01-18-2013

 




BOND COUNTY FAIR QUEEN TO COMPETE IN SPRINGFIELD PAGEANT

Bond County Fair Queen Nori Stone is in Springfield this weekend, competing in the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant. Nori told WGEL she has been preparing for the pageant for a while and is excited about the competition.  She had to rewrite her speech and purchase a new evening gown. When asked about the difference between the two pageants, she said going from six competitors to 71 is somewhat daunting.  Her overall goal is to have fun this weekend.  The Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant continues through Sunday, January 20.

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GREENVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SPONSORS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

The Greenville Fire Protection District is sponsoring a fund raising 9 Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament Saturday, January 19, at the 4th Street Lanes in Greenville.  There will be two shifts with the first at 4:00 p.m. and the second at 8:00.  The entry fee is $100.00 per five person team.  To register, call 664-9240.  


ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH SPONSORS BLOOD DRIVE

The Pocahontas St. Nicholas Church sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday in the church hall.  Fifteen persons registered with thirteen units collected.  James Weiss received a six-gallon pin and Chris Wempe and Diann King three-gallon pins.  


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FIREFIGHTERS RETURN TO REKINDLE OF HOUSE FIRE

Pocahontas-Old Ripley Firefighters responded again Wednesday, at 9:20 a.m., to a call to return to the scene of an early morning house fire on Dolls Orchard Avenue.  Firefighters were called at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday to the home of Mike and Beverly Weber.  Fire Chief Kendall Brink said the house was fully engulfed when they arrived and the home was a total loss.    In addition to the Pocahontas-Old Ripley crew, fire department personnel from Greenville and Highland-Pierron also fought the early morning blaze.  The fire apparently rekindled later Wednesday morning and according to information from the Greenville Police Department, firefighters were on the scene this second call about another two and a half hours.


GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is seeking new members in 2013.  The chamber had 137 members last year and current members are encouraged to renew their membership.  In addition, the chamber is making an effort to attract new businesses.  Membership cost is determined by the number of employees and there are special rates for churches, clubs, and individuals.  For more information about joining the chamber, call 664-9272.



OBITUARIES

Grayson Wayne Kinworthy

Grayson Wayne Kinworthy, age 66, of Keyesport, passed away Wednesday, December 26, at his sister’s home.  A memorial service may be at a later date.  The Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, IL is in charge of arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 52, low 26

SUNDAY - sunny, high 32, low 18


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter.  Illinois politicians have a wide range of issues to deal with this year. They range from familiar topics such as pension reform and the budget to new items such as gun control and same sex marriage.  We spoke with Senator McCarter about some of the big issues they will be handling in 2013. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

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