2-29-2008

HAPPY LEAP DAY!




ETHANOL PLANT OPTION ON LAND IN GREENVILLE EXPIRES

 

Is there a future for Ethanol in Greenville? Maybe, maybe not, but the first company that announced a project in Greenville has allowed its option to expire on ground in the Wolf Industrial Park. According to Greenville City Manager Dave Willey, Alternative Energy Sources Incorporated, or AENS, also allowed an option they had in Kankakee to expire. The recent increase in the price of corn and the price of ethanol could be reasons many planned ethanol plants are currently on hold.


FALSE FIRE ALARM AT GREENVILLE CHURCH

Greenville Firemen responded to a fire alarm at the Free Methodist Church in Greenville, Thursday, February 28th, at 11am.  No fire was found. The church’s alarm company was conducting fire alarm tests.  All units were back in service at 11:13am. 

ALLTECH


MAKE THE CALL IF YOUR BEHIND IN MORTGAGE PAYMENTS

 

Homeowners who are in danger of losing their homes are urged to "Make the Call" to their mortgage company or housing counselor. According to a recent study, 70% of homeowners in this situation are not in discussions with their mortgage companies.  The study underscored the need to keep the lines of communication open.  As a result, of the homeowners who have made contact with their lending source, almost half were working toward modifying their mortgage loans and staying in their homes.

Madigan says that those who are behind in mortgage payments should not feel embarrassed and need to find a way to work out a payment plan.  Illinois is among the top 10 states nationally for foreclosure activity.  For more information on the mortgage lending guide visit www.IllinoisAttorneyGeneral.gov.


CORNELIUS RECEIVES THANKS BADGE

 

At their annual meeting, February 16th, in Vincennes, Indiana, the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council honored Jane Cornelius, of Mulberry Grove, with the highest recognition for volunteers in Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge.  Criteria for the badge includes performance truly outstanding and benefiting the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement, service so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate, and four letters of endorsement.  Cornelius is also a past recipient of the Appreciation Pin, the second highest recognition for volunteers.

 

Lesa Vaughn, GSSC Membership Services Manager said of Cornelius, "She is truly amazing and because of her volunteerism, the entire council has benefited by her increasing membership, assisting at GSSC events, and providing training opportunities." 

 

Jane Cornelius has held many positions while volunteering with the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council, but most importantly, she has been a great role model and mentor to many girls. 

2008 ANNUAL MEETING FOR BOND MADISON WATER COMPANY

 

The twelfth annual meeting of the Bond Madison Water Company will be Tuesday March 4th, at 7:30 PM, at St. Nicholas Hall, located at 401 East State Street, in Pocahontas.  The agenda includes a report on the operation of the Water Company, an update on the status of Phase 5, a resolution on director compensation and the election of directors.


TOM JONES GIVEAWAY PROMO 

 

The legendary Tom Jones is back in concert and is coming to St. Charles, MO.

Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, whenever you hear a clip of the Tom Jones hit song “What’s New Pussycat,” be caller number 6 and we’ll be sending you to the show. Tom Jones live and in person at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Tuesday March 11, at 7:30PM. That’s your chance to win, Thursday and Friday, March 6 & 7, with pairs of tickets to see Tom Jones at the Family Arena. WGEL Radio, with your next chance to be a ticket winner!





SPORTS

The Highland Bulldogs boys basketball team will play Jerseyville tonight for the Triad Regional Championship. You can hear the game live on WGEL Radio, tip off time is 7:30PM. Good Luck Bulldogs.


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly cloudy, high 51, low 39

SUNDAY - 35 % chance of showers and thunder storms, high 58


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Ryan Mifflin, Director of Advancement and Communication at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Ryan is going to talk to us about the 2008 Health Fair, what tests will be offered at the event and what exactly a health fair is. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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