IDOT TO SEEK BIDS ON LOCAL ROAD PROJECTS
According to State Senator Kyle McCarter, the Illinois Department of Transportation is preparing to okay a new round of road and bridge projects, two of which will be local. The largest of the two local projects, valued at $1.25 million, consists of the construction of specialized retaining walls, a two-span steel beam bridge over U.S. Route 40 and the adjacent railroad, a realignment of Andrews Drive over U.S. 40, widening of the highway for turn lanes, and improvements to Wolf Industrial Drive. The second project involves micro-surfacing on U.S. Route 40 from just west of King Road to the Fayette County line. The estimated cost of this project is $300,000.
SPRING FORWARD AND CHECK SMOKE DETECTORS
Daylight savings time begins this Sunday. Move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. While setting your clocks, it is also a good time to check and replace batteries in smoke detectors.
AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM BANQUET PLANNED
The American Farm Heritage Museum will be hosting their 4th annual Fundraising Banquet. Museum committee member Ollie Shaffer says there will be a special guest speaker from the EPA Board and he is looking forward to another good time at the banquet. The event will be this Saturday at Mabry's Restaurant in Greenville. Tickets are available at Watson's and at Bradford National Bank.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR GREENVILLE
Breese Central defeated Columbia Wednesday night with a score of 50-26. The Comets will play Breese Central, Friday night in the Sectional Championship. You can hear the game live at 7:30 on WGEL.
JAMES C. HUBER
James C. Huber, age 81, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 3, at Highland Health Care Center. A Memorial Mass for James Huber will be Monday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials are suggested to the family.
WILBERT "WIB" RUETER
Wilbert "Wib" Rueter, age 74, of Ferrin, passed away Tuesday, March 3, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. Funeral services for Wilbert Rueter will be Friday, at 11:00 AM, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ferrin. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 AM, at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle, and then at the church from 9:30 AM until service time. Memorials are suggested to KFUO radio station or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Preschool.
ELIZABETH M. "BETTY" SCOTT
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Scott, age 71, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, March 4, at her home. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 AM, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic - St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 - 9:45 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to Liam Hammonds memorial foundation, Mater Dei High School, or St. Dominic Church.
SATURDAY - 25% chance of thunder showers, high 70, low 54
SUNDAY - 65% chance of thunder storms, high 67, low 42
Join us this Sunday for Public affairs. We'll discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair with our guests Alan Gaffner, Lisa Ketchum and Jackie Oberg. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following your Bond County Area news at Noon, on WGEL.