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.
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.
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.