03-27-2013

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GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS MEET THE CANDIDATES

Election day Tuesday, April 9, Greenville voters will elect two city council members from three candidates. Those candidates addressed a crowd of citizens at the Bradford Room Monday night at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce "Meet the Candidates Forum."  The three candidates talked about their vision for Greenville’s future. Current Councilmen Roger Sanders and Mike Heath and former Councilperson Lisa Stephens took turns presenting their qualifications.

Roger Sanders pointed out many of the votes he cast during his time on the council. Lisa Stephens talked about her days on the council and her job as Assistant City Manager. Mike Heath talked about his business experience as a manager of large pension funds and his many years as a Greenville resident. The election is only two weeks away, Tuesday April 9.  WGEL Radio will have up to the minute coverage of the election.    

GREENVILLE MAYOR ALAN GAFFNER

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE ROGER SANDERS


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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE MIKE HEATH

GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE LISA STEPHENS

Thank you to Greenville Chamber of Commerce for pictures from the event.


SNOW TOTALS HIGH BUT DON’T BREAK RECORD....AT LEAST NOT IN GREENVILLE

Greenville got quite a bit of snow Sunday but it was not enough to break the March record.  Sunday’s storm dropped 7-8 inches of snow in Greenville.  The highest recorded snowfall since 1967 in Greenville in March was March 24, 1990 when 8 ½ inches fell in one 24 hour period.  March 12, 2000, 8 inches of snow fell on the city.  These numbers reflect Greenville totals only.  In neighboring communities to the North, snow accumulations ranged from 10-16 inches.

Here are some photos from around the area:

This photo was taken during the heaviest snowfall of the storm in Litchfield.

Snow was caked onto the northern side of most objects, including this lamp post.

Many objects were coated with a thick layer of snow.

Snow accumulated on trees throughout the listening area, causing many broken limbs.

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Happy Days

A happy snow couple from WGEL's Michelle Rogers

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Maybe they should have stayed south a week longer?

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Driveway lights covered in snow

Thank you to all our Listeners and Readers that submitted pictures. They were all fantastic and thank you for sharing them.


TIME TO PURCHASE BOND COUNTY MEMORIAL BRICKS

It is time to purchase your Bond County Veteran’s Memorial Brick.  Bricks are added to the memorial on the Greenville Square, twice a year, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.  Applications are available at any Greenville bank.  The deadline for Memorial Day brick placement is March 31.  Please call 664-9342 or 664-1071 for more information.

 

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DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN TO VISIT GREENVILLE

FAYCO is sponsoring an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, Thursday, May 23, on the Greenville College Campus.  Bob Lindberg said Dr. Grandin has been on NPR Radio, ABC’s Primetime, Larry King Live, and The Today Show.  She has written several books, holds two honorary doctorates, and has revolutionized the livestock industry around the world.  Dr. Grandin is also autistic and is an inspiring figure.  May 23, Dr. Grandin will be visiting the Greenville College Campus.  A social hour begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Armington Center for those who wish to meet Dr. Grandin.  She will give a presentation at 7:00 p.m. at the Crum Recreational Center.  For more information or to order tickets, call FAYCO at 283-0638 or visit FAYCO.org.


ST. LAWRENCE YOUTH TO HOLD FUNDRAISER FISH FRY FRIDAY

The St. Lawrence Catholic Church Youth Group is having a fundraiser fish fry this Friday, March 29.  Randy Alderman said the St. Lawrence Youth Group is sending 37 members on their annual mission trip this summer.  The kids have been working hard all year raising funds for the trip at various events.  Good Friday is their fish and fries dinner at St. Lawrence Church, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $8.00, which includes fish, fries, slaw, a dessert, and a drink.  The meal will be available for carry-outs or for delivery.  To place an order, call 322-2216.  All proceeds go toward the mission trip. 


OBITUARIES

Robert Hustedde

Robert Hustedde, age 71, of Carlyle, passed away Monday, March 25, at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  Funeral services will be Thursday, at 2:00 p.m., at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Carlyle Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Carlyle Healthcare Center Activities Fund.

Helen Maxine Sims

Helen Maxine Sims, age 68, of Coffeen, passed away Monday, March 25, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Graveside funeral services will be Friday, at noon, at Olive Hill Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to PAWS Care. The Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen is in charge of the arrangements.

David W. Maroon

David W. Maroon, age 43, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 24, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be Friday, at 1:00 p.m., at Young Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Exa Mae Moore

Exa Mae Moore, age 58, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, March 24, at her home.  A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Madison, Wisconsin Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

Joanne M. DeVries

Joanne M. DeVries, age 73, of Hamel, passed away Tuesday, March 26, at her home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  The Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of the arrangements.


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