5-5-2008

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROM KING AND QUEEN

 

The Greenville High School held it Prom this last Saturday.  John Kious was named the prom King and Ashley Paul was named Queen.  This year’s Mr. Nice Guy is Jim Dierkes and Ms. Congeniality is Crystal Clanton.  The theme of the 2008 prom was Paris.


LITCHFIELD STORM DAMAGE

 

The storms that blew in Friday were much more intense just North of Greenville. Litchfield police told WGEL that several signs blew over including the scoreboard at the high school football field and a tree fell on a power line.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE PLACES 2ND IN ST. LOUIS COLLEGIATE INVESTMENT CONTEST

 

Greenville College was one of nine schools to participate in the second annual St. Louis Collegiate Investment Management Contest.  The Greenville College Management Department received second place with a 37% growth in their portfolio over 28 months, from December 1, 2005 through March 31, 2008.  Lindenwood University placed first this year with an investment growth of 47%.

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RAIN TOTALS FOR APRIL

 

Official rain totals for Greenville, for the month of April, have been released.  5.64 inches of rain were recorded at the Sewer Plant, 5.4 inches on Sixth Street, and 5.72 inches fell at the recording station at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  So far this year, Greenville has received more than 20 inches of rain.

 

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14.2 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS TO ILLINOIS LIBRARIES

 

Illinois public libraries recently received almost 14.2 million dollars in equalization aid grants from State Librarian Jesse White.  "These annual grants help ensure that public libraries have the resources to address the needs of their patrons," said White.  Area public libraries in Breese, Carlyle, Greenville, Highland, and Troy are all on the list to receive funds.  The Greenville Public Library will receive $8,420.42.

 

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METRO EAST JOBS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES THROUGHOUT AREA

 

The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area shows a continued increase in the unemployment rate for March 2008 to 6.3%, up from 5.6% one year ago. In Bond County, the rate was 6.3%, up from 5.7% last March, with Clinton County at 6.2%, up from 4.8% for the same time last year. Madison County also went up to 6.0%, up from 5.5% in March of 2007.

 

The region experienced record-breaking rainfall and cold temperatures during the month of March, with construction employment impacted due to the adverse weather conditions.  With residential and commercial projects underway, employment is expected to resume when the weather improves.


Aftershock

 

If you thought you felt a shake last Thursday morning, you were right. According to the United States Geological Society, there was another aftershock at 5:30 am, with the center near Bellimont, Illinois. This aftershock measured 3.3 on the Richter Scale. This was one of several aftershocks from the April 18th 5.2 magnitude quake that hit the same area.


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MONDAY SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets Varsity and JV teams will host Gillespie

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will host Brownstown. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play at Sandoval.

 

The Lady Comets will play at Gillespie

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The lady Comets will host a meet at Greenville College.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Comets will host Alton Marquette.


OBITUARIES

NORMA SUESS MARTI

 

Norma Suess Marti, 93 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 93 year-old Norma Suess Marti will be held Tuesday at 11am the Greenville First Baptist Church.  Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday, from 4-8PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to Fair Oaks.


MORRIS A. TAYLOR

 

Morris A. Taylor, age 74, of Smithboro, passed away Saturday.  Funeral services for 74 year-old Morris A. Taylor will be Wednesday, May 7th, at 11:00 am at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in McInturff Cemetery in rural Hagarstown.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to The ALS Foundation.


 

THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

 

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