2-7-2008

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NEW LAKE PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT

 

The City of Greenville will be holding a special public meeting tonight at 7PM, at the Free Methodist Church, regarding the proposed new lake in Bond County. The public is invited to attend

 


FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE FOG MONDAY, NOT FIRE

 

As reported earlier this week on WGEL, there was a fatal accident Monday morning at the intersection of Route 143 and Route 127, due to the dense fog. We spoke with Greenville Volunteer Firefighter Denny Wise, who said that it was pretty dangerous to be out at the accident Monday morning. Car headlights could only be seen about 50 feet away, therefore squad cars from the Sheriff's Department and State Police stationed themselves away from the accident, with lights flashing to alert motorists. As an extra precaution, the fire department put two of their bigger trucks just north and south of the accident, to ensure safer passing of vehicles in the open northbound lane.

 

Wise said that on calls like that, where the weather can add to safety concerns, personnel are kept away from the center line of the highway. Around 15 volunteer firefighters assisted police, with the accident, Monday morning.

 


 HOUSE FIRE IN SORENTO

 

 

Shoal Creek firemen were paged Monday night, to a report of a house fire on Main Street, in Sorento.  When firemen arrived, smoke could be seen coming from the roof.  Most of the inside of the house was destroyed by the blaze, which is suspected to have been caused by a gas oven.  There were no injuries caused by the fire.  Shoal Creek firemen were on the scene for about 3 hours.  New Douglas firemen also responded to provide mutual aid, with man power and a tanker.

 


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A LOOK BACK AT VALUE CITY HISTORY

 

Last week it was announced that the Value City Department Store in Greenville would be closing soon, so we did a little research about the stores history.

 

 

The year was 1993, October to be exact, and Grandpa's Discount Store opened for business in the brand new building, on Route 40, just west of Route 127, in Greenville. Charlie Witze was the first manager of Grandpa's, and that store was in business for 7 years, until Value City bought the Grandpa's chain, in March of 2000. 

 

In May of 1995, Jim Kniepman came to work as Charlie Witze's assistant manager and several months later took over as manager. All together, Jim has managed the store since 1995, both as Grandpa's and Value City.  Jim told WGEL, that on average, the store employs 50 people, and 6 of those employees have been at the store since it opened in 1993. After over 14 years, the big store on Route 40 will be closing. The clearance sale has started and Jim told us it should take about 7 weeks.


 

GREENVILLE TO GET NEW RESTAURANT

 

Greenville will soon be home to a new sit-down Mexican Restaurant. Saul Quiroz, owner of Lomas del Sol, in Hillsboro, has signed a long-term contract with Bob Funderburk to lease Circle B Steakhouse. Saul told WGEL it would take several months of renovation before he'll be opening Hascienda Hallisco, in Greenville. Circle B has been closed for several months and after renovations and license transfers, will become the new Mexican restaurant, just South of I-70 on Route 127, in Greenville.

 


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

VALENTINE PROMOTION

 

 

Tune in to WGEL starting Friday February 8th for your chance to get registered to win thIS years Valentine Super Prize from WGEL. 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 to pick up the prizes. More chances to win from your friends at WGEL.

 


SPORTS RESULTS

 

Wednesday night the Lady Comets took on T’Town in the second round of the Basketball Regional in Vandalia. The score was tied at the end of the first quarter but Teutopolis prevailed to beat the Comets 63 to 41 and ended the Comets girls’ basketball season.

 

Coming up tonight, the Greenville Comets Freshman Boys basketball team is in the Championship game of the Hillsboro Tournament. They will be playing Effingham at 8pm tonight.




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