A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Mulberry Grove man Wednesday on Route 140, east of Mulberry Grove in Fayette County.  According to information from the Fayette County Coroner’s office, Danny White, age 58, was traveling on Route 140 around 6:00 p.m., on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, when he failed to make a turn and the motorcycle left the roadway.  Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen pronounced White dead at the scene.  The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Fayette County Coroner’s office. 


The annual Trunk-or-Treat in Greenville is Friday, October 26, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church on Second Street.  Pastor Shalom Renner said local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. Activities include a haunted house walk and there is no charge to participate. For more information, call Pastor Renner at 664-1566.


The Kaskaskia College Choirs present “America” Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jane Knight Auditorium on the main KC Campus.  The concert features music by American composers that showcases America and American culture.  A reception follows the concert.




Red Ribbon Week is October 20-28 and is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.  Greenville High School Student Council Advisor Mrs. Dawn Mulholland said they had a banner in the cafeteria for students to sign and pledge to stay drug free.  They sponsored a bake sale benefiting the Relay for Life. Many students wore red in recognition of Red Ribbon Week and Friday, the students are encouraged to wear Blue and White in support of the Comets.  Mrs. Mulholland told WGEL every day started with a fact about drug use and its dangers.  For more information about Red Ribbon Week and ways to help keep kids off drugs, visit RedRibbon.org.


A long-time tradition is this Friday, October 26, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Helia Healthcare.  Activities Director Ronnie Miller said the event is a fundraiser for residents' trips and supplies for their activity fund.  Activities include a cake walk, silent auction, games for kids, trick-or-treat bags, and more.  Ronnie said this event is lots of fun for people of all ages. 



Daniel E. Zobrist    

Daniel E. Zobrist, age 57, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 24, at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 57 year-old Daniel E. Zobrist are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Mary E. Diesen   

Mary E. Diesen, age 68, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, October 24, at her residence.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  The Moss Funeral Home in Germantown is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert D. Fenton

Robert D. Fenton, age 86, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, October 23, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

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