3-12-2007


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MORE DETAILS RELEASED ON CAPRI IGA BURGLARY

As previously reported by WGEL, Greenville Police Officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary at the Capri IGA in Greenville, early last Wednesday morning around 3:55am. Police Chief Lou Lorton told WGEL that a burglary did occur and that his department continues to investigate. Surveillance footage have led police to say that there were two caucasian individuals, believed to be male, wearing ski masks and gloves that entered the building, by cutting their way through the back of the store. The individuals are believed to have had access to the inside of IGA for nearly an hour.

Lorton has advised that a cell call was made to 911 from an early morning Capri IGA worker reporting the burglary. The individuals were not able to access the money from the ATM, but the machine itself was destroyed beyond repair. Capri IGA management is doing an audit to determine the amount of money taken from the store.

Police Chief Lorton asks anyone who was in the area between 2am and shortly after 4am Wednesday, who may have noticed a suspicious person or vehicle, to contact the Greenville Police Department at 664-2131.


THEFT AT VALUE CITY

At 7:52 AM Saturday, Jay Steinsick, manager at the Greenville Value City reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department that two persons were behind the store taking skids. When officers arrived, the subjects were gone and have not yet been located. The theft is still under investigation.


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CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW

The Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday night at 7:30PM at the Municipal Building. Items on the agenda include a public hearing for a proposed smoking ban, recommendations from the Plan Commission, Tourism Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals, and the group health insurance renewal. Other business to be discussed includes the Senior Information Center the Recycling Center design and the Motor Fuel Tax Program resolution.


SEVERE WEATHER CAN APPEAR WITH VERY LITTLE WARNING

WGEL has been taking a look back on severe weather that's hit our area these past few years. On April 2, 2006, between 6 and 7PM, a tornado warning had been issued for Bond County. Larry and Darla Snow of Greenville Auto Body were winding up the weekend and getting ready for the workweek at their home located on Idler Lane in Greenville. Larry was in his old body shop, and Darla headed to the basement. Larry had just got done getting his mother's car in the old shop when the wind picked up and the two decided to take cover in the paint booth.

Larry said that by the time it was all over with, the paint booth was actually holding the building up. The winds took the garage completely off the house, took off half the roof and the front porch was gone. Larry said that it was pretty incredible to see the amount of damage that was done, wonder what you were going to do next and just be happy that no one was hurt and everyone was safe.

According to National Weather Service Analysts, it was not a tornado that hit the Snow's property, but a Micro-Burst, which is a strong wind that skips across the ground. Snow said the storm path showed the burst first landed north of Greenville Regional Hospital and skipped to their residence, and then to Woburn and ended up in Ramsey.

Larry and Darla Snow's house is now rebuilt, but the old body shop was a total loss. Snow says the best advice he has to offer is to make sure your house insurance is up to date; document everything you can inside your home; if you have damage to your house, don't be afraid to get estimates on your own; deal with contractors you know and most importantly…be patient.

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CICBC BLOOD DRIVE TOTALS

Greenville Regional Hospital held a CICBC blood drive on February 28th. During the drive, 28 whole blood units and two platelet donations were collected. The CICBC is the sole blood provider to Greenville Regional Hospital. Mark Jenner, Julia Jenner and Randall Bister presented at the blood drive for platelet donations. Return blood donors included Jane Netzler with 91 visits; Lisa Beck and John Knight, both donating 58 times; Bonnie Thierry with 57 visists; Roya Bourgeois 43 donations and Marian Embry with 22.

The next CICBC Blood drives in Bond County will be at Greenville College on April 18th in the Krober Room from 12-4PM and on April 28th at the Greenville Regional Hospital Community Room from 12-5PM. To schedule a donation, please call 530-0687.

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TRI COUNTY SPELLING BEE TOP FOUR FINISHERS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL

Students from 29 schools competed in the Bond-Fayette-Effingham Spelling Bee at Mulberry Grove Elementary School on Wednesday, February 28th. In an exciting bee that lasted 19 rounds, 8th grader Kimberly Stockon of St. Elmo edged out 7th grader Mark Hendricks of Altamont Lutheran School. Kimberly won by spelling "cadenza" after Mark missed "cilantro". The two had competed head-to-head for several rounds as the only contestants remaining.

Megan Korte, a 7th grader at Mulberry Grove Junior High, and the daughter of Ken and Cheryl Korte, took third place. Mitchell Wortman, a 7th grader from St. Anthony Grade School in Effingham, placed fourth. The top four finishers have advanced to the Regional Bee that will be held at Miliken University in Decatur on March 24th. The public is welcome to attend the free event. The winner of the Regional Bee wins a trip to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

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MONDAY SPORTS

HS BASKETBALL

Congratulations to Maroa-Forsyth, the Class A Boys Basketball champions. Maroa-Forsyth was a 59-56 winner over Chicago North Lawndale Saturday night. Teutopolis took 3rd place with a 51-38 win over Farmington. T-town defeated Nashville 43-38 in Friday’s quarterfinals. The South Central All Conference selections have been announced for basketball. The Comets, who finished 6-4 in the conference, placed three players. Bryan Atchison was a 1st Team selection while Jason Mollett and Josh Patrick were named to the 2nd Team. There were no members of the Lady Comets to make All-Conference.

AWARDS PROGRAM

The Greenville High School Sports Awards Night for boys and girls basketball and cheerleaders is Tuesday March 13 at 6pm in the gym. Team recognition and awards will be presented at 6pm followed by refreshments in the cafeteria.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The Greenville College Lady Panthers lost the 5th place game at the NCCAA Tournament 73-69 to North Greenville University on Saturday.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

The GC Panthers split a doubleheader Friday with Millikin. Greenville won the opener 11-9 as Casey Burford got the victory in relief. Stefan Neece hit his second homerun of the season and drove-in four. The Panthers dropped the second game 8-5.


OBITUARIES

KATHY LYNCH

Kathy Lynch, age 63 of Sorento, passed away Friday (March 9) at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Funeral mass for 63-year-old Kathy Lynch will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Visitation is Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorial services will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Friends may call on Friday one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

JUNE R ULMET

June R. Ulmet, 88 of Greenville, passed away Thursday at Cardinal Hill Healthcare. Funeral service for 88 year-old June R. Ulmet will be conducted Monday at 11am at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Gullick Cemetery, Highland. Friends may call Monday after 10am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bond County Hospice.

ARDOLA TURLEY

Ardola M. Turley, age 82 of Greenville, passed away Sunday (March 11) at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 82-year-old Ardola M. Turley will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Private interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday (correction.. Visitation is Wednesday March 14th) after 10 a.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Memorials to the Greenville First Christian Church or the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Young Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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