06-29-2012

 




ACCIDENT ON Rt. 156 CAUSES FATALITY

According to District 11 Illinois State Police, Elizabeth M. Koch, age 21, of New Athens, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident Thursday morning.  According to the accident report, at 6:18 a.m., Koch was traveling west on Illinois Route 156, just west of Klein School Road, in her Ford Focus, when she went off the right side of the road for unknown reasons.  Koch drove into a field and into a steep drainage ditch.  Her vehicle flipped into the air, and rolled.  There were no other vehicles or people involved.  Koch was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

lkiu

SHED FIRE IN GREENVILLE MELTS HOUSES SIDING

Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, at 2:51 p.m., to the scene of a shed fire in the 1100 block of Branch Road north of Greenville.  According to the fire report, firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 10 x 10 shed completely engulfed in flames.  The grass behind the shed also caught fire and some of the siding on the home melted.  The shed was a total loss.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.  Firefighters were on the scene about 40 minutes.


SEVERAL COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING HEAT WAVE

Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees the next few days causing potentially dangerous conditions for people who work outside or who do not have air conditioning.  911 Coordinator Alan Davis stopped by WGEL this week and told us about cooling centers available to those in need.  The Bradford Community Room, the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church, and the Education Conference Room at Greenville Regional Hospital are designated cooling centers.  These three facilities will be open during regular business hours Friday.  The Department of Human Services in Greenville is designated as the official State Cooling Center for Bond County.


KAHUNA’S AWARD

Wednesday night, Larry and Darla Deiters, co-owners of Naco Printing and Kahuna’s Restaurant in Greenville, were honored by the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance as the Emerging Business of the Year for Kahuna’s. Larry said it is an honor they are very proud to receive.  Larry added his wife Darla works mostly at Kahuna’s and she deserves a lot of credit.  He also acknowledged Kahuna's hard-working staff and the supportive community.

lk

Picture courteous of Greenville Chamber of Commerce


KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT PLANS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

The skies will light up over Patriot’s Park Lake Wednesday, July 4 as the Kingsbury Park District presents an Independence Day Celebration.  Financing the event has been an issue for the KPD and this year, the Park District Board will operate a concession, selling lemon shake-ups and cotton candy.  KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein said another vendor will be making shaved ice at the celebration and the Shriner's will be serving food starting at 5:00 p.m., including brats, pork burgers, ribbon fries, and more.  Jerry told WGEL they will be doing glow sticks again this year.  There will be donation collection barrels at the entrance to the park so attendees may help with the cost of the event.  The festivities are Wednesday, July 4 at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.  The Greenville Municipal Band will play at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk.  To make a donation prior to the event, call the Kingsbury Park District office at 664-4969.



OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny and hot, high 103, low 74

SUNDAY - sunny and hot, high 102, low 74, heat advisory in effect through 7:00 p.m. Sunday


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Dr. Raymond Ryan, General Surgeon at Greenville Regional Hospital.  They will talk about Dr. Ryan’s history, where he went to school, and how he likes living and working in Bond County.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.`


All stories in the WGEL Daily are copyright protected and are NOT for use without the permission of WGEL Radio.


Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive