03-28-2012

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CRIMESTOPPERS LOOKING FOR INFO REGARDING SUSPECTED ARSON

The Macoupin/Montgomery County Crimestoppers are currently seeking information regarding a suspected arson at Hillsboro Lake.  Sunday, March 25, Hillsboro Firefighters responded to a fire at the laundry/shower house at the Sherwood Forest Campground.  According to the fire department, the fire caused $10,000.00 - $15,000.00 damage to the building and equipment.  If you have any information that would help solve this crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-352-0136.

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MEMORIAL BRICKS DEADLINE MARCH 31

The deadline to order memorial bricks for the Bond County Veterans Memorial is Saturday, March 31.Bond County Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Tony Koonce said bricks at the Veterans Memorial honor a loved one, alive or deceased, who served in our nation’s military.  It does not matter where they served or for how long.  They are eligible for this honor if they lived in Bond County for a period of five years. Applications are available at all local banks in Greenville and at the Bond County Clerk’s Office.  The bricks cost $100.00 and additional funds received from the brick sales goes toward upkeep of the Bond County Veterans Memorial.  If you have any questions, call Tony at 664-1976.

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VILLAGE OF POCAHONTAS MONTHLY MEETING

The Pocahontas Village Board met recently. There was a short discussion about delinquent payments due on water bills. Forty-four customers are in peril of having their water shut off if payment is not received by April 3.

The Pocahontas Fire Department requested the use of the Gretchen Wilson/American Legion Park for their annual Fireman’s Picnic. Approval was granted. The picnic will include a carnival, food and drink booths, a band, a parade, and more. It is Friday and Saturday, July 13-14.

The State of Illinois recommended Pocahontas do a fish kill because it seems the Pocahontas Lake is getting overstocked. The board discussed some ideas such as a fishing tournament to help eliminate the problem.

Village Marshall Gino Feazel reported he issued two citations for dogs running loose.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO BEGIN OFFERING ON-LINE DEGREES

At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, the board received notification that the Higher Learning Commission approved offering online degrees.  Kellie Henegar, chairperson of the online project, said this has been an extensive three-year process of preparations in seeking approval of the Higher Learning Commission. Kaskaskia College currently offers more than 200 online courses and now will be authorized to confer degrees earned 100% online.  College President Dr. Jim Underwood said, “Having the authority for granting degrees for programs taught online is a tremendous benefit for our students.” 

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IHSA STATE BASS FISHING FINALS TO BE HOSTED AT CARLYLE LAKE

The 2012 IHSA State Bass Finals will be at Carlyle Lake, Friday and Saturday, May 4 - 5.  Carlyle City Manager Bill Gruen said they are looking forward to the event because it is always fun and proves to be a great opportunity for people to visit Carlyle.  The fishing report for Carlyle Lake from the Department of Natural Resources is excellent this year.  The report shows the Largemouth Bass population is fantastic.  Gruen said Largemouth Bass fisherman should really consider coming to Carlyle Lake to fish this season.  He said they will have great catches, which has been proven year after year by the high quality of fish the high school students catch during their Bass Finals competition. 

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SPORTS

WIN CARDINALS/CUBS AND COMETS/EDWARDSVILLE TICKETS ON WGEL

There are two baseball games on one Sunday and lots of chances to win.  WGEL Radio is bringing you tickets to the Cardinals - Cubs and the Comets - Edwardsville games Sunday, April 15 at Busch Stadium.  One ticket gets you in to both baseball games and WGEL Radio and our sponsors are giving you lots of chances to win.  Visit and register at Tri Ford in Greenville, Ragged Threads, Greenville Hearing Center-the House of Hearing, the South Central FS Country Depot, Z-1 Automotive Tire and Towing, American Family Insurance and TNT-RV and Generator Service.  We are giving away eight pairs of tickets and we will draw a winner from each registration box and two winners from Tri Ford, so be sure to visit and register at each sponsor.  We are giving away 16 tickets and you can win from your friends at WGEL, Tri Ford in Greenville, Ragged Threads, Greenville Hearing Center-the House of Hearing, the South Central FS Country Depot, Z-1 Automotive Tire and Towing, American Family Insurance and TNT-RV and Generator Service.  You may register once at each location. Only one winner per family and anyone of any age may register. There is no purchase necessary. Decisions of the judges are final and employees of WGEL Radio and participating sponsors and their immediate family members are not eligible.  Get registered today to see your Greenville Comets play at Busch Stadium Sunday, April 15 right after the Cardinals and Cubs.  Winners will be drawn Monday, April 9, so register today.       


OBITUARIES

Mark A. Wheat

Mark A. Wheat, age 62, of Greenville, passed away Monday, March 26 at Helia Healthcare.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, Illinois.  Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Margie Brewer

Margie Brewer, age 72, of Coffeen, passed away Monday, March 26 at her home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen.  Burial will be in Olive Hill cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Olive Hill Cemetery.

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