9-5-2006 



PIE AUCTION STARTS TOMORROW

The WGEL Great Celebrity Pie Auction is back for another year of fund-raising for the Bond County Relay for Life.  Some old favorites and new faces are joining together to display their pie baking skills.  The high bidder takes home a pie and helps raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Stay tuned to WGEL for all of the fund-raising fun of the Great Celebrity Pie Auction during the Mike and John Show.  The auction gets underway Wednesday September 6th and continues through Monday September 11th. 

Wed September 6

7am             Mike Gauch & Ryan Bauer from Mulberry Grove High School

7:30am        Mayor Alan Gaffner

8am             Randy Alderman from Bradford National Bank

8:30am        Police Chief Lou Lorton & Circuit Clerk John King

Thurs September 7

7am             Coaches Todd Cantrill and Aaron Duff

7:30am        Reverend Darryl Bolen and Joe Doll

8am             Pocahontas Principal Mike O’Boyle

8:30am        City Manager Dave Willey

Fri September 8

7am             Unit 2 Board President Mike Suess

7:30am        GJHS Principal Gary Brauns

8am             Steve Darbyshire of VFW Post 1377

8:30am        Ryan Mifflin and Jim Hayes of Greenville Regional Hospital

Monday September 11

7am             State’s Attorney Chris Bauer

7:30am        Miss Bond County Cari Adams

8am             Pastor Chuck Reed

8:30am        Steve Schmitt of Steve Schmitt Motors

 


TEN MORE HUMAN CASES OF WEST NILE

Ten new human cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health bringing the total this year to 49.  The newest cases were found in Cook, Lake, Sangamon, and Will counties.  Two people have died so far this year from West Nile Virus, including an 86-year-old Bond County man.

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.  Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to fourteen days after the bite.  To date, 62 counties out of 102 have reported positive test results for West Nile virus in mosquitoes, birds, and horses. 




CAR FIRES

Area fire departments responded to two car fire calls early Sunday morning.  At 12:20 AM, Pocahontas - Old Ripley Firemen were called to a car fire in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the 39 mile marker.

At 3:26 AM the Shoal Creek fire department received a call of a car fire on Rt. 127 at Mt. Moriah Road.


COUNTY BOARD AND OFFICE HOLDERS WORKING ON BUDGET

The Bond County Board and county office holders met together Thursday to work on the budget for the coming fiscal year.  Board chair Jill Franks told WGEL that the initial budget projections showed the county in the red.  The board has requested each department head to make a 5% cut to bring the budget in-line.  The next budget meeting is September 13 with a final draft to likely be approved in November. 

 


BREAK-IN

Sometime between 6:30PM Friday and 8am Saturday the Marina at Buzzard Bay on Governor Bond Lake was entered through a window. Damage to the window was estimated at 500 dollars. About 15 dollars worth of food items were taken.

City police reported money was taken from a purse at Illini Trailer Court. And the County reports gas stolen from a shed.


SPORTS

GOLF

Scott Teague of Springfield won the Championship flight of the Jan Nevinger Labor Day Golf Tournament by one shot over past champion Scott Moore. Teague fired a four under par 68 Monday for a three day total of 6 under 210 for the win. Alhambra golfer Tim Gehrig finished third at 2 under par. Jason Knight was fourth at one under par.

After the first two days of play the field broke into 5 flights. Mike Pine was A flight winner, Cliff Mills won B flight, Jeff Smith won C flight and Andy Walter was first in D flight. The Tournament is played over the three days of the Labor Day holiday at the Greenville County Club and was recently renamed in honor of the late Mr. Jan Nevinger local golfer, business leader, and owner of the Nevco Scoreboard Company.


OBITUARIES

WANDA S. BONE

49-year-old Wanda S. Bone of Pocahontas passed away Monday evening at her home.  Arrangements for Wanda S. Bone are pending at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. 

PAUL M. BREEHNE SR.

Paul M. Breehne Sr, age 68 of Greenville, IL and Naples, FL, passed away at his family residence in Naples at 9:35 a.m. Sunday. Memorial Visitation was held on Tuesday 9-5-06 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Funeral Home, 28300 S. Tamiami Trail South, Bonita Springs, Florida, with memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Visitation will be held in Greenville on Sunday September 10th from 5 to 8pm at the Donnel Weigand Funeral Home.Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday 9-11-06 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Donald Williams, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors.

Paul Martin Breehne, the son of Rev. Karl Albert and Irmagard Nagle Breehne, was born on June 9, 1938 in Dallas, Texas. His father pastored the Greenville Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville and Paul graduated from Greenville High School in 1957. He served in the Navy from 1957 until 1959. He and his family owned and operated "Illinois Laundry and Cleaners" in Ottawa Illinois for 20 years. They now own multiple Dry Cleaning Stores in Naples from 1988 until the present. They have owned "Paul's Friendly City" in Greenville since 1992.

Paul and Sherron K. Williams  were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1960 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville and have enjoyed over 45 years together. She survives as do their children: Karl Allen (April) Breehne of Greenville, IL, Paul Martin (Dawn) Breehne Jr. of Naples, FL, Patrice Lynell, Mrs. Jene Dalton of Naples, FL, and eleven grandchildren.

Paul was the former President of Illinois Laundry Ass. in Ottawa, IL, active in the Ottawa Lion's Club, and a member of the Greenville First Christian Church

DONNA FENTON

Donna Fenton, age 50 of Butler, passed away Sunday at Memorial Medical Center.  Funeral services for Donna Fenton will be held Thursday (9/7) at 11 a.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.  Burial in Green Hill Cemetery.  Visitation is Thursday from 9am until service time. 

DARIN SCHWEPPE

28-year-old Darin Schweppe of Sorento passed away Monday morning in Sorento.  Funeral services for 28-year-old Darin Schweppe will be held Friday (9/8) at 11 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Visitation is from 4-8PM Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery

 

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LISTEN FOR THE CASH CALL AMOUNT GIVEN ONCE EACH HOUR IN THE 6, 7 & 8AM HOURS, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.

KNOW THAT AMOUNT WHEN RENEE FROM WGEL CALLS IN THE EVENING AND YOU WOULD BE A WINNER.

 


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