4-10-2007

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EDWARDSVILLE TEENAGER FOUND IN TEXAS

An Edwardsville teenager reported missing since last Friday, has been found. Thirteen year-old Kaylee Stimson was found Monday night with 22 -year-old Warren Harbison in Amarillo Texas. According to Metro News, Warren Harbison is charged with alleged sexual assault of a child, and possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to be arraigned today.


PLAQUE TO BE DEDICATED TO RONALD REAGAN IN GREENVILLE

The Bond County Historical Society has announced that they will be dedicating a plaque on the Bond County courthouse grounds commemorating Ronald Reagan's 1980 speech. The event will take place during a ceremony in Greenville as part of the society's Heritage Day on Saturday, April 14th at 1PM on the south east side of the courthouse square.

Reagan spoke to a crowd of several thousand from the same location on October 18, 1980. The soon to be elected President of the United States, along with several other politicians, were on a bus tour of Illinois that day.

The featured speaker during the unveiling will be Senator Frank Watson, who in 1980 was a State Representative and helped make Greenville a stop for Reagan. Bond County Historical Society President John Coleman said they are very excited about the unveiling, as it's been a work in progress for 18 months.

There have been only two people, who would later become President, make stops in Greenville. The first was Abraham Lincoln in 1858. There was a plaque dedicated to him in 1935.


GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDS TO SATURDAY FIRES

Greenville firefighters responded to two fires on Saturday. The first was to a residence where fire had escaped a fireplace at 1449 Dry Creek Avenue. According to the report, around 8PM Saturday evening heat transferred through the metal fire box through dry wall and caught wood sheeting on fire under the fireplace insert. Firefighters were back in service around 10:30PM. They were then paged to a brush fire near the Vetenary Clinic on Route 40.

 

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CELLULAR TOWER DAMAGED

Michael C. Lawrence of Sprint / Nextell reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Thursday, that a cellular tower located at 22 Stevenson Drive in Pocahontas had been damaged. Mike reported that someone had stolen copper and also did some damage to the property. He did not know when the damage had occurred. The copper and damage to the tower property was estimated at $500.00. The case is under investigation by the Bond County Sheriff's Department.


2006 ACO REPORT PRESENTED TO COUNTY BOARD

The 2006 Animal Control report was presented by Dr. Stowe to the Bond County Board at their most recent meeting. Bond County was again free of rabies in 2006, with 216 dogs taken in at the animal control facility. According to the report, 49 dogs were released to owners and 15 were adopted.

Dr. Stowe reports that much of their time is utilized by animal bite cases. He advises that if you are ever bitten, to wash the area thoroughly, catch the animal if possible, contact the animal control officer and see your doctor immediately. Dr. Stowe also reminds residents that if you are considering getting a dog to be kept outdoors, be sure to keep him in a good sized yard with a chain link or invisible fence. He says that several states have laws now which make it illegal to keep a dog chained or on a leash for more than three hours.

Dr. Stowe advises to get your dogs and cats spayed or neutered, as there is over $2 million dogs and cats euthanized each year in the U.S.

START OF 2007 CARDINALS BASEBALL CARD GIVEAWAY

With the baseball season underway, it's time for the 2007 Cardinals Baseball Card giveaway to begin. Bond County State's Attorney Investigator James Stever and Probation Officer Jim Romack, along with the Bond County Sheriff's Department, and the Greenville, Mulberry Grove and Pocahontas Police Departments, are teaming up to make this program available to young people in Bond County.

Beginning the week of April 16th and continuing through October 2007, a different St. Louis Cardinals baseball card will be available each week. All interested youngsters are encouraged to participate, as there are no age limits. All you have to do is request one from any law enforcement officer.

The purpose of the program is to promote positive interaction between police and youthful citizens, and to also supplement the DARE program. If anyone has any questions, you contact the State's Attorney's office at 664-2262.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

CHICKEN DINNER TICKET GIVEAWAY

The Mulberry Grove Firemen Association and American Legion Post 1180 are having their First Annual Chicken Dinner on Saturday April 14th and you could win tickets. Be listening on Thursday, April 12th for your chance to win two tickets to the dinner being held at the Mulberry Grove Community Park from 5 to 8 pm.

Throughout the day Thursday, WGEL will ask for a certain number caller, and if that is you, you win!! It’s that simple. More chances to win from WGEL…




TUESDAY SPORTS

COMETS BASEBALL

The Comets won 9-5 over Materi Dei on Monday. Jason Mollet earned the win with 7 strikeouts, Jason also hit a triple and got three RBIs. Josh Tebbe had three hits including two doubles. The Comets are 7-2 on the season and 1-0 in Conference play this year. The Greenville Comets will play South Central Tuesday at 4:30 at South Central.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Greenville Lady Comets will play at Tuetopolis at 4:30, and the Mulberry Grove Aces will play Morrisonville at 4:15PM.

COMETS TENNIS

The Greenville Comets tennis team will participate in the Triad Tournament today.

COLLEGE SPORTS

Greenville College baseball team will play Rose Hulman today, and the Panthers won 2 games against Maryville Missouri on Monday. The first game was a 2-1 win for Greenville and the second game was also a victory 9-3. The Greenville College Panthers are now 13-10 on the season.

Greenville College Lady Panthers tennis team will play against Rend Lake today at 3:30PM.


OBITUARIES

AUDRA "TOOTISE" REDDICK

Audra "Tootise" Reddick, age 72 of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, April 7th, at Fair Oaks Nusrsing Home. She was the mother of Susan (Briggs) Neely of Greenville, Bryant H. Briggs II of Greenville and Dawn (Reddick) Koberczky of Pocahontas. A memorial service will be held Thursday April 12th at 11AM at the Greenville First Christian Church.


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