04-23-2012

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HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO BOAT FIRE IN SHED

Highland-Pierron Firefighters were dispatched Thursday, April 19, at 7:41 p.m., to a report of a shed fire at a residence on Rt. 143 west of Metcalf Road.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, a passerby reported smoke coming from a shed.  Due to work on the Shoal Creek Bridge, Highland-Pierron Firefighters thought their tanker trucks could not get to the fire and Greenville and Keyesport Firefighters were called for mutual aid with tankers and manpower.  It was discovered the Shoal Creek Bridge was opened recently and Highland-Pierron tankers could cross and get to the fire.  Upon arrival, firefighters found a boat burning in the shed.  Apparently, a battery charger hooked to batteries had caught the boat on fire.  The boat received extensive damage but there was little or no damage to the shed.  Damage to the boat is estimated in the thousands of dollars.  The mutual aid call to Keyesport was canceled enroute.  Greenville Firefighters arrived on the scene and their mutual aid call was canceled upon arrival as Highland-Pierron Firefighters had already extinguished the fire.  There were no injuries and firefighters were on the scene about one hour.


COMETS TO PLAY AT GCS STADIUM

The Greenville Comets Baseball team will play the Staunton Bulldogs Wednesday, April 25 at GCS Stadium in Sauget. Greenville Athletic Director Joe Alstat said the varsity will play at 5:00 p.m. and the JV game follows. Tickets are $4.00 each and are available at the high school office.  Tickets will also be available at the gate. For more information, or to order tickets, call the high school at 664-1370.

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LADY COMETS SOCCER OFF TO A GREAT START THIS SEASON

The Greenville High School Lady Comets Soccer team has had an outstanding season so far.  Coach Mike Young said the girls play with a lot of heart which gives them a chance to compete in every game.  They have started seeding for post season and the Lady Comets hope for a #1 seed. Coach Young said they currently have 4-5 seniors but overall, they have a pretty young team.  Kelly Faulkner is a senior sweeper and Tesia Snow, who has only played two years, has been a great goalie with several shutouts so far this season. The girls are willing to work for each other and don’t want to let each other down.  That kind of chemistry allows them to really compete in games. 

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MISSING BREESE MAN

April 22 marked the one-year anniversary of the day Vincent Wesselmann went missing in Breese.  We spoke to Breese Police Chief Bob Fix about the ongoing search. Chief Fix said Vince was last seen near the Breese Grain Company.  Breese Police have been investigating a number of leads and there is a $5000.00 reward for information about Wesselmann's whereabouts.  Wesselmann is 76 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighs around 210 pounds.   Chief Fix assured WGEL the investigation is ongoing but they don’t have much to go on at this time.  If you have any information regarding Wesslemann's whereabouts, call the Breese Police Department at 526-7226.

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HERITAGE IRON MAGAZINE TO TOUR AUSTRALIA BY TRACTOR

Heritage Iron Magazine, a muscle tractor magazine published in Greenville, will represent United States tractor enthusiasts this summer as part of a tractor ride in Western Australia.  The 2012 Australian Tractor Trek is hosted by the Chamberlain 9G Club, members of which crossed the United States in 2009, driving their tractors from the Atlantic to the Pacific.  Greenville native Sherry Schaefer, owner of 3-Point Ink and publisher of Heritage Iron, became acquainted with the group and persuaded them to make Greenville one of their stops along the route in 2009.  Schaefer will join the group in Broome, Australia and travel with them for 19 days of the 70 day journey.  Her portion of the trip will include more than 920 miles by tractor.  For more information, call 664-1550.

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OBITUARIES

August W. “Augie” Vonder Haar

August W. “Augie” Vonder Haar, age 72, of St. Rose, passed away Thursday, April 19 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Monday, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School or to St. Rose Church.

David A. Steiner

David A. Steiner, age 34, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, April 22.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home and Wednesday, after 10:00 a.m. at the church.  Memorials are suggested to his family.

Eugene L. Ten Clay

Eugene L. Ten Clay, age 82, of Valley City, North Dakota, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday, April 14 in North Dakota.  Graveside funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


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