5-12-2008

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SECURITY ISSUE AT RAMSEY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

 

WGEL radio has spoken with Melissa Ritter, assistant superintendent of the Ramsey Middle/High School.  Ritter said there was a security issue at the school Friday morning, but declined to give specifics as the investigation was ongoing.  Ritter did say the students were all safe and that Fayette County Deputies were present at the school.  Fayette County Sheriff Lay confirmed there were rumors of violence happening at the school on Friday, and said that 5 county deputies and 1 Ramsey policemen were at the school when it opened and the sheriff's department kept a presence at the school all day, but no violence, disturbance or student disobedience occurred.  Lay said no students were ever in danger.  An investigation continues by the school into the nature of the threats and who made them. 


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BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL ART PROGRAM

 

Bradford National Bank, in conjunction with Our Common Ground, is hosting the 4th Annual Art in Education Art Show, Thursday and Friday, May 15th and 16th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Bradford Community Building.  Fifth grade students will be providing entertainment Thursday evening, under the direction of Kim Lugge.  The program is free and everyone is invited. 

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GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOSTS STROKE AWARENESS EVENT

 

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital with the Bond County Health Department are hosting an education event entitled "Stroke Awareness and Risk Management."  The event will be Wednesday, May 20th, in the hospital's Education Conference Room and Education Classroom with two sessions; the first from 8:00 - 11:00 am, and the second from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.  This program is free and open to all ages.  Refreshments will be served.  Pre-registration is required and you can register by calling Jackie Oberg at 664-1230, Ext. 3551.

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GRANTS FROM ILLINOIS CLEAN ENERGY FOR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

 

Both the Mulberry Grove and Smithboro fire department's received grants of over $2,000 each from Illinois Clean Energy.  The grant money will be used to upgrade the lighting at both firehouses to high efficiency light bulbs and to add LED lights to the exit signs.  Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar estimates the new lights will save the department between 50-100 dollars every month.  That adds up to 600-1200 dollars in savings every year.  The new lights are expected to be installed in 60 days. 

 

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SHIMKUS CO-SPONSORS BILL TO LET CORPS KEEP CAMPING FEES LOCALLY

 

Congressman John Shimkus is co-sponsoring legislation that would let the Army Corps of Engineers keep funds at facilities where they were generated.  Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, and Lake Shelbyville announced reduced services this year due to reduced funding.  Shimkus said, "This would help busy and popular sites get back the funds they earn."

The Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Improvement Act (HR 4304) awaits action by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


SHIMKUS OPPOSES FUTURGEN PROJECT RESTRUCTURING

 

The U.S. Department of Energy is considering restructuring the FuturGen Project.  Congressman John Shimkus opposes any restructuring of the project, saying, "The DOE is wasting valuable time and taxpayer dollars in pursuing a multiple-site program when the original FuturGen project site in Mattoon is ready to go."  Shimkus is working with the Illinois Congressional delegation to see that Congress continues to fund the original project.


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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets defeated Gillespie 10-2 on Saturday in the first round of IHSA Sectional play.  Jamie Hoag scored 3 goals, Ashley Shellman scored 2 and five other Lady Comets had one goal each. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will play Nokomis at Greenville College.  The Comets beat Nashville twice on Saturday.  The first game was 8-0 with Erik Fohne pitching a 1 hitter.  The Comets won the second game 6-5.  The Comets baseball team is 22-5 on the season.    

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

The Comets tennis team will host Teutopolis.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Comets travel to Nashville.   


OBITUARIES

ROBERT CAIN

 

Robert Cain, 81 of Sorento and formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Friday at Fair Oaks in Greenville.  Funeral services for 81 year-old Robert Cain will be held Tuesday at 11am at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call Tuesday from 10am until service time at the funeral home.  Burial in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of the arrangements.


 

THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

 

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