HOUGE HALL IS COMING DOWN
At the most recent Greenville College Board of Trustees meeting, the recommendation was made to demolish Houge Hall on the Greenville College campus. The building has played a very important part with Almira College and Greenville College for over 150 years, and is a landmark in Greenville. According to a statement from the College, there will be two committees formed, the first to oversee the demolition and the second to focus on the new building that will be built. Although no specific plans for the new building have been formulated, it will be "architecturally sensitive" to the legacy of the Houge Hall building, and at the same time a fully modern facility. No time frame is yet in place for the demolition of Houge Hall or the construction of the new building.
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVATIONS
Memorial Day is Monday and many local organizations will be having observances and gatherings. The AMVETS will be conducting the changing of the flag on the Bond County Courthouse lawn at 9am, then the Marine Corps league will organize a short parade up to Rose Cemetery where the American Legion and the VFW will host a ceremony at 10am. Other observances in our area include one at Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas at 2PM. The American Legion in Pocahontas and the Highland VFW will each host flag raising ceremonies. For more Memorial Day information tune to WGEL Radio.
STAY ALIVE ON THE "I's"
Illinois State Troopers will once again be observing the "Stay Alive on the I's" initiative on Illinois interstate highways this Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd - 26th. Interstates throughout Illinois will be saturated with State Troopers, every 10 miles, focusing on all traffic violations, but with special emphasis on the "fatal five," speeding, safety belts, driving under the influence, improper lane usage, and following too closely.
In 2007, Illinois achieved the lowest fatality rate in over 80 years, with 1,250 fatalities. Do your part to help make this Memorial Day Holiday, fatality free. Stay safe and buckle up!