09-18-2012

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ALHAMBRA-HAMEL AMBULANCE INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT ON I-55

Four people were taken to Anderson hospital after an Alhambra-Hamel Ambulance was involved in a two vehicle accident on I-55 Monday night.  According to the Illinois State Police the ambulance was responding to a medical emergency at a rest area near milepost 28 on I-55 southbound around 7:50PM.  ISP says the ambulance was traveling in the left lane when it made a sudden turn to the right as if to attempt to exit, in doing so the ambulance was struck by a semi, traveling in the left lane, on the rear passenger side. 

The ambulance rolled over as a result of the crash and four people were taken to Anderson Hospital.  The driver of the ambulance was Theodore Berg age 31 of Staunton, passenger in the ambulance was 61 year old Michele Logue of Hamel.  The driver of the semi was Daniel Eddinger age 69 of Lisbon Ohio, and a passenger in the semi was Rayburn Conway age 52 of Sundusky Ohio.  All four were taken to Anderson hospital with incapacitating injuries according to ISP. 

No charges have been made and the accident remains under investigation. 


GREENVILLE COLLEGE CELEBRATES 120TH ANNIVERSARY

Thursday, September 20, Greenville College will celebrate its 120th Anniversary.  Acting President Dr. Randy Bergen said there will be a reception with cake in the newly renovated Sims Student Union at 1:00 p.m.  The marching ban will lead a procession to the courthouse at 2:30 where there will be a short ceremony.  Mayor Alan Gaffner will issue a proclamation about the college.  Dr. Bergen said they love being in Greenville, as it provides a safe environment for students where they can study without other distractions.


BARNEY FIFE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY GREENVILLE CHAMBER

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a program next week entitled “Don’t Barney Fife Your Way Through Life.”  Chamber Executive Director John Goldsmith said they have been looking forward to this program for a while.  Rik Roberts, a motivational speaker and comedian from Nashville, Tennessee, will present his program at the Globe Theater Thursday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m.  Roberts is well known across the country for his Barney Fife impression which he incorporates into his program.  He will talk about making every day count, getting back to the basics, connecting with the community. There will also be several lessons from Mayberry.  Tickets are $10.00 each and there is limited seating.  To reserve your spot, call the Chamber of Commerce Office at 664-9272.

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VOTERS MAY BE IN NEW DISTRICT THIS ELECTION YEAR

Due to the recent redistricting, some voters may find themselves in a new county, state, or national district.  We spoke with County Clerk Randy Reitz.
Randy told WGEL that there has been a little bit of concern from voters recently in regards to which voting districts they are in. Randy said that if anyone has any concerns about this, they are more than welcome to give his office a call.  They will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about this year’s election.  Randy said that they ultimately want everyone to feel comfortable voting this year.  The County Clerk Office’s number is 664-0449.


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

We got a little rain Monday. Here are the totals for Greenville as recorded at 6:00 o'clock Tuesday morning. Six hundredths of an inch were recorded at the Sewer Plant and five hundredths of an inch were measured at the station on Sixth Street and also at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.


COMPUTER COLLEGE I CLASS AT GREENVILLE EDUCATION CENTER

Kaskaskia College is offering a Computer College I class at the Greenville Education Center Mondays, October 1-29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The cost for students under age 60 is $104.00.  Students age 60 and older may register at no charge.  For more information or to register, call 664-9394.

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ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

According to District 11 Commander Captain Brad Parsons, Illinois State Police Officers will conduct roadside safety checks in St. Clair or Madison Counties during October.  Roadside safety checks are effective tools for generating voluntary compliance with traffic laws. Safety checks help keep our roads safe by taking DUI offenders off the road.  Troopers will also be watchful for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, and transporting open alcoholic beverages.

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS RESULTS

The Lady Comets fought long and hard but came up short for the second time against conference rival Vandalia at the Greenville College courts Monday. Three singles matches went to 3 sets including a 2.5 hr. marathon that #2 Sarah Siefken lost to Karlee Brimberry 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). #5 Anya Thomas fell to Paige Ehrat 6-1, 5-7, 6-3. #3 Abby Gaffner won 4-6, 6-4,6-3 and #6 Katelyn Eller won 7-5, 6-2. In #1 doubles Siefken & Anna Brannon lost another close one 8-6 while #2 doubles Gaffner/Kelsea Guy won 8-4.
JV doubles winners were Cara Thiems/Chloe Shank, Dhiral Patel/Katie Timmerman, Ashley Rench/Chelsey Earnest and Emily Henderson/D.Patel. Next match Tuesday @ home v. Triad. Coach Robart


LADY COMETS GOLF RESULTS FROM PANA

Greenville 228
T-Town 221
Pana 214
Williamstown 217

Kami Suess 55
Heather Wernle 59
Jackie Hoffmeier 51
Carlee Braye 64
Payton Cline 71
Eryn Smith 63


OBITUARIES

Earl Edward Neumann

Earl Edward Neumann, age 73, of Ottawa, formerly of Greenville, passed away Sunday, September 16 at his home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Memorials are suggested to the family.

La Greta A. Steinmann

La Greta A. Steinmann, age 75, of Highland, passed away Monday, September 17 at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, Highland Animal Shelter, or Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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