SHOOTING VICTIM RELEAED FROM HOSPITAL
Tom Bauserman was released Monday from a Springfield hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound in the leg during the murder/suicide triple shooting Sunday night in Greenville. According to Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton, police talked with Tom Bauserman about the night James Bauserman allegedly shot him in the leg, shot Tom’s wife Samantha in the torso killing her and shot himself in the head. Lorton said Tom went to a neighbors house to call 911 after he and Samantha had been shot and when he was returning to the house he heard the gunshot that killed James. Lorton said the revolver used in the shooting was owned by James. He said the conflict started as a domestic dispute before turning deadly and the investigation continues.
ART IN EDUCATION SHOW
Bradford National Bank and Our Common Ground will host the 7th Annual Art in Education Art Show Thursday and Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Bradford Community Building. WGEL spoke with Randy Alderman, Community Relations Director for Bradford Bank, who said President of Bradford Bank Frank Joy approached the schools and suggested an art presentation in the community building and the program has blossomed from there. Alderman said the first year the Greenville Elementary School participated and the second year Greenville Junior High was added. Since then Greenville High School has joined the show as well as Pocahontas and Sorento. Alderman said the program is a great way for the art teachers to give the kids a goal in the classroom to conceive and implement and then show their art work.
In addition to the art displays, high school senior Richard Rogers will give live demonstrations on the potter’s wheel.
The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Randy Alderman at 664-2200.
FREE FISHING DERBY
There will be a free fishing derby at Patriot’s Park Saturday, June 11. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the fishing derby at 9:30. There will be several workshops throughout the morning with speakers presenting information and demonstrations about lures, knot tying, and casting. Bring a lawn chair and pick your favorite spot around the lake in the designated areas. There should be at least one parent for every five children and participants must be age 15 or under. To register, call the Extension office at 664-3665.
CITY HOSTING WEBINAR FOR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
The city of Greenville will be hosting a series of upcoming information sessions and live webinars to demonstrate the new online shopping portal located on the city website. The new system, known as WebQA, is free of charge and will allow local businesses to manage their own website. Scott Lurkins, Economic Development Coordinator for the city of Greenville, said, “I encourage all local business owners to consider attending one of the upcoming events to receive one-on-one instruction on how to build their website.” There will be three webinars at the Kaskaskia College Greenville Education Center Thursday, May 12, Thursday, May 19, and Thursday, May 26, all starting at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Scott Lurkins at the Greenville City Hall at 664-1644.
GC WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM AIDS CLEANUP
Saturday, the Greenville College Women’s Soccer team assisted residents in the St. Louis area as they clean up after the storms and tornadoes of April 22. WGEL spoke with head coach Brian McMahon who said the team enjoys doing community service work and with the challenge of the weather this spring, especially in St. Louis, they decided they would like to help those victims. The coach said approximately 18 girls went to Maryland Heights where they chopped wood, picked up trash, and sorted materials for pickup later.
McMahon said through the day the team developed an appreciation for the things they have and it was a very rewarding experience. He is very proud of the team. They worked very hard and are glad to be a part of something outside the soccer field.
RITA M. MACKE
Rita M. Macke, age 71, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, May 10 at her home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Interment will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to family hospice or the donor's choice.
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