If you will be out and about this weekend, be sure to stop by Apple Day and the Ripson Bridge Festival.  The Greenville Business & Professional Association 21st Annual Apple Day is Saturday on the Greenville Square.  Activities include a biathlon race, apple dessert contest, live music, a dance performance, bake sales, games, crafts, and a petting zoo.  The annual Ripson Bridge Festival is Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on the banks of Shoal Creek near Sorento.  There will be live music, great food including ham & beans, and more than 100 crafters.  That’s Apple Day and the Ripson Bridge Festival, this weekend.



Bradford National Bank in Greenville is sponsoring a free shredding and recycling day at the bank Saturday, October 6, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Businesses and individuals are invited to bring old financial documents, cancelled checks, tax returns, or investment documents to be securely destroyed and recycled.  Newspapers and magazines will not be accepted.  For more information, call Randy Alderman at 664-2200.


Ameren Illinois is offering its customers a way to help their local nonprofit organizations and get $50.00 at the same time.  Stacey Shangraw from Ameren said this program goes on all year.  Ameren representatives will come to your home and take your old or unused refrigerators or freezers which are taking up space or costing money on your utility bill.  There is no cost for the pickup.  Ameren will then send you a rebate check in the amount of $50.00.  At this time, there is an incentive program, which allows individuals to choose a not-for-profit organization to receive a $20.00 contribution when they recycle their refrigerator or freezer.  For more information, or to register your not-for-profit organization, call Ameren at 1-800-755-5000.


At the Monday meeting of the Mulberry Grove Village Board, the board renewed the contract for current Animal Control Officer Gary Redfern.  His contract is for one year at the current rate of $250.00 per month.

The board received a request to change the zoning classification of the old greenhouse from commercial to residential.  The zoning committee will meet and set a hearing date. 

There was a request to eliminate or shorten the noon whistle.  The whistle currently blows every day at noon for one minute.  The board decided not to change the whistle.

Consideration of employee raises was tabled until the November meeting.

The board approved a letter to be sent to all village rental property owners  concerning compliance with the Residential Rental Housing Code. 

The next meeting is Monday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m.




The Comets soccer team defeated Carlyle 1-0 on senior night.  Ryan Mueller scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining in the game, assisted by Trammel Horton.  Lincoln Siebert recorded three saves to earn the shutout victory in goal.  The Comets were led by Seniors, Mueller, Horton, Siebert, Shea Brendel, Jonah Gaffner, Zach Barber, James Wilhite, Seth Lohman, Ryan Alderman, Toby Gamino, Jeff Wilhite, and Hayden File.


Charles Lee Oary

Charles Lee Oary, age 68, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Wednesday, October 3 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.  Memorial services will be Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may call Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church in Greenville or to the Mulberry Grove American Legion.  The Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements.

Lindil Lenington

Lindil Lenington, age 84, formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, September 24 in Meeker, Colorado.  Memorial services will be Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Meeker, Colorado. 

Margaret L. “Margie” Pollmann

Margaret L. “Margie” Pollmann, age 78, of Albers, passed away Wednesday, October 3.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers.  Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.  Memorials are suggested to St. Bernard Parish, Mater Dei High School, or Family Hospice of Belleville.


SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 55, low 35

SUNDAY - sunny, high 54, low 34


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Mark Terry, Assistant Director of Consumer Education at the Illinois Department of Insurance.  They will talk about Medicare Open Enrollment and why folks should take the time to evaluate their current prescription coverage.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.

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