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.