02-11-2009

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TWO CHARGED WITH MURDER IN CLINTON COUNTY

 

According to Clinton County courthouse records, Valerie Schoolfield and Scott Endicott have been charged with the alleged murder of 3 year-old Joseph Schoolfield.  It's alleged the toddler's mother or her boyfriend beat the boy to death. Tragically, on January 24, Joseph Schoolfield died, at a St. Louis Hospital, from injuries sustained three days earlier in Clinton County. Scott Endicott and Valerie Schoolfield are due in Clinton County Court today.  


CITY OF GREENVILLE TO INSTALL NEW TRAFFIC CONTROL AT VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS

 

At last nights February regular meeting, the Greenville City Council voted to authorize traffic control at 42 intersections in the city. They will likely be stop signs although there could be some yield signs.  Fifth Street was the winner of the most new signs with 5 new traffic control devices designated on Fifth. The list of intersections was compiled by city police.

 

In other action, the council OK'ed a liquor license for the Jumpin Jimmy's store, they authorized City

Manager, Dave Willey, to investigate ideas for a new City Logo, and among other things they purchased several pieces of equipment for the water plant.

 

Under old business, City Manager Willey said the city would carry over an 8 thousand dollar surplus in the Motor Fuel Fund, but warned the council that the ever-increasing cost of road salt could eat up any savings during the coming year.

 

You can see the entire open session of last nights meeting tonight at 6PM on New Wave Cable Channel 3.


CLINIC COORDINATOR RETIRES AFTER 29 YEARS

 

At the most recent Bond County Health Board meeting, the 2008 Food Protection Program was presented with 68 food establishments inspected.  Thirty-five restaurants are high-risk facilities and 17 are rated low risk.  Eighteen restaurants had one or more critical violations.  The board discussed a rating system that could be displayed at the establishments as an incentive to strive for better business.  This suggestion will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

In other business, the activity report was presented and Clinic Coordinator Mary Niemann handed in her resignation after 29 years. Mary will be retiring in June.


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SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE

 

A unique exhilarating fund raiser for Special Olympics will be held at Carlyle Lake. On March 7, more than 260 participants will take a polar plunge into the lake. Spokesperson Sandy Stover explains that this has been held the past six years. She added that plungers cannot wear wet suits but are encouraged to wear a costume. Stover also wanted everyone to know that no one has ever become sick from these plunges. The money raised will benefit over 1100 athletes, from Southern Illinois, who participate in the Special Olympics.  To get signed up for the Polar Plunge, call 654-6680.

 

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STATE SENATOR FRANK WATSON SHARES SOME MEMORIES

 

Illinois State Senator Frank Watson talked with WGEL about his time in the State Legislature. Watson said he expected to serve only 8 to 10 years and then return to the drugstore, but he ended up serving over 30 years. He added that the biggest joy he got from public service was working with and helping people. For more on our interview with Frank Watson, tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County News on WGEL.


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

 

Here are the rain totals for the City of Greenville following the heavy rains that moved through the area last night.  The Sewer Plant recorded 2.51 inches, 2.3 inches were measured at 6th Street, and 2.53 inches of rain fell at the station on Idler Lane and Rt. 140.

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SPORTS

COMETS DEFEAT CARLINVILLE

 

The Greenville High School Comets boys basketball team broke out in the 3rd quarter to take command of the game and defeat Carlinville 73-58 at home last night. The Comets again shot poorly from the free throw line but used a good defensive effort in the second half to improve to 21-4 for the season. They next play Friday night in Pana. Listen to the game live right here on WGEL.


OBITUARIES

HELEN L. SEITZ

 

Helen L. Seitz, age 91, of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 7, at Saint Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis.  Funeral services for Helen Seitz will be Friday, at 11:00 AM, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Highland Animal Shelter, Missouri Humane Society, or to Masses.

 

ELDON WALL

 

Eldon Wall, age 85, of Sorento, passed away Monday, February 9, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Funeral services for Eldon Wall will be Friday, at 10:30 AM, at the Assembly of God Church in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

 

ARLENE LINKS WILCOX

 

Arlene Links Wilcox, age 89 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, February 10th at her home.   Funeral Services for Arlene Links Wilcox will be Thursday at 2PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family will receive friends from 1PM Thursday until the service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the First Christian Church.


VALENTINE PROMOTION 2009

 

Valentine’s Day is not too far away. WGEL is again giving you the chance to win our Valentine Prize Package. When you hear Cupid shooting his arrow, be one of the first ten callers to WGEL and you’ll be registered for our Valentine Prize Package.

 

You must be 18 or older to register and may only register once. Employees of WGEL, our participating sponsors, and their immediate family members are not eligible. All decisions of the judges are final.

 

This year’s prize package includes….

 

A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS FROM FLORAL DESIGNS BY CINDY

 

CANDY FROM WATSON’S DRUG STORE

 

A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM WILL O’ THE WIND RADIO SHACK

 

A ONE NIGHT STAY IN A KING SUITE AT THE NEW GREENVILLE SLEEP INN

 

A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR GIVENS MEAT SHOP IN VANDALIA.

 

A GOLD DIPPED ROSE FROM BECKER JEWELERS.

 

Remember when you hear cupid shooting his arrow, be one of the first ten callers to WGEL at 618-664-3300 and you’ll be registered. We’ll be giving you the chance to get registered Feb 9 through the 12, and we’ll announce our winner Friday Feb 13.


THE WGEL HAYRIDE.......COUNTRY CLASSICS EACH WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 7 UNTIL 10PM........REQUEST LINES OPEN..... CALL 618-664-3300.....


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