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SEVERE WEATHER TUESDAY

Early Tuesday morning, several weather watches and warnings were issued for the WGEL listening area, for high winds and heavy rain to a possibility of tornadoes.  Kris Sanders of the National Weather Service said so far no severe damage has been reported. Sanders told WGEL a couple of rounds of severe weather moved through the area after midnight into the early hours Tuesday morning.  At that time, the National Weather Service in Springfield had not heard any confirmed reports of tornadoes.  They had received a few damage reports due to thunderstorm winds.  In Belleville, there was minor damage at one of the schools.  In Washington County, Missouri, a carport was blown off its anchors.  Sanders said there was a possibility of more reports as people surveyed their property. 

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BENEFIT FOR BRAXTON COPE

A benefit is scheduled for Sunday, January 29 for Braxton Cope, a veteran who served three tours in Iraq.  Cope is diagnosed with brain cancer.  The benefit is at Greenville VFW Post 1377 starting at 4:00 p.m.  The menu includes chili, hot dogs, and drinks, with music by the Chapman Brothers.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children age 12 and under and may be purchased at Watson’s Drugstore and the VFW Canteen.  To make a donation or for more information, call 664-9172.  A bank account has been set up for Cope at Bradford National Bank.  Donations may be made to the Braxton Cope Benefit Fund, in care of Bradford National Bank, PO Box 279, Greenville, IL. 

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CONSERVATION POLICE TRAINEE APPLICANTS WANTED

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for Conservation Police Officer Trainees.  Applicant testing is February 6-9 through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services Examining and Counseling Division.  Testing is not done on a regular basis so interested persons are encouraged to apply and participate in the testing in February.  Applicants must have either an associate’s degree and three years of full-time law enforcement experience, or a bachelor’s degree.  For more information, call 217-785-8407.


HUGE THREE DAY AUCTION BRINGS HUNDREDS TO GREENVILLE

If you were driving near the American Farm Heritage Museum Thursday, Friday or Saturday, you probably noticed the hundreds of cars there.  Langham Auctions was selling the estate of Lloyd Janssen in a huge three-day sale.  Janssen collected items most his life and when that collection came to auction it drew a huge crowd.  Hal Langham told WGEL bidders came from 29 states and from British Columbia, Canada.  Langham Auctions thanks everyone who helped make the auction a huge success.  With more and more large auctions in Greenville, the economic impact of visitors increases. 


SMITHBORO FIRE DISTRICT RECEIVES PIPELINE DONATION

The Smithboro Fire Protection District recently received a $2,500.00 donation from the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline system.  Fire District Board Treasurer Randy Tevis told WGEL, Smithboro Firefighters attended a seminar last year in Effingham at which there was a special session by Keystone Pipeline personnel presenting problems which might develop with the pipeline.  Training was directed toward firefighters, because if there are problems with the pipeline, firefighters are often first on the scene.  Tevis said Keystone presenters were impressed with the interest and knowledge of the Smithboro Firefighters and wanted to help the fire district.  The money will probably be used this year for special equipment and additional training. 

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OBITUARIES

Clementine E. “Sis” Rinderer

Clementine E. “Sis” Rinderer, age 90, of Marine, passed away Saturday, January 14 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.  Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Richard A. Mueller

Richard A. Mueller, age 73, of Papillion, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, January 17 at Clarkson-University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  Funeral arrangements for 73 year-old Richard A. Mueller are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


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