6-6-2008

 




STEP PATROLS SUCCESSFUL THROUGHOUT METRO EAST IN MAY

 

If it seems as though you were seeing Illinois State Troopers everywhere the past few weeks, chances are pretty good that they have been everywhere.  Between May 1st and June 1st, Troopers were working Selective Traffic Enforcement Patrols (STEP) in the Metro East area. A total of nine details were worked with the following results - 143 written warnings, 258 speeding tickets, 41 seat belt citations, one DUI, four open alcohol tickets, three warrant arrests and seven arrested for suspended driver's license.  In total, 720 citations were issued during the STEP details.

 

The funds that cover these STEP details allow troopers to focus on the fatal five - DUI, speeding, occupant restraint, following too closely and improper lane usage.

 

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12TH ANNUAL GC ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND

 

Greenville College will host its 12th annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Friday through Sunday, June 6-8.  The three-day event reunites the Wilson T. Hogue Society and the classes of 1953, '58, '63, '68, '73 and '78 for their class reunions.  The weekend began today (Friday) at 8am with the Panther Pride Golf Scramble at the Indian Springs Golf Club.  The Alumni Banquet will be held tonight at 6PM at the Armington Center.

 

The Hogue Hall Decommissioning Service will be held Saturday at 10am and will be centered around a lineup of events for the day.  Trolley car tours of Greenville will be offered from 9am-noon, campus tours will be held from 9am-2PM and a student art exhibit will be offered at 4PM at the Maves Art Center.


PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE THIS SATURDAY

 

This Saturday, June 7th, is the Paint Our Town Purple event, in Bond County, for the Relay for Life.  We talked with Patti Brooks who said that this is the 2nd year for the event.  The purpose is to help raise county resident's awareness of cancer and that the Relay for Life is coming up.  Purple ribbons will be painted on the city streets and hung on trees, windows and porches. 

 

A ceremony will be held at 9am with a proclamation, from the Greenville City Council, being read.  Paint Our Town Purple is the kick-off event for the Bond County Relay for Life which will be held Friday through Saturday, June 20th - 21st.


 

PHOTOS BEING SOUGHT FOR VETERANS TRIBUTE

 

Members of the committee to bring the American Veteran's Traveling Tribute to Bond County are still seeking photos of Bond County Soldiers who lost their lives while serving in Vietnam.  The photos will be used for a special Photo Tribute to those Veterans as part of the visit by the AVTT this summer.

 

Committee member Tony Koonce says that a photo has been obtained of all veterans except Thomas Maynard who was killed in Vietnam, on November 6th, 1965, while serving with the 1st Cav.

 

The AVTT is scheduled to be displayed in Greenville during the Bond County Fair, July 31st - August 3rd, at the fairgrounds.  Anyone who can help with a photo is asked to contact Tony Koonce at 664-1976.


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OBITUARIES

JAMES THOMAS SNOW

 

James Thomas Snow, age 81, of rural Greenville, passed away Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital.  Funeral services for 81 year-old James T. Snow will be Saturday at 11:00 am, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Liberty Cemetery.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Sunny, high 92, low 71

SUNDAY - Sunny, high 91, low 71


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Michelle McEvers and David Kessinger with the American Farm Heritage Museum.  Michelle and David will talk about what's going on at the museum this year, including the upcoming Dairy Days on the Farm. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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