6-01-2006




VIETNAM TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL TO BE HONORED AT BREESE SESQUICENTENNIAL

During the Breese Sesquicentennial this weekend a solemn and historic event will happen.  The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall and the memory of the deceased Clinton County Vietnam servicemen will be honored at Northside Park. Charlie Hilmes told WGEL about the Traveling Vietnam Wall and said that it is a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. He also said that two Medal of Honor winners who will be speaking during the ceremonies.

The wall will be met in Effingham on Interstate 70 on Thursday and will receive a motorcycle and police escort into Breese, around 200 motorcycles are expected to be in this escort. The wall should be in Breese about 12:30 p.m. 

There will be an opening ceremony for the wall on Friday at 7:00 p.m. with a continuing ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and the closing ceremony Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Eight Gold Star mothers will be honored on Friday.  You can view the wall 24 hours a day until Monday when it leaves Breese. 



DERRICKS FILE APPEAL WITH APPELATE COURT

Terry and Doug Derrick of Greenville have filed an appeal with the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, concerning their lawsuit against the Bond County Fair Association.  The Derricks had lost their jury trial in late March seeking in excess of $50,000 per count on a multi-count suit against the fair association.  Terry Derrick was injured during a July 1998 celebrity cattle penning contest held during the Bond County Fair.  A motion for a new trial was later denied by Judge Clarence Harrison.  In their appeal, the Derricks are asking the Appellate Court to vacate the judgment in the case and grant a new trial. 




NO ARRESTS MADE YET ON VEHICLE BURGLARIES

Greenville police received four reports over the holiday weekend of vehicle break-ins.  Chief Lou Lorton confirmed to WGEL that his officers had recovered some of the items taken from the vehicles.  Lorton said officers found personal papers and vehicle owner manuals discarded near where some of the burglaries occurred.  The area included Ward, Winter and Elm Streets. On Wednesday, police recovered more items taken from a vehicle on White Avenue. They were found in a nearby alley.

 

 


DUDLEYVILLE 4-H CONTINUES CARE PACKAGE PROJECT

The Dudleyville 4-H Club is still gathering items for its care package project that began in December 2003.  Club members held their third annual barbecue fundraiser last Friday to fund the packages which are sent to American soldiers stationed in harm's way.  On June 21, the Fair Oaks Nursing Home activity department will be packaging the boxes to be shipped overseas.  The U of I Extension Office in Greenville and Fair Oaks continue to be drop-off points for donations.  Items needed include non-perishable food, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, chewing gum, dental floss, nerf balls, frisbees, sun screen, and cold brew tea bags.  The Dudleyville 4-H Club also thanks everyone for their support of this project. 




RAIN TOTALS FOR MAY

The May rain totals for Greenville were 4.36-inches at The Greenville Wastewater Treatment Plant, 3.9-inches at 6th Street, and the total at Route 140 and Idler Lane is 4.4-inches.  May was under the 10-year average of 5.61-inches.  Rain was measured on 14 days. The wettest May in the last ten years came in 2002 with 9.49-inches.

BUSY JUNE ON THE NATIONAL ROAD

June is shaping up as a busy month for the National Road Association in Illinois.  The organization held a meeting Wednesday night in Greenville that was attended by representatives from several communities along the road.  The Tin Can Tourist Celebration is arriving in Vandalia on June 9th.  This caravan of antique campers and house trailers is traveling the 638 miles of the National Road from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia.  The campers will be staying at Vandalia's Sonnemann Park and will be open for tours on June 10th.  Around twenty-five units are anticipated.

The annual National Road Festival is the weekend of June 16-18 with a variety of activities in member communities including Greenville's Dairy Day and Vandalia's Grand Levee.  As reported earlier on WGEL, the Great American Race will make a pit stop in Vandalia on June 28.  This event features pre-1959 automobiles traveling from Philadelphia to San Rafael, California.  Each car will only be in Vandalia for about thirty minutes.

At Wednesday's meeting, past president George Gobberdiehl of Greenville was honored by his successor, Mary Truitt.  She referred to Gobberdiehl as their "great light as we've traveled the National Road." The group also discussed the three-board informational kiosks that will be erected along the National Road in Illinois.  Twenty of the kiosks are planned including one in Greenville. 

 


 




THEFT AND VANDALISM ON COLLEGE CAMPUS

Greenville College has reported separate theft and vandalism incidents to city police.  A weedeater valued at over $300 was stolen on Tuesday from the area of the bookstore.  Sometime overnight Tuesday, someone gained access to Kinney Hall through a window and vandalized furniture.  Nothing appeared to have stolen from the dorm. 

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