5-2-2008

 




TWO FATALITIES IN ACCIDENT AT BEAVER CREEK BRIDGE

 

 

Early Thursday morning, Bond County Sheriff's Officers, Illinois State Police, Keyesport First Responders and Bond County EMS responded to a call of an accident with 2 fatalities at Beaver Creek Bridge.  The two victims were Brian E. Ennen, 30, of Keyesport and Kevin E. Ennen, 36, of Greenville.  According to the Illinois State Police, Kevin was the driver while Brian was the passenger.  The truck was westbound on route 143 when the driver lost control and traveled off the round to the right then steered back over the road to the left and overturned into trees.

 

 

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PHOTO OF TRUCK AT MICK’S TOWING

 


FIRST RECYCLING COMMITTEE MEETING WAS HELD AT COURTHOUSE

 

Tuesday night was the first meeting of the Recycling Committee for Bond County.  There are nine committee members on the board with residents from Greenville, Pocahontas and Sorento.  Everyone brings various backgrounds related to recycling from a Bio Mass Economist to a stay-at-home mother to a college professor, just to name a few.

 

Committee members elected Linda Peters Chairman, Carolyn Peterson Vice-Chairman and Corky Hutchinson Secretary.  It was agreed to meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 PM, at the courthouse.  Various ideas were passed around on where the committee needs to focus until money can be spent during the next fiscal year, which begins December 1st.  The consensus was that more education on recycling needs to be available to the community.

 

Also present at the meeting was David Doty with Doty Sanitation who announced that he had bought a new recycling bin, which will soon replace the current bin in Greenville.  The next Recycling Committee meeting will be May 27th, at 7:30 PM.


ILLINOIS DENIED FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

 

The federal government has denied Illinois' request for federal assistance for 15 southern Illinois counties affected by severe flooding in March.  Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Velasquez III recently received the notice and responded by saying, "It's very disappointing that FEMA failed to recognize the devastating impact this flood had on so many lives in southern Illinois."  Emergency managers in each of the 15 counties will be contacted to determine if additional damage has been identified that could support a state appeal of this decision. 



ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO BUY FOREVER STAMPS AT 41 CENTS

 

If you use "Forever" stamps to mail your letters, you have until May 11th to buy the stamps at the current rate of 41 cents.  On May 12th, the price, of a first-class stamp, increases to 42 cents.  Since it was issued last October, postal customers in Missouri and Illinois have purchased 102 million "Forever" stamps.  "Forever" stamps you bought, for 41 cents, remain valid for full postage even after the price increase.


 

ILLINOIS SENATE FAILS TO PASS RECALL

 

 

Illinois voters will not be given a voice in recalling the Governor and other elected officials. Thursday the issue fell three votes short of passage in the State Senate. The House of Representatives had approved a similar measure April 8th that would have put a referendum on the November ballot to amend the constitution to establish a process whereby salaried elected officials-including the Governor could be removed from office via referendum. According to State Senator Frank Watson all Republican senators voted in favor of placing the referendum on the November ballot.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

MOTHERS DAY GIVEAWAY

 

YOUR FRIENDS AT WGEL RADIO ARE GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO REGISTER YOUR MOM FOR OUR SUPER MOTHERS DAY PRIZE PACKAGE.

 

 

STARTING ON MONDAY MAY 5 THROUGH WED MAY 7 LISTEN FOR THE MOTHERS DAY TICKET WINDOW TO OPEN. IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE FIRST 5 CALLERS TO WGEL,YOU’LL BE REGISTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN….

 

 

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HERE ARE THE OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE REGISTRATION AND GIVEAWAY.

 

EMPLOYEES OF WGEL, BECKER JEWELERS, FLORAL DESIGNS BY CINDY, MABRY’S AND WATRSONS DRUGSTORE AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT ELGIBLE TO REGISTER OR WIN. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER ONCE AND ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.

 


 

FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

It was a shutout victory for the Lady Comets on Thursday, 1-0 over East Alton Wood River.  Earlier this week the Lady Comets lost their first conference game in a long time.  It had been 26 straight conference victories for the Lady Comets.  Head Coach Ivan Estevez told WGEL that was a school record for softball, congratulations to the Lady Comets.  The Lady Comets will host Hillsboro today.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will play at Hillsboro today. 


OBITUARIES

BRIAN E. ENNEN

 

Brian E. Ennen, age 30, of Keyesport, passed away Thursday, as the result of a traffic accident.  Funeral arrangements for 30 year-old Brian E. Ennen are pending at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.


KEVIN E. ENNEN

 

Kevin E. Ennen, age 36, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, as the result of a traffic accident.  Funeral arrangements for 36 year-old Kevin E. Ennen are pending at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 30 % chance of showers, high 61, low 43

SUNDAY - partly cloudy, high 65, low 46


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs.  Our guest this week is Colette Hildreth Case Manager for the Bond County Youth Employment and Education Program.  Colette will talk about what the program is, who it serves and how 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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