GREENVILLE COLLEGE CELEBRATES 120 YEARS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Thursday, September 20, Greenville College will celebrate its 120th anniversary. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration starting with a cake and punch reception in the Sims Student Union starting at 1:00 p.m. The college’s first convocation service was September 20, 1892 in the circuit court room in the courthouse. The Greenville College Panther Corps marching band will lead a processional from the union to the courthouse starting at 2:30 with a brief ceremony on the courthouse lawn at 2:45. For more information, call 664-6752.
ILLINOIS AUDUBON VISITS LOCAL FARM FOR HUMMINGBIRD BANDING
An Illinois Audubon Society representative recently caught and banded hummingbirds at Phil and Kay Stoecklin’s farm. Kay Stoecklin shared about their bird population and how the birds are caught.
The representative brought two cages made of hardware cloth, with a special trap door triggered by a garage door opener. The traps are two feet by two feet and approximately three feet tall. Kay removed all the normal feeders from the area and placed feeders inside the cages. When the birds flew inside to feed, the door was closed. The birds were banded and released. Kay said next year they may have a hummingbird festival at their farm. Approximately 200 hummingbirds fly around their farm and house. For $5.00, hummingbird festival attendees may adopt a bird. Donors will receive a signed certificate and will be notified if their bird is ever recaptured. For more information, visit www.IllinoisAudubon.org, or tune in to Public Affairs this Sunday after the noon Bond County Area News.
MAC AND CHEESE CAUSES FIRE ALARM AT DORM
Greenville Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Mannoia Hall on the Greenville College Campus Wednesday, September 12 at 1:13 p.m. According to fire chief Bill Johnston, a dorm resident put some macaroni and cheese into the microwave with less than the recommended amount of water. The food began to burn, causing the fire alarm to go off. There was no damage to the building and no one was injured. Firefighters were on the scene about ten minutes.
LADY COMETS TENNIS
The Varsity Tennis team beat East Alton Wood River 7-2 at home Wednesday evening. Singles winners were #2 Kelsea Guy, 6-0, 6-0, #4 Rebecca Sponsler,6-3, 7-6 (7-2), #5 Katie Timmerman 6-4, 6-0, & #6 Dhiral Patel, 6-2,6-2. All 3 doubles teams won their 10 game prosets, #1 Anna Brannon/Sarah Siefken 10-2, #2 Katie Filby/Anya Thomas 10-2, #3 Chloe Shank/Cara Thiems 10-4. JV winners were Toni Stiff in singles and Paige House/Ashley Rench, Maddie Funneman/Brooklyn Bearly, Chelsea Earnest/Jordyn Flood in doubles. Next match: Home vs.Vandalia next Monday.
LADY COMETS GOLF RESULTS
Kami Suess 51
Heather Wernle 49
Jackie Hoffmeier 55
Carlee Braye 59
Payton Cline 65
Eryn Smith 67