11-03-2009

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OCTOBER 2009 WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD

 

According to the City of Greenville Waste Water Department, October 2009 was the wettest October on record.  Greenville received 12.98 inches of rain at the Sewer Plant, 14.25 inches at the station on Sixth Street and 14.05 inches at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  In 2008, there were 2.47 inches of rain at the Sewer Plant for the entire month.  Greenville received more rain than that last Friday and also on two other days during the month.  It rained nineteen of the 31 days in October 2009 with five days totaling more than an inch each day and three days well over the two-inch mark.  When comparing this year with recent years, 9.3 inches of rain fell in October 1986, 7.4 inches in 1991 and the least amount of rain in October was in 1985 when Greenville received only six tenths of an inch of precipitation. The next wettest month this year was April when Greenville received more than eight inches of rain.  This has been an especially difficult year for area farmers with both a wet spring and a wet fall making planting and harvesting difficult. 

 

INJURY ACCIDENT ON RT. 40

 

Bond County Deputies and Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS responded to an accident at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, on Rt. 40 just east of Old National Trail.  According to the accident report, Dustin C. Breuer, age 24, of Greenville, was eastbound on Rt. 40 in a 1995 Chevy C1500 pick-up truck when on a curve, the passenger side wheels ran onto the right shoulder.  As he steered back onto the road, the truck went into a sideways skid across the road, striking a metal guardrail and breaking five wooden posts supporting the rail.  Despite heavy damage to the vehicle, Breuer was able to drive into Pocahontas from where police and EMS were contacted.  Pocahontas EMS took Breuer to Greenville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.  Breuer was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

 

 


BOND COUNTY BOARD TO MEET TUESDAY MORNING

 

The Bond County Board will meet this morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Bond County Courthouse.  The board is scheduled to hear an update from the newly hired recycling coordinator Emily Hartman.  Kingsbury Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein is on the agenda concerning funding for the 4th of July fireworks display.  And the board will consider re-appointments to the Smithboro Fire Protection District board.  Stay tuned to WGEL News for full post-meeting coverage.

 

 

IT WAS A BIG WEEKEND IN GREENVILLE

  

As you heard, the football Comets were a big winner in the first round of the playoffs this weekend, the Lady Comets won their volleyball regional, and it was a big weekend for several local events.  Helia Healthcare had another successful Octoberfest Friday night, Friday night the First United Methodist Church combined with more than 20 local businesses and drew a big crowd of parents and costumed kids to their first Trunk-or-Treat on Second Street. Saturday night local trick-or-treaters had a dry cool evening to collect lots of goodies and Sunday afternoon folks enjoyed a free live music concert by Fly Away Productions, featuring area musicians and songwriters at the Globe Theater.

 

 

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS PLAY IN SECTIONAL TONIGHT

 

The Greenville Lady Comets volleyball team will play Staunton tonight at the Columbia Sectional. The match starts at 6:00 p.m.




OBITUARIES

BETTY ERWIN

 

Betty Erwin, age 70, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, November 1 at her residence. Funeral services for 70 year-old Betty Erwin will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton. Interment will be in Trenton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ general fund.

 

COTTON WUEBBELS

 

Wilbur B. "Cotton" Wuebbles, age 86, of Germantown, passed away Monday, November 2 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 86 year-old Wilbur "Cotton" Wuebbles will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to VNA of Centralia or St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

STEPHANIE STEINKAMP

 

Stephanie A. Stienkamp, age 29, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, November 1 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese. Funeral services for 29 year-old Stephanie Stienkamp will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment will be in Carlyle Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to a trust fund for her children and will be received at the funeral home.

 


 

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