9-12-2008

 




HIGHLAND TEACHERS AND MANAGEMENT MAY COME TO AN AGREEMENT

 

There is good news from the Highland Unit 5 School District. According to Superintendent Mike Sutton, there may not be a teacher's strike. The Board of Education and HEA met Wednesday night in the third mediation hearing and both sides came together on a tentative agreement that will be taken before the HEA for a vote. There was another meeting Thursday night to discuss the contract.  WGEL will keep you informed on the outcome of these upcoming meetings.


MADISON COUNTY MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF FIVE YEAR OLD

 

New information is available on the case under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's office. We reported Tuesday on the investigation that involved a five-year-old boy. According to Madison County Sheriff, Robert Hertz, 35-year-old Frank Price, of Cottage Hills, arrived at the East Alton Fire Department, on Monday around 11:00 AM, with an unresponsive five-year-old boy in the back of his car. Price allegedly told emergency personnel the boy fell off his bike. Detectives with the Madison County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation and found no evidence that the child fell off a bike. Price allegedly physically abused the boy after dropping the boy's mother off at her work just after 7:00 o'clock Tuesday morning.  The boy was pronounced dead at a St. Louis Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Price was charged with alleged first-degree murder and remains in custody in the Madison County Jail with bond set at 2 million dollars.



CITY AUDIT PRESENTED AT LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

At the latest Greenville City Council meeting, West and Company of Greenville presented the city audit to the council.  Alison Sears, of West and Company, presented the audit and gave the city a clear unqualified status.  The city’s fianances are in good shape.  The council voted to extend the TIF district on Route 127 and I-70, and voted to purchase a new leaf vacuum that should be ready before Fall. 

 

The council also discussed the idea of allowing small non-liscensed vehicles on the city roads.  Some towns in Illinois, like Breese and Greenup, have allowed golf carts and similar vehicles to drive on city streets.  With high gas prices, the idea of driving small golf carts may allow residents to save on gasoline.  A major concern, in the discussion, was safety on the roads.  The council asked the city manager to contact the other towns that allow golf carts on their roads and see if they have had any safety problems.  The council may take up this topic at a future meeting. 


BOND COUNTY SATURDAY EVENTS

 

Plenty of activities and events are scheduled in Bond County this weekend.

Celebrate the human animal bond with the 5th annual Paws in the Park, happening rain or shine at Patriot's park in Greenville. This event is Saturday starting at 10AM.  Join in and learn more about how you can make a difference as a volunteer.

 

Then stop by the Hoiles-Davis Museum for the celebration commemorating the

150th anniversary of Abe Lincoln's visit to Greenville. The Bond County Band will be on hand, as well as a Civil War Band from Springfield.  Bradford National Bank will be there to unveil their 34th Pen and Ink Print. It's all going on this Saturday at Hoiles Davis Museum starting with the Historical Society's ham and bean dinner.





SPORTS

  

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

In a game you can hear live on WGEL Radio Greenville Comets will play at Carlinville.  The Comets are 2-0 on the season. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Aces host Brownstown

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Greenville Lady Comets team took fourth place at Clinton Hills.  Jessica Grigg was the low scorer with a 58.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Greenville Comets team beat Roxana recently.  The game was tied 4-4 at the end of regulation and overtime, when the Comets won in penalty kicks.  Ryan Mulholland scored three of the Comets goals. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets tennis team beat Roxana on Thursday 7-2. 

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

With a win earlier this week the Greenville Bluejays are now 6-10 on the year, and Dan Chute set a new career Greenville Junior High home run record with his 5th home run. 


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 60% chance of showers and thunder storms, high 79, low 65

SUNDAY - 80% chance of rain, high 75, low 57


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week will be Laura Foerster with Safe Kids.  They will discuss ways to help prevent injuries to children, including some of the most common dangers kids’ can face.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following WGEL’s noon news. 


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