2-15-2008



GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner, and the Greenville City Council, recognized two Greenville Police officers, at Tuesday night's council meeting, for their quick thinking that saved the life of Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston. Last month Sgt. Tony Brooks and Officer Jim Hess responded to a 911 call and found Chief Johnston unresponsive and without a pulse. They successfully used a portable defibrillator to revive Johnston and got him to the hospital, where he recovered from a major heart attack.

 

 

In other action at Tuesday night's meeting, the council discussed security at council meetings, in light of the tragedy, last week, in Kirkwood Missouri.

 

 

They passed a sewer permit resolution to take city sewer across I-70 and OK'ed the plat, for the lot, for Sleep Inn and a second lot, for a potential restaurant.

 

 

The council said yes to the Tourism Committee's recommendation for 1,500 dollars to advertise the visit of the Traveling Vietnam Wall. They voted to turn down bids, but work with contractors and the EPA, to hopefully reduce the cost of new Destratifier equipment, to improve city water.

 

 

City Manager Dave Willey, told the council the city did not get the Lincoln Grant for which they had applied. That Grant was to help purchase the site where Abraham Lincoln made a speech, in Greenville, in 1858.

 

 

Mayor Gaffner told the council they would probably be having a special meeting later this month to handle details concerning the Malineraro flour plant, that is scheduled to start construction in the Wolf Industrial park this Spring. 


FBI WARNS AGAIN OF FRAUDULENT EMAILS

 

The FBI has recently developed information regarding cyber criminals again attempting to send fraudulent emails, stating that someone has filed a complaint, against the recipient, with the Department of Justice, IRS, or Better Business Bureau. Information, from the investigation, has been handed over to the Department of Homeland Security.

 

The public is reminded to be very wary of emails received from an unknown sender, as this scam, like many others, is likely an attempt to gain personal information from the victim. To receive the latest information about cyber scams or to report a possible scam visit www.IC3.gov.

ALLTECH

KASKASKIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 31st, and approved the purchase of a new and expanded location for the Salem Education Center.  The new location is 1437 W. Whitaker in Salem.  The new location will provide additional space for classrooms, industrial programs, and laboratory space for science and art classes.  A business incubator will also be a part of the new location.

 

In personnel action, the board hired Bruce Fischer of Centralia and Julie Schneider of Alma, as Programmer/Analysts


POLICE HANDLE REPORT OF DAMAGE AT COUNTRY CLUB

 

Deputies are investigating a damage to property report at the Greenville Country Club. Management reported that sometime between 8PM Thursday night and 8am Friday morning, a vehicle drove for 200-300 yards on the practice driving range, alongside Woburn Road, leaving ruts. Police believe the tracks could have been caused by a 4X4 pickup truck.


THE LUCKY WINNER IS.......

 

Bev Mollet of Pocahontas won this year's Valetine's Day promotion on WGEL Radio. Prizes include tickets to Scottrade Center, roses from Floral Designs by Cindy, candy from Watson's Drug Store, gift certificates from Will O The Wind Radio Shack and Harmon's Market and a chauffeured ride from Steve Schmitt Motors to pick up the prizes. More chances to win from your good friends at WGEL.

 

KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT IS SEEKING IDEAS

 

The Kingsbury Park District is looking for ideas. The Park Disctrict is identifying a park improvements recommendations list for the next ten years. On February 25th at 7PM at the Bradford Room in Greenville the park district will hold a public workshop to help generate and collect ideas that might be included in the final recommendations for improvements. The public is encouraged to attend and voice their ideas. 


WEB-BASED ELECTRONIC HIRING SYSTEM RUNNING

 

 

Illinois now has a new electronic recruiting and hiring system up and running, which makes the state hiring process more efficient. The new eRecruiting website is designed to expand access to jobs within state government and significantly increase the pool of applicants. The system was created with the user in mind and is run by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services. You can access the site at www.work.illinois.gov

SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Greenville Comets will play Breese Central tongiht at home, and you can hear that game live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM.


OBITUARIES

GRAYSON RUSSELL LONG

 

Grayson Russell Long, the newborn son of Mark and Amanda Long passed away Monday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for Grayson Russell Long will be held at 2PM Tuesday February 19th at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral home in Mulberry Grove.  Interment will follow in Payne Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove from 1PM Tuesday until service time.  Memorials may be made to the Family.   

 

GERALD "JERRY" R SCHMOLLINGER

 

Gerald "Jerry" R. Schmollinger, age 69 formerly of Greenville, passed away at his home on Tuesday.  Funeral service for 69 year-old Jerry Schmollinger will be held Saturday the 16th at 2PM at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral home in Bethalto.  Visitation will be today from 4-8 pm also at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the family. 

 

VIVIAN I. DORR-WORSTELL

 

Vivian I. Dorr-Worstell, age 80 of Greenvillle, passed away Thursday, February 14th at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services Vivian Door-Worstell, will be held at 7pm Saturday (February 16th) at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Darryl Bolen Officiating. Interment will be in Old Logootee Cemetery at 2pm on Sunday. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7pm on Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Utlaut Hospital Auxiliary or the Old Logootee Cemetery


WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy High: 40 Low: 30

Sunday:Cloudy and Rainy High: 48 Low: 30


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Illinois FFA President Kaitlin Weitekemp.  It's National FFA Week and Kaitlin will talk to us about what exactly FFA is, her experiences with the program and how students and the community can get involved. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

 

 


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