LADY COMETS TENNIS WINS CONFERENCE MATCH
The Lady Comets won a nail-biter Tuesday against conference rival Hillsboro, topping the Hilltoppers 5-4 on their home turf. Senior Anna Brannon broke through for her first win at #1 singles in a 3 set thriller 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Senior Sarah Siefken (#2) won 6-3, 6-2 with sophomore Anya Thomas (#4) following suit 6-3,6-2, leaving the teams tied 3-3 after singles play.
Then Brannon/Siefken teamed up to win at 1st doubles while Abby Gaffner/Katelyn Eller sealed the victory by defeating their 3rd doubles opponents. JV doubles winners were Chloe Shank/Cara Thiems and freshman Maddie Funneman won in singles by the narrowest of margins 7-6 (9-7 in tiebreaker) as the entire team cheered her on.
Corey J. Gruenenfelder
Corey J. Gruenenfelder, age 35, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, August 28 at the Coles Creek Recreation Area at Carlyle Lake. Funeral services will be Friday, at 8:00 p.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Friends may call Friday, from 3:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Corey Gruenenfelder Family Memorial Fund at First Mid Illinois Bank.
Hazel M. Hopkins
Hazel M. Hopkins, age 89, of Mulberry Grove, formerly of Carlyle and Alhambra, passed away Monday, August 27 at her home. Family graveside services for 89 year-old Hazel M. Hopkins will be at a later date in Carlyle City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove First Responders or to Bond County Hospice. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Martha F. “Marty” Callahan
Martha F. “Marty” Callahan, age 85, of Highland, passed away Monday, August 27 at Faith Countryside Homes/Faith Care Center in Highland. Private funeral services for 85 year-old Martha F. “Marty” Callahan will be at the First Congregational Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the First Congregational Church, Highland Home, or the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.
Robert F. Pierce
Robert F. Pierce, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, August 28 at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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