2-01-2007


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DRIVER'S NAME RELEASED IN SHILOH SCHOOL ACCIDENT

Additional details have been released in regards to a fatal accident Monday morning at the Shiloh Elementary School.  According to the Shiloh Police Department, a vehicle allegedly drove through the wall of the school building, into the cafeteria and hit three students.  One student, 8 year-old Ryan Wesling died of neck and chest injuries.  Two other students, 8 year-old Kamron Stevens and 7 year-old Alexander Daniels were treated at the Belleville Memorial Hospital and released.  The driver of the vehicle, 84 year-old Grace Keim of Belleville, has since been released from the hospital.

The Shiloh Police Department together with the Illinois State Police is continuing their investigation into what caused the accident.


MORE CANDIDATES FILE PETITION PACKETS FOR ELECTION

Candidate petitions are still coming in for the April Election.  As of late Wednesday afternoon, Unit 1 School Board incumbent William Johnson filed his petition for another 4-year term.  Two other seats held by Kevin Rickman and Teresa Tompkins will also be on the ballot. 

For the Village of Keyesport, Helen Sharp filed her petition for a chance at one of the two 4-year terms currently held by Vernon Myers and Carl Wrone , both of who are retiring.For the Village of Mulberry Grove, incumbent Karan Belcher has filed her petition to retain another 4-year term.  She joins incumbent Don Smith who filed Monday.  Ron Hartman holds the third open seat on the board.

Monday, Feburary 5th is the last day to get your name on the ballot.  WGEL will continue to keep you up to date on the names you'll see in the Spring Election.


RAIN TOTALS FOR JANUARY

According to the city of Greenville rain report, January 2007 recorded the second highest rainfall out of the past ten years, but was below average when it came to snow on the ground. There were 4.16 inches of rain and 4.25 inches of snow reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Route 40; 3.94 inches of rain and 4.25 inches of snow at 6th Street; and 3.98 inches of rain and 4.5 inches of snow at Route 140 and Idler Lane. The ten-year January average for rain is 2.7 inches, with the average snowfall at 5.29 inches.  The wettest days in January were the 13th with 2.2 inches of rain and the 21st with 4 inches of snow.

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UNIT 2 EARLY DISMISSAL FRIDAY

The Bond County Community Unit 2 School District will dismiss students early Friday, February 2 for a teacher workshop.  The Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas Center and Sorento Center will dismiss at 12:30PM; the Greenville Junior High at 12:35PM; and the Unit 2 High School at 12:37PM.  All AM KRP classes will run a regular schedule, and PM KRP classes will not be in session.


COPPER PANELS STOLEN FROM CELL TOWER SITE

A copper panel has been stolen from the Verizon Wireless tower north of Pocahontas.  The panel, weighing 15 to 20 pounds, was stolen sometime between January 1st and January 31st.  Ground wires were cut allowing the panel to be removed from the site.  Deputies report that the panel is necessary to prevent damage to the tower from lightning strikes.


NEW FACES AND PLACES MEETING

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce New Faces and Places meeting for this year will be held at the Bradford Bank Community Room Friday, February 2 at 7:30am.


THURSDAY SPORTS

JR HIGH VOLLEYBALL
The 8th grade Pocahontas Lady Indians improved to 6-0 on the season with a 25-18, 25-23 win over the Greenville Lady Bluejays.  Greenville won the 7th grade contest 25-12, 25-23. 


 

OBITUARIES

ROBERT EDWIN SUSSENBACH

Robert Edwin Sussenbach, 73 of Columbus, GA and formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday at Columbus Hospice House in Georgia.  A Memorial Service for 73 year-old Robert Edwin Sussenbach will be held Saturday at 11am at the Trinity Methodist Church in Durand, GA.  A visitation will be after the funeral service, at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Heifer Project International or the Hospice of Columbus, GA.

Robert was the brother of Ward Sussenbach of Vandalia.


THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

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