03-07-2007




MEGA MILLIONS TICKET WINNER SOLD IN GREENVILLE

A $250,000 winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a Greenville business. Gloria Thomas with Greenville Moto Mart told WGEL that her store was called Tuesday night by Mega Millions officials concerning the ticket. Thomas said she has since talked to the Moto Mart home office which receives a 1% share of the winning ticket. Thomas said she doesn’t know who purchased the ticket or when. The winner must take it to a redemption center. She said her store has sold some winning scratch-off tickets in the past but this is definitely the biggest winner they’ve ever had.

There were two grand prize winning tickets in the $370 million jackpot. They were sold in New Jersey and Georgia. The lucky Mega Millions numbers were 16, 22, 29, 39, 42, and the mega ball was 20.


SMALL PLANE CRASH KILLS PILOT IN MADISON COUNTY

A pilot from Missouri is dead after crashing his plane in a field north of Edwardsville. Officials say the pilot was the only person on board the single-engine aircraft when it went down Monday afternoon in a farmer's field off Old Carpenter Road near Route 157. The cause of the crash is under investigation but authorities say the two-seat plane landed on its top. The crash was discovered by another pilot flying over the scene.

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METEOR FALLS THROUGH CENTRAL ILLINOIS HOUSE

A home daycare provider in Bloomington, IL says she thought it was a mirror that fell in her bathroom Monday morning. But geologists at Illinois State University say it was a piece of space rock that fell through her house instead. According to Metro News Source, scientists say the chunk of metal and rock crashed through a bedroom window. They're pretty sure it came from outer-space. The home owner was relieved that no one was hurt. The ISU scientists say that if the meteor is real, it's the first one to hit the Bloomington-Normal, IL area since the 1930's.


NOMINATING FOR THIS YEAR’S TURLEY MEMORIAL

Each year the Greenville Chamber of Commerce picks a special individual or group and honors them with the Gerald Turley Memorial Award. The award was started in 1994 and the first recipient was State Senator Frank Watson. The Turley award is named for former Greenville Mayor Gerald Turley and is presented to an honoree that has demonstrated personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation and community leadership. Tuesday morning a Chamber committee met to begin the search for this year's recipient. If you would like to nominate someone for this prestigious honor please call the Chamber at 664-9272.

 
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PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE RONALD REAGAN VISIT APPROVED BY COUNTY BOARD

The Bond County Board met Tuesday and heard a request from John Coleman of the Historical Society to place a plaque on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn, commemorating a presidential candidate's speech. The board approved the plaque in memory of Ronald Reagan who spoke at the intersection on October 18, 1980.

Also discussed by the board was a contract proposed by Aaron Hutson, of Hutson Surveying and Engineering, Inc. with the Highway Department. Mike McCormick, Highway Department Engineer, commented there are times when surveys need to be done in reference to roads and setbacks and this contract lays out the prices and costs for the next two years. A work order will be submitted for each project, therefore if there is no work, then there is no cost. The Board directed State's Attorney Chris Bauer to look over the contract, with a decision being made at the next meeting.

In other business, the Bond County Board approved the appointment of Bradley S. Apple as a trustee to the Keyesport Fire Protection District. They then announced the re-appointment of Randy Vasel to the Greenville Airport Authority Board and the new appointment of Ralph Jernigan as a trustee of the Smithboro Fire Protection District. Final approvals for the announcements will be made at the next meeting.

We'll have more on Tuesday's Bond County Board meeting in a future newscast. You can see the Bond County Board meeting in it's entirety, tonight at 6PM on Greene County Cable Channel 3.

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SMITH WINNER OF K OF C ESSAY CONTEST

Congratulations to Mallory Smith, the winner of the junior high level Knights of Columbus essay contest. The contest was sponsored locally by the Greenville Knights of Columbus. Mallory is a student in Anne Baumberger's language arts class and her essay now advances to the state level competition


TUESDAY SPORTS

WEDNESDAY SPORTS

The Nashville Hornets are going to the Class A Boys state tournament. Nashville, now 33-0 on the season, was a 76-46 winner over Mount Carmel at the Carbondale Super-Sectional. Nashville plays Teutopolis Friday at 1:45pm at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Breese Central Cougars lost 44-38 to Brown County. Central finishes the season with a record of 22-11.

