07-30-2013



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SUNDAY MORNING MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN LOGAN COUNTY SENT TWO GREENVILLE RESIDENTS TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES

A single-vehicle motorcycle accident Sunday morning in Logan County sent two Greenville residents to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.  According to the Illinois State Police, Floyd Post, age 66, was northbound on I-55 near mile post 113 when for an unknown reason he crossed from the far left lane, of the three lane interstate, and left the roadway to the right.  Post then traveled through a ditch and struck a fence near the interstate.  Floyd and his passenger, Brenda Post, age 58, were both thrown from the motorcycle and were both taken to St. John’s Hospital with what Sgt. Hager, with the Illinois State Police, said were incapacitating injuries.  Hager said the accident remains under investigation.  The accident happened around 10:46 a.m. Sunday.   


MULBERRY GROVE BOIL ORDER TO CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST THIS AFTERNOON

The entire Village of Mulberry Grove remains under a boil order.   Gary Redfern, with the Village of Mulberry Grove, told WGEL the boil order was caused late last week by a valve malfunction that drained almost the entire water tower for the village.  The low level in the water tower resulted in a significant drop in water pressure, which by law necessitates a boil order.  Because the issue arose late in the week, a water sample was not able to be processed over the weekend.  The sample has been sent in for testing and the boil order is expected to be in effect at least through this afternoon.


MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WNV IN CLINTON COUNTY

Mosquitoes collected in Clinton County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  Although there have not been any confirmed cases in humans so far this year, positive mosquito collection in the county highlights an increased threat, as infected mosquitoes pass the virus to humans.

You are advised to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes by wearing protective clothing at dawn and dusk, repairing and replacing broken screens on doors and windows, and eliminating stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.  You should also repel mosquitoes as much as possible by applying insect repellent.  If you see any dead birds or areas of stagnant water, report them to your local Health Department.

Clinton County is one of 24 counties across the state to have a mosquito collection test positive for the virus in 2013, along with Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties.  At this time, there have been no positive tests for West Nile Virus in Bond County.


BOND COUNTY QUEEN CONTESTANTS

Every year, several young women compete for the title of Bond County Fair Queen.   

18 year-old Kennedy Cherry of Pocahontas is one of the contestants in this year’s pageant.  Her parents are James and Kelly Tubbs.  Kennedy plans to attend Kaskaskia College.  She will double major in English and Photojournalism, and will minor in Photography.  Kennedy told WGEL that her favorite part of the Bond County Fair is the excellent fair food and the fun rides.

The Bond County Fair Little Miss & Queen Pageant will be held on Monday, August 5 at 7:00pm. We'll meet more queen candidates each day as the fair draws nearer.

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RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM SENDS ‘LAWN ORNAMENT’ TO PEOPLE’S YARDS

One local Relay for Life team has a fun and unique way of collecting funds. 

Lester Blankenship said their team, the Lincoln Land Leathernecks Relay for Life Team, painted a toilet purple.  The toilet gets placed in someone’s yard with instructions on how to pass it along to someone new and make a donation.  This “lawn ornament” has been showing up on yards all around town.  Blankenship said that the response thus far has been great.

For more information about this fun fundraiser, to participate, or to make a donation, call Lester at 334-9076.


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AMERICAN LEGION POST 1180 SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

American Legion Post 1180 sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive last Thursday in the Community Building at the Mulberry Grove Park.  Twenty-seven people registered with 23 units collected.  Dwight Volkmar received an eleven-gallon pin, Dale Brown a six-gallon pin, and Norman Schneider a five-gallon pin.



OBITUARIES

June E. Harlan

June E. Harlan, age 74, of Carlyle, passed away Friday in Kansas City. Funeral services will be today at 11:00 AM at Zieren day funeral home in Carlyle. Burial will be at Carlyle cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Clinton County Relay for Life.

Mrs. Harlan was born on October 10, 1938, in Lovettsville, Virginia, a daughter of Jesse and Edna (Baker) Woods. She married Ronald E. Harlan in Frederick, Maryland on November 4, 1960, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2004.

Mrs. Harlan is survived by her children – Terry Harlan of Kinmundy, Koreen Stein of Centralia, Andrea Harlan of Carlyle, and Nicole Harlan of Kansas City, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and her siblings – James Woods of Maryland, Beatrice Fawley of Rohrersville, Maryland, Dora Hale of Point of Rocks, Maryland and Virginia Lee Santmier of Frederick, Maryland.

Mrs. Harlan worked as a civil service communications specialist at Scott Air Force Base. She enjoyed camping, bingo, reading, quilting and embroidery, and loved to watch her grandchildren’s ball games.


 

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