3-4-2011

 




LAND DONATION TO GREENVILLE COLLEGE OPENS NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Two generous Greenville College alumni recently donated 44 acres of undeveloped land to the college.  The property is directly north of campus between Beaumont Avenue and Highway 140 bordering the Hoiles Gardens.  A portion of the acreage was once a gravel quarry now covered with young trees and foliage.  Greenville College President Larry Linamen said, “I believe this is a gift for generations.  The property will not only benefit current students, but will also impact the college for the next century.”  College officials are excited about incorporating the property into the institution’s master plan.  Short-term opportunities range from recreational space to academic use for programs such as environmental biology.  Long-term uses will be carefully considered.


COMETS SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM ROLLS ON

The Greenville Comets’ Scholar Bowl team continues to roll on with a win over the Litchfield Purple Panthers Tuesday night.  Both teams went into the match unbeaten in conference play and Litchfield had not lost a conference match in four years. WGEL spoke with Coach Jay Winter who said it was a very close match and a full-team effort to wrestle the win from the stranglehold that Litchfield had on the conference for the last four years.  Winter said, “To finally beat them was very satisfying and it was pretty exciting to win.” The team just returned from a tournament in Chicago this past weekend and they will host the IHSA regional tournament Monday, March 7.  The Comets have the chance to move on to the sectional tournament March 12 and then to the state finals in Peoria March 18. 

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Efforts to find and apply for college scholarship opportunities start early, often in a student’s junior year.  But it is certainly not too late to see what scholarships might be available for seniors. WGEL spoke with Dawn Mulholland, in the Greenville High School Guidance Department, about the many ways students and parents may learn about scholarships.  Mulholland said students may look at a list of scholarships posted outside the door of the guidance department at the high school and announcements are made daily regarding upcoming dates for application and other scholarship information.  Parents are encouraged to subscribe to the school daily bulletin which contains scholarship information. In addition to the information sent home with students and announcements made daily, Mulholland said a wealth of information on scholarships may be found on the school website at www.bccu2.k12.il.us/ghs, or by calling the school at 664-5581.

WEIGHT LOSS IS BALANCING ACT

Most of us are aware that healthy eating and physical activity go hand-in-hand and we need both to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.  But when it comes to knowing just how well we are doing in maintaining that balance, we’re at a bit of a loss. Jenna Hogan, a University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator, says there is a tool at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition website that might help. Enter your age, sex, height, weight, and amount of physical activity you do most days and “MyPyramid Plan” will calculate your daily calorie needs and even the amounts of each food group you need to maintain or lose weight. You are encouraged to record what you eat and be physically active. The site offers information to safely guide those who want to lose weight.  The website address is www.mypyramid.gov.



4-H YOUTH CAMP IN JUNE 2011

Youth from the southern region of Illinois may participate in a 4-H camp scheduled for June 5 through 9 at the Memorial 4-H Camp in Monticello.  The camp offers activities for youths ages 8 to 16 and is available to the first 50 youths who register and pay the fee.  The cost for currently-enrolled 4-H members is $160.00 and $175.00 for those not enrolled in 4-H.  Bus transportation is provided. There is a local scholarship of $50.00 to help pay for the camp.  The scholarship is paid to the 4-H member after attending the camp.  Stop by your Extension office for a camp brochure.



OBITUARIES

ELEANOR E. “ELLIE” HARPSTRITE

Eleanor E. “Ellie” Harpstrite, age 82, of New Baden, passed away Wednesday, March 2. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden and Saturday, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

EVELYN A. “EVIE” THURMAN

Evelyn A. “Evie” Thurman, age 91, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, March 2 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A memorial service will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton. Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John United Church of Christ. Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of the arrangements.

LOUIS P. “LOUIE” TAYLOR

Louis P. “Louie” Taylor, age 81, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, March 2. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jacob United Church of Christ in St. Jacob. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Jacob United Church of Christ, Heartland Hospice, or St. Joseph Hospital Cardiac Rehab.

THEODORE D. “TED” HENKHAUS

Theodore D. “Ted”. Henkhaus, age 76, of Alhambra, passed away Thursday, March 3. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, and Saturday, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Salem United Church of Christ. 

ALVINA R. PEPPENHORST

Alvina R. Peppenhorst, age 90, of Beckemeyer, passed away Thursday, March 3 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer. Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.

LEONARD JOHN FIEDLER

Leonard John Fiedler, age 83, of New Baden, passed away Thursday, March 3 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Bade. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

ROBERT LEE ALFORD

Robert Lee Alford, age 52, of Greenville, formerly of Royal Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 1 at his mother’s home in Royal Lake.  Private family memorial funeral services for 52 year-old Robert Alford will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Robert’s mother Sadie Alford.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - cloudy with a 30% chance of rain, temperatures falling throughout the day to 39 by 4:00 p.m., low 27

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 42, low 28


PUBLIC AFFAIRS


Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week is Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service.  Tom and Jim will discuss how to stay safe and keep your family safe during severe weather, and how to know the differences in the many watches and warnings that can be issued.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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