A Trenton couple has each been sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Curtis L. Pendegraft, 48, and Cindy L. Smith, 38, both of Trenton pleaded guilty last week in Clinton County Circuit Court to Class X felony unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Last Tuesday, Pendegraft appeared in court with his attorney, Joseph Heiligenstein.
Per a negotiated plea, Pendegraft pleaded guilty to a supplemental charge (filed Aug. 5) of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony. An initial charge of Class X felony manufacturing of methamphetamine was dismissed.
The following day, on Wednesday, Smith appeared in court with her attorney Wes Gozia, where she plead guilty to a supplemental, charge (filed Aug. 6) of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony. Her initial charge of Class X felony manufacturing of methamphetamine was also dismissed.
Court documents on both Pendegraft and Smith state that each of them had in their possession more than 400 grams but less than 900 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine in an apartment on North Adams Street in Trenton.
In addition to the 8-year prison sentence, both Pendegraft and Smith must pay $5,000 in fines and court costs.
The Clinton County baseball League got their postseason under way last weekend with the top seeds moving on. With Bartelso and Centralia having first-round byes, the 3-seeded Beckemeyer Eagles trumped the Aviston Aces while the Trenton Miners shut down the Breese Merchants’ season.
The top-seeded Bartelso Barts will host Trenton this Sunday at 1 p.m. while Beckemeyer will travel to Centralia to take on the Buds in the semifinals.
Trenton 5, Breese 1: The host Miners took care of business at Pete Schumacher Field in Trenton on Sunday.
The Miners got timely hitting and a great pitching effort from Mike Pagano to advance another round in the playoffs.
Pagano had the Breese bats silent as he tossed the first seven innings and allowed just one earned run on five hits, two walks and six strikeouts.
Reliever Cale Johnson took care of the rest as he got the final six outs while allowing just one hit and striking out two batters.
“What can you say about Pagano today? His stuff was good and Cale did a good job of shutting the door in the end. It was a great all around win,” said Trenton manager Tom Ritzheimer.
This Saturday, stop by the new Case-Halstead Public Library in Carlyle to celebrate its grand opening. The grand opening of the Case-Halstead Public Library and Flora Ethel Maddux Community Room is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, beginning at 10 a.m.
An open house will follow beginning at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., a children’s program will be available and children of all ages are invited to attend.
Refreshments will also be available. Rick Rayburn will provide entertainment for the whole family from 1 to 2 p.m.
In 2012, Case-Halstead Library Director Christi Gerrish applied for and was awarded a State of Illinois Public Library Construction Act Grant in the amount of $1.6 million to construct a state-of-the-art library on the Case-Halstead property. The grant was only available to those libraries in Illinois with buildings old and outdated enough to require replacement or major renovations.
The grant required local funds, which Case-Halstead had available in the Flora Ethel Maddux trust.
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