09-28-2012

 




8TH ANNUAL AUTUMN ARTWALK TONIGHT

Today is the 8th Annual Autumn Artwalk, from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., sponsored by Our Common Ground.  Martha Radcliffe-Sussenbach said there will be a film festival and the art of Sayaka Ganz.  A food court will be set up on 2nd street with local wines and local vendors.  The new attraction this year, the Art Wall, will be set up on Main Street.  Live music begins at 5:00 p.m.  Parts of 2nd and Main Streets will be closed beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning in preparation for the event.  Martha emphasized the exhibit showcasing the work of Robert Horsfall with examples of his work from the past 50 years.  For more information, visit the Our Common Ground website at www.ocgart.org.

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RUTHERFORD CALLS FOR QUINN TO ABANDON PRISON CLOSURE PLAN

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is calling for Governor Quinn to cease his plan to close two state prisons.  Rutherford said he has some major concerns with the Governor’s plan as the state’s prisons are already at 143% capacity.  The Associated Press conducted an analysis showing we currently have the highest inmate population in the history of the state.  Rutherford said this comes down to public safety.  Closing the prisons will not save any money in the budget, it will only cause more problems and worsen existing situations.  The facilities at Tamms and Dwight were slated to be closed in August but have remained open due to an ongoing lawsuit.

SPECIAL MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met in special session Wednesday night to consider a proposal from the Ramsey School District.  Superintendent Mike Gauch said the school board decided not to co-op this year with the Ramsey School District in girls high school basketball. 

Following a closed session, the board hired Christian Burnet assistant junior high girls basketball coach.


CUB SCOUT PACK 57 HAVING FUND RAISER AT HUDDLE HOUSE

Saturday, September 29, Cub Scouts from Pack 57 in Greenville are having a fund raiser.  Scouts will be waiting tables and cleaning tables at Huddle House from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Scouts are volunteering their services during these hours and a portion of Saturday night’s proceeds will help pay for an overnight camp out trip to the St. Louis Zoo.  They will also be selling batteries and flashlights.  Come to Huddle House this Saturday night and support the Cub Scouts.


GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Greenville Regional Hospital will kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Monday, October 1 with a ceremony at noon in the circle drive at the hospital’s entrance. hospital officials will cut a pink ribbon and raise a Breast Cancer Awareness flag. Interim Hospital President and CEO Michael Zilm will share some brief remarks and Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner will share a proclamation. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend and everyone is encouraged to wear pink.

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SPORTS

LADY COMETS TENNIS

Hillsboro avenged their  5-4 home loss to the Lady Comets, coming away with a 5-4 victory at the Greenville College courts Thursday evening.This time Arianna Clark pulled off the 3 set win at 1st singles besting Anna Brannon 5-7, 6-4,6-4. Two other matches that came down to the wire in favor of the Hilltoppers were 5th singles where Katelyn Eller lost to Emma Anderson 6-2,5-7,7-5 and a 9-7 loss at 3rd doubles (Katie Filby/Anya Thomas). Close matches where Greenville prevailed were #3 singles Abby Gaffner 7-6,6-4 and #5 Anya Thomas 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Katie Filby won 6-3,6-3 at #6 singles and Abby Gaffner teamed up with Kelsea Guy to win at 2nd doubles 8-2. JV winners were Chelsey Earnest/Toni Stiff & Laura Riddle/Brittni Snyder. Senior Night will be next Tuesday when the Comets play Effingham.


OBITUARIES

Jennifer L. “Jen” Meyer-Ashauer

Jennifer L. “Jen” Meyer-Ashauer, age 40, of Hamel, passed away Thursday, September 27 at the Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Ashauer Children Education Fund or to the Trinity St. Paul Lutheran School Technology Fund.  The Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of the arrangements.

Marcella M. “Sally” Ades   

Marcella M. “Sally” Ades, age 91, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, September 26 at Breese Nursing Home.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Cemetery or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 73, low 50

SUNDAY - sunny, high 73, low 48


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Kay Stoecklin.  Kay and her husband Phil own a farm where during the summer approximately 200 Hummingbirds visit and feed daily.  We will talk to Kay about the birds and the bird banding event hosted at her farm.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 


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