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FISHERMAN'S COVE SOLD

At a recent auction, what was once known as Fisherman's Cove in Carlyle, was bought by a local Doctor. The property was on the auction block last week and went for around $150,000. Dr. Matt Bretz, of Carlyle, purchased the 9.5 acres of land including a 3,000 square foot building, that before, housed an arcade. Outside the building there used to be a mini-golf area, bumper boats and batting cages.

It's unknown at this time what Dr. Bretz has in store for the property and business. Carlyle City Manager, Bill Gruen, said anyone who wants to bring a new business to Carlyle, has the support of the City.


ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN NEXT WEEK

Beginning Sunday, June 10th, law enforcement officers across Illinois will take to the streets, highways and roads of the state, carrying the Special Olympics torch to help raise funds for the athletes in Illinois. Nearly 3,000 officers, representing every branch of law enforcement, will cover the 23 legs of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run. Participants will make their way from O'Fallon to Greenville in Leg 4 of the race.

According to Greenville Police Officer, Russ Rieke, local runners will carry the torch on Thursday, June 14th, starting at 11am at the Southwestern Electric Parking lot. Participants will run 4 miles to the Bond County Courthouse lawn where a BBQ will be held. Each year, officers run more than 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope.

Greenville is the end of leg 4 of the race, which is responsible for raising nearly $200,000 for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run. The efforts of many local departments helped to make Illinois the 2nd highest grossing Torch Run program in the world, with over $2 million raised in 2006.


RIBBON CUTTING AND TRACTOR DRIVE AT AFHM

This Saturday, June 9th, the American Farm Heritage Museum will be hosting a day of activities. It all starts with a ribbon cutting at 9am to celebrate the new hours of Little Red Barn that will be open every Saturday from 8:30am-3:30PM. The 2nd Annual Tractor Drive will start at 10am this Saturday. Tractors will parade throughout the southern part of Bond County.

At 1PM there will be wheat shocking. Throughout the day, railroad ties will be laid along with the Hills Fort Society placing logs. For those wanting to participate in the tractor drive, it's suggested that you arrive at the AFHM grounds no later than 9:30am. A lunch stand will be provided, but they suggest that residents bring your lawn chairs. For more details, contact the AFHM at 664-3050.

SMITHBORO HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND

For the first time in several years, the Village of Smithboro will have it's Fireman's Homecoming this weekend. As one of the coordinators for the event, Janet Waters, invites everyone to Main Street in Smithboro this Saturday. She says there will be a fish and ham dinner served along with corndogs and other food.

There will be live music and craft booths. The Smithboro Fireman's Homecoming is this Saturday, June 9th, from 4-10PM in front of the firehouse in Smithboro.


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SPORTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE

After five weeks the Grady's Golf Shop team leads the league with 119.5 points. Week five low gross score was Jason Knight and Bob Howard both shooting a 36. Bob Eaton was low net score with a 29. And Mike Coling scored a Hole in One on hole 8.


OBITUARIES

RUTH B. JOY

Ruth B. Joy, 92 of Greenville, passed away Thursday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 92 year-old Ruth B. Joy will be conducted Tuesday at 11am at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church. Entombment will follow in the Montrose Abbey in Greenville. Friends may call Monday from 5-8PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary or the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.

VERA M. FURRY

Vera M. Furry, 82 of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are pending for 82 year-old Vera M. Furry at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 58

Sunday: Mostly Sunny High: 85 Low: 60


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Renee Morgan’s guest this week is Field Services Manager for the National Parkinson Foundation, Adolfo Diaz. Adolfo will talk to us about what Parkinson’s Disease is and what it does to the body along with signs and symptoms of the disease. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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