7-06-2006




JULY 4TH CELEBRATION A SUCCESS IN GREENVILLE

The July 4th celebration turned out to be a big success with music, food, and of course, fireworks! WGEL spoke with Shelli Hinkle of the Greenville Jaycees about the turnout and the celebration of America's independence in Bond County.

She said that it was a really good turnout and she was glad that the rain stayed away.  Hinkle said that the fireworks display was very good and long and said that several people came up to her and said that fireworks were better in Greenville than in St. Louis. Although donations were taken at the park, they still came up short to pay for the fireworks.

If you would like to make a donation to help pay for the fireworks you can do so by providing it to the Kingsbury Park District or Greenville Jaycees.  Hinkle said that around 3,000 people turned out to Patriot's Park for the 4th of July events. 

She said that attendance was slightly lower this year than last year because of the rain around Bond County early in the day.  Hinkle also mentioned that the Root Beer float was a major success and they plan on having it again next year.   



STOLEN CAR REPORTED IN GREENVILLE

The Greenville Police Department is reporting a stolen car. A Plymouth Neon was reported taken from 1309 Blue Street in Friendly City. Police were called shortly after 2 this morning and the investigation is in progress.

Police responded to a two-car non-injury accident at Second and Winter Street Wednesday afternoon.

Two thefts were reported yesterday, some bicycle parts were taken from a garage in the city and in the county tools were taken from an another garage.




CICBC HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides blood to eight area hospitals. The CICBC is asking people to donate blood if possible during the summer months because during that time period, blood donations go down because people are busier during the summer taking vacations.

The next blood drive is today from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Pocahontas St. Nicholas Hall.  You must weigh 110 pounds to give blood and be in good health.  For more nformation call 618-343-0361. Please bring a photo ID.

 



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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL OFFICIALS ATTEND STATEWIDE MEETING FOR SMALL AND RURAL HOSPITALS

Several Greenville Regional Hospital officials joined other hospital leaders at the annual meeting of the Illinois Hospital Association or IHA Small and Rural Hospitals Constituency Section held June 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.  The meeting focused on the theme "Back to Basics - A Building Block for the Future."  Speakers addressed current trends in the healthcare environment and strategies to help rural hospital leaders in responding to those trends.

According to Greenville Regional Hospital President and CEO Jim Hayes, some of the topics that were covered at the conference included leadership in a rural hospital, and the future health care in rural America.

IHA's Small and Rural Hospitals Constituency Section, comprising 87 hospitals that either have fewer than 150 care beds and/or are located outside a metropolitan area annually convenes to share ideas on how to better serve their patients and communities.

Hospitals are among the top three employers in more than 40% of Illinois' rural communities.  Greenville Regional Hospital is the largest employer in Bond County.




BILL INCREASING DISCLOSURE OF SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION IS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

To more effectively monitor convicted sex offenders; Governor Blagojevich signed an important bill into law on July 2.

Under Senate Bill 3016, the Statewide Sex Offender Database will include the age of the offender, county of conviction, all license plates numbers registered in the offender's name and any distinguishing marks located on the body of the offender. 

Also, Internet users will be able to enter their address into the state's sex offender registry website and see the locations and personal information of any sex offenders living within a five-mile radius.  The online registry can be accessed at www.isp.state.il.us/sor.




OBITUARIES

MARY JAYNE HAMMER

Mary Jayne Shafer Hammer  passed away on June 30, 2006 at the Hospice of Arizona in Scottsdale. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 8, 2006 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Rev. Elmer Fenton, officiating. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery here in Greenville next to her husband Eldon. Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning until service time. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Walter Hammer Scholarship at Greenville College.

 Mary Jayne Shafer Hammer, the daughter of James and Agnes Pearl Self Shafer, was born on May 16, 1923 in Fremont, Nebraska. She grew up there and attended the public schools. She came to Greenville College in 1939 where she met Eldon F. Hammer. They were married on June 5, 1941 in Greenville and enjoyed over 36 years together. While in Greenville she worked at the Donnell Funeral Home for Faith and Denny Donnell. Later in Wheaton she worked for Illinois Bell to help put her husband thru University of Illinois. 

Eldon became on Oral Surgeon and she helped him in his office. They moved to Wichita for several years, then back to Wheaton. Dr. Hammer had a practice in Rockford from 1959 until his death in l977.  Mary Jayne moved to Arizona to be close to her children after Eldon's death.

She and Eldon were the parents of two children who survive: Jayne Ann, Mrs. Terence Zumbrunn of Phoenix and Judy Kaye, Mrs. Luther Goehring of Phoenix, three grandchildren Jeffrey, Richard and Andrea, and four great grandsons, Eldon, Wyatt, Jordan, and Tanner.

Eldon preceded her in death on July 19, 1977, and she is the last of her family being preceded in death by her brother Preston Shafer and two sisters Edna Green and Donna Whited.


THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

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