03-27-2009

 




 

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT FINDS DONOR

 

When Kirn Wildhaber found out he was in need of a kidney, he didn't have to look too far for a donor. Nathan Grider was surprised but eager to help.

 

Nathan and Kirn have been friends for a long time. Just days before Wildhaber was to marry Nathan’s sister, in October 2008, Kirn experienced flu-like symptoms.  he went to the hospital and found out he had complete kidney failure. When it came time to look for donors, Nathan, along with Kirn’s 3 sisters and Kirn’s aunt volunteered.  Nathan was the closest match.   

Nathan and Kirn will be going to Barnes Hospital to schedule the surgery.  A date has yet to be set, but Grider said they are aiming for mid-May.   

 

The Coffeen Lions Club and the Royal Neighbors will host a breakfast Saturday from 6:00 - 11:00 AM at East Fork Township Building benefiting transplant recipient Kirn Wildhaber and donor Nathan Grider. 

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE OFFERS MORE IN GREENVILLE

 

The doors are open at 209 North 3rd Street, the home of Kaskaskia College in Greenville. To find out what is offered at the new location, we talked to Kaskaskia Dean of Corporate Training and Continuing Education Tanya Odham.

 

The center is much bigger then the old center with a media room open for the public.  Greenville College will hold classes in the facility and there is a huge computer and work room for the Greenville College and the City of Greenville.  Kaskaskia College will offer more general education classes.

 

A dedication and open house is planned for late May.



MEET THE CANDIDATES IN GREENVILLE

 

Your opportunity to meet the City Council Candidates is coming up. A "Meet the Candidates" forum will be at 7:00 PM March 30, in the Bradford Room in Greenville.  The candidates will be asked prepared questions and where they stand on the future of Greenville.  Candidates that are running in this year’s election are: Mayor Alan Gaffner running unopposed, Matt Roadman running against Kelly Ireland for the Greenville City Council, and Will Boyd, Roger Sanders and Marshall Mollett are all running for 2 seats on the Greenville City Council.  "Meet the Candidates" will be March 30, at 7:00 PM.  Tune in to WGEL April 7 for full election coverage.

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JURY FINDS MAN GUILTY

 

Due to prior convictions in Cass County, a Taylorville man could spend up to seven years behind bars.  22 year-old Brett Keller was charged with 3 counts of theft in April 2008.  It's alleged that Keller stole a 2002 Ford F-350 from Gerald McCray.  Jurors found Keller guilty on all three counts in Bond County Court. Sentencing is scheduled for May 14.

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SPORTS

Weather permitting you can hear the Greenville Comets baseball team take on Teutopolis this Saturday on WGEL Radio. Game time is at 2PM; tune in a cheer on the Comets.


OBITUARIES

AGATHA M. LAUX

 

Agatha M. Laux, age 90, of New Baden, passed away Tuesday, March 24.  A funeral Mass for 90 year-old Agatha Laux will be Saturday, at 10:00 AM, at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, also in New Baden.  Friends may call Friday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.

 

ARNOLD E. HUNTER

 

Arnold E. Hunter, age 92, of Greenville, passed away Thursday at St. Luke's Hospital.  Funeral services for Arnold Hunter will be Saturday, March 28, at 11:00 AM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Mount Gilead Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 80% chance of showers, high 44, low 36

SUNDAY - 60% chance of rain, high 44, low 32


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs.  Our Guests are Randy Alderman and Holly and Aubrey Thole. They'll tell us how they are raising $18,000 so 34 students may participate in Catholic Heart Work Camp.  That's Public Affairs following your noon n b Bond County Area News on WGEL.


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