5-20-2008

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MULBERRY GROVE ROCKET TEAM FINISHES SECOND IN THE NATION

 

The Mulberry Grove Rocket Team competed Saturday, May 17th, in the finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest model rocket contest, and finished in second place.  Representing the team this year in the finals at Great Meadows, Virginia were Ryan Paine, Kaitlin Stone, Tyler Koontz, Samantha Nowak, and Bryant Schneider.

 

This is the third year that the team has competed and all three years has made it to the finals.  In 2006, they placed 50th and in 2007, the team finished in 7th place.  Flight requirements this year were to fly to an altitude of exactly 750 feet with two raw eggs and to obtain a lift-off to touch-down time of exactly 45 seconds. 

 

The Mulberry Grove team held first place throughout most of the second round of flights.  With just five flights to go, a team from North Carolina took the first place spot.  The Mulberry Grove team received scholarship money totaling $9,500.00, the school received $1,000.00 and a new Bushnell telescope, and the team is invited to participate in NASA's Student Launch Initiative at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, next April.

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PICTURE FROM MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE


TWO BURGLARIES IN MULBERRY GROVE SUNDAY

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers were called twice Sunday to reports of burglaries in Mulberry Grove.  The first call came shortly after midnight at 12:07 am when someone forced entry at the rear of the Kountry Korner.  The entry triggered the burglar alarm.  Nothing is reported missing at this time.

 

The second call came Sunday night 11:08 PM.  Bond County Officers responded to The Chest of Mysteries resale shop on Wall Street in Mulberry Grove where someone had entered the business sometime between 4:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 PM Sunday.  Taken were $25.00 - $35.00 in loose coins and a pocket knife.  Both burglaries are under investigation.

 

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NORMA GOLDSMITH DEDICATION

 

Saturday, the Bond County Historical Society honored the memory of Norma Goldsmith with the presentation of two very special benches and stepping stones in the garden at the Hoiles Davis Museum on 4th Street in Greenville.

 

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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.


LIVE BASEBALL SECTIONAL PLAY ON WGEL RADIO

 

The Greenville Comets baseball team will play in the first round of the Sectionals this Thursday at Greenville College. The game is agaisnt Piasa and starts at 4:30PM. You can hear every pitch on WGEL Radio.




TUESDAY SPORTS

 

Congratulations to the Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team. Last night the Mulberry Grove girls were victorious in the finals of their regional tournament at Valmeyer. The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces beat Bunker Hill 6 to 2. Now it's on to the Sectional for the Aces. 


OBITUARIES

 

MARY DORIS RICHEE

 

Mary Doris Richee, age 81 of Millersburg, passed away Sunday at Maryville Monday Nursing Home in Maryville.  Funeral service for 81 year-old Mary Doris Richee will be conducted Friday at 11am at the Wisetown Baptist Church.  Interment will be in Hug Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Thursday after 4PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Wisetown Baptist Church or Unity Hospice. 


CAROL GROVES

 

Carol Groves, age 64, of Gillespie, passed away Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Funeral services for 64 year-old Carol Groves will be Thursday, at 11:00 am, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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