10-5-2007



BOND COUNTY SENIOR CENTER TO PURSUE NEW BUILDING

 

A second planning meeting for the development of the new Bond County Health Department site was held Wednesday evening. Health board members along with representative from Greenville College, Greenville Regional Hospital, and the Bond County Senior Center were present. 

 

It was announced that the Bond County Senior Citizen’s Center Board had voted to pursue a new facility on the health department site off  4th street.  The facility would be located near the new health department building, but would need to be separate.

 

Dennis Calvert, the site planner from Korte Company, reviewed the land survey and topographical lay-out of the 28 acres. He told the group there is a seven foot difference between the highest and lowest point of the land, which was surprising and something you don’t realize just driving along 4th St. It was also his feeling that if only two buildings and parking was developed on the site there would not be an initial need for a retention or detention pond.  Several different site development plans were displayed and a general discussion was held.

 

Bond County Health Board Chairman, Darryl Bolen, said the next step has to be a meeting with the Kingsbury Park District to determine if they have any interest in development at the site.

 

The next meeting of the Bond County Health Board will be October 15 th.


TRIAD SCHOOLS ALMOST LOCKED DOWN THURSDAY

 

It was an interesting morning for residents and students in Troy, IL.  Around 10:50am Thursday, WGEL received a call regarding traffic backed up on I-70 near the Troy exit.  The person reported that police were blocking the exit and not allowing cars off of the interstate.  A short time later, the same person called back and said that officers had unblocked the exit. 

 

There was also a report of the schools in Troy being locked down.  WGEL spoke with a spokesperson from the Triad Superintendent's office, who said that due to information received, they began the process of making sure that students were safe inside the buildings, and in the interest of caution, were beginning to lock down the schools.  A short time later, according to the spokesperson, police confirmed the arrest of a suspect that they were looking for in that area.  The three schools in Triad were never fully locked down and it's believed that the man was never a threat to the children.  Both the Troy Police Department and the Illinois State Police were assisting agencies, the DEA, or Drug Enforcement Agency is handling the case.  As of now, there are no more details available.


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

At the monthly meeting of the Mulberry Grove Village Board, Monday night, Trick-or-Treat hours were set for Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for children 12 years and under.

 

The board voted to donate money toward the purchase of new Christmas lights for the village, a project of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

 

No action was taken concerning the liquor ordinance for the village.  Information on the liquor ordinance is anticipated by the next meeting.

 

The next meeting will be Monday, November 5, at 7:00 PM.

 


 

HOUSE EXPLODES IN MULBERRY GROVE

 

A house exploded Wednesday night in Mulberry Grove.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the house, belonging to Monty Braun, located at 1814 Old Park Avenue, exploded Wednesday night shortly after 8:00 PM.  Firemen were called at 8:09 PM and Bond County EMS was also dispatched to the scene.  A person was inside the house when it exploded.  A passerby assisted in getting the person, a 19 year-old female, out of the house.  She was taken by Bond County EMS to Greenville Regional Hospital for precautionary treatment and later released.  There were no other injuries as a result of the explosion.  Volkmar stated the explosion did not result in a fire, however the state fire marshal was called to investigate.  A preliminary investigation was conducted Wednesday night and continued Thursday.  The cause of the explosion is not known at this time.  Firemen were on the scene for about 3 ½ hours.


APPLE DAY AND RIPSON BRIDGE FALL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

 

It's a jammed packed weekend full of fun events throughout Bond County. Getting underway early Saturday morning, on the Greenville Square, is the 16th Annual Apple Day.  The event starts at 7am with the Farmer's Market and the Trash and Treasure Flea Market. Throughout the day there will be a petting zoo, Apple Desert Contest, story hour by the Greenville Public Library, the Greenville Women's Club Awards and music by Mikayla Roach and DB Railroad. And the AMVETS Organization will be hosting a cook-out also on the square. All proceeds will be donated to the Traveling Vietnam Wall Project, to help bring the traveling wall to Bond County next summer. Apple Day will last all day Saturday with entertainment and music through 4PM.

 

Then on Sunday the 20th Annual Ripson Bridge Fall Festival will run from 11am to 5PM.  There will be live country music all day with the lunch stand opening at 11am.  Home-made chili, beans and cornbread, BBQ, fish dinners, hot dogs, pie, cake and kettle korn will be available. There will also be children's games, craft stands, home-made apple butter, home-made lye soap and much more.  Bring your lawn chair so you can enjoy the beautiful countryside while eating kettle korn and listening to the music. To get to the festival, take Rt. 140 to Old Ripley and head North. 


UNIT 2 SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education will hold a special meeting Friday, October 5th at 12PM at the Unit Office.  Following a short consent agenda that includes three resignations, board members will meet in special session.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

RASCAL FLATTS TICKET GIVEWAY

 

There’s a gang coming to St. Louis for one super kicking country party, and you could be part of that gang as Rascal Flatts hits the stage at the Scottrade Center Saturday October 13th at 8pm. Your Friends at WGEL have two pair of Tickets in Section 107, facing the stage and the fantastic harmonies of Country's hottest act...Rascal Flatts. Tune in Wednesday October 10th for you chance to register to win a pair of these super tickets. Be one of the first 5 callers to 664-3300 when you hear the Rascal Flatts hit “Me and My Gang” and you will be entered to win. We will draw our winners during the Mike and Tom morning show, Thursday, October 11th. More chances to win from your friends at WGEL FM 101.7.

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO WGEL'S RAT PACK TICKET WINNERS

 

Jan Dorsey, Becky Gebke, Rita Roniger, and Barb Moss


FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets will take their 6-0 record on the road tonight to Staunton.  The game can be heard live on WGEL Radio starting at 7PM.

The Highland Bulldogs will travel to Triad tonight.  The Bulldogs are 3-3 on the season and the game can be heard on WGEL Radio following the Comets game. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The 8th Grade Lady Bluejays basketball team lost 39-10 to Hillsboro; leading scorer was Cheyenne Rogier with 4 points.  The 7th Grade Lady Bluejays also lost to Hillsboro 35-17.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Lady Comets Varsity and Junior Varsity teams both registered wins over Hillsboro on Thursday.  Both teams won in two games, the Varsity record is now 16-4 and the JV record is 14-1.  Both teams also have fantastic in conference records, the Varsity is 7-1 and the JV is 8-0. 


OBITUARIES

NO AREA FUNERAL NOTICES TO REPORT


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Sunny High: 88 Low: 65

Sunday: Partly Cloudy High: 90 Low:65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are MOPS Coordinator Michelle Sussenbach and MOPS Mentor, Mary Young.  Michelle and Mary will talk about Mothers of Preschoolers, how the organization was started and how it is helping moms throughout the world and in Bond County. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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