GC FALL ENROLLMENT UP FROM LAST YEAR
With summer getting ready to wind down, the fall semester at area colleges is just getting ready to start. WGEL spoke with Greenville College President Jim Mannoia, who said the enrollment this semester is up by about 100 students, bringing the total close to 1,100 students enrolled on campus. He commented that this is even higher than the enrollment figures from last fall.
That number doesn't include the 500-600 students that participate in off-campus programs throughout the state. Mannoia explained that new students arrived on campus last Friday, with returning students getting registered Sunday. Classes, on the Greenville College Campus, will begin Wednesday. Mannoia said that the college appreciated the communities understanding and support during the beginning of the school year, when there is an influx of people surrounding the campus.
SCIGA MEETING IN GREENVILLE LAST WEEK
The South Central Illinois Growth Alliance met at Mayby's Restaurant in Greenville, Wednesday night. The Group heard about new programs from Kaskaskia College. Mayor Rick Gottman, of Vandalia, told the group that Vandalia has three new retail prospects that he attributed to his trip to a national retailers meeting in Las Vegas. Mayor Leonard Ferguson, of Salem, talked about how the year started out with many new industrial prospects, that later lost interest due to the fluctuation in electric rates and the proposed gross receipts sales tax in Illinois. Wednesday night’s meeting was a short one followed by a guided tour of Carlisle Syntec's warehouse and plant.
ACCIDENT AT FOURTH AND HARRIS THURSDAY
Greenville Police responded to a two-vehicle accident early Thursday morning at the intersection of 4th Street and Harris Avenue. According to the report, 31 year-old Yolanda C. Gilmore of Green Bay, WI, was stopped in a Chevy Cavalier, westbound on Harris Avenue when she continued through the intersection and allegedly struck a 1992 Buick Lesabre, driven by 62 year-old Gerald Ketten of Greenville. Damage to both vehicles was over $500. No one was injured. Gilmore was ticketed for alleged No Valid Drivers License and Operation of Unisured Motor Vehicle.
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR MEMORIAL BRICKS
More bricks will soon be added to the Veteran's Memorial on the Greenville square. Tony Koonce talked with WGEL and said that applications for the bricks can be picked up at area banks. The cost for each brick is $100. The deadline to purchase the bricks is Friday, August 31st for those who want to their brick displayed during the ceremony on Veterans Day in November. For more information, you can contact Koonce at 664-1976.
CAR REPORTEDLY STOLEN
RONALD C. Moussette, of Pocahontas, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, Thursday, that his 1992 Chevrolet Beretta might have been stolen. The vehicle broke down while he was driving on Cox Monument Road, and he parked the vehicle along the side of the roadway at approximately 1:00 am Thursday morning. When he returned to retrieve the vehicle around noon Thursday, it was gone.
Sheriff's Officers contacted local towing companies, however, none of them had towed the vehicle. The vehicle was then entered as stolen. The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES REMAIN UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Kaskaskia College, and the other 34 community college districts in Illinois, won a lawsuit filed against the Illinois Executive Inspector General. Tuesday morning, the court ruled that community colleges will remain units of local government. Kaskaskia College President Dr. Jim Underwood said, "We are pleased with the Court's ruling that confirms the community colleges as units of local government.
Community colleges have been operating as local entities since the creation of many of these institutions through the Illinois Community College Act of 1965 and previous legislation passed in 1937. This ruling clearly reflects the preservation of local control of these institutions." The ruling means that community colleges will comply with the local government provisions, rather than the state agency provisions, of the Ethics Act.
GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HONORS SPECIAL PATIENT
The Greenville Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Services Department recently held a special reception for 8 year-old patient, Kirsten McElroy, daughter of Brian and Loretta McElroy, of Greenville. Kirsten has cerebral palsy and has undergone occupational and physical therapy weekly since she was born. Kirsten's father, Brian, said, "The staff here has been great. They've gone beyond our expectations.
As Kirsten has gotten more mature, she's taken (the therapy) more seriously, and I commend the staff for sticking with us." "Everyone here is very nice," said Kirsten. "They've all become my friends." Kirsten has graduated occupational therapy, but her physical therapy continues.
BLOOD DRIVE IN MULBERRY GROVE
The Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 and the Mulberry Grove Fireman's Association sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, August 23rd. The drive was held in the Community Building at the Park from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. The goal of thirty units, as set by the Red Cross, was attained. Megan Dugan and Donald Roach were first-time donors and each received a blood-drop pin.
JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL
The Greenville High School Junior Varsity team will open their season today by hosting Central high School at 6PM.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
The Lady Comets tennis team will open their season today by hosting Mt. Vernon at 4:30PM.
The Mulberry Grove Aces baseball team will play at home versus Beecher City at 4:15PM
The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team will host Highland today at 4:15PM.
Calvin Patrick, age 82, of New Douglas, passed away Friday, August 24th, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 82 year-old Calvin Patrick well be Tuesday, August 28th, at 11:00 am at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Pana. Friends may call Monday, August 27th, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas.
CHERYL ANN HUNSELL
Cheryl Ann Hunsell, age 41 of Pocahontas, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2007 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Smith Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in Duncan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Grove Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Hunsell Family.
Cheryl Ann Peters, the daughter of Lavergne Francis and Maryann Mason Peters, was born on October 22, 1965 in Kankakee, Illinois. She was raised in O'Fallon, Illinois where she attended the public schools. The family lived in Granite City for a time. Cheryl traveled for a time and was a waitress in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Signal Mountain. Cheryl has worked as a team leader in women's clothing at Grandpas and later Value City for the past 19 years.
Cheryl and Ben C. Hunsell were united in marriage on August 30, 1989 at his home in rural Pocahontas and he survives. Cheryl is also survived by her mother Maryann Peters of Greenville, brothers Rodger W. (Sherryl) Lovsey of Pocahontas, james F. (Sue Ann) Peters of Naperville, sisters: Debra Mrs. Larry Verges of Jerseyville, Sandra Mrs. Jack Maxwell of Big Sky, Montana, Mrs. Kathy Foshee of Pontoon Beach, Terrie, Mrs. Michael Moore of Madison, and Pamela Mrs. Derek Hall of Pontoon Beach, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cheryl is preceded in death by her father Lavergne Francis Peters.
Cheryl enjoyed fishing and visiting with people and she and Ben helped raise several nieces and nephews. Cheryl and Ben are members of the Smith Grove Baptist Church of rural Greenville.
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