11-06-2012

IT IS ELECTION DAY, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS, WHILE THEY COME IN, TONIGHT ON

WGEL RADIO 101.7FM

fbc

AMEREN IN NEW JERSEY HELPING AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

Several hundred Ameren employees are currently on the east coast helping restore power to millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Ron Pate, Vice President of Operations and Technical Services with Ameren, said there are about 700 people from Illinois and Missouri working to get the electricity back on in New Jersey.  Ron said the damage is intense and they could be on the east coast for several weeks, as there are eight million people who lost power due to Hurricane Sandy.  For more information about how you may help with the relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org.


COMET FOOTBALL GAME SET FOR 1:00 P.M. SATURDAY

The Comets Elite 8 football game is set for 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Carterville.  Admission is $6.00 and will be collected as you enter the grounds in your vehicle.  Gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and no one will be allowed in before 11:00 a.m.  WGEL Radio will carry the game live. 


fgf

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TO SPEAK AT KASKASKIA COLLEGE

Kaskaskia College 2012 Distinguished Lecturer Jerry Koenig will share his story of what happened to him and his family when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939.  Koenig and his family were forced from their home and lived in hiding for 22 months.  They are among the ten percent of Jews, living in Poland before the war began, who survived.  The presentation is Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center.  There is no admission charge and everyone is invited.  A reception follows the presentation.  For more information, call 545-3022.


COMETS WIN BIG IN SECOND ROUND AT HOME

The Comets football team played one of their best games of the year to trounce Vienna-Goreville Saturday at home.  The final score was 42-2.  The Comets are now 10-1 on the season and will travel south to Carterville Saturday. The game starts at 1:00 p.m.and you may hear the game live on WGEL Radio or at WGEL.com. 


Prairie Farms

FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO COUNTRY CLUB

Greenville Firefighters were dispatched to the Greenville Country Club Friday, at 5:06 p.m. When they arrived, they found a light fixture had sparked. Firefighters cut the wires to the light and secured the wires. Firefighters were on the scene about ten minutes.


VEHICLE / DEER CRASH FATALITIES AND INJURIES DECLINE IN 2011

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the number of motorists killed in accidents involving deer declined in 2011.  Accidents involving deer were responsible for six fatalities in 2011, a decrease from ten fatalities in 2010.  The number of injuries due to accidents involving deer decreased from 634 in 2010 to 613 in 2011.  There were 18,039 deer-vehicle accidents in 2011.  About three in four crashes were on rural roadways and 71 percent occurred at twilight or nighttime.  You are reminded to be extra careful throughout the fall deer hunting seasons and into the winter months and watch for deer on or near the roads especially in areas where deer are frequently seen.

lok

MULBERRY GROVE AMERICAN LEGION PLANS VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

The Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 will observe Veterans Day Sunday, November 11, by flying the 102 flags that draped the caskets of deceased veterans, at the avenue of flags around the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Flags will be raised Sunday, at 8:00 a.m. and lowered at 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Flags will also be flown in town.  The annual Post potluck dinner is Sunday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m., in the Mulberry Grove Community Building.  All veterans and their families and widows of veterans are invited.  The Post will provide meat and drinks.  The guest speaker is Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown and special guests include Bond County Circuit Judge John Knight and Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer.



OBITUARIES

Charles “Junior” Bandy

Charles “Junior” Bandy, age 85, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, November 4 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery with military honors.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Comets Sports Boosters.

Eileen E. Prosise

Eileen E. Prosise, age 82, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, November 4 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  A funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. 

John R. Bircher

John R. Bircher, age 57, of Highland, passed away Monday, November 5 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  Funeral arrangements for 57 year-old John R. Bircher are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


 

All stories in the WGEL Daily are copyright protected and are NOT for use without the permission of WGEL Radio.

Do you subscribe to the WGEL Daily? If not sign up now for free daily News!

- WGEL Daily Sign Up -
Email
First Name
Last Name

Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive