HARVEST STUCK IN THE MUD
Continued cooler temperatures and above average rainfall have slowed an already sluggish harvest. The Illinois Ag Statistics Service says a weekend frost occurred in some parts of the state. As of October 14, fifty-six percent of the corn crop was reported as mature, while the five year average for this time of year is 97 percent. Corn harvest had reached only six percent. Soybeans were 84 percent dropping leaves, compared to a five year average of 97 percent. Only ten percent of the soybean crop was reported as harvested.
COMETS SOCCER TEAM LOSES IN REGIONALS
The Greenville Comets boys soccer team lost to Alton Marquette Saturday 1-0 at the Class 1A Regional at Metro East Lutheran. The game was played at Edwardsville because of concerns with the soccer field at Metro East. Breese Central also lost to Metro East 2-0. The Comets did finish with another good season this year. Congratulations to the Comets boys soccer team.
COMETS DEFEAT OILERS
The Greenville Comets football team clinched the South Central Conference crown Friday night as they traveled to East Alton Wood River and beat the Oilers 48-6. The Comets led 48-0 at halftime behind the passing of Todd Eaton and the running of Brian Doll. The Comets defense allowed only 4 yards rushing to the Oilers for the entire game. The Comets are now 8-0 and will host Vandalia this Friday night in the last game of the regular season.
Joe Kessinger, age 89, of Walshville, passed away Friday, October 16 at Litchfield Healthcare. Funeral services for 89 year-old Joe Kessinger will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.
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