02-10-2009

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SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE DONE TO GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BY VANDALS

 

Greenville Police were called to the Greenville High School Sunday, shortly after 11:00 AM, by Unit 2 School District staff.  According to Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton, vandals had gained entry to the school overnight Saturday, and caused substantial damage to school property including breaking glass, damaging interior doors and damaging and gaining access to locked offices at the school.  The damage was said to be throughout the school, and that the suspects may have gotten in through a door on the west side of the building. A a result of their investigation, Greenville Police have arrested one adult male and questioned three juveniles in connection with the vandalism.  John Anthony White, age 20, of Greenville, was arrested and charged with alleged criminal damage to state supported property, a felony offense.  Two juvenile females and one juvenile male were also questioned and released to their parents until charges can be brought in juvenile court for their alleged involvement.  As of this morning, John White was being held at the Bond County Jail.  No items were reported stolen so far, but the investigation is ongoing, and no estimation of the dollar amount of damages is yet available.   


KASKASKIA COLLEGE AWARDS FITNESS CENTER BID

 

The Kaskaskia College Board has awarded the construction bid for the new Fitness Center to GRS Construction of Columbia. GRS had the low bid of $3,005,000 and the Board approved that amount at their February 5 meeting. The Fitness Center is being funded by revenue bonds that have been sold and will be repaid with student fees. No tax payer funds will be used. The college is planning a ground breaking ceremony for the new building Wednesday, February 18 at noon. The new Fitness Center is planned to be completed and open by the Spring 2010 semester. 

 


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TO GIVE ANNUAL GIFT

 

The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary will hold a general membership meeting Monday, February 16, at 7:00 PM, in the Greenville Regional Hospital Community Room.  Representatives from the hospital will accept the Auxiliary's annual gift. Plans for 2009 will be made and new officers will be installed. 

 


GREENVILLE 8th GRADER ADVANCES IN SPELLING BEE

 

Recently, Greenville Jr. High held its annual Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. More than 20 students took part in the Bee with Eighth grader Jordan Disch, of Greenville, winning first place. Jordan spelled the word "contiguous" for the win. Seth Lohman of Donnellson placed second.  Jordan will now advance to the Bond-Fayette-Effingham Spelling Bee which will be held at the Mulberry Grove Elementary Gymnasium on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 PM. The winners will advance to the regional spelling bee to be held in Decatur, in March


CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS NEW CITY LOGO

 

It's a double meeting tonight for the Greenville City Council. First, a mostly executive session at 6:30, followed by their regular February meeting at 7:30. On tonight's open agenda are a discussion on a new city logo, the replacement of a backhoe and a request by Jumpin' Jimmy's for a liquor license. Tune into WGEL news Wednesday morning for a wrap-up of tonight's Greenville City Council meetings.





OBITUARIES

WALLACE J. "WALLY" HAIR

 

Wallace J. "Wally" Hair, age 81, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 8, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for Wallace Hair will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels.


DORIS J. SCHOENY

 

Doris J. Schoeny, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Friday, February 6, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial services for Doris Schoeny will be Tuesday, at 11:00 AM, at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Tuesday after 10:00 AM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Hospice.


ANNA M. "ANN" ACCORNERO

 

Anna M. "Ann" Accornero, age 88, of Millersburg, passed away Sunday, February 8th, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services for Anna Accornero will be Friday at 10:00 AM, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in Pierron.  Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 - 9:45 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Masses or the donor's choice.


DORIS LASH

 

Doris N Lash, age 78 of Mulberry Grove, passed away on Sunday Feb 8th.  Funeral Services for Doris Lash will be held at 11am Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Burial will follow in McInturff Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


 

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