Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Thursday, at 12:08 p.m., to a report of a house fire on Second Street in Mulberry Grove.  Keyesport Firefighters also responded for automatic mutual aid.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the fire was confined mostly to the outside of the home.  The cause is undetermined and damage is estimated at $2,000.00.   A portion of the outside wall was opened to get to the flames and there was some damage to the interior of the home as firefighters removed part of the ceiling to make sure the fire was out.  There were no injuries and fire department personnel were on the scene about an hour.


Bradford National Bank is celebrating several anniversaries this weekend.  Randy Alderman said Bradford National Bank is celebrating their 145th anniversary this year.  The Highland Branch Bradford National Bank location is celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Friday, all bank locations are having a football-themed Customer Appreciation Day.  They will serve refreshments and have giveaways.  Saturday in Highland, they are having an anniversary party from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with the Lions Club cooking pork burgers and hot dogs.  There will also be free kettle corn, refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes.  No purchase is necessary.  For more information, call 664-2200.



The 9th annual Paws-in-the-Park is this Saturday at Patriot’s Park.  Rachel Hunsdorfer at the Bond County Humane Society said this year’s activities include the wag-n-walk, for which people get pledges to walk with their dog.  The person with the most pledges will win a Kindle Fire.  They will also have pet photos and the agility course.  There will be a micro chipping clinic, pet nail trimming and polishing, and various pet contests.  There will also be some new activities this year.  They will have someone drawing pet caricatures and some greyhounds will be on hand for a meet and greet.   For more information, call the humane society at 664-4068.


The Greenville Bicentennial Board is hosting a reception Monday, September 24, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Glenwood Living Facility, to honor George “Mac” Hughey, Susie Cooper, and Charles Nash, the three living members of the Greater Greenville Sesquicentennial Committee.  The Sesquicentennial in June 1965 is still considered one of the landmark events in Greenville history.  The eight-day celebration included a carnival on the square, crowning a Sesquicentennial queen, a live production entitled “A Community Portrait,” and a large parade.  Refreshments will be served, artifacts from the Sesquicentennial will be displayed, and everyone is welcome.  For more information, call John at 664-9272.


Two area Marines, Randy Weber and wife Nancy, of Trenton, and Ron Burns Sr. and wife Saundra, of Lebanon, members of Greenville Lincoln Land Leathernecks, recently attended the National Marine Corps League Convention in Mobile, Alabama.  During the convention, the Military Order of the Devil Dogs presented a check for $22,000.00 to a Mobile children’s hospital.  For more information, call 224-9437.



Greenville received an average of 4.76 inches of rain in August.  This amount is more than the 45 year average of 3.095 and a welcome change from the 87 hundredths of an inch in July.  Only five of the past 45 years showed more rain in August than 2012.  The most rain in August was in 1977 when Greenville got 6.9 inches of precipitation and the least was in 1971 when no rain fell in Greenville in August.



Carol E. Childs

Carol E. Childs, age 63, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, September 12 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A celebration of life service will be Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Teen Mops.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carroll Gene Meyer

Carroll Gene Meyer, age 84, of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, September 12 at Barnes Hospital.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in German Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Central Christian Church.

Corinne R. “Corky” Eversgerd

Corinne R. “Corky” Eversgerd, age 82, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, September 12 at Breese Nursing Home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

Janet M. Buss

Janet M. Buss, age 58, of Beckemeyer, passed away Thursday, September 13, at St. Louis University Hospital.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer.  Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.  Memorials are suggested to the Clinton County Relay for Life or St. Anthony Catholic Church. 


SATURDAY - sunny, high 77, low 51

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 77, low 57


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Martha Radcliff-Sussenbach and Martha Iler.  The 8th Annual Our Common Ground Autumn Artwalk is coming up.  They will talk about the fun activities planned for this year’s event and how you may participate.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 

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