RON MARSHALL ON THE MUCH NEEDED RAIN
Weather conditions have been dry lately in Bond County but much needed rain moved through the area Monday. Ron Marshall at the Bond County Farm Bureau said we were experiencing abnormally dry conditions. With the conditions that our crops are in, this rain was extremely beneficial. It was also a widespread rain and covered all of Bond County. Rainfall this year is at a deficit compared to last year but crops are three weeks ahead of where they were last year. Marshal also said that in some cases corn is 14 inches taller this year when compared to 2011. Marshall told WGEL Radio that we do need some more rain, but there is currently no precipitation in our forecast until next Monday night into Tuesday.
SMALL BOAT FIRE IN KEYESPORT
Keyesport Firefighters were dispatched on Monday, at 1:09 p.m., to a report of a boat fire on Walcott Road in Keyesport. According to Chief Jim Golder, the trim motor on the boat appeared to have some sort of electrical short or wiring issue, which caused the fire. The owner of the boat was able to remove the boat from the shed that it was sitting in. The flames were small, and the owner was able to extinguish them with a hose before firemen arrived. Mulberry Grove Firefighters were called for mutual aid; however firefighters were only on the scene for approximately 10 minutes.
MICHAEL ZILM NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO FOR HOSPITAL
Tuesday, June 5, it was announced that Michael E. Zilm of Kirkwood, Missouri was appointed to be the new interim President and CEO of Greenville Regional Hospital. Mr. Zilm told WGEL they have been in Kirkwood for just over 20 years. He has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University and has spent his whole career working in hospitals. His career began in Florida and he has been the president of four hospitals and interim president of three hospitals, including Greenville. Zilm said when he first started talking to the people at the hospital, he thought they were outstanding individuals. They were open and honest with him and he was very impressed by the auxiliary, staff, physicians, volunteers and board members. It was evident they truly care about the community and hospital.
NEW APARTMENTS IN GREENVILLE
Construction has begun on a new project on Elm Street in Greenville. Matt Willman of the City of Greenville told WGEL the property was sold about a year ago and the owners are constructing a five-unit apartment building. Each unit will have 2 bedrooms. He estimated the buildings could be finished sometime late summer or early fall, just in time for the kids coming back for school.