TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN GREENVILLE SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Greenville Police Officers and Bond County EMS responded Tuesday, at 7:01 p.m., to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rt. 140 and the Red Ball Trail. According to the accident report, Duane G. Luebbers, age 53, of Carlyle, driving a Dodge pickup truck, was stopped at the intersection in the eastbound lane of Rt. 140. Luebbers entered the intersection and his truck collided with a westbound Yamaha motorcycle driven by William A. Walker, age 66, of Greenville. Bond County EMS took Walker to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment. He was later transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Luebbers was cited for alleged failure to yield.
GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO CAR FIRE
Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 4:44 p.m., to a report of a car on fire. According to the fire report, the vehicle was a Dodge Grand Caravan in the storage yard of Langley’s Towing Service on Rt. 40 east of Greenville. The fire apparently started in the engine area but the cause is unknown. Firefighters extinguished the fire. They were on the scene about an hour.
GREENVILLE RECEIVES FUNDS TO REPLACE SIDEWALKS
Greenville City Manager Dave Willey said city officials have worked for some time on creating safer ways for children to walk to school. According to Willey, the new sidewalks will add to that safety. They plan to install sidewalks south from the elementary school going down Dewey Street, which will go through the Jaycee Park. Willey said that they hope to install a five foot wide sidewalk down the west side of Dewey Street through the park.
The money came from a grant from Senator Kyle McCarter’s office. Willey said that Senator McCarter has been very supportive of trying to create safe paths for children walking to school. The funds were originally intended for the proposed highway interchange near Highland. Once that project was turned down, Senator McCarter petitioned that they be reallocated to more than a dozen smaller local transportation projects. Greenville will receive $132,000 for the sidewalk replacement project.
MULBERRY GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM STARTING
Approximately 50 Mulberry Grove residents attended a recent meeting to discuss the formation of a Neighborhood Watch Program. Mulberry Grove has seen an increase in burglaries, thefts, home invasions, and general crime over the past few weeks. The Neighborhood Watch will act as an extra pair of eyes and ears in the community, informing law enforcement officials of any suspicious or illegal activity. Individuals are guaranteed confidentiality when reporting any information.
A meeting will be held tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Fireman’s Park to start implementing the program. They will assign block leaders, establish phone trees, put the town on a grid, and set up general protocol. For more information about the Mulberry Grove Neighborhood Watch, call the Village Hall at 326-8815.
4-H WINNERS FROM THE BOND COUNTY FAIR
Jessica Ronat (left) and Megan Miller (right) at the 4-H Poultry Show. Ronat
exhibited the Champion Pen of Three and Miller received the Showmanship Award and
exhibited the Champion Chicken.
Holden Enloe and his 4-H Best of Show Meat Rabbit.
Nicholas Hanratty received the award for 4-H Peewee Showmanship
at the 4-H Rabbit Show
The 4-H Junior Showmanship Champion was awarded to Hayley Gentry.
Lots of smiles at the 4-H Sheep show. Pictured are (L to R) Ashea Graves - Champion Hair
Sheep and Champion Senior Showman, Noah Schlaefer - Champion Wether,
Jencie Lynaugh - Champion Ewe, Hayley Gentry - Champion Junior Showman,
Brady Lingley - Champion Market Ewe and Rate of Gain Champion.
Photos courtesy of Bond County 4-H