ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES DOWNWARD MOVEMENT IN JULY
According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one tenth of a point to 10.3 percent in July. July marks the seventh consecutive month to show steady or declining rates. Illinois’ manufacturing sector added 3800 jobs in July, the fifth consecutive monthly gain and the sector’s best showing since April 1995. Illinois outpaces the nation in adding manufacturing jobs. 2200 jobs were added in the educational and health services sector and 400 jobs in professional and business services.
IUKA COUPLE MAKES LARGE DONATION TO VETERANS TRIBUTE AT KC
Earl and Ruth Miller, of Iuka, Illinois, have made a sizable contribution to the Kaskaskia College Veterans Memorial Project. Earl was a fighter pilot in World War II and also in Korea. The Miller’s $10,000.00 donation, in support of the project and fellow veterans, is the largest individual donation received to date for the tribute project which will recognize every veteran, living or deceased, with any connection to Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, and Washington Counties. Miller said he is glad to be a part of the project which will honor fellow veterans. The Millers will be recognized at the Tribute for their gift.
VINCENT F. ARENTSEN
Vincent F. Arentsen, age 88, of Damiansville, passed away Friday, August 20. A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville. Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.
MARIE P. SUESS
Marie P. Suess, age 99, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 21 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 99 year-old Marie Suess will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church or Meals on Wheels.
THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.