This Sunday, September 11, the Kaskaskia Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 will mark the grave of Isham Reavis, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the battle at Hill’s Fort, southwest of Greenville, in 1815.  WGEL spoke with Bill Wilson, of the Illinois State Bicentennial Commission who said they have a multi-part program planned for Sunday.  It will begin at the Hill’s Fort site at the Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville where they will tell the story of Hill’s Fort and Isaac Hill.  They will move on to Greene’s Fort where they will talk about James Greene, William Jones, and Greene’s Fort.  The final part of the program will include traveling to Edwards Cemetery in Fayette County where they will be honoring Isham Reavis, an 1812 soldier.  Wilson said Reavis was a soldier in the battle September 9, 1814. For more information, call Bill at 618-830-4433.
A box lunch will be available prepared by the Catholic Church Chicken Dinner Committee.  To order dinners, call Karen at 664-2722.



The 24th Annual Homestead Harvest Days at the Latzer Homestead south of Highland are this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hours Friday are 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 Friday and $5.00 Saturday and Sunday. Bring the kids to enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, living history exhibits, and vintage fashion show. For more information, call Lynn at 654-6781.

Sunday, September 11 is the annual St. Lawrence Chicken Dinner with serving from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The meal includes fried chicken, side dishes, and dessert and the cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under age five may eat for free. Carry-outs will be available for $8.00. While you are there, check out the other activities including games and a country store.


The Bond County Ministerial Alliance is having a special service titled “Love Prevails: A Time to Remember and Respond,” September 11 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  WGEL spoke with Darryl Bolen who said the Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring the county-wide service to take time to remember the events of September 11, 2001.  All first responders, firefighters, and police officers in the county are invited to come Sunday evening and be honored.  Bolen said they want to give honor where honor is due and if 9-11 taught us anything, it’s that those who put their lives on the line for us, day in and day out, need to be thanked and recognized.  Attendees are encouraged to bring used or new Bibles to the service which will be given to “Love Packages” in Butler, Illinois to be distributed around the world to those who need them.  The evening will be filled with worship, reflection, honor, and positive action. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service in the Family Life Center.


The United States Postal Inspection Service issued an alert related to emails which are seemingly from the US Postal Service.  Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery. The e-mails contain a link that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. You are instructed to click on a link to find out when to expect your delivery. But postal inspectors warn you not to click on the link.  The Postal Service recommends deleting the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS.


Charlene V. Elam

Charlene V. Elam, age 63, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, September 7 at Barnes Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Central Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Eugene F. Disch

Eugene F. Disch, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, September 8 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors.  Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Free Methodist Church or Bond County Hospice.

Florentine Ripperda

Florentine Ripperda, age 85, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, September 7 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Trenton.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral home in Trenton.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School or St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.


SATURDAY - mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 72, low 57

SUNDAY - partly sunny, high 79, low 59


This week’s Public Affairs Program will feature listener's stories about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  Tune in Sunday following the noon Bond County Area news for Public Affairs on WGEL Radio. 

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