5-27-2008

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

 

A salute to our nations veterans and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, marked many Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday.

 

The umbrellas were out as the color guard changed the flags at the Veterans Memorial on the Bond County Courthouse lawn, Monday morning.

 

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Due to the weather, the longer Memorial Day ceremony was moved inside at the Methodist Church. Jeff Leidel introduced the program, Rev. Jerry Watkins delivered the keynote talk, John Coleman read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Bill Kendall read General Login's Proclamation creating the first Memorial Day, and Harry Hess delivered the Benediction. Howard Wise played taps.

 

You can see the Memorial Day service tonight at 6PM on Greenville Cable Channel 3.


FATAL STABBING IN IRVING ON SATURDAY

 

According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, a fatal stabbing occurred near Front and Center streets in Irving on Saturday.  The victum was 33 year-old  Mark Allen Jett of Irving.  During and altercation Jett was stabbed with a knife and later pronounced dead at the Hillsboro Area Hospital. 

 

Illinois State Police, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, and the county coroner's office continue their investigation.  A suspect is in custody at the Montgomery County Jail, but the suspects identify has not been released. 


STORM DAMAGE ON SUNDAY NIGHT

 

Greenville Police and county deputies responded to several accounts of tree's and water on roads after Sunday nights storms. Between 11pm and midnight nearly two feet of water covered Route 140 by Patriots Park. Trees were down at Exit 52 on I-70, on Route 140 at Grigg street, and 140 just east of Mill Hill. Sunday's storms started just before noon and continued on and off until after midnight.

 

Rain totals for Sunday, up to 6am Monday morning, were 2.83 inches at the sewer plant, 2.64 inches at 6th Street and 2.14 inches at Idler and Route 140. 

 

 


NEW ILLINOIS FARMER'S MARKET AT STATE FAIRGROUNDS

 

Beginning June 26th, and running through October 30th, a Farmer's Market will be open each Thursday, except for August 7th and 14th, in the Commodities Pavilion on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  Illinois is the largest producer of pumpkins and horseradish in the nation and also produces apples, peaches, tomatoes and green beans.  Acting Agriculture Director Tom Jennings said, "Consumers benefit from the availability of nutritious, locally-grown food."  Any Illinois food product may be sold at the market.  If you would like to be a vendor, call 217-782-0777.


ILLINOIS HEALTH DEPARTMENTS RECEIVING FUNDS TO PROTECT FROM WEST NILE VIRUS

 

Health departments across Illinois, including Bond County, are receiving shares of $2.8 million to perform surveillance, prevent, and control mosquitoes to combat West Nile Virus.  101 people in Illinois were infected with the West Nile virus last year, four of whom died.  The virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.  You can cut down on mosquito bites by avoiding being outdoors as much as possible between dusk and dawn, using repellent including DEET, having tight fitting screens on all windows and doors, and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed.  Bond County Health Department will receive $1,000.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

Brooks & Dunn ticket giveaway

 

Saturday night, May 31st, Brooks & Dunn, Rodney Atkins & Kelly Pickler are all coming to St. Charles Missouri to the Verizon Amphitheatre and WGEL has tickets. Listen in on Thursday May 29th and you will have your chance to win party packs of 4 tickets to the show.

 

Whenever you hear us open up the Brooks & Dunn ticket window be caller number 8 and you’ll win 4 lawn seats to one of the biggest show this year!

 

The Cowboy Town tour, Brooks & Dunn, Rodney Atkins, and Kelly Pickler all at the Verizon Amphitheatre Saturday May 31 and WGEL is giving you a chance to win on Thursday May 29. Tune in for your chance to win!!!

 

This ticket giveaway is brought to you by Milly’s at the Lake, Greenville Tire and Thompson’s Home Center.





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