearing the intersection with Rt. 127 when she allegedly reached for an item and failed to stop in time to avoid striking a Ford Van owned by the Montgomery County Nursing Home.  The front end of Scroggins’ Dodge Nitro struck the back end of the van.  Two passengers in the van, 67 year-old Susan Lockrem and 84 year-old Elizabeth Riddle, both of Hillsboro, were taken to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries.  Scroggins was ticketed for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.   


EVENTS THIS WEEKEND IN BOND COUNTY

There are several events this weekend in Bond County. The 30th annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair continues today and tomorrow, June 14 & 15, in the Greenville First Christian Church Family Life Center. 

The next Old Fashioned Friday event is this afternoon at the gazebo on the northeast corner of the courthouse lawn in Greenville.

The second Annual Greenville Graffiti Car Show is tomorrow, June 15.  Donna Douglas, who played Elly Mae Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” will sign autographs and Ronnie Rice, lead singer of the group New Colony Six, will perform. 

Kay and Phil Stoecklin will host a new festival at their Orchard tomorrow.  For $5.00, you may "adopt" a hummingbird.  The orchard is at 1709 Ayers Road in Donnellson.

And don’t forget Sunday is Father’s Day.  Treat your dad to a day of fun, relaxation, and love to thank him for all he has done.

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TRACTOR FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES IN RURAL MULBERRY GROVE

Mulberry Grove FireFighters responded Wednesday, at 12:07 p.m., to a report of a tractor fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found the tractor fully engulfed in a field near 100 Road in rural Mulberry Grove.  Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar said the tractor's owner was working in another piece of equipment when he heard a pop of breaking glass and saw the tractor fully engulfed in flames.  No one was in the tractor at the time and no one was hurt.  Mulberry Grove Firefighters extinguished the flames. They were called to the scene a second time, at around 4:00 p.m., when a tire started to smoke in the intense heat.  The 2011 Case tractor was a complete loss. 

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MULBERRY GROVE AMERICAN LEGION TO OBSERVE FLAG DAY

Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 will observe Flag Day today, Friday, June 14 by flying The Avenue of Flags.  The 110 flags around Mulberry Grove Cemetery and the 42 flags in the village will be raised at 8:00 a.m. and lowered at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.  The public is invited to help raise and lower the flags and honor our flag.



OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 86, low 69

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, high 81, low 69


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, amateur radio operators from the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club will join with thousands of other amateur radio clubs across the U.S. and Canada, showing their emergency capabilities at the annual “Field Day” event at Patriot’s Park.  We will speak with some of the young operators about the event.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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