11-12-2012

SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF O’FALLON WOMAN

An accident on Troy-O’Fallon road Saturday afternoon claimed the life of 56 year old Geralyn Wolfersberger of O’Fallon.  According to the Madison County Sherriff’s department the two car accident happened at 12:50PM in Troy.  The sheriff’s report says that Wolfersberger was traveling north bound when she allegedly entered the southbound lanes and struck a northbound vehicle.  Wolfersberger was transferred to Anderson Hospital in Maryville and later pronounced dead.  Two passengers in the southbound vehicle were also taken to Anderson hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  The crash remains under investigation by the Madison County Sherriff’s department and the Madison county coroner. 


VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY MOVED INSIDE DUE TO WEATHER

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COMETS IN SEMIFINALS AFTER EXCITING PLAYOFF GAME

The Greenville Comets came from behind in the 4th quarter to win their exciting playoff game against Carterville on Saturday.  The Comets were trailing by 21 points early in the third quarter. But came roaring back to win by 11 casuing multiple turn overs including recovering a fumble from Carterville on a kick off.  Tolono-Unity also won their game against Williamsville 10-7.  The Comets will take on the Tolono-Unity Rockets next Saturday in the Semifinals at Tolono.  Stay tuned to WGEL for game time and additional information.

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LIBRARY CLOSED MONDAY FOR VETERANS DAY

The Greenville Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12th in honor of Veteran’s Day.  For more information, call the library at 664-3115.

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OCTOBER GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT REPORT

Greenville Firefighters responded to sixteen calls in October.  One fire call was to a structure fire, one was to assist EMS, and three were false alarms.  Three responses were due to system activations, there were two carbon monoxide alarms, one spill or leak, two smoke scares, one call was canceled enroute, and two other calls.  Greenville Firefighters answered 191 calls during the fiscal year November 1, 2011 – October 31, 2012.


WET WEATHER CAUSES ACCIDENTS ON SUNDAY

The heavy rain made it difficult to drive at times on Sunday.  The Greenville Police and Bond County Sherriff’s department responded to three separate accidents Sunday evening.  Two accidents on I-70 happened within 6 minutes of each other.  The first was on I-70 east bound at 5PM, the second on west bound lanes at 5:06.  Another accident happened when a driver lost control on Baumann Road around 8:51PM and left he roadway to the right and struck a utility pole.  No one was hurt in any of the accidents.

The Greenville Fire Department was called to a CO Alarm at 306 Beaumont.  High CO counts were found due to a partially blocked chimney.  

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LOCAL STUDENT LAUNCHES CRAFT SALES FACEBOOK PAGE TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH

Jordan Arseneau, twelve-year old daughter of Greenville Regional Hospital Inpatient Care Center Nurse Misty Arseneau, launched a Facebook page called “Jordan’s Cool Creations to Cure Cancer.”  Jordan creates and sells original clipboards, bookmarks, notepads, calendars, and other items made from multi-colored Duct Tape.  All proceeds go to cancer research.  Thursday, October 25, Jordan presented $150.00 to Dr. Anne Borwick, Hospitalist Physician at Greenville Regional Hospital.  The donation is the beginning of the fund raising efforts for the 2013 Avon Walk to benefit breast cancer research.

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DUDLEYVILLE 4-H CLUB TO SEND CARE PACKAGES TO TROOPS

The Dudleyville 4-H Club is again sending care packages to troops.  According to Wes Pourchot, the project called “Care Packages for Troops in Harms Way” has been an annual activity for the 4-H club for about eleven years.  Care packages will be assembled Sunday, November 18 at the U of I Extension office in Greenville.  You may donate items for the care packages such as powdered drink mixes, beef jerky, hand lotion, insect repellent, hand wipes, tooth paste, and other personal items.  Please take items to the Extension office by Thursday, November 15 and leave your name and address.  To add a soldier’s name to the list, just leave the name and address at the Extension office or call Wes Pourchot at 410-8946.  Wes expressed thanks to everyone who has helped make the project successful these past years.

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GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM

Greenville Fire Department was called to check carbon monoxide levels at a Bond County Hosing Authority building in the 800th block of Willard at 9:25 p.m. last night. Firefighters check the building and did receive a positive carbon monoxide reading. Firefighters vented the building with a fan. After venting the building, carbon monoxide readings were negative. Firefighters were on the scene for 1 hour and 9 minutes.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE HOSTS NATIVE AMERICAN PRESENTATION

To celebrate Native American Awareness Month, Kaskaskia College is hosting speaker Nichole Boyd who will discuss Contemporary Native American Issues.  Nichole is Blackfoot and Comanche and actively participates in traditional ceremonies.  The event is Tuesday, November 13, at 9:30 a.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center.  There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome.

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OBITUARIES

JERRY S CRAIG

Jerry S. Craig age 67 of Greenville passed away Saturday November 10th at his home.  Memorial services for 67 year old Jerry Craig will be Thursday November 15th at 7PM at the Greenville First Christian Church.  Burial will be at a later day.  Friends may call Thursday from 5-7PM at the Church.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the Greenville First Christian Church.  The Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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