The Greenville Police Department and the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with Bond County 9-1-1, have acquired a new community notification system to be used to deliver important messages to the residents of Bond County by playing a recorded message on the telephone.  WGEL spoke with Bond County 9-1-1 Coordinator, Allan Davis who said land lines are already in the system, so if you have a land line you will receive recorded messages for weather alerts, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, boil orders, and other emergencies.  Davis said the system does not contain any cell phones at this time.  If you want to have your cell phone added, you may go to the City of Greenville’s website and click the link to the emergency alert system.  Add your name, telephone number and other information and they will add your cell phone to the system. The system is up and running with some testing and policy issues to be worked out and should be fully operational by September 1. While the new system is cutting edge technology, you are encouraged to continue to have other sources to receive warning information such as battery-powered weather radios and tune to WGEL for detailed information. If you do not have internet access, call the Greenville Police Department to subscribe at 664-2131 or stop by the Police Department or the Bond County Sheriff’s Office to complete a subscription form. Forms are also available at the 9-1-1 Booth at the Bond County Fair.



The Bond County 4-H beef, poultry and rabbit show was at the fair.  In the beef show market classes, the champion steer was shown by Kurtis Devore, reserve champion by Kelcie Woker and rate gain champion by Claire Bost.  In the female classes, breed champion and champion heifer were shown by Maddey Tebbe and Kurtis Devore won champion cow.  In the poultry show, overall champion went to Dalton Knerrer, Kyle Klawitter won pen of three and Willow Thompson won overall champion pen of three.  At the rabbit show, the junior and senior doe champion, the junior buck champion and the best of show meat type and meat pen champion went to Molly Snow.  Tyler Snow won the senior Buck Champion.  Becky Dowell won all the fancy type champions. 


Friday is the third night of the Bond County Fair and is full of fun for the young and old alike.  The Antique Farm Machinery Expo starts off their run at the Fair at 12:00 noon on Friday and runs until 8:00 pm.  At 7:00 pm the Fair offers the Western Horse Speed Warm-Up Show and at 7:30 pm the Lawn Mower Derby and Figure 8 Derby will fill the night with excitement.  And like every night of the week-long Fair, the Carnival will open at 6:00 pm.


Kaskaskia College and Bond County Transit are partnering to offer round trip bus service for Greenville students to the KC Main Campus this fall.  Pick will be at the Greenville Education Center for a one-way fare of $6.00 for adults and $4.50 for students.  Discounted 42-trip passes will be available.  Scheduled pick-up times from the Greenville Education Center are 6:50 and 11:45 a.m. and from Kaskaskia to return at 12:40 and 5:10 p.m.  Bus service begins August 22.  For more information call 664-9394.


Shirley M. Roggenkamp    

Shirley M. Roggenkamp, age 81, of Highland, passed away Thursday, August 4 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork.  Burial will be in Saint Gertrude Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital, in the form of Masses, or to the American Heart Association.

Brayden Scott Lampe

Brayden Scott Lampe, the five-week old infant son of Craig and Stacey Lampe, of Aviston, passed away Thursday, August 4.  A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Aviston.

Raymond C. Albrecht

Raymond C. Albrecht, age 80, of Highland, passed away Thursday, August 4 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old Raymond C. Albrecht are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Kevin J. Kampworth

Kevin J. Kampworth, age 39, of Highland, passed away Saturday, July 30 at his home.  A prayer service will be Saturday, at 4:00 p.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to a trust fund for his children.


SATURDAY - party sunny, 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 88, low 75

SUNDAY - partly sunny, 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 94, low 73


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL.  Tom’s guest this week is Travis Henson with Kaskaskia College.  Tom and Travis will discuss the 2011-2012 season of the entertainment guest artists and speakers at Kaskaskia College, who is coming to perform as part of this series, and why the college offers such a diverse line up of entertainment.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County Area news on WGEL Radio. 

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