9-21-2007



HIGHLAND TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FALL FROM TREE

 

A Highland teenager is in the hospital after suffering serious injuries Monday. in a fall from a tree.  According to the Highland Police Department, they received a call around 4:45PM, Monday, about a girl who had fallen out of a tree, 8-10 feet to the ground.  Highland EMS responded and took the teen to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, where she was then ARCHed to St. Louis Children's Hospital.

 

According to the Highland Family Bible Church's website, Kailah Mustain landed on her back and suffered a severe spinal cord injury that has left her paralyzed from the waist down.  She has undergone one surgery already to repair her spine and is expected to be in the hospital for a few months.

 

Donations in the form of gas cards, food gift cards or meals for the family are being accepted.  A trust fund has also been set up at the First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Highland.  For more information on how you can help, contact the Family Bible Church at 654-9000.


2007 COMETS HOMECOMING GAME TONIGHT

 

Homecoming week continues at the Unit 2 High School. Today is blue and white day at the high school.  And all students in Unit 2 will dismiss early for the annual Homecoming parade that starts at 3PM. Participants and floats will be lining up on 2nd Street near the Sheriff's Department.  The parade route will follow 2nd Street to a turn east onto College Avenue.

 

The 2007 Greenville Comets Homecoming game, against the Pana Panthers, will start at 7PM tonight. The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, from 8-11PM.

 

Early dismissal today for Unit 2 students will be at 2PM for Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento centers, 2:05PM for the Greenville Jr. High and 2:07PM for the high school. All KRP classes will run a regular schedule, with PM KRP classes dismissing at 2PM.


NEVCO POSTPONING EXPANSION FOR RIGHT NOW

 

New construction for a local company won't begin this year, as originally thought.  According to Dan Phalen, with Nevco Score Board Company, they have decided to postpone any future expansion until they can re-evaluate market conditions and other related items in late Spring 2008.

 

Early this year, Nevco Scoreboard Company started the process of looking to build a new plant in the Wolfe Industrial Park in Greenville.  A preliminary inducement resolution was approved by the South Western Illinois Development Authority in January.  The Greenville City Council approved a contract, with Korte Construction, in April, to build a parking lot for the proposed plant.  And in May, a sale agreement between the City and Nevco was approved by the city council.

 

Phalen said that they are in a holding pattern right now, and will be looking again at their options in March or April of next year.


 

NEW SIDEWALKS AT GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

You may have noticed that the Greenville Public Library has had a slight makeover in the front of the building over the past couple of weeks.  Library Director Mike Westbrooks told WGEL that RP Concete poured some new sidewalks, repaired damaged sidewalks and raised the curb around the light poles.  The new sidewalks cover more area and allow for easier access to the building.

 

Westbrooks says that this is just the first step in making improvements to the library, as approved by the board of directors. He said that the next step is to add a new bike rack for patrons by the first of October and then look at placing some memorial benches around the building.

 

The Greenville Public Library was built in 1905 as a result of a group of ladies who came together for the project.  They were able to receive some money from the Andrew Carnige Foundation, in order to construct the building.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

COMETS & MCDONALDS SANDWICH GIVEAWAY

Every time the Comets score a Touchdown this season, we are going to drawn another winner of a free sandwich from your hometown Greenville McDonalds. Cheer on the Comets and get you name in the registration box, out at McDonalds. The next Touchdown could mean a free sandwich for you. Employees of McDonalds and WGEL are not eligible. No purchase necessary to register.





FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets football team will host Pana tonight; the game can be heard live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM.

 

The Highland Bulldogs will host Waterloo tonight.  The game will be rebroadcast in its entirety following the Greenville Comets game.

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets tennis team lost 8-1 to Centralia on Thursday.  Vanessa Danikan recorded the Lady Comets victory.

 

GREENVILLE COMETS SOCCER

 

The Comets soccer team lost to Carlinville 3-1 on Thursday.  Adam Holler scored the Comets goal.  The Junior Varsity team also lost 3-2 on Thursday.

 

MULBERRY GROVE SPORTS

 

The Aces baseball team lost to Odin on Thursday 9-5.  Zach Heilig went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Aces. 

 

The Lady Aces volleyball team will play tonight at home agisnt Cowden-Herrick

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Bluejays will play at home on Saturday against Chadam-Gleenwood in the IESA sectional.  The Bluejays won the regional title last weekend. 


OBITUARIES

ANDREW HALL

 

Andrew Hall, age 89, of Sorento, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks in Greenville.  Funeral services for 89 year-old  Andrew Hall will be Saturday at 10:00 am at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Friends may call this evening from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home


WEATHER

Saturday: Sunny and Warm High: 91 Low: 68

Sunday: Mostly Sunny and Hot High: 89 Low: 65


PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our Guest this week is Todd Tracy, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center & Institute for Entrepreneurial Success for Kaskaskia College.  Todd will talk about the Small Development Center and how the Business Incubator can help entrepreneurs start a business of their own. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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