TORCH RUN TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Heroes Helping Heroes is the slogan for this year’s law enforcement torch run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Russ Rieke from the Greenville Police Department spoke to WGEL about the event. “Greenville Police Department is going to be holding their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday June 10th. It will start out at the Southwestern Electric Parking lot at 11:10am. We will run up to the Courthouse lawn, and then also at the courthouse we will be having a barbecue. Which they will have hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwursts, chips, soda and water. We are hoping to have a good turn out. We have several officers from different law enforcement agencies running in the torch run. If anybody wants to have a nice jog they can come out to Southwestern Electric at about a quarter to 11 and join in on the run. If anyone wants to stop by and give a cash donation or a check, they can write the check out to Special Olympics of Illinois. Everything we raise that day will go to a very good cause.”
The Torch Run Barbeque is Thursday starting at 10:30am at the Bond County Courthouse steps and they will be selling food until either the food runs out or there are no more customers.
CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED FOR MAN FOUND BY VANDALIA CITY WORKERS
The body found by Vandalia City workers on Monday has been identified as Brian Tuttle age 42 of Vandalia. Tuttle had been missing since May the 19th. An autopsy earlier this week found no signs of foul play according to Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen, and the cause of death is believed to have been compression suffocation. Tuttle was found by city workers at the city rock storage area Monday.
GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AUXILLARY HOLD QUARTERLY MEETING
The Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary held their quarterly meeting earlier this week at the hospital community room. New hospital CEO, Bill Bruce, spoke with the group for about 30 minutes concerning his impressions of Greenville, the state of health care and what strengths he sees at the hospital and in Bond County.
During the business meeting portion it was said that sales are down at the Auxiliary Thrift Shop from 2009 to 2010. The continuing economic stagnation is the chief culprit in the slower sales; however the thrift shop has still topped $100,000 in sales for this year. The Auxiliary continues to raise a tremendous amount of money to help support the hospital, buy new equipment and better health care for everyone in our area.