8-20-2010

 




WORK STARTS AT VETERAN’S MEMORIAL ON COURTHOUSE LAWN

 

A grid is being installed around the Veteran’s Memorial bricks on the courthouse lawn.  The grid will help visitors find specific veteran’s bricks.  New memorial bricks are installed each year.  Work was started at the memorial Thursday. 

vet1

 

vet2


BOND COUNTY BOARD SIGNS TELEPHONE AGREEMENT THAT COULD CUT PHONE BILLS IN HALF FOR COUNTY OFFICES

 

The Bond County Board met this week and signed a contract with Call One for phone services to the county offices.  The agreement does not add lines or features, but could cut the bill by more than half.  The company came with references from local counties who have been happy with their service and are starting to see savings on their bills.  Digital Management Solutions is a wholesale buyer of phone lines from AT&T. They then can sell those lines back to consumers at a discounted price. 

 

The board also approved the use of the courthouse lawn by Our Common Ground for the Autumn Art Walk September 17. 

 

Heavy rains earlier this summer caused the need for multiple culvert replacements.  The worst hit were culverts in Shoal Creek Township where three culverts had to be replaced. 

GRH2

GREENVILLE GIRLS GOLF

 

The Greenville High School girls golf team took first place Wednesday at the Greenville Country Club.  Greenville scored a 221 with Raymond Lincolnwood taking second place at 225.  Low scorers for the Lady Comets were Jessica Grigg at 51 and Nicole Schlemer at 52.  The Lady Comets also beat Staunton in a two-way match Tuesday at Timber Lakes in Staunton.  Jessica Grigg shot a match leading 43 Tuesday.  The Lady Comets are 4-0 on the young season. 

WEEKEND ACTIVITES AT CARLYLE LAKE

 

There are lots of recreation opportunities at Carlyle Lake. Friday, August 20, starting at 8:00 p.m., the weekend activities and interpretive programs include Boat Smart, Boat Safe, Chiggers, and Recycling Rain. Water safety games will be Saturday and Sunday, the Carlyle Lake Dam Tour will begin a 10:00 a.m. along with water safety games. The visitor center is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on the programs and activities, call 594-2484.  


OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR LABOR DAY

 

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently announced that all driver service offices and facilities will be closed Monday, September 6 for Labor Day. Driver service facilities that are normally open Monday - Friday will reopen Tuesday, September 7 for normal business hours.




SEMINAR ON VERMICOMPOSTING BASICS

 

The University of Illinois Extension is hosting a seminar on vermicomposting, the use of red worms to compost material.  The seminar is Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m., in the Farm Bureau meeting room in Greenville.  There is a $5.00 charge per person for materials.  To register, or for more information, call 664-3665.


OBITUARIES

FRAN SCHROEDEL

 

Fran Schroedel, age 84, of Panama, passed away Wednesday, August 18. Funeral services for 84 year-old Fran Schroedel will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Panama. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

MILTON G. LAUER

 

Milton G. Lauer, age 88, of New Baden, passed away Wednesday, August 18. A funeral Mass for 88 year-old Milton Lauer will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Church in New Baden. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - cloudy with a 50% chance of showers & thunder storms, high 89, low 69

SUNDAY - sunny, high 90, low 68


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join WGEL’s Steve Lancey for Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County area news. Steve’s guests this week will be Calvin Green and Bryan Padget from the Illinois Department of Insurance. The topic’s they will discuss, are the new changes concerning Medicare and a new Insurance plan that may be available soon that will issue insurance to people who have a pre-existing illness. That’s Public Affairs, this Sunday, following the noon Bounty area news here on WGEL.


Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive