5-17-2010

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POWER OUTAGE MONDAY MORNING IN BOND COUNTY

 

Thunderstorms moved through the Bond County area overnight and once again the power went out.  This morning about 3:30, an electrical power outage affected approximately 30 percent, or about 1709, customers in Bond County.  The power outage included both Ameren IP and Southwestern Electric customers and affected an area from Greenville to Pocahontas, Grantfork, Pierron, and south to Keyesport.  Power was restored at about 5:25 this morning to many parts of the county, however according to the Ameren IP website a few hundred customers in Bond and Madison counties were without power until after 7AM.  The weather forecast calls for more showers today and tonight before the Sun makes its return Tuesday and Wednesday.  Rain totals are in for the showers over the weekend, from Saturday morning to 6AM Monday morning, 1.22 inches fell at the sewer plant, 1.27 inches at 6th street and 1.22 inches at Idler.  Tune to WGEL Radio 101.7FM for up to date local weather forecasts and storms warnings and updates. 

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THE GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION IS ALMOST HERE

 

A great cause and a great time come together for the great celebrity pie auction.  This year’s auction will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May 24, 25 and 26, from 6:30-9:00 each morning.  Help raise money for the Bond County Relay for Life as we welcome local celebrities into the studio all three mornings to join Mike and Tom.  It's three mornings of fun with baked goods on the WGEL great celebrity pie auction and all the proceeds go to the fight against cancer.  Join us each morning and bid to raise money for the Relay for Life.     

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ART FAIR AT OLD COURTHOUSE IN EFFINGHAM

 

K-12 students in Bond, Fayette, and Effingham schools were invited to display their art work at an art fair Saturday, April 24 at the Old Courthouse in Effingham.  Approximately 250 projects were displayed and admired.  Dillon Jerrell from Greenville placed third in the ninth and tenth grade division and Melissa Phillips of Greenville received third place in the eleventh and twelfth grade division.

 


FIRST ILLINOIS BIRDS TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

According to state public health director Dr. Damon T. Arnold, two birds in Illinois have tested positive for West Nile virus.  A house sparrow collected in Lanark, in Carroll County May 8 and a cowbird collected in Belleville, in St. Clair County May 10, both tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus.  West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.  Dr. Arnold said, “Although most cases of West Nile virus are mild, the virus can still cause serious, life-altering and even fatal disease.”  To reduce your chances of contracting the virus, take steps to lessen the likelihood of getting mosquito bites.  Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors, and apply insect repellent.  Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding and in communities where there are organized mosquito control programs, report areas of stagnant water to municipal agencies.  Additional information on West Nile virus may be found on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website.

 

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KID FIT CLUB 2010 AT ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL IN BREESE

 

Registration continues for Kid Fit Club 2010, a program offered by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese for kids ages 10-14 who may need help achieving or maintaining a healthy weight.  Sessions will be from noon – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 7-July 16 at the St. Joseph-Breese Helathplex.  The fee is $100.00 for the six-week program with family discounts available and registration is due Friday, May 28.  For more information or to register, call 526-5630.


OBITUARIES

KENNETH B. YOUNG

 

Kenneth B. Young age 79 of rural Keyesport passed away Saturday May 15th at his home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday the 19th at 11AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Payne Cemetery in Keyesport with graveside military rites by VFW Post 6368.  Friends may call Tuesday after 4PM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Luther Church, and the Young Funeral Home in Greenville is handling the arrangements.    

 

WILLIAM BERNDSEN

 

William J. “Bill” Berndsen, age 77 of Breese, passed away Friday, May 14th. A Funeral Mass for 77 year old William “Bill” Berndsen will be Wednesday at 10am at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8pm and Wednesday from 8 to 9:30am at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.

 

VIOLET SUMNER

 

Violet R. Sumner, age 80 of Highland, passed away Saturday, May 15th at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services for 80 year old Violet Sumner will be Tuesday at 11:30am at Goodbread Cemetery in Gorham, IL. Burila will be in Goodbread Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7pm at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra. Memorials may be made to the family.

 

DOROTHY MICHEEL

 

Dorothy E. Micheel, age 85 of Germantown, passed away Saturday, May 15th at Breese Nursing Home. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 85 year old Dorothy Micheel will be Tuesday at 11am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8pm and Tuesday from 9 to 10:45am at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

 

ANDA DONNELLY

 

Anda E. Donnelly, age 92 of Highland, passed away Saturday, May 15th at Highland Healthcare Center. Funeral services for 92 year old Anda Donnelly will be Tuesday at 10am at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8pm at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Tuesday from 9 to 10am at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


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