10-01-2012

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2012 AUTUMN ARTWALK IN GREENVILLE

The 8th Annual Autumn Artwalk was Friday evening in downtown Greenville.  Hundreds of people took advantage of the beautiful weather and attended the outdoor event.  The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Winner, The Sweet Divine, provided tasty cupcakes while across the street The Chop Shop offered customized curbside sushi.  Several bands provided the crowd with various genres of music.  Some stores, such as State and Ryder and Dream Weddings/Sweetest Things, kept their shops open late so folks could stop in to browse.  One of the new attractions at this year’s event, The Art Wall, showcased various pieces of art from paintings to sculptures. 

 

 

 

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TRUNK OR TREAT IN GREENVILLE

Greenville’s popular Trunk or Treat event will be Friday, October 26.  Pastor Shalom Renner said they are inviting local businesses and organizations to participate in this year’s event, starting at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a haunted house walk and many other activities.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the event, call Pastor Renner at 664-1566.

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ILLINOIS FARMLAND OWNER MEETING AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

An Illinois farmland owner educational meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at Kaskaskia College in the Lifelong Learning Center, Rooms 112-117.  The program will help landowners better manage their farmland and increase their economic return.  Topics include current farmland lease trends, farmland values and investment returns, farmer profitability, soil productivity, and protecting soil nutrients.  Meetings are sponsored by US Farm Lease and the Kaskaskia College Agriculture Department.  Light refreshments will be served.  There is no charge but pre-registration is requested by calling Kevin at 877-232-4002.

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UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD PASSES 2012-2013 BUDGET

At a recent special meeting, the Unit 2 School Board passed the 2012-2013 budget with a 5-2 vote. Jackson and Daniken voted no.  After the board voted down the last budget, they asked Superintendent Strieker to revaluate the budget. Superintendent Strieker presented a budget with a $389,270.00 deficit instead of the $902,283.00 deficit proposed earlier. There were cuts to every fund except Fire & Safety and Bond & Interest payments. Mark Robertson and Don Rogier spoke to the board about their concerns involving the budget.
The board approved continuing their commercial insurance with Egisure and requested Superintendent Strieker contact PMA Financial Network for information on future financial planning.

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE TO HOST GLOBAL IMPACT WEEK ACTIVITIES

Greenville College is hosting Global Impact Week October 1-5.  Eighteen missionary and outreach groups from around the globe will be represented on campus.  Jeff and Pam Wilson will share their story of a trip to Burundi Monday, October 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the Whitlock Music Center.  The Simple Room Director Lee O’Conner will speak Tuesday, at 5:00 p.m. in the Sims Student Union.  A variety of workshops are available Wednesday, in the Dietzman Center, starting at 3:30 p.m. and there is a global market Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Scott Field.  For more information, call 664-7129.

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AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

Greenville Comets football team is tied atop the conference after destroying the Pana Panthers at Don Stout Field.  The final score was 49-14 as the Comets move to 5-1.  The Comets next travel to Staunton who was beaten by Piasa Friday night.  The Comets, Carlinville and Vandalia are all 5-1 and tied for first in the conference.  All three teams are now eligible for the playoffs with 5 wins. 

COMET SOCCER

Comets’ Boys Soccer lost 2-1 to Lincoln in the first round of the Carlinville Cup Friday night. Shea Brendel scored the goal for the Comets. Lincoln Siebert recorded 12 saves in an outstanding effort in goal. They finished 7th in the Carlinville Cup over the weekend. After losing to Bloomington Central 3-1, the Comets rebounded with a 3-0 win against St. Anthony. Goals were scored by Seth Lohman, with two, Jeremiah Brannon, and Ryan Mueller. Assists were credited to James Wilhite, with two, and Toby Gamino. Lincoln Siebert recorded three saves in each of the matches and picked up a shutout in goal to close out the tournament.


OBITUARIES

Evelyn I. Stein

Evelyn I. Stein, age 90, of Pierron, passed away Saturday, September 29 at her residence. Funeral arrangements for 90 year-old Evelyn I. Stein are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Georgia M. Murphy

Georgia M. Murphy, age 89, of Pierron, passed away Saturday, September 29 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 89 year-old Georgia M. Murphy are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Jennifer Meyer-Ashauer   

Jennifer Meyer-Ashauer, age 40, of Hamel, passed away Thursday, September 27 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville.  Funeral services are Monday, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. 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 Meyer-Ashauer Children's Education Fund or to the Trinity St. Paul Lutheran School Technology Fund. The Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph G. Sprehe       

Joseph G. Sprehe, age 92, of Germantown, passed away Friday, September 28, at Country Side Manor in Aviston.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 - 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.


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