GOING UP ON CARLISLE SYNTEC WAREHOUSE
walls for the new addition at Carlisle Syntec have started
going up. Plant Manager, Andy Furman, told WGEL that the
new addition is going to be a warehouse. He said that
they currently lease storage space around Greenville and
in Nashville, Illinois. Furman said that it will allow
them to consolidate all their warehousing operations under
said that in the warehouse is going to be roofing materials
and accessories that Carlisle Syntec sells to construction
of the warehouse is expected to be in mid-July and Furman
said that construction is on schedule.
ILLINOIS VISITS BOND COUNTY
A 22-year old nursing student from Batavia was the special
guest at Friday's 8th grade Teen Leadership Conference
in Greenville. What makes this college student special
is her title
Miss Illinois. Lauren Allen was our
state's representative in the Miss America pageant and
during her reign as Miss Illinois has made numerous
appearances at schools. Friday's conference involved
8th graders from Greenville, Pocahontas, Sorento, and
Allen won a local title which made her eligible to enter
the Miss Illinois program which she eventually won.
WGEL asked Lauren why she chose to pursue the Miss Illinois
crown. She conceded that the scholarship money for college
was the reason she began entering pageants when she
told WGEL that when her reign is complete, she'll return
to Indiana State University to complete her degree and
then seek a masters in pediatric nursing. Lauren's program
involved making smart choices and recognizing the lures
used by sexual predators. She is part of a statewide
educational effort known as "Child Lures Prevention."
Following her talk on how to avoid predators, Lauren
showcased her gymnastics talents for the kids. She explained
that this was the first time she has ever been asked
to share her routine at one of her appearances.
other speakers on Friday included Sgt. Major Joe Dagley
on "Team Building," Mark Ferguson of SAFE
on "Sexual Harassment," State Trooper Paul
Merrifield on "Choices," Keith Kinder on "Dating
Smarts," and a high school panel on "Surviving
CLEANUP WEEK THIS WEEK
City of Greenville and Doty Sanitation are conducting
spring clean up week this week. WGEL spoke with David
Doty of Doty Sanitation who told WGEL that items they
will pick up will be large items like couches, chairs,
and furniture items. You can also place appliances out,
which the City of Greenville will pickup. Some of the
items that will not be accepted are concrete, bricks,
large amounts of construction debris, batteries, landscape
waste, oil, paint, and tires. If
you want to get rid of anything place your items with
your trash, in bags or boxes by the curb, and they will
be picked up during your regular trash pick up days.
IN OLD RIPLEY AND RENO
Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating burglaries
in Old Ripley and Reno. Sam Barnhart told deputies that
a shed he owns on Jefferson Street in Old Ripley was
broken into and an antique 1950s era Schwinn bicycle
was stolen. Lindsey Krummel of Reno reported that her
home was forcibly entered and several items were stolen
including computer equipment and games and a CD player.
MADISON PHASE IV WATER UNDERWAY
has begun in Bond County on Phase IV waterlines for
the Bond/Madison Water Company. Sandy Kuhn, manager
of the water company, told WGEL that the phase will
provide water to customers west of Greenville and in
the northern part of Bond County including Woburn and
others on the north and east sides of Governor Bond
Lake. Kuhn also told WGEL that the lines to the north
and around the lake will serve approximately 200 customers.
The waterline mains are projected to be in the ground
in three months and they hope to be done with the main
lines and hooking up some of the service in the fall.
Kuhn said that the Bond/Madison Water Company received
a loan of $2 million for Phase IV and this will include
35 miles of waterline. The company currently provides
water for eight villages and also brings water to rural
areas of Bond and Madison Counties.
BUSINESS BROKEN INTO
City police are investigating a break-in at the Breities
Again restaurant on the Greenville square. Sometime after
close Sunday afternoon and 6am Monday morning, entry was
gained through a back door. Around $50 was stolen from
a counter drawer. Nothing else appeared to be damaged
INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
person was injured Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle
accident on Baumann Road near Route 143 in southwestern
Bond County. According to the Sheriff's Department, 21-year-old
Luke Kapp of Highland lost control of his motorcycle on
some loose gravel and hit concrete railing before coming
to a stop in a ditch. Kapp and his passenger, Jennifer
A. Miller of Highland, were thrown from the motorcycle.
Miller was taken by Highland EMS to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Kapp refused treatment at the scene.
INJURED IN ROUTE 127 ACCIDENT
A Mt. Vernon woman was injured Monday night in a rollover
accident on Route 127 near Wisetown Road in southern
Bond County. Deputies say 67-year-old Janice Hale was
southbound when she lost control of her small car, which
rolled into a field. Hale was taken by ambulance to
Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.
The Lady Comets earned their first win of the season
on Friday 3-2 over East Alton Wood River in a penalty
kick shootout. Goals were scored in regulation by Rachel
Zahniser and Jamie Hoag. Randalyn Bingham had an assist.
Penalty kick goal scorers were Kelsey Spainhour, Randalyn
Bingham, and Rachel Zahniser. Deirdhre Jett had 9 saves.
The Lady Comets lost on Saturday 4-0 to Olney and were
defeated by Highland 3-1 on Monday. Greenville's goal
in that game was by Kelsey Spainhour on an assist by
The Comet Relays were held Friday and the boys placed
2nd with 88 points behind Nashville's 102. First place
finishers for Greenville were the 800 Medley, the 400
Varsity, and 800 Relay. Nashville set a new Comet Relay
record in the High Jump with a 12'4.
Lady Comets finished 5th with 52 points. Nashville won
the girls event with 118 points. Greenville had 2nd
place finishes in the Long Jump, 400 Freshman/Sophomore
Relay, and the 800.
The 8th grade and 7th grade Bluejays and Lady Bluejays
all finished 2nd at Altamont. At Monday's Hillsboro
Invitational, the 8th grade boys were 3rd, 7th grade
boys 5th, 8th grade girls 3rd and the 7th grade girls
4th. First place finishers for Greenville on Monday
were Seth Ferguson, Hurdles; Todd Eaton, High Jump;
Mallory Smith, High Jump; Shanice Rice, High Jump and
200; and the 8th grade girls 4 x 100 team of Kay Koonce,
Joni Hoag, Amber Laurent, and Shanice Rice.
Varsity Comets posted an 11-7 win over Hillsboro. The
JV Comets were 12-0 winners over Hillsboro. Scott Eaton
got the victory as he allowed two hits and struck out
8. Comets batters were hit by pitches seven times in
the game. Josh Tebbe had a triple and 2 RBI, Erik Fohne
had two hits and 2 RBI, and Jay Haberer had 3 RBI.
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