COMETS WIN ROUND ONE PLAYOFF GAME
The Greenville Varsity Comets won their first round playoff game against Anna Jonesboro Saturday with a final score of Comets 55, Wildcats 27. The Comets will next play Vienna at home Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. Stay tuned to WGEL for more Comets football playoff action. The Comets trailed Anna-Jonesboro in the first quarter but came back to take the lead by halftime. In the second half, the Comets dominated play and advanced to the second round. Vienna beat Sesser 14-6 in their first round game.
SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROP IN EVERY ILLINOIS METRO AREA
According to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security, September local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year. The September 2012 unemployment rate for the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area dropped to 8.2 percent, down from 9.4 percent one year ago. The rate in Bond County is 8.2% compared to 8.7% in September 2011. In Clinton County, employment fell from 8.3 to 6.8%, Madison County 8.9 to 7.9%, and St. Clair County 10.7 to 9.1% over the same time period. Non-farm payrolls decreased in the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metro Area by 2400 jobs, the largest drop in any Illinois Metro Area.
GREENVILLE FIRE FIGHTERS CALLED OUT TWICE ON SUNDAY
Greenville Firefighters responded Sunday, at 4:11 p.m., to a report of a smoke alarm sounding at a residence on Gold Street. According to the fire report, firefighters found an oven turned on causing a smell of smoke in the home. There was no fire. They turned off the oven and were on the scene about fifteen minutes.
Greenville Firefighters were called again at 4:32 p.m., Sunday to a fire alarm sounding at Joy Hall on Spruce Street. According to the fire report, perfume sprayed into the detector caused the alarm. There was no fire and fire department personnel were on the scene about forty minutes.
RIBBON CUTTING FOR CORNER CAFÉ
There was another Greenville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for the new Corner Café. Chamber Executive Director John Goldsmith said the Corner Café has been open for a few weeks it is a great fit for the Greenville community. It is located in the former Breities building.
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS TO MEET
The Greenville Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday, October 29, at 9:00 a.m., at the Educational Building at 516 S. Prairie Street. The agenda includes information on open meeting training for public officials and a review of merit and efficiency ratings.
17TH ANNUAL ATA AUCTION AT AMERICAN FARM HERITAGE MUSEUM
The 17th Annual American Tractor Association Auction is Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. Kurt Aumann of Aumann Auctions said the auction starts at 9:00 a.m. both days at the American Farm Heritage Museum. There are approximately 150 tractors, lots of late-model items, well-restored tractors, and two tractors called the “Illinois Tractor.” They were built in the late teens and are the only two “Illinois Tractors” known to exist. They anticipate about 1000 people will attend the auction. For more information, call 217-563-2523.
ANNUAL ACADEMIC FOUNDATION DINNER
The Bond County Unit 2 Academic Foundation annual dinner is Monday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church Family Life Center. Foundation President Edmar Schreiber said this is a critical night for the foundation’s efforts to support education in Bond County. There will be a meal of fried chicken and roast beef and area teachers will receive their grant awards.. Tickets may be purchased at any of the Bond County Community Unit 2 School District offices, Bradford National Bank, or Watson’s Drug Store. Tickets for adults are $12.00 and children are $8.00. Schreiber said he hopes folks come out for a fun night to help support education in our community.