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.
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.