04-22-2013

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WORK CAMP PROGRAM AT VANDALIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER POSSIBLY STARTING AGAIN SOON

The Work Camp Program at the Vandalia Correctional Center may be restarting soon.  State Senator Kyle McCarter and Vandalia Mayor Ricky Gottman have been working with the Illinois Department of Corrections to restart the program.  Senator McCarter told WGEL it is an exciting prospect and the program is good for everyone.  The inmates get a chance to work and improve their community.  McCarter said this program worked well in the past and he is excited to see it start up again.  No start date for the rejuvenated program has been set.

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GHS GIVE BACK DAY

Although it was a bit chilly, many Greenville High School students turned out for the volunteer Give Back Day Friday. Students participated in various community service projects around town.


Laura Riddle (Jr.), Kayla bone (Jr.), Shi Albert (Fr.), and Maria Reinhard (Jr.) made sure
the curbs on the Greenville square were all freshly painted.


Rebecca Sponsler (So.), Michaela Gutierrez (Jr.), Mary Green (Fr.), and Danielle Somraty (Fr.)
were not afraid to get their hands dirty while replanting a planter on 3rd Street.




Megan Fritzsche (Jr.), Emily Henderson (So.), and Brandon Earnest (So.) picked up sticks
and trash at Montrose Cemetery.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO OFFER CONCEALED CARRY COURSE

Kaskaskia College is offering a Utah Concealed Carry Course Saturday, April 27, from 8:00 a.m. – noon in the Kaskaskia Room on the main campus.  A Utah concealed firearm permit is recognized by 30 states for Illinois residents.  The class fee is $100.00 and pre-registration and payment is required by April 22.  The class fee does not include the $51.00 registration fee to Utah.  For more information or to register, call 545-3255.   

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IRS EMAIL FRAUD MAKING THE ROUNDS

Tax day has come and gone but some folks are still receiving suspicious emails regarding their return.  Greenville Police Chief Lou Lorton told WGEL people have been receiving emails from individuals who are claiming they are representatives of the IRS.  The individuals claim to be contacting recipients regarding their refund.  Chief Lorton said the IRS does not do this and the emails are an attempt to solicit personal information.  If you receive a suspicious email, delete it right away.  If you are unsure, contact the police department and they will provide further guidance and assistance.  For more information, call the police department at 664-2131.

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RECOGNITION GIVEN TO SWINGLER AND ALSTAT

Two Greenville educators were recently acknowledged for their excellence.  Bond County Unit 2 Superintendent Jeff Strieker told WGEL Mr. Eric Swingler, Principal at Greenville Elementary School, was named the National Association of Elementary School Principals "Principal of the Year" for the Kaskaskia region.  Mr. Swingler has been with the district for a number of years and this is his first year as building principal at GES where he has done a phenomenal job.  Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat was named " Athletic Director of the Year" for the Kaskaskia region. Strieker said Alstat has received praise from area principals in the Kaskaskia region for always being willing to accept assignments from the state when it comes to hosting an event such as regionals or sectionals.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE OFFERING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS IN VANDALIA

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a digital photography class at the Vandalia Campus.  The class is Monday and Tuesday, April 22-23, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The cost for students under age 60 is $20.00.  Students age 60 and older may register at no charge.  Pre-registration is required, call 283-1780.   

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FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO VINE STREET

Greenville Firefighters were called at 11:49 a.m. Saturday, April 20, to the 500 block of E. Vine Street.  According to the fire report, the owners reported an electrical burning smell.  Power was cut to the building.  Firefighters checked the residence but found no hazards.  The power was left disconnected and the owners were advised to contact an electrician.  Firefighters were on the scene approximately 50 minutes.

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OBITUARIES

Francis J. “Sez” Jansen

Francis J. “Sez” Jansen, age 77, of Breese, passed away Saturday, April 20, at Carlyle Healthcare Center. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Knights of Columbus services will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Carlyle Healthcare Center, VNA-TIP Hospice, St. Dominic Church, or to the donor’s choice.

Fred J. Hess

Fred J. Hess, age 97, of St. Jacob, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Laclede Groves Lutheran Convalescent Center in St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Patricia Wynn

Patricia Wynn, age 80, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Fireside House in Centralia.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.


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