6-11-2010

 




GREENVILLE GETS NEARLY $100,000 TO EXPAND WATER SYSTEM

 

Greenville will be receiving $99,000 in a federal grant to expand water service.  That announcement came from Congressman John Shimkus’ office Thursday afternoon.  The money will come from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.  Shimkus said in a statement quote “one of my priorities has been bringing safe and accessible water to people throughout central and southern Illinois.  This also makes the area more attractive for business and economic growth.”  The same statement said that funding will extend city water service along Illinois Route 127 past the American Farm Heritage Museum. 

 

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FEATHERED FRIEND CAUSES FIRE

 

A bird’s nest caused a tractor to catch fire Tuesday morning.  According to the Greenville Fire Department report, a birds nest near the turbo area of the tractor engine caught fire, while the tractor was being used in a field off State Route 143.  The fire then spread from the nest to the tractor.  Firemen extinguished the fire and were on the scene for a little over an hour. 

 

The tractor suffered considerable damage and was valued at over 75,000 dollars.  The fire alarm was called in shortly after 10AM Tuesday morning.  Keyesport was called for mutual aid in the form of a tanker and manpower. 

CLINTON COUNTY MAN EXCELLS IN TRACK

 

 A Clinton County man placed in the top ten in the NCAA National Track Championship at the University of Oregon.  Jake Deiters, a Junior at SIU Carbondale and former Mater Dei athlete, placed 8th in the discus at the national competition.  Jake is the son of Larry and Darla Deiters, who own NACO Printing in Greenville.  Congratulations to Jake and good luck again next year. 




OBITUARIES

CLIFFORD V. CRADER

 

Clifford V. Crader age 87 of Highland passed away on Wednesday June 9th at his residence. Funeral Services for 87 year old Clifford Crader will be Monday at 11am at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 7pm and Monday from 8 to 11am at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

PAUL A. “P-DUB” WILLMAN

Paul A. “P-Dub” Willman age 66 of Greenville passed away on Wednesday June 9th at his residence. Funeral Services for 66 year old Paul “P-Dub” Willman will be Monday at 11am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8pm and the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice or V.F.W. Post 1377.


WEATHER

Saturday: Hot and Humid Scattered Showers High: 92 Heat Index near 100 Low: 72

Sunday: Scattered Showers High: 86 Low: 68


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy this Sunday for Public Affairs on WGEL Radio right after the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week is Ed Barsotti, Executive Director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists.  Tom and Ed will discuss legislation pending in Springfield that could affect everyone on the roadways, and tips on how to stay safe while enjoying bike riding.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 


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