5-18-2007

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POSSIBLE FUTURE BUSINESS SOUTH OF I-70

At the most recent Greenville City Council meeting, information was discussed regarding the city providing sewer access on the south side of I-70. According to City Manager Dave Willey, a party with possible interest in placing a business near the old Skelly's Truck Stop location had inquired about sewer access. The price tag would be roughly $260,000 to get sewer access on the other side of the interstate. The City Council agreed that this could be done, with the business developer having to pay $100,000 of the costs, and the city picking up the remaining balance.

Willey also commented on the idea of placing a push button cross walk on Beaumont Avenue near Ganton Circle. Greenville College had requested this, along with a stop sign on Elm Street near at Durley. Willey said that this request was tabled by council members until more facts can be gathered and the council can talk with representatives at the college on the best way to go about getting both traffic devices in place.


NEW HIRINGS AT MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School Board met Monday night. Superintendent Greg Irwin reported on the opening of the time capsule the week before and the plans for the class of 2007, as well as the class of 1957 to contribute new items and reseal the capsule. Board members then recognized the High School Rocket Team as they are currently at the National finals in Virginia this week.

After returning from closed session, the Mulberry Grove School board approved the hiring of Susan Hall as a Pre-K teacher, Lauren Fuehne as Jr. and Sr. High Head Volleyball Coach, Karen Clark as Special Education teacher and Matt Elam as FFA sponsor. They also extended an offer to Caleb Thompson for high school Baseball coach. Board members also approved the "Illinois Energy Grant". The next meeting for the Mulberry Grove School Board will be Monday, June 18th at 7PM.


INJURY ACCIDENT IN GREENVILLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Chelsea D. Nowak of Greenville was driving westbound on North Street in Greenville Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 when she struck a car driven by Richard D. Crouch also of Greenville. Nowak told Greenville Police that she could not see as she entered the intersection at North and 4th Streets due to a large bush. Nowak's vehicle struck Crouch's vehicle in the passenger side.

A passenger in Crouch's vehicle went to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment. No citations have been issued in this accident.

GREENVILLE REGIONAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE STROKE WARENESS ASSESSMENT

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, Greenville Regional Hospital will partner with the Bond County Health Department to host a community education event called "Stroke Awareness and Risk Prevention". Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd; one from 8-11am and the other from 6-9PM. Greenville Regional Hospital Education Assistant Jackie Oberg says that participants will fill out a risk assessment survey, have their blood pressure checked and get a short EKG. An informational video will play for attendees waiting for screenings.

If flags are raised as a result of the testing, the participant will be urged to contact their doctor as soon as possible. Pre-registration is required for the event. To sign up, call Jackie at 664-1230 ext. 3551.


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SATURDAY IS GRADUATION DAY

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 High School Graduation will be this Saturday afternoon at 1PM in the school gymnasium. Graduation for Bond County Unit 2 High School is Saturday also at 7PM.


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Greenville Comets 15-4 win over Wayne City on Thursday put them in the Regional Championship game on Saturday. The Comets will play either Flora or Louisville North Clay, if the Comets win on Saturday the Sectional will be held at Kaskaskia College in Centralia.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Lady Comets Softball team won 5-1 over Altamont to advance in the Altamont Regional.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE

The Depot team leads the Wednesday night league after two weeks. Low Gross score went to Bart Knight with a 35 and Butch Kennedy had the Low Net score of 32



OBITUARIES

EDWARD ESKRA

Edward Eskra, 85 of Windsor, NY and formerly of Panama, passed away in March. A memorial service for 85 year-old Edward Eskra will be held Saturday at 11am at Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church south of Greenville in Mills Township. Memorials may be made to the Campground Cemetery Association.

Edward Eskra is the husband of the former Opal Royer.


WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Sunny High: 79 Low: 50

Sunday: Sunny Warmer High: 82 Low: 55


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Renee Morgan’s guest this week is Jackie Kendall. Jackie will talk to us about her book "The Mentoring Mom, 11 Ways to Model Christ for Your Child” and she’ll also tell us about a few mentors she has had throughout her lifetime. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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