11-07-2011

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COMETS DEFEAT PANA IN CLASSIC HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME

The Greenville Comets football team beat Pana 20-15 Saturday at Pana.  The Comets were losing 15-14 with just under four minutes left in the game when the Comets drove 86 yards down the field to score a touchdown and take the 20-15 lead.  The Comets recovered the ensuing kickoff and held on to advance to the Elite 8 in the IHSA playoffs.  Congratulations to the Comets on another great win.  The Comets will host Virden North Mac Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  Virden North Mac beat Alton Marquette in the first round and Staunton in the second round. Advance tickets will be on sale at the Greenville High School office Wednesday and Thursday for $6.00 each. The price is set by the IHSA.  Elite 8 hoodies and sweatshirts are available for order starting Monday at the high school office.   
Other local teams saw their season come to an end Saturday.  Breese Central lost to Anna Jonesboro 39-26,  Mater Dei lost to Mt. Zion 22-7, and Carlyle lost to Casey Westfield 42-12.  Congratulations to all our local teams on great seasons in high school football. 


ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF MT. OLIVE MAN

A single-vehicle accident Friday morning in Centreville claimed the life of a Mt. Olive man. According to Illinois State Police,  Thomas Knowles, age 36, of Mt. Olive, was found pinned under his vehicle around 7:00 a.m. Friday.  According to the police report Knowles' car had a mechanical problem requiring the vehicle's starter to be struck to start with the gear selector in drive.  Preliminary accident investigation indicates Knowles' death was an accident.


VETERANS DAY ACTIVITIES IN MULBERRY GROVE

American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove will observe Veteran’s Day Friday, November 11 by flying the 110 flags that draped the caskets of deceased veterans, in the Avenue of Flags around the Mulberry Grove Cemetery, at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.  The Post will also put up 42 flags in the Village of Mulberry Grove.  The Avenue of Flags will be lowered at 3:00 p.m. 
The Post will have its annual Veteran’s Day potluck dinner Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center.  All veterans and their families and widows of veterans are invited to attend.  The Post will provide the meat and drink.  The speaker is retired Army Colonel Herb Woolsey.  Special guests are Bond County Circuit Judge the Honorable John Knight and State’s Attorney the Honorable Chris Bauer.

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GREENVILLE STUDENT WINS PROM DRESS COMPETITION

Greenville High School freshman Megan Hediger won a fashion design contest through a Litchfield formal wear store.  Hediger designed a prom dress, complete with a sketch of the dress in full color, and submitted it to the contest.  Hediger won a $500.00 scholarship and will have her dress design professionally made. We spoke with Hediger who said she entered the dress just to see what would happen and to try something different.  She was very excited when she found out her dress had been selected as one of the top five finalists.  All week, she was very excited and nervous about the outcome of the vote, while trying her best to get votes.  When she found out she had won, it was an amazing experience.  Hediger’s dress is a long purple gown with feathers at the bottom of the skirt.  The top of the dress is tight-fitted, with silver jewels and a flower design. Hediger is a member of the FFA and Student Council. She plays volleyball and softball, volunteers for Relay for Life, and shows pigs.  She plans to attend a four year art school.


JURY TRIALS CANCELED WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7

According to Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, jury trials for the week of November 7 are canceled.  Jurors will be notified of upcoming jury dates.


GREENVILLE TOURISM COMMITTEE TO MEET

The Greenville Tourism Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, November 9, at 5:15 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The agenda includes a review of funding guidelines and a funding request for the quilt program.

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OBITUARIES

Rose Ann Mersinger

Rose Ann Mersinger, age 68 of Highland, passed away Saturday, November 5. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul Education Foundation.

Glenn M. Kirsch

Glenn M. Kirsch, age 77, of Highland, passed away Friday, November 4 at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Research Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Leatha Viola Tackett

Leatha Viola Tackett, age 69, of Granite City, passed away Saturday, November 5.  Funeral arrangements for 69 year-old Leatha Viola Tackett are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Ruth Bourgeois

Ruth Bourgeois, age 73, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 4.  Funeral services for 73 year-old Ruth Bourgeois are today, at 11:00 a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee.  Graveside services and burial will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Wisetown Cemetery. Donnell-Weigand Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Wayne Hoffman

Wayne Hoffman, age 86, of Keyesport, passed away Sunday, November 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral arrangements for 86 year-old Wayne Hoffman are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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