02-15-2013

 




KEITH FRUEH ON WHY HE CHOSE 4-H AND AMERICAN HERITAGE RAILROAD

Keith Frueh, of Greenville, was recently named a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Keith won two $2500.00 donations. One went to the Bond County 4-H and the other to the American Heritage Railroad at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville. Keith said he participated in 4-H as a child and always enjoyed it.  He believes it is important for young people to participate in agriculture at an early age.  He chose the American Heritage Railroad because he has friends and family involved with it.  They have many projects on which they are working and the money will be put to good use.  Keith said it is nice to know parts of our history will be preserved for future generations. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

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TODD EATON NAMED TO "STOPPER OF THE YEAR" WATCHLIST

Todd Eaton has been named to the pre-season watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award.  Eaton, a 2010 Greenville High School graduate, is a Junior on the Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Saluki baseball team.  In 2012, he led the team with a 2.23 ERA and an average of 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.  He finished the season with ten career saves, the fifth most in the school’s history.  SIU will play their first game Friday, February 15 in a three-game series against the University of Alabama-Birmingham.


GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST BOYS SECTIONAL

For the first time in years, Greenville High School will host the Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament later this month.  Athletic Director Joe Alstat said Tuesday, February 26 will be one of the semi-final games in which the winner of the Staunton Regional will play the Hillsboro Regional winner.  The Newton Regional winner will play the Breese-Central Regional Winner Wednesday, February 27.  The Sectional Championship will be Friday, March 1.  The admission price is $5.00 per night as set by the IHSA. 

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CANINE UNITS CONDUCT SEARCH AT GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Seven canine units conducted a search of the classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and parking lots at Greenville High School Wednesday, February 13.  The search was completed in less than an hour and no illegal drugs were found on the school campus.  The search is one of many conducted by the South Central Drug Task Force at schools in surrounding counties.  Canine units from the Hillsboro and Greenville Police Departments and Bond, Clinton, Madison, and Montgomery Counties, participated in the search.


GREENVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m., in the Greenville Municipal Building.  The hearing is to consider a request by Korte Design/Carlisle SynTec Inc. for a zoning variance to allow a building addition in height to the northwest side of the main building.  For more information, call City Manager Dave Willey at 664-1644.


GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

The Greenville Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of President’s Day.



OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 32, low 21

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 45, 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 Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter.  Senator McCarter and Michelle will talk about some of the biggest issues affecting the state including pension reform, the budget, and the proposed state-wide gun ban.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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