1-23-2008



RECENT PARK BOARD MEETING

 

Several upcoming events were discussed at the Kingsbury Park District January meeting. Park district manager Jerry Sauerwein talked about the June 4th Court date for the first hearing of the Park districts suit against the City, over ownership of Dewey Street, near JC Park. July 4th, according to Sauerwein, will be a larger than ever Independence day fireworks display, at Patriots park. January 18th a State Commission meets to decide on Lincoln grants, including Greenville's application for funds to help purchase the property where Abraham Lincoln spoke, in Greenville. Sauerwein also told the board that the American Farm Heritage Museum had purchased the Woburn Christmas display from the Stiefs and coming up in February, the board will meet with the consulting firm to discuss future plans, including a proposed skateboard park.  The district was awarded a $17,700.00 grant for work at the nature preserve.


SCIGA JANUARY MEETING PREVIEW

 

The next meeting of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd, in the Student Center, at Kaskaskia College.  This month's speaker is Matt Wagner, who will be talking about the role that investment bankers play in economic development.


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$10.3 MILLION LIBERAL ART BUILDING DEDICATED AT SWIC

 

Representatives from the Capitol Development Board recently joined Southwestern Illinois College officials to dedicate the new Liberal Arts Building, on the Belleville Campus. The $10.3 million building included $7.7 million from the state's Opportunity Returns economic program.

 

According to CDB Administrator Ron Wright, the new Liberal Arts Center will help SWIC continue its mission in providing training for in-demand, well paying jobs. The 46,000 square-foot building will serve 4,500 students and includes 248 class sections and 16 new classrooms, an expanded bookstore, 16 faculty offices and an expanded parking lot.

 

Southwestern Illinois College serves over 26,000 students annually at the Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud campuses.

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LOCAL HOSPITAL DEEMED SELF-SUFFICIENT

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center recently recognized Greenville Regional Hospital as a self-sufficient hospital.  CICBC uses this term to describe hospitals that receive as many donations as they distribute blood transfusions.  This is the third time, in three years, that Greenville Regional Hospital has earned this recognition.  Jim Hayes, president and CEO of Greenville Regional Hospital, is grateful for the community’s support, that includes sponsoring blood drives and donating blood to CICBC.

 

Iif your community organization is interested in sponsoring a blood drive call 530-0687.


SPECIAL MEETING FOR MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD

 

The Mulberry Grove Village Board has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, January 23rd, at 7:00 PM, at the Village Hall.  The principle topic, on the agenda, will be review, discussion, and possible adoption of a liquor ordinance, for the village.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

X-Treme International Ice Racing

 

The Greater Saint Louis Motorcycle Dealers Presents X-Treme International Ice Racing at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Saturday, January 26th, at 7:30PM and WGEL has tickets to give away. Tune in this Thursday for your chance to win a family pack, of 4 tickets, to X-Treme International Motorcycle Ice Racing, at the Family Arena. More chances to win from your good friends at WGEL. Be the correct caller, this Thursday, when we open the WGEL Ticket window.

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SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Comets, in a game broadcast live on WGEL Radio, beat up on Pana Tuesday night.  The final score of the game was 61-38.  The JV team won as well, their score was 63-41.

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces played into triple overtime on Tuesday.  Mt. Olive won the game over the Aces by one point, 64-63.  The JV Aces won their game against Mt. Olive 62-34. 


OBITUARIES

None to Report


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