12-16-2008

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MISSING CHILD IN EFFINGHAM AREA

  

According to Effingham police, a boy has been reported as a runaway. 14 year-old Jared Ruholl, from Watson, has been missing since December 1. Jared is a white male, 5'-4" tall, weighs 105 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Jared's profile is posted on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Jared Ruholl call Effingham Police at 217-342-2101.  


ALTON JAIL ESCAPEE SENTENCED

 

A California man who had escaped from the Alton Police Department Jail in 2006 and twice attempted to escape from the St. Clair County Jail in 2004 has been sentenced. 33 year-old Quawntay Adams was sentenced to 35 years and ordered to pay a $750 fine. Adams was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 Kilo's of Marihuana, money laundering and escape. He also forfeited more than $58,000 dollars.


LAWMAKERS BACK IN SESSION

 

From the office of Senator Frank Watson, lawmakers are back in the state capitol to begin dealing with the corruption scandal.  The House and Senate are scheduled to take up legislation implementing a special election to let Illinois voters determine who will replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin went on record shortly after the Governor's arrest, stating he believed Illinois' next senator should be elected by the voters, urging lawmakers to enact a law as quickly as possible.

 


ILLINOIS HUNTERS HARVEST MORE THAN 105 THOUSAND DEER

 

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 105,595, deer during the seven-day firearm deer hunting season, November 21-23 and December 4-7.  Totals for Bond County show 913 deer for 2008, more than 200 less than the 1165 taken in 2007.  Totals for neighboring counties were down as well.  In Clinton County, 873 deer were harvested in 2008, compared to 1051 in 2007, Fayette County numbers for this year were 2109, more than a hundred less than last year, and Madison County hunters totaled 922 deer this year, compared to 1273 in 2007.  The total number of deer harvested in 2008 in Illinois is more than eleven thousand less than in 2007.


ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM RECOGNIZES STUDENTS AT POCAHONTAS CENTER

 

The Accelerated Reader Program continues to promote learning and reading among students at the Pocahontas Center.  Students read books and take tests to reach higher point clubs.  Bradley Kalous is in the 250-point club, Ashley Moore, Kaeden Mollett, Kylea Walker, Alyssa Moore, and Connor Kutz are members of the 200-point club, and Will Jones has attained 150-point club status.


GREENVILLE SOCCER PLAYERS HONORED

 

Two players from the Greenville College 2008 Soccer Team were honored by being named to the 2008 NCAA Division III All-South Central Region Team. David Dunlop who lead the team with 16 goals and 44 points, was named third team All-South Central Region while Brian Limbaugh, who had 6 goals and 21 points, was named to the Second Team All-South Central Region. Limbaugh was also named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Player of the Year. Greenville College was the 2008 SLIAC Tournament Champion.




ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING CANCELED

 

The City of Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, has been canceled due to lack of business.


SPORTS FOR TUESDAY

 

The Lady Comets basketball team was in action last night in a game you heard here on WGEL Radio.  The Lady Comets lost 57 to 36 to Hillsboro Monday night. 


OBITUARIES

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