12-20-2012

ik

FIRE CHIEF URGES SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is a time of joy and decoration for holiday festivities but it is also a time requiring extra safety. WGEL and the Greenville Fire Department remind you to be cautious as you decorate for the season.  Fire Chief Bill Johnston said real Christmas trees need proper care.  Real trees must be watered frequently to be sure they do not dry out.  A dry Christmas tree is extremely flammable and potentially dangerous if combined with a heat source. For more information on proper care if your tree, check with the growers from whom you bought it.

 

sdc


GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS AND SNOW POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON

The area got some rain overnight.  Official totals for Greenville, as recorded at 6:00 a.m. today, show 97 hundredths of an inch at the Sewer Plant, 94 hundredths at the station on Sixth Street, and 93 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  Snow is in the forecast for later this afternoon, with up to a ½ inch possible in the WGEL listening area and higher totals to our north.  Strong winds could cause traveling problems if there is any snowfall. 


BOND COUNTY BOARD PASSES SLIGHT INCREASE TO TAX LEVY

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the courthouse.  The board passed a slight increase to the tax levy for the first time in three years.  The board passed an estimated $24,000.00 increase, the actual amount will depend on the final EAV of Bond County.  The budget approved by the board was balanced before the increase but left no extra room for unknown contingencies, repairs, or emergencies.  The levy passed 3-1 with Eldon Young, Wes Pourchot, and Howard Elmore voting yes and Gerald McCray voting no.  

At a November meeting, the Bond County Board voted to require county employees to contribute $80.00 per month to their health insurance.  At Tuesday’s meeting, the board rolled that number back to $40.00 per month.  That vote was also 3-1 with Elmore, Young, and McCray voting yes and Pourchot voting no.  The board recommended department heads not give bonuses or hire new employees without first discussing the situation with the county board, due to budget constraints.  The board scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, December 27.   


LITTLE RED BARN OFFERS MORE THAN HOLIDAY LIGHTS

The holiday lights at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville are beautiful and there is also a lot going on every night at The Little Red Barn.  Donna Frueh said the Little Red Barn is open every night during the light festival, serving hot chocolate and cookies.  Things to see in the Little Red Barn include an old store, old toys, tool shop, a little old school room, and more.  They also have a gift shop.   The Little Red Barn, on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville is open every night, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., through January 1.

cc

OBITUARIES

Dr. Matthew W. Bretz

Dr. Matthew W. Bretz, age 52, of Carlyle, passed away Tuesday, December 18, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kalahari Hall at Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery in Carlyle.  Friends may call Friday, from 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to the Shining Stars Foundation.

Melvin “Jake” Stewart

Melvin “Jake” Stewart, age 97, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, December 18 at Highland Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Cross of Victory Church or 1st Baptist Church in Pocahontas.

Lowell A. Wilderman

Lowell A. Wilderman, age 63, of Etna, Ohio, formerly of Greenville, passed away at his home.  Funeral arrangements for 63 year-old Lowell A. Wilderman are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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!

For Email Marketing you can trust

Wgel.com | Community Calendar | Daily Archive