03-05-2013



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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPRING PRODUCTION

Greenville High School students are hard at work preparing for their spring production of The Music Man.  Shawn Cox said the show will be Friday and Saturday, March 8-9 and Thursday - Saturday, March 14-16.  The show setting is in a small town in Iowa in 1912.  It is about a less-than-honorable traveling salesman who comes to town attempting to sell a boys band.  During the course of the show, he falls in love with the town piano teacher/librarian who changes him for the better.  The show features the songs 76 Trombones, Trouble, and Till There Was You.  For more information or to order tickets, call the high school at 664-1370. All show times are at 7PM.


SNOW EXPECTED TODAY

Rain and snow are expected today. Rain should begin some time this morning and then change to all snow by mid-afternoon. There is also a chance of snow tonight before midnight. Total snow accumulations are expected to be 1-2 inches in the WGEL listening area. Central Illinois could get 3-5 inches and northern Illinois is preparing for about a foot of snow. Sunshine and warmer temperatures are expected for Wednesday through Friday.


STATE WIDE TORNADO DRILL POSTPONED

A state-wide severe weather drill scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m., due to the approaching winter storm. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Kramper, at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis said every National Weather Service Office covering Illinois will send a tornado warning that will look and feel like the real thing, however it will be clearly labeled as a test.  Jim said you should use this test as an opportunity to practice your emergency plan.  If you do not have a plan, this is an excellent time to determine what you would do in the event of an actual tornado. 


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MULBERRY GROVE AND GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRE CALLS

Mulberry Grove Firefighters were paged Monday, at 7:55 a.m., to a report of a space heater fire at a residence on Wood Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, damage was limited to the power cord and wall receptacle.  There was no damage to the heater and only the wall outlet in the home.  Firefighters were on the scene about fifteen minutes.

Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 8:58 p.m., to a sounding fire alarm at a residence on 8th Street.  According to the fire report, fire department personnel checked the home and found no fire.  The cause of the alarm is believed to be low batteries in the alarm system.  Firefighters were on the scene a little more than an hour.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

At the recent Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved the design and authorization to proceed with construction documents and bidding process for the Trenton Education Center Expansion Project.  The project is estimated to cost $2,010,000.00.  They approved a new Associate in Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology, a new Associate in Applied Science Degree in Electronics Automation Computer Technology, and a new Healthcare Careers Certificate.   


FEBRUARY PRECIPITATION TOTALS

Rainfall in February 2013 was 2.66 inches, slightly above the 46 year average of 2.35 inches.  Snowfall in February was 5.85 inches, also above the 46 year average of 4.34.  Greenville got 1/8 of an inch of ice and this February is only the fifth year of the past 46 with recorded ice or sleet totals.  The other years showed two with ¼ inch and one with half an inch of ice.  Sleet totals showed four hundredths of an inch in 1994, half an inch in 1987, and three inches of sleet in 2011.   


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OCCUPANT RESTRAINT ENFORCEMENT PATROLS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH

Illinois State Police District 11 Commander Captain Brad Parsons said State Troopers will conduct occupant restraint enforcement patrols in St. Clair or Madison County in March.  Safety belts are one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles, estimated to save more than 16,000 lives each year and beginning January 1, 2012, Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers to be buckled up.  The program’s objective is to increase compliance with occupant restraint laws through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement.


TWO WEBELOS GRADUATE TO BE BOY SCOUTS

Two local Webelos 2 Scouts, Kyler Thole and Clay Weiss, graduated Tuesday, February 19, from Cub Scouts to become Boy Scouts.  The two fifth graders successfully completed all requirements and the Blue & Gold ceremony recognized their achievements and decisions to move to the next level and become Boy Scouts.  Congratulations Kyler and Clay.



OBITUARIES

Viola W. Ottensmeier

Viola W. Ottensmeier, age 88, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, March 3, at Trenton Village. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church Altar Sodality, Heartland Hospice, or to Juvenile Diabetes.


 

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