08-08 -2008




Shortly after 5:00 PM Wednesday, a trained weather spotter reported seeing a funnel cloud, close to the 48 mile marker of I-70, on the south side of the road.  A Bond County Sheriff's Deputy also reported a sighting of a funnel cloud that touched down for a few seconds.  Because of this the tornado sirens were sounded in Mulberry Grove. The National Weather service was contacted and said there was a possibility of rotation in a small storm over the Pleasant Mound area.  No watches or warnings were in effect at the time. 



Keith Moran reported that the Greenville Growth & Opportunity Committee has been successful in getting the number of signatures necessary to get the issue of whether or not to continue the prohibition on Alcohol sales within the Greenville City limits on the November ballot.  




At the Mulberry Grove Village Board Meeting Wednesday night, the board decided to stay with the current health insurance provider for village employees, but to go with a different policy.  The new policy has a $500.00 deductible, of which the board agreed to pay half.


Concerned village residents in attendance voiced suggestions for an amendment to the newly adopted animal control ordinance.  The board decided to schedule a special meeting for Monday, August 11th, at 7:00 PM, to consider the suggestions.


A request was received to close a street in Mulberry Grove that has not been used for many years. The board will consider the matter at a future meeting.


Several streets in Mulberry Grove are scheduled for oiling on August 19th.  A list of streets and a map will be posted in the village office.




Registration for Bond County Community Unit 2 elementary and high school students will be August 11-15.  All students in kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades must present evidence of a completed physical exam and immunizations.  All students in kindergarten, second, and sixth grades must present evidence of a dental exam and kindergarten students are required to have vision screening.  New students must provide a birth certificate.  Registration cannot be completed without this documentation. 


The Greenville Elmentary School will again pilot online (internet) student enrollment. Families of returning and new students can complete registration forms and provide payment for registration using a credit card. The online enrollment period is from August 4th-August 13th. The web site is www.enrollngo.com.


Unit 2 schools will begin the fall schedule with a Teacher Inservice Day on August 21st, while all students will begin classes August 22nd, with an early dismissal.


Registration information may also be accessed on the Bond County Unit 2 website at www.bccu2.k12.il.us.



Although the parade was a short one during this year’s Bond County Fair, there were still float winners that were judged before the parade started.  Bradford National Bank won the professional built float category, the Sorento Homecoming float took second, and First National Bank of Mulberry Grove and Greenville took third. 




The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series provides some of the best racing in the country, week after week, and the next time for you to see all the excitement is Saturday, September 6th. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race is back at Gateway International Raceway and we’ll have your chance to get registered to win fun packs of 4 tickets. Listen in on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 & 13. Whenever you hear us open the NASCAR Registration Window, dial carefully and be one of the first 5 callers and you’ll be registered to win. Don’t miss your opportunity to see a great combination of NASCAR veterans and the future stars of the sport!


The NASCAR Craftsmen Truck Series Race is live at Gateway Saturday, September 6th.





Bobby Thacker, age 80 of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning at his home. 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 9:00 PM today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice or Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church.




Virginia Hoiles, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial Services for Virginia Hoiles are pending at the Young Funeral Home.




John Goldsmith Senior, age 65, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral Services will be Sunday, August 10th, at 7:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Smithgrove Cemetery with military honors by Greenville V.F.W. Post 1377. Friends may call Sunday after 4pm at Young Funeral Home.


SATURDAY - Cloudy, high 85, low 62

SUNDAY - Partly cloudy with afternoon showers possible, high 86, low 64.


Join us for Public Affiars this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL. Tom’s guest this Sunday is Mary Truitt with the Lions Club. We’ll talk with Mary about Lion’s Club history, the mission of the Lions Club and how you can get involved. That’s Public Affiars, this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.


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