05-21-2012

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PACKED ROOM FOR ANNUAL GERALD TURLEY AWARD

The Gerald Turley Award Presentation is one of the biggest nights for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and a big crowd gathered Thursday night in the Krober Room on Greenville College Campus.  This year the award was presented to Becky Blackburn for her years of service and sacrifice to make Bond County a better place to live.  Blackburn has been a telecomunicator at the Greenville Police Department since 1979 and has been involved in spearheading and developing many community events and fund raisers, such as the Christmas Dinners at the Senior Center, the canned food drive, and the Greenville Police Association just to name a few.  Speakers at the event included Karen Kessinger, John Goldsmith, Jeff Liedel, Lou Lorton, Alan Gaffner, and Darryl Bolen. 


Blackburn is the 19th recipient of the Gerald Turley Memorial Award which recognizes personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation, and community leadership.  You may watch the award ceremony on Newwave cable channel 12 Tuesday at 6PM.  The ceremony lasted a little more than an hour and was full of good humor and heart-felt thanks.    

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Jerri Davenport and Karen Kessinger presenting the award to Becky

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Mayor Alan Gaffner

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Rev. Darryl Bolen

Pictures Courtesy of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce

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MULBERRY GROVE LADY ACES SOFTBALL TEAM WINS REGIONAL

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team beat Odin Thursday, 11-1, to win the regional championship.  The Lady Aces advance to the sectional tournament and play Wednesday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m., at Woodlawn, Illinois against the winner of the Altamont / Ramsey game.  If they win that game, they will play Saturday, May 26, at 11:00 a.m., for the sectional championship.


GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS

Bond County got a little rain Sunday evening and here are the rain totals for Greenville as recorded at 6:00 o’clock this morning.  Three hundredths of an inch were measured at the Sewer Plant, 21 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street and 29 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  Much heavier rainfall was recorded in Fayette County where a flash flood warning was in effect for much of Sunday night. 

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LADY COMETS SOFTBALL WINS REGIONAL

The Greenville Lady Comets Softball team defeated Wesclin on Saturday with a score of 3-1, claiming the Regional Championship.  The Lady Comets will take on Robinson on Thursday, May 24th at 4:30pm at Vandalia in the Sectional semifinals.
Marquette Catholic won their regional as well, and will play Gillespie on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4:30pm at Vandalia.
The sectional championship will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 11:00am at Vandalia.  You can hear Thursday’s game right here on WGEL Radio and at WGEL.com.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school library.  The agenda includes renewal of student insurance, committee reports, a 2011-2012 budget amendment, and a closed session.

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CITY SPONSORED ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAYS SUCCESSFUL

The City of Greenville sponsored an electronics recycling event April 27-28.  A total of 25,957 pounds of electronic items were collected exceeding expectations.  As of January 1, 2012, most electronic items were banned from being dumped in landfills.  This recycling event provided residents with a safe and secure place to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE 2012 COMMENCEMENT

The 120th Greenville College commencement exercises are Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27.  The commencement ceremony for adult, graduate, and off-campus students is Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., with Bishop Matthew Thomas delivering the address.  Dr. Victoria Murden McClure will address students during Sunday’s ceremony which starts at 3:00 p.m.  The Ivy Cutting Ceremony is Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. on the front lawn and Baccalaureate is Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. in the Crum Recreation Center.  For more information on commencement activities, call 664-6752.

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OBITUARIES

Gerald H. “Jerry” Wellen

Gerald H. “Jerry” Wellen, age 67, of St. Rose, passed away Thursday, May 17 at his home.  A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Association or to the donor’s choice.

Helen P. Simmonds

Helen P. Simmonds, age 93, of Millersburg, passed away Thursday, May 17 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ of Marine.  Burial will be in Marine Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Hoyleton Children’s Home.

John “Jack” W. Griffin

John “Jack” W. Griffin, age 71, of Highland, passed away Sunday, May 20 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral arrangements for 71 year-old John “Jack” W. Griffin are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland

Karen Goodwin

Karen Goodwin, age 66, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Friday, May 18 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. Funeral arrangements for 66 year-old Karen Goodwin are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

LaDorris Adair

LaDorris Adair, age 87, of Carlyle, passed away Friday, May 18 at Carlyle Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in College Hills Cemetery in Lebanon.  Friends may call Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

Lucille Campbell

Lucille Rickfelder Campbell, age 79, of Vandalia, formerly of Greenville, passed away Friday, May 18 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be Monday, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Wayne Brown

Norman Wayne Brown, age 75, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, May 16 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia.  Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown.  Friends may call Monday, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Pauline Marie Wyatt

Pauline Marie Wyatt, age 95, of White Hall, passed away Saturday, May 19, at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will be in White Hall Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Wanda M. Thomas

Wanda M. Thomas, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, May 19 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m., at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call Wednesday, after 5:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.


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