GHS WINTER SPORTS AWARDS MARCH 13

The Greenville Comets and Lady Comets winter sports awards program is Tuesday March 13 in the school gym. Team recognition and awards will be presented to members of the boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders. The program begins at 6pm and will be followed by light refreshments in the cafeteria.


OBITUARIES

BERNICE L VANDERHOOF

Bernice L. Vanderhoof age 88 of Gerry, New York, formerly of Greenville, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Friday at Heritage Village Health Care Center in Gerry, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert H. Coates officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 1:45 pm Friday. Friends may call at Donnell-Wiegand from 4 until 8 pm Thursday evening and Friday until service time.

Bernice Lillian Ammerman, the daughter of William Henry and May Hannah Albrecht Ammerman, was born on October 14, 1918 in North Tonawanda, NY. After graduating from North Tonawanda High School in 1937 , she attended one year in Chesbrough Seminary (later renamed Roberts Wesleyan College) in North Chili, NY. Bernice and Russell M. Vanderhoof were united in marriage on November 11, 1940 in Dover, NJ. When he entered the United States Army in 1942, she went back to Chesbrough for one year, and to Greenville College for two years, where she graduated in 1946.

After Russell graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, both taught one year at Oakdale Vocational School, Oakdale, KY. They served together for 24 years in the pastoral ministry, mostly in the New York Conference, both on local and conference levels. Following retirement from pastoral ministry, they both worked for several years at Woodstock Homes in Woodstock, IL, and at Greenville College. Bernie taught school for several years and also did secretarial work. Her interest included music, reading and writing. Many of Bernie's short articles have been printed in "The Sermon Builder", "Light and Life," "Evagel," "The Sunday School Journal," and "Christian Life." She also wrote a book, In the Image of God, which was never published.

During the pastoral years, she spent countless hours writing programs of all kinds (seasonal, missionary, women's, children, etc). During the years they worked at Woodstock Homes, she was editor of the "Woodstock Friend," writing much of the copy. Since retiring from teaching in 1974, she spent much time writing her family history. Bernie moved into Cottage # 6 at Heritage Village on New Years Day, 1993. In June of 2002, she moved into Bergquist and into the Health Care Center on January 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in Greenville in 1992, and by two sisters, Grace Crandell, Battle Creek, MI, and Edna Fix, North Tonawanda, NY.

Surviving are three daughters: Elaine Kilmer of Greenville, IL, Coleen Peters, McPherson, KS, and Lenore Sweigard, Wilmore, KY, and one son Dale Vanderhoof, McPherson, KS, one sister, Arlene Twichell, Gerry, NY; six grandchildren; David Peters, Rachel Giles, Sarah Ekeland, Nathan Vanderhoof, Andrew and Aaron Sweigard; two great grandsons, Judah Ekeland and Daniel Giles; and two step-granddaughters and seven step-great grandchildren. Memorials to Heritage Village Health Care Center of Gerry, NY thru the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.


LINDA SUE DANIELS

Linda Sue Adcock Daniels, age 59 of rural Smithboro, passed away at 10:49 a.m. Tuesday at St.Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Pastor John Karn, officiating. Interment will follow in German Cemetery. Friends may call at Donnell-Wiegand from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time. Memorials may be made to the Family.

Linda Sue Adcock, the daughter of William and Bessie Mae Adcock, was born on March 2, 1948 in Pampa, Texas. She grew up there and graduated from Pampa High School. She worked as dispatcher for the Pampa Police Department. The family moved to rural Smithboro in 1994 where she worked for DeMoulin Brothers as seamstress before becoming disabled in 2000.

Linda and Ronald D. Daniels were united in marriage on May 2 in Pampa, Texas and have enjoyed over 15 years together, he survives as do their children Skylar Daniels of rural Smithboro, Sonja, Mrs. Curtis Carter and Chrystal, Mrs. Tom Fuller, both of Amarillo, Texas. Also surviving are their three grandchildren, Lief, Liam, and Lolo Fuller. Linda is preceded in death by her parents. Memorials to the Family


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