09-21-2012

 




GREENVILLE COLLEGE CELEBRATES 120 YEARS

Greenville College celebrated its 120th anniversary Thursday. The college marching band and a police escort led a parade of Greenville College students, faculty members, and Greenville community members through the streets of downtown Greenville Thursday afternoon. Greenville Mayor Allan Gaffner, a Greenville College graduate, presented a proclamation declaring Thursday, September 20 to be “Greenville College 120th Year Celebration Day” in honor the occasion.  Greenville College Acting President Dr. Randy Bergen reflected on the past 120 years.  He said since the college’s formation, Greenville citizens have gone through four major recessions, two deep depressions, and eight wars. Townspeople have gone from riding horses to driving cars, using pencils to iPads, believing flight was impossible to watching a space craft land on Mars.  Bergen said change has re-sculpted the world and the college has adjusted.  Despite the changes, Dr. Bergen said the college remains committed to their original ideals.

The parade as it makes its way towards the courthouse.

 

The opening prayer.

 

Mayor Alan Gaffner presenting the official proclamation to Greenville College Acting President, Dr. Randy Bergen.

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2012 HOMECOMING GAME TONIGHT

The Greenville Comets 2012 Homecoming football game is Friday.  Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat said the kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. on the Don Stout Field against Roxana. Alstat invited folks to come out, see old friends, and cheer on the Comets. Roxana is currently 1-3 for the season, while the Comets are 3-1.  For more information about the game, call the high school at 664-1370.

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DROUGHT UPDATE

Droughts are not usually caused by a single event but are complex conditions that develop over time.  Mark Fuchs, a Surface Hydrologist at the National Weather Service, said a drought is a multi-faceted beast.  Whenever a strong system such as Hurricane Isaac moves through the area, it does address some of the short-term precipitation needs.  It also helps with some of the long-term needs, however it does not solve the problem altogether.  Fuchs said we are doing a lot better the past month as far as the drought is concerned.  Helping our cause in August was the significantly cooler temperatures.  The cooler temperatures helped keep the water from evaporating as quickly as in previous months.  Overall, Fuchs said, we are certainly in better shape now than we were one month ago.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL MEETING

The Bond County Health Department had a special meeting this week. Board members discussed the the existing phone system at the health department becoming outdated. It has gone down several times for several minutes at a time. The board decided to contact companies about installing a new or updated system. Maxine Barth will report to the board at the next meeting October 15.

ONE CAR CRASH KILLS STAUNTON MAN EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

According to Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, an investigation is being conducted into the one car crash which claimed the life of a Staunton man early Thursday morning.  42 year-old Thomas L. Gusewelle was eastbound on Renken Road near Dustman Road, southwest of Staunton, in a 2008 Buick Lucerne when the car left the roadway and rolled over down an embankment.  Gusewelle was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 a.m.  The preliminary investigation indicates Gusewelle died as a result of head and neck trauma.  Routine toxicology tests will be performed.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS TWO NEW MEMBERS

The Greenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors appointed two new members to the board.  Mike Suess and Jerry Gaffner, both farmers residing in rural Greenville, joined the board September 4.  Board Chairman Jeff Mollet said, “Both of these gentlemen are local natives and are very active in the community.  They are successful agribusinessmen and the hospital will greatly benefit from their leadership.”  Jerry Gaffner Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and is the president of Gaf-Fine Farms, Inc.  Mike Suess attended Kaskaskia College and operates a family farm west of Greenville.  He previously served several years on the Bond County Unit 2 School Board.

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OBITUARIES

Stephen N. Hoiles       

Stephen N. Hoiles, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Friday, September 21.  Funeral arrangements for 75 year-old Stephen N. Hoiles are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 65, low 41

SUNDAY - sunny, high 65, low 40


SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS RESULTS

The girls varsity tennis team lost 7-2 to the Centralia Annies Thursday. Two Lady Comets had fantastic singles matches: #3 Abby Gaffner won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) and #5 Anya Thomas prevailed 6-1,6-2. #6 Kelsea Guy lost a close one in 3 sets and #1 Doubles Anna Brannon/Sarah Siefken fell short losing 9-7 in their 8 game pro-set. JV winners in doubles were Rebecca Sponsler/Jordyn Flood 6-2 and Katie Timmerman won her JV singles set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (10-8).Next match: Monday 9/24 Away at St. Anthony.

COMETS SOCCER

The Comets soccer team lost to Carlinville 1-0 last night.  The Comets held a slight 9-8 shooting advantage, but were unable to net a goal.  Lincoln Siebert recorded 5 saves in the goal in the losing effort.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guests this week are Ryan Mifflin and Tony Brooks.  Bond County is participating in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, September 29.  Ryan, Tony, and Michelle will talk about the reasons you should properly dispose of your prescription medications.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 


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