9-5-2008

 




HILL'S FORT LIVING HISTORY DAYS
 

Hill's Fort Living History Days are this weekend. The event is based upon the September 9th Hill's Fort Battle from the War of 1812. To get all the details, we had a chance to talk with the Coordinator of this Historical Event, Bill Wilson. Event-goers will be able to walk among the living history re-enactors and it will take you back in time. Watch the skills contests with tomahawks, kids will be able to get close to baby buffalo, there will be plenty of noise with canons and live music both days.  

The Hill's Fort Living History Days are this Saturday and Sunday at the Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville.

 


ILLINOIS STAMP UNVEILED

Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn joined with the United States Postal Service in unveiling the new Illinois "Flags of Our Nation" postage stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony. Earlier this summer, the USPS released the first set of "Flags of Our Nation" stamps representing 10 states.  There will be a total of 60 stamps in the series, including the flags of all 50 states, the five territories, the District of Columbia, and the Stars and Stripes.  Illinois' stamp is being released with flags from the District of Columbia through Kansas, alphabetically.  Each 42-cent stamp's design includes a portrait of the flag and a "snapshot view" of the state, created by artist Tom Engeman of Delaware.

ACCIDENT ON KEYESPORT ROAD

 

Details have bee released on a 2-car accident that happened on Tuesday. 87 year-old Virgil Weman of St. Louis was headed east on Keyesport Road when he pulled out in front of 37 year-old Leonard Espenan of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Weman hit Espenan at the intersection of Keyesport Road and Rt. 127. Weman was cited for failure to yield and transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. Espenan and two passengers were transported to Greenville Regional Hospital and were treated for minor injuries.  Med-Star and Bond County EMS responded and the Illinois State police handled the accident.


ILLINOIS FIREMEN DEPLOYED

 

Governor Blagojevich announced Tuesday the state would continue to answer the call for assistance by deploying 250 Illinois firefighters and nearly 70 fire trucks to Louisiana to help recover from Hurricane Gustav.  The firefighters from about 80 departments throughout the state departed Wednesday and began a seven-day mission Thursday.

SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Greenville Lady Comets split 2 games with Roxana.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Aces host Beecher City

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

Greenville at Alton Marquette Catholic

 

JUNIOR HIGH BOYS BASEBALL

 

Greenville Bluejays at South Central Middle School

 

Mulberry Grove Eagles hosts Patoka



OBITUARIES

H. DEAN KOONCE

 

H. Dean Koonce, age 76, of Greenville, passed away on Wednesday, September 3rd at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral Services for H. Dean Koonce of Greenville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 7th at The Greenville First Christian Church. Interment will be in Smith Grove Cemetery with military honors by Greenville VFW Post 1377. Friends may call Saturday from 5:00-8:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly Cloudy, high 77, Low 57

SUNDAY - Partly Cloudy, High 80, Low 59


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guests this week are John Goldsmith and Kevin Kagey.  They’ll discuss the upcoming 150th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Greenville, and some local Lincoln history.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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