The Bond County Humane Society is sponsoring “Paw-lympics” Saturday, October 27, from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., at Patriot’s Park.  Christina Staff said this is the first year the Bond County Humane Society hosted this event which will be fun for all ages.  Adult games include bocce ball, washers, horseshoes, and more with registration at 1:00 p.m. with the first game at 1:30.  The fee is $40.00 for a team of four. For kids there will be a duck pond, carnival games, a bounce house, and more.  For more information, call 367-0265 or visit www.BondCountyHS.PetFinder.com.


The National Weather Service released their 2012-2013 Winter Outlook, which includes their prediction for temperature and precipitation for the country.  National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Kramper said officially, Illinois is in an area defined as having equal chances of above normal and below normal temperatures.  There is currently no clear-cut indicator which sways the forecast either way.  Kramper added, just west of Illinois, the forecast calls for slightly warmer temperatures than normal.  In regards to precipitation, Illinois also has equal chances of above or below normal levels. The prediction is for a slightly dryer winter northwest of Illinois.  At this time, Kramper said it is possible we might see a slightly warmer and dryer winter this year.



Trick-or-treaters are invited to visit Greenville College residence halls Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Burritt Hall is the starting point for a tour leading through several residence halls and ending with outdoor games and activities.  Residence halls will be decorated with themes including Hogwarts, video game world, enchanted forest, carnival land and School of Rock. Burritt Hall is located just off Beaumont Avenue.  There is no charge for the event and parking is available in the campus parking lot on Prairie Street and in Lot A between Burritt Hall and the tennis courts.  Parents are asked to accompany children.



Albert J. Rakers  

Albert J. Rakers, age 85, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, October 25 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday at 10:00 a.m at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton.  Friends may call Sunday, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Knights of Columbus services will be Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Daniel E. Zobrist

Daniel E. Zobrist, age 57, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, October 24 at his residence.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 8:00-9:30am at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


SATURDAY - sunny, high 53, low 32

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 52, low 31


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Sally Bolen of First Christian Church in Greenville.  They will talk about Operation Christmas Child, the program in which individuals may send a shoebox full of goodies to a child in need for Christmas and how you mayparticipate.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.

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