8-21-2007

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BREAK-IN AT ETHEL'S TAVERN IN HIGHLAND OVER THE WEEKEND

Another burglary at a local tavern occurred over the weekend. According to the Highland Police Department, sometime between overnight Friday and early Saturday morning, Ethel's Tavern was entered. Several video poker machines, and the jukebox were broken into. The break-in is currently under investigation.

This is the fourth break-in to a business in the area over the last few weeks. The other three burglaries were a gas station and two taverns in Pocahontas. WGEL will have more details on the burglary at Ethels, when they become available.


STORM BRINGS RAIN TO THE AREA ON SUNDAY

The storms that rolled through the area Sunday night left behind less than an inch of rain. According to the City of Greenville rain gauges, there was .32 inches reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, .62 inches at 6th Street and .50 inches at Route 140 and Idler Lane.


WRONG PRESIDENT ON COUNTERFEIT BILLS LEAD TO ARRESTS

Fifty dollar counterfeit bills being passed in the Granite City area had the wrong president, and that is what helped store clerks spot them. According to Secret Service agent, Eric Pingolt, the counterfeiters had bleached five dollar bills and changed them to 50's, but because of the watermarks on the bills they could not change Abraham Lincoln's picture to that of Ulysses S. Grant's. A scratch pen, which is used by store owners to help identify counterfeit bills, did not register these bills as counterfeit. Agent Pingolt said the scratch pen did not catch the counterfeits because they were genuine five dollar bills, and scratch pens only catch counterfeit bills printed on counterfeit paper.

Four people from the Chicago area have been arrested, and the investigation still continues. So far the counterfeit money has been found only in the metro area, but according to Pingolt, towns along the interstates are attractive to counterfeiters; who can then unload their bogus bills and then be gone quickly.

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA

This summer, firefighters from 11 Metro East counties will once again compete to see which city can collect the most money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Fill-the-Boot campaign. Money raised will help provide flu shots, leg braces, wheelchairs, support groups and physical and occupational therapies. Local Fire Departments who are participating and there locations include:

The Greenville Fire District on Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th, from 10am-2PM at the intersections of 2nd/College, 3rd/Harris and Butternut and Idler.

The St. Rose Fire Department on Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th, from 8am-12PM at Main St./St. Rose Road.


WELLNESS LINK COUNSELOR TO SPEAK AT SUPPORT GROUP

The Greenville Regional Hospital Education Department will host it's monthly Dementia Caregivers Support Group today at 6PM in the hospital community room. Licensed Social worker, Greg Pennington, of the Greenville Regional Hospital Wellness Link, will present a program on dealing with loss. Pennington specializes in grief and loss issues. Registration is not requiredm, and there is no fee to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The support group is open to anyone caring for a loved one suffering from any type of dementia.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR....

THE WHEEL OF MEAT

Every Friday WGEL will spin the wheel of meat for one lucky listener. Each Friday morning we will randomly pick a name from our Friday Cash Call Registration Book, and that listener will have 9 minutes to call us here at WGEL. After those nine minutes if that person has not called, we will open up the WGEL phone lines and give everyone a chance to play. If you want to get registered in our Friday cash call book, just visit any WGEL live remote and sign up. You can also stop in at the radio station to sign up.

THE WHEEL OF MEAT….. FRIDAY MORNINGS …..YOUR CHANCE TO SPIN AND WIN

 




TUESDAY SPORTS

MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Aces are playing in the Odin Tournament now through Thursday. The Aces lost to Brownstown on Monday 10-0.

MULBERRY GROVE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

The Mulberry Grove team will play today at home versus Brownstown.

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

The Bluejays will play at Gillespie today.

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Comets will play at Hillsboro today.

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

The Lady Comets will play at Hillsboro today in a four way match with Triad, Litchfield and Hillsboro.

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

The Comets golf team will play at Carlinville today in a three way match with Southwestern and Carlinville.


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