02-08-2013



EAGLES 7TH GRADE TEAM TAKES THIRD AT STATE

In a nail biter Thursday night that came down to the last minute, the Mulberry Grove 7th Grade Eagles basketball team took 3rd place at state.  The Eagles beat Chrisman Scottland 41-38.  Congratulations to the 7th grade Eagles for making history at Mulberry Grove Schools. 


LADY COMETS LOSE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

In a game heard live Thursday night on WGEL, the Lady Comets played for the Regional Championship but lost to Teutopolis.  Congratulations to the Lady Comets on a great season. The Teutopolis Lady Wooden Shoes are ranked sixth in the state and advance to the Regionals in Newton.


FFA WEEK COMING

The week of George Washington’s birthday was designated National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. This year FFA Week is February 16-23.  Greenville FFA Advisor Steve Zimmerman said they will have several "dress up" days at school including Chapter Shirt Day, Official Dress Day, and Farmer Dress Day.  They will honor teachers and staff with a meal Tuesday.  The annual barnyard petting zoo will provide an opportunity for nearly 600 elementary school students to see and pet a variety of animals.  Thursday, February 21 is the annual work auction starting at 7:00 p.m. 

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GREENVILLE COLLEGE TO HOST DEDICATION CEREMONY

Greenville College will host a dedication ceremony Friday, February 8, for a new Light and Life Digital Media Center. Chairman of the Digital Media Department Deloy Cole said the college acquired an old church which has been in the community for many years and the Digital Media Department was asked to design some classroom space.  Cole said they wanted to create something collaborative with lots of new technology.  The space includes round tables, LCD screens, and projectors allowing students to work together on projects.  The dedication ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. in the former Meeting Room of the Brethren, near the west end of the campus.


BOND COUNTY SOIL AND WATER 68TH ANNUAL MEETING

The 68th annual meeting of the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District is Friday, February 8, at the USDA Service Center on Harris Avenue.  The business meeting follows a noon luncheon and the agenda includes election of directors and presentation of the Dr. Harold Gehrig Scholarship.  For more information call 664-0555, ext. 3.

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KEYESPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARDS DINNER

The Keyesport Fire Department 2012 annual awards dinner was Tuesday at Crossroads Restaurant.  Travis Hemker was recognized for ten years of service, Jim Golder 20 years, Dennis Hempen and Carroll Schmitt 25 years, and Tom Hoffmann 35 years.  Chad Vohlken was named First Responder of the Year and Jim Edwards Firefighter of the Year.


FALSE FIRE ALARM AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 8:23 a.m., to a fire alarm at Greenville Regional Hospital.  There was no fire. Work being done on the sprinkler system set off the alarm. 



OBITUARIES

Thomas A. Koontz

Thomas A. Koontz, age 72, of Smithboro, passed away Thursday, February 7, at his home.  Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #1180.  Friends may call Sunday, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.

Jerry A. York

Jerry A. York, age 60, of Highland, passed away Thursday, February 7, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements for 60 year-old Jerry A. York are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - sunny, high 47, low 37

SUNDAY - 90% chance of showers & thunderstorms, high 53, low 36


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Carol DesLauriers, the Operations Director at the Illinois Poison Center.  Carol and Michelle will talk about the Illinois Poison Control Center, some common issues that they encounter, and what you can do to help prevent toxins and poisons from getting into the wrong hands.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.


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