NEW SOCCER STADIUM POSSIBLY COMING TO COLLINSVILLE
The St. Louis Soccer United is taking the next step in bringing a Major League Soccer Franchise to the St. Louis Area. Jeff Cooper, a St. Louis Attorney and avid soccer fan, presented a proposed soccer stadium and development complex to the Collinsville City Council this week. According to the St. Louis United website, the 18,500-seat stadium would be located at the intersection of I-255 and Horseshoe Lake Road. The project would also have eight FIFA approved artificial turf fields. Homes, retail and other community shops would also be built in the 400-acre development. The Collinsville City Council will vote on the proposed stadium development at their September meeting.
MABEL B. GOLDER
Mabel B. Golder, age 89, of Greenville and formerly of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, August 15th, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services for 89 year-old Mabel B. Golder will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 18th at McKendree Chapel Cemetery, west of Keyesport. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.
RONALD J. JOHNSON
Ronald J. Johnson age 56 of Greenville passed away Wednesday August 15th. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-9PM at the Stygar Florissant chapel at 13980 New Halls Ferry Road. Services will be help Monday at 10AM at the St. Rose Philippine Duschesne Catholic Church.
JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL
Greenville Junior High Boys Baseball team defeated Brownstown 17-4 on Thursday and will play Today against Patoka at 4:15 at home.
GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF
Greenville played Litchfield and Roxana at Belk Park on Thursday. After the Greenville and Litchfield teams both shot a 161 Litchfield was declared the winner in a tie break. Low score for Greenville was Scott Eaton with a 37, including two birdies. The Boys next match will be Tuesday the 21st at Carlinville, the Girls golf team will open their season on Tuesday as well.
MULBERRY GROVE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL
Mulberry Grove will play Beecher City today at 4PM at home.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy 30% of Rain High: 89 Low: 68
Sunday: Partly Cloudy High: 88 Low: 65
Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Dr. Poonam Jain with the ITS Trail Committee in Staunton, IL. Ideas have been discussed about the possibility of constructing a bike trail from St. Louis to Chicago. Currently, there are several trails along the path that just aren't connected yet. Dr. Jain will talk about what the ITS Trail Committee's plans are on extending the existing trail, north to Benld. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL 101.7FM
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