5-13-2008

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GAS LEAK ON GREENVILLE COLLEGE CAMPUS

 

You could smell the gas for blocks.  During a dig, by outside contractors on the Greenville College campus, a main gas line was cut around 1:39PM Monday afternoon, according to College officials.   The Greenville Police and Fire departments responded and cordoned off over two residential blocks and most of the campus.  Elm Street was closed off from College to Beaumont, along with a section of Oak Street. Also, no cars were allowed to be started within the two-bock radius, due to the danger of igniting the gas.  There have been no reported injuries or sicknesses from the gas, and the Greenville Fire department and police handled the scene.  The Mulberry Grove fire department responded for mutual aid and actually went to the Greenville fire house to be on call for any fires while the Greenville Fire Department helped secure the scene of the gas leak. 

 

The leak continued to spew out gas from 1:40 until approximatly 3:40PM.  A special crew from Ameren was needed to cap the leak and the all clear signal for students, residents and faculity to return couldn't be given until the leak was capped and the gas dissipated. 

 

According to those on the scene, the ground where the dig was happening had been marked as clear of lines.  The fire department was on the scene until 3:58.


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MAY PREVIEW

 

The Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday night at 7:30PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Commissions and Tourism Committee, annexation hearings on two pieces of property and an ICC petition for the Industrial Park Overpass.  Other topics to be discussed involve the Ameren/Shoal Creek Reservoir, downtown parking recommendations and ideas on the Idler Lane Park.  Council members will meet in special session Tuesday night, prior to the regular meeting.

 

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STRONG WINDS KNOCK DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES

 

With the wind picking up overnight Saturday and continuing on Sunday, Greenville Police received multiple calls of downed trees and power lines throughout town.  City workers as well as Ameren and South Western electric crews were called in to remove debris and repair power lines.  As of Sunday evening, all Ameren Customers in the Greenville area had their power restored, according to the Ameren website.  However, there were still 39 customers around, but outside, the Highland city limits that were without power. 

 

The weather system was part of the devastatiing storms, carrying tornadoes, that swept through Oklahoma and Missouri Saturday, injuring over 100 and killing more than 20 people.

 


GREENVILLE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

 

Greenville College will conduct its 116th Commencement exercises with ceremonies and festivities on Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. The weekend begins at 11:30am on Saturday with the luncheon at the Armington Center.  The Adult and Graduate Studies Commencement will be at the Crum Recreation Center at 2PM with Illinois State Representative Ron Stephens speaking. A traditional choir concert will be held at 4:30PM in the Whitlock Music Center, and the Ivy Cutting Ceremony will be at 5:30PM, on the front lawn of Hogue Hall.

 

On Sunday, a breakfast will begin at 8am with Baccalaureate at 11am in the Crum Recreation Center. The traditional Commencement ceremony will take place at 3PM with the Commencement address to be delivered by Dr. Paul R. Corts.


BRENDA LEE TICKET GIVEAWAY

 

WGEL radio has your next chance to win…

 

Country legend Brenda Lee is coming to the rosebud theatre this Friday night and WGEL has tickets to giveaway.

 

This Wednesday night on the hayride when you hear a clip of the Brenda lee hit song “I’m sorry” be the 4th caller and you’ll win a pair of platinum tickets to the show.

 

The seats are in the first five rows and include valet parking, three FREE house beverages and free snacks in the VIP lounge.

 

An evening with Brenda Lee. Tune in for your chance to win on the Wednesday hayride with Jerry Jansen.




SPORTS ON TUESDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets season came to a dramatic end on Monday.  The Comets were playing Metro East Lutheran in the second round of sectional play.  The game ended regulation time tied 1-1.  The two teams played through 4 ten minute sudden death overtime periods with neither team scoring.  The game was decided in penalty kicks.  The Lady Comets lost 3-2.  The team ends with a 9-10-1 season record and 3-4 in the conference. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 
The Comets will play at Centralia.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

In a game rescheduled from yesterday, the Comets will host Nokomis.  The game will be played at Greenville College. 


KENNETH L. KIOUS

 

Kenneth L. Kious, age 72, of Keyesport, passed away Sunday at his daughter's home, south of Mulberry Grove.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Kenneth L. Kious will be Thursday, May 15th at 1:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call Thursday after 11:00 am, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

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