04-24-2009

 




 

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TWO LOCAL VETERANS HONORED WITH TRIP TO WASHINGTON

 

Two local World War 2 Vets traveled to Washington D.C Wednesday to view the Veterans Memorial.  It was a one-day trip funded by the organization, Honor Flight.

Leon Mullen and Fred Baumberger, both of Greenville, were honored with the recent free trip.

To hear the interview in its entirety tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following your Bond County area news at noon.

 

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LOCAL BANQUET WITH FORMER NFL COACH

 

An upcoming banquet will bring a big name to Greenville. Area Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Southern Illinois, Bob "Ish" Smith says they’re looking forward to welcoming Les Steckel, the President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as the guest speaker at the FCA banquet.  Les came to the FCA in 2005 with 20 years of previous professional coaching experience.  Steckel’s autobiography, titled “One Yard Short,”  refers to the time he coached the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams beat them by one yard in the playoffs.  The book is about turning your defeats into victories.

 

The banquet is Tuesday, May 26, at 6:30 PM, in Armington Center at Greenville College.

 

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK GIVES TO COMMUNITY ORGANZATIONS

 

At Tuesday's 2009 Charitable Donation Luncheon, as part of Community Banking Month, the First National Bank, with banks in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove, and Greenville, handed out checks to 26 area organizations and clubs to support their ongoing community projects.  Among this years recipients are local Boy Scouts, Relay for Life, and the American Farm Heritage Museum.  First National Bank President Ernie Chappel said that the bank really enjoys this opportunity to give back to the community through their Charitable Donation Program.

BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION HIRES SEVERAL TEACHERS AND PERSONNEL

 

Following a closed session at the recent Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired several persons.  Brock Friese will teach Science and Scott Esker - Math at the Greenville Junior High.  New elementary teachers include Kelly Eller for second grade, Ericka Wise for kindergarten and Jennifer Manhart for first grade.  Melinda Heuser was transferred from kindergarten to a first grade position.  Virginia Larrson was hired to teach math at the high school.  Brent Fisher was hired as a district maintenance employee, Jeff Stephenson an interim sub-classroom aide at the Pocahontas Center and Meg File was hired per contract. 


MOTORCYCLE RIDING INHERENTLY DANGEROUS

 

Motorcycle riding is fun, exhilarating and gives a sense of freedom.  It can also be dangerous.  Crashes involving a motorcycle result in injury or death 80 percent of the time.  Motorcyclists should ride defensively, be easily seen, follow speed limits, and always wear a helmet.  To more easily spot motorcycles, drivers of cars should also follow speed limits, stay focused and keep on the lookout for motorcyclists.





OBITUARIES

KENNETH S. KUNKEL, SR.

 

Kenneth S. Kunkel, Sr., age 72, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, April 21, at his home.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Kenneth Kunkel will be Saturday, at 9:00 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday, from 7:30 - 8:30 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

 

LINDA LEE (MADDEN) COUCH

 

58 year-old Linda (Madden) Couch of Decatur, formerly of the Panama area, passed away Monday at her home.  Friends may call Friday, April 24, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama. 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Partly cloudy, high 80, low 62

SUNDAY - Mostly cloudy, high 79, low 62


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs.  We'll bring you our interview with World War II Veterans, Leon Mullen and Fred Baumberger.  Both Greenville men recently flew to Washington D.C for a one-day trip. For details on the emotional experience, tune in to Public Affairs this Sunday following your Bond County Area News at noon on WGEL.


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