5-26-2010

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ANOTHER GREAT CELEBRITY PIE AUCTION IS HUGE SUCCESS

 

Another huge response to the WGEL Great Celebrity Pie Auction to benefit the Bond County Relay for Life.  This year’s total in money raised was $9,250.  A huge thank you to all our bidders and bakers and to the entire WGEL audience.  Another huge success this year and don’t forget to attend this year’s Relay for Life Friday June 4th till the morning of Saturday June the 5th at the Bond County Fair Grounds. 


TUESDAY MORNING SEMI-TRUCK TRAILER FIRE IN MULBERRY GROVE

 

Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded at 4:10 Tuesday morning to a call of a semi-truck and trailer on fire on Carmen Drive, the alley behind Carmen’s Market in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire started in the refrigeration unit in the trailer and the unit was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.  The truck was delivering groceries and supplies to the market and had arrived about 3:30 a.m.  The driver went to sleep as he was accustomed to meeting the store owner about 6:00 a.m.  Heat from the fire blew out the rear window of the tractor awakening the driver who called firefighters.  There were no injuries but the truck and trailer are considered a total loss.  An Illinois State Police Haz-Mat officer responded and then an official with EPA was contacted and came to the scene.  EPA directed clean-up of the spill of diesel fuel. 

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GOVERNOR APPROVES BILL TO GRANT ADOPTEES BIRTH CERTIFICATES

 

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed House Bill 5428 enabling 200,000 Illinois adult adoptees to secure their original birth certificates unless the birth parents object.  The law allows adult adoptees born before 1946 to apply immediately for a copy of their birth certificate and other adults in November 2011.  A yearlong informational campaign will alert birth parents that their names would become available to their adopted children, 21 and older, unless they file a formal denial form.  The legislation won bi-partisan support in both the Illinois House and Senate.

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MEET THE READING LINK DAY AT GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

“The Reading Link” was formed to help combat illiteracy in the five counties of the Kaskaskia College District.  In recognition of its 25th anniversary, Kaskaskia College has scheduled a “Meet the Reading Link” event at the Greenville Public Library Thursday, May 27 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Since its inception, “The Reading Link” has served more than 5000 adult learners through the services of more than 1000 volunteer tutors.  For more information on “The Reading Link,” call 545-3119.


STROKE AWARENESS PROGRAM OFFERED IN BOND COUNTY

 

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital, the Bond County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health are partnering to present “Stroke Awareness & Risk Management.”  This free community event will be offered in two sessions Thursday, May 27 with the first session from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. and the second from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the hospital’s community room.  Pre-registration is required and to register or for more information, call 664-1442, ext. 134.

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SPORTS

COMETS TO PLAY ALTON MARQUETTE

The Greenville High School baseball Comets will play Alton-Marquette in the Sectionals on today.  Greenville won their Regional this last weekend with a dramatic come from behind victory.  Alton Marquette beat Metro East Lutheran 5-3 on Monday for their Sectional birth.  The game will be played in Alton at 4:30PM and WGEL Radio will have the play by play action. 


MULBERRY GROVE GIRLS SOFTBALL ARE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

 

Bond County has another regional Championship team.  The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team beat Nokomis at the Nokomis Regional Tuesday night 9-7.  The Lady Aces will next play Carrolton today at 4:30 in the Mulberry Grove Sectional.  Congratulations to the Lady Aces on a Regional Championship and good luck in the Sectionals. 


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