10-1-2007

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MAN DROWNS IN SILVER LAKE

 

According to the Illinois State Police report and the Madison County Coroner's report, Lester Clay, age 68, of St. Louis, and a friend were fishing in Silver Lake, from the embankment under the I-70 overpass.  Clay decided to try another location in the area, out of sight of his friend.  After about 20 minutes, another fisherman, who had heard splashing and thought he had seen a man in the water, approached Clay's friend.  He had also retrieved a hat from the lake.  The friend identified the hat as belonging to Clay and called authorities at 6:02 PM. 

 

Highland Police Department Officers, Highland Fire Department and Highland EMS responded to the scene, on the eastbound side of the I-70 overpass of Silver Lake.  The Bubble Masters dive team, the Illinois State Police, and the Department of Conservation were also at the scene. 

 

Authorities began searching and members of the Highland Fire Department located Clay under the water at approximately 7:10 PM.  Clay had apparently fallen into the lake and drowned.  He was pronounced dead by the Madison County Coroner.  An autopsy is scheduled and the investigation into Clay's death is continuing with the help of the Illinois State Police.


THREE CHARGED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY IN GREENVILLE

 

Three Greenville residents were charged in Bond County Court on Friday for a residential burglary that took place on Thursday.  21 Year-old Nickalus Kinsey, 18 year-old  John White and 18 year-old  Colby Kistler were all charged with alleged residential Burglary for a break in at the Kelly Ireland residence at 112 Sunset Point on Thursday September

27th.  At news time Kinsey and White are at the Bond County Jail while Kistler has a warrant out for his arrest, but had not yet been arrested.  It's alleged that all three men entered the home on Thursday with the intent to rob the house. According to police the suspects were unable to get away with anything.

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UNIT 2 TEACHERS ACCEPT TENTATIVE CONTRACT

 

Unit 2 Superintendent Melanie Allyn reported that a tentative contract had been accepted by teachers and approved by the association.  She said that the next step is for the Unit 2 School Board to hold a special meeting and also approve the contract.  Allyn said that this is really good for the district that the association approved the contract.

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REPORTS FROM LATEST BLOOD DRIVES

 

The American Red Cross was in town for blood drives twice this week.  Tuesday, Carlisle Syntec, Inc. sponsored a blood drive for their employees.  A total of sixteen units were collected, with Doug Morgan earning a four-gallon pin and Terry Kleinik receiving a blood drop pin as a first-time donor.

 

Thursday, VFW Post 1377 hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive and collected 29 units.  Dale Feltmeyer was awarded a six-gallon pin and first-time donor, Amanda Reynolds, received a blood drop pin.


AMVETS PLAN APPLE DAY COOK-OUT

 

Saturday, October 6th, is Apple Day in downtown Greenville and the AMVETS Organization is planning a cook-out for the day.  All proceeds from their cook-out will be donated to the Traveling Vietnam Wall Project, to help bring the traveling wall to Bond County next summer.

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LEM RHODES CANCER FOUNDATION

 

The Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports residents of Bond County who are battling cancer.  Longtime Bond County resident Lemuel E. Rhodes, who lost his brother and his own life to cancer in 2002, provided for proceeds from part of his trust to help local residents suffering from this disease.  Foundation funds are used to offset the cost associated with items not covered by insurance.  The Lem Rhodes Cancer Foundation board reviews applications at monthly meetings and on an as-needed bases.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 4th.  To apply for assistance or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230, extension 3017


APPLE DAY OCTOBER 6TH ON GREENVILLE SQUARE

 

It's another annual event coming up this weekend on the Greenville square.  WGEL spoke with Vickie Ellsworth about the 16th Annual Apple Day, October 6th, on the Greenville Square, sponsored by the Greenville Business and Professional Association. She says there will be lots of activities for everyone including the petting zoo, farmers market at 7am, Flip Flop Tumbling at 10am and Mikayla Roach and DB Railroad at noon.  New this year is the Trash and Treasure Flea Market on Main Street and the Apple Desert Contest.  Ellsworth said that it always used to be an apple pie contest, but many people had told her that they just couldn't make a good apple pie…so this year it was expanded.

 

Also taking place in the morning is the Greenville Women's Club Awards at 10am and a Story Hour by the Greenville Public Library.  Apple Day will last all day with entertainment and music through 4PM.

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets are 6-0 on the season after a win on Friday over Hillsboro.  The sixth win will put the Comets in the playoffs with three weeks still left in the season.

 

The Highland Bulldogs won on Friday over Civic Memorial.  The Bulldogs are 3-3 and still have a chance to make the playoffs this year. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL


The Freshman and Sophomore Lady Comets volleyball team won first place at the St. Elmo Tournament on Saturday.  The Lady Comets will next play today at home against Wesclin. 

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE

 

The JV Comets football team will play at Hillsboro. 

 

The Comets soccer team will play against Metro East Lutheran. 

 

Varsity Lady Comet tennis will host Vandalia. 

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces volleyball team will host Odin today. 


OBITUARIES

WILLIAM G. "BILL" STROLE

 

William g. "Bill" Strole, age 72, of Greenville, passed away Saturday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 72 year-old William G. Strole will be Tuesday, October 2nd, at 11:00 am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or Cardinal Hill Healthcare Center Activities Department. 


MARY ANNA EVELYN (McCRARY) MALLICOAT

 

Mary Anna Evelyn (McCrary) Mallicoat, age 84, of West Frankfort, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday, September 29th at her residence.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Mary Anna Evelyn Mallicoat will be today at 6:00 PM at the Second Baptist Church in West Frankfort.  Burial will be in the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, on Tuesday, at 11:30 am.  Friends may call from 4:00 - 6:00 PM today at the church.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Zbinden's Ministries Inc.


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