09-11-2006

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GREENVILLE GI RECUPERATING FROM WOUNDS

A rural Greenville man serving in Afghanistan is recuperating from an arm wound he sustained last Sunday.  Dan Lagant joined the U.S. Army following his graduation from Greenville High School in May 2005.  He was deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.  Snipers ambushed Lagant's unit and he was one of three soldiers wounded.  Lagant suffered a wound to the area of his tricep.  Linda Lagant told WGEL that her son called home about six hours after the incident on Sunday.  He has since been flown to Germany for treatment.  According to Linda, five doctors have visited her son in three days.  They determined that surgery would probably not be required.  At this time, the Lagants do not know if their son will be coming home but hope to hear more in the next day or two. 

 

RYAN REQUESTS TO SERVE SENTENCE IN WISCONSIN

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan has requested that he serve his 72-month prison sentence at the federal camp in Oxford, Wisconsin.  Ryan was sentenced on Wednesday for his conviction of multiple corruption charges.  His lawyers are still working to get his conviction overturned.  For now, Ryan is due to report to prison on January 4th.  If Ryan is incarcerated at the Wisconsin facility, he will be in the same prison as one of the men who testified against him. 



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AMVETS TO DISPLAY AVENUE OF FLAGS FOR 9-11

Amvets Post 140 will display the Avenue of Flags to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Centers and killed thousands of people.  The flags will be displayed around the square and down Harris Avenue to the firehouse. The flags at the Veterans Memorial will also be placed at half-staff by presidential order.

Patriots Day, which is September 11, is not one of the scheduled days the local AMVETS Post is committed to displaying the flags, but because of the significance of this event and the impact it has had on everyday life in America, it was decided to display the flags.  No decision has been made if the Post will display the flags each year on this date.



NEW TOWN SAINT CHARLES ARCHITECT TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER MEETING

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will hold their quarterly State of the City meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30am and will present Tim Busse, town architect for the New Town St. Charles project in St. Charles, MO.  Chamber Director Julia Jenner told WGEL that she wanted to bring Busse to Greenville because there had been discussions during Planning Board meetings on whether or not apartments, duplexes, or single-family residences should be put together.

Jenner said that she feels people are worried about property values, but said this is a new way of looking at things.  She said she wanted to invite Busse so he can present his view and how the development was put together to show people there is another way of looking at things and maybe this could be done in a way that is proactive and in a way that allows property values to be increased and maintain the diversity the community has.

Jenner also told WGEL that she hopes to learn how to put diverse economic groups into a development that is advantageous to everyone.

The New Town St. Charles project began in 2003 and is one of the fastest selling developments in the area.  The project incorporates single family residences, apartments, duplexes, shopping and office space all in a mixed-use environment. It showcases how diverse use and cost can strengthen a community, rather than undermine it. The program on New Town St. Charles will be presented at The Globe Theater and is open to the public. 


UNIT 2 SPECIAL MEETING CANCELLED

The Unit 2 Board of Education has cancelled its special meeting for tonight (Monday 9/11).  The meeting was to have been a closed session. 


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POCAHONTAS SCHOOL HOSTS PPK CONTEST

The Pocahontas School conducted its Punt, Pass, and Kick contest on Friday.  Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 are eligible to compete.  Scores are compiled on how far they can punt, pass, and kick a football.  Winners by age division were:

8 and 9 year olds                Bobby Smith and Cassandra Mollett

10 and 11 year olds     Cale Hartnagel and Kylea Walker

12 and 13 year olds     Jared Haberer and Claire Bost

14 and 15 year olds     Colton Adamick and Kelsey Kniepmann

The winners advance to the Sectional competition October 14 at the Waterloo High School.  The St. Louis Rams are the NFL sponsor of the event in this area. 


GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO THREE CALLS SATURDAY

The Greenville Fire Department was busy Saturday, responding to three alarms.  The first was shortly after 11:00 am in the 200 block of College Avenue.  Someone was microwaving cookies and set the timer for too long a time.   The resulting smoke set off the fire alarm.  Firemen were back in service about 20 minutes later.

Firemen were called again just before noon to a gas leak on West Old National Trail.  A gas oven was the cause of the problem.  Firemen were back in service from this call about one hour later.

The third alarm was about 2:30 Saturday afternoon.  Greenville firemen were called to Woburn Avenue where persons were burning tree limbs.  The fire got away from them causing a grass fire.  Firemen put out the grass fire and were back in service in about an hour and fifteen minutes.

WEEKEND SPORTS

HS FOOTBALL
The Varsity Comets were 45-7 winners over Roxana.  Greenville is now 3-0 on the season.  The Highland Bulldogs got their first victory with a 21-7 win over Centralia.

HS SOCCER
The Comets were edged by Lincolnwood 2-1 on Saturday.  Ryan Mulholland scored Greenville’s goal.  Abe Barth recorded four saves in goal. 

HS GOLF
The Lady Comets placed 7th of 14 teams at a tournament in Okawville on Saturday.  Greenville had a 397.  Stephanie Hoffmeier led the Lady Comets with a 95.  She tied for 15th overall. 

JR HIGH BASEBALL

The Bluejays A team notched a 10-0 win over Collinsville Middle School on Friday.  A.J. Childerson was the winning hurler as he allowed only two hits.  The A team posted a 9-7 victory over Triad on Saturday.  Kyle Washburn and Dylan Carr each had three hits.  The Bluejays B team was a 14-2 winner over Mulberry Grove on Thursday.  Clayton Walker had three hits and 3 RBIs.  Jason Casey, JC Prater, and Steve Schaeffer also had three hits each.

OBITUARIES

ANGIE MAY

64 -year-old  Angie May of Pocahontas passed away Friday, September 8 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services for 64 -year-old  Angie May will be Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 am at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Interment will be in the Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call from 3:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday September 12 at the May Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes or to Camp Callahan.


 

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