5-19-2009

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PAINT OUR TOWN PURPLE

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Mayor Gaffners Paints Purple Ribbon on Square

 

A crowd gathered in downtown Greenville Saturday morning.  The attraction was paint our town purple day in preparation for the Bond County Relay for Life.  Mayor Gaffner showed off his painting ability by painting the ceremonial purple ribbon on the street in front of Watson’s.  You’ll notice more purple ribbons on windows downtown, in yards through the county and on cars.  You’re encouraged to get out the purple as the Bond County Relay for life draws closer.  If you’d like to see pictures of the ribbon and ceremony go to wgel.com and sign up for the WGEL Daily.  The Bond County Relay for Life is Friday June 5th to Saturday morning June 6th

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The Purple Ribbon in front of Watson's on the Square

WORK CONTINUES ON SEWER LINE NEAR PAULS FRIENDLY CITY

 

A sewer line leak has kept city crews busy all weekend and will likely take till the end of the week to repair completely.  We spoke with Greenville City Manager Dave Wiley who said the break was due to the age of the pipe, which is around 40 years.  The pipe is one of the deeper in the city at 23 feet in depth and has caused no sewer back ups or flooding, and the city has by-passed the pipe in the meantime to safeguard from residential back ups.  It’s unknown what the final cost of the repairs and replacements will be.    


SHIMKUS SALUTES ST. ROSE LADY WILDCATS

 

Congressman John Shimkus recently recognized the St. Rose Lady Wildcats state championship volleyball team by entering a statement into the permanent Congressional Record of the United States House of Representative on May 7.  Shimkus highlighted the Wildcats' undefeated tournament record and congratulated the coaches and team members, listing all their names in the official statement.  The Wildcats are the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S Volleyball Champions. 




CITY IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD WORKERS

 

The City of Greenville is looking for a few good workers for the spring and summer.  According to City Manager Dave Wiley there are 6 jobs available but so far only 1 applicant.  The program offering the jobs is Youth at Work 2009.  The requirements to apply are being 16-24 years old, living in Bond County and meeting certain low-income guidelines.  To see if you fit the guidelines contact the Kaskaskia College Greenville Education Center or contact the city municipal office for more information. 


OBITUARIES

JOY M. SOHN

 

Joy M. Sohn, age 82 of Greenville, passed away Sunday May 17th at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 82 year-old Joy Sohn will be held at 1PM on Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8PM on Tuesday.  Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church. 


 

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