Two Centralia men are currently in the Clinton County Jail on $50,000 bond after being charged for their role in residential burglary to a home in Carlyle. Jeremiah W. Bobbett, 24, and Blake T. Featherstone, 28, were both charged in Clinton County Circuit Court on July 27 with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.
On July 21, Bobbett and Featherstone allegedly entered a residence in the 1100 block of Ridge Street in Carlyle with the intent to commit a theft.
Bobbett was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 3 felony, after allegedly possessing a shotgun after having been previously convicted of a felony.
Bobbett was recently out on parole after being sentenced for two years for escaping from a penal institution. Other convictions include burglary and theft in 2013 in Marion County.
According to documents from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, deputies assisted Carlyle Police in the arrest of Bobbett as a suspect in a residential burglary. Bobbett was located and arrested July 25 at 3:33 a.m. after he was found at a residence in the 800 block of Jefferson Street in Carlyle. A shotgun and several other stolen items were recovered from the residence.
Bobbett and Featherstone are both expected to appear in court on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.
The Breese Gray Junior Legion baseball team hit a speed bump in the 5th Division Tournament when they dropped the title game against top-seeded Fairview Heights on Monday in Salem. However, the Gray Team will still advance to the State Tournament in Quincy this week with a first round tilt against Moline on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Quincy University Stadium.
The Gray Team will enter the tournament with a 29-5 record with several gaudy offensive numbers.
Kolby Schulte leads the team with 110 at bats, 43 runs scored, 53 hits, 33 singles, 15 doubles, 4 triples, 20 stolen bases and a .482 batting average.
Jared Niemeyer is also torching the ball with a .439 batting average with 21 RBIs. Jack Strieker is currently hitting .388 for third on the squad.
Strieker and Nolan Robben are each 5-0 on the slab for the Grays with Strieker posting a 0.80 earned run average. Robben’s ERA is 1.56.
Dylan Wilson is 6-1 for the Grays with 47 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.21.
Fairview Heights 2, Breese Gray 1: The Grays wasted several runners in scoring position in their title game loss at Salem on Monday.
On in relief of Dylan Wilson, Trevor Kohrmann allowed a leadoff single and then hit the next batter to put two runners on with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
A perfect sacrifice bunt attempt resulted in an infield hit to load the bases for Isaiah King.
With the infield in, King hit a hard grounder to Wil Rakers at third base whose errant throw allowed Fairview to walk off with the win.
Wilson and Fairview Heights pitcher Kyle Rensing matched each other pitch for pitch throughout the evening with neither receiving a decision.
Germantown Spassfest Parade is Saturday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
The theme of this year’s Germantown Spassfest Parade, which steps off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, is “A German Day in the Park.” Therefore, it’s only fitting that Germantown native Jerry Schroeder be named the parade grand marshal.
Schroeder, who turns 65 this year, was fresh out of the service in 1971 when some of the older members serving on the Germantown Park Board felt it was time for some “new blood.”
He continued serving on the board until 1990 when he took over the maintenance of Germantown’s parks.
When contacted by Germantown Spassfest Parade chairperson Sherri Diesen about serving as the 2015 grand marshal, Schroeder’s response was simple, “Me? What for? I’m just doing what they hired me to do.”
He feels there are a lot more deserving people in town, yet, he said, “It’s a pretty nice honor.”
“I like to fly under the radar, but if people are happy with the job that I’m doing, then that’s good,” Schroeder said.
Diesen said the Spassfest Committee is gearing up for the festival’s 50th anniversary in two years. When reviewing the history of the event, she said, it’s clear that the Spassfest was started to sustain the parks.
“Jerry has always been a big part of keeping our parks in the beautiful shape that they’re in,” Diesen said. “The fact that this year is his 25th anniversary with park maintenance makes him a perfect choice for grand marshal.”
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