8-11-2011

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BIG CROWD FOR PARADE AT BOND COUNTY FAIR

As always a huge crowd came out for the finale of the Bond County Fair.  The parade float winners in the Professional Division were Bradford National Bank first, the DeMoulin Museum second, and the Huddle House Restaurant/Wall Real Estate float third.  In the Church/Club/Organization division, Military Moms won first, Mulberry Grove Youth Sports second, and Woburn Baptist Church third.  In the Non-Professional Business category, Daniken Tree Farm took first, the Globe Theater second, and Kahuna’s third.  In the Children’s Division, Zoe Latzer won first, Kate Erhard second, and File Family Farms third.  The crowd for the parade was huge and the weather was gorgeous.  Thank you to all the volunteers and fair workers who made the 2011 Bond County Fair a success and to everyone who visited the WGEL booth at the front of the exhibitor's building. 

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WATERMELON SEED WINNER

Hundreds of people came by the WGEL booth at the Bond County Fair and took a guess at the number of seeds in the WGEL watermelon.  Three people got it right on the money.  This year’s watermelon was a seedy one with 565 black seeds.  Dylan Clayborn was the winner of a hundred dollars in cash, a party package to the gateway fun park, grizzlies baseball tickets and five country cd's.  A very excited Dylan picked up his prizes Wednesday afternoon at the WGEL studio.  Joselyn Bingham and Lori Phegley also guessed the number of seed correctly and a random drawing between those three names made Dylan the winner.  A big thank you to everyone who registered. 

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SOUTH CENTRAL FS AND EFFINGHAM-CLAY COMPANIES MERGING

South Central FS and Effingham Clay Service Company are merging into one agricultural cooperative serving nine counties.  WGEL spoke with South Central’s Byron Sikma who said there are several advantages to combining the companies including improving efficiencies and service to customers.  Sikma said both companies were very strong in terms of finances and the merger will result in a company truly positioned for the future.

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SPORTS

FALL SOCCER PROGRAM CANCELED BY KPD

The fall soccer program has been canceled by the Kingsbury Park District Board due to lack of participation.  We spoke with Director of Parks and Recreation Jerry Sauerwein who said the program simply did not have enough kids sign up to fill out the teams necessary for competition. This is only the second year the KPD has attempted a fall soccer program and participation is limited due to other activities in the fall, such as flag and tackle football. Sauerwein said the spring soccer program is unaffected and will go on as usual.  During the year, the KPD Board will discuss the fall program to see if there is a way to augment it or if the program will be dropped.


OBITUARIES

Robert J. Haselhorst

Robert J. Haselhorst, age 86, of Breese, formerly of Belleville, passed away Wednesday, August 10.  A funeral Mass will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese.  Burial will be in St. Dominic / St. Augustine 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 Breese. 

Gerald Herbert Mueller

Gerald Herbert Mueller, age 68, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, August 9 at his home.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates also in Glen Carbon.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, the Bond County Senior Center, or Bond County Hospice.

Bertha E. Fuhler

Bertha E. Fuhler, age 85, of St. Rose, passed away Wednesday, August 10.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.


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