02-10-2012

 




3RD ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ROAD INTERPRETIVE CENTER IN VANDALIA

The National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia is celebrating their 3rd anniversary Saturday, February 11.  National Road Association of Illinois President Mary Truitt said they would be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will have activities for children pertaining to things about the National Road and that time in history.  At 4:00 p.m., local historian Linda Hanabarger will talk about the people who traveled on the road and what they did for Illinois.  Greenville’s John Goldsmith, the Director of the National Road Association of Illinois, will present information on the history of the road.  Truitt believes both presentations will be extremely interesting.  The National Road was the first major highway in the United States to be built by the federal government and extends from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia.  If you have any questions, call Mary at 283-1534.

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FOUR LOCATIONS IN GREENVILLE VANDALIZED BY SPRAY PAINT

Greenville Police Officers are seeking information regarding recent vandalism of four Greenville business buildings.  Sergeant Deb Keserauskis said the businesses were damaged with spray paint. Greenville Police believe the vandalism occurred sometime Sunday night and are asking anyone with any information regarding the spray painting to contact the Greenville Police Department at 664-2131.   Painted markings on the buildings were of the letter "k" and included a normal looking letter with the other a mirror image of the first, placed side by side. Damage to each building is estimated at $50.00. 


LIBRARY CLOSED FEBRUARY 11

The Greenville Public Library will be closed Saturday, February 11 for maintenance.  If you have questions, call the library at 664-3115.


MULBERRY GROVE 8TH GRADE BASKETBALL TEAM LOSES AT SECTIONALS

Wednesday night, the Mulberry Grove 8th Grade basketball team played in the Beecher City Sectionals at Beecher City.  8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach Mike Gauch said they played a really good Beecher City team.  They had played them earlier in the year and he noticed both teams seemed to have improved quite a bit throughout the year.  In the end, Beecher City made some free-throws down the stretch and caused the Mulberry Grove boys some trouble.  Coach Gauch said he could not be more proud of his group of boys.  He is extremely excited about the future of the basketball program at Mulberry Grove.  He believes this group of students will help improve the Mulberry Grove High School basketball program, allowing them to be more competitive and build a winning tradition.  The final score was Beecher City 52, Mulberry Grove 33.



OBITUARIES

Beverly J. Tooley

Beverly J. Tooley, age 63, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 8 at her home.  Funeral services will be Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Campground Cemetery.  Friends may call Saturday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 25, low 12

SUNDAY - sunny, high 28, low 21


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are nurses Peggy Sohn and Betsy Rose of the Bond County Health Department.  Nurse Sohn is the Health Department’s Home Health Coordinator and Nurse Rose is the Hospice Director.  They will talk about the services the two programs offer, some common misconceptions about each program, and how they might be able to help you.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news here on WGEL.


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