IHSA BASS FISHING STATE FINALS THIS WEEKEND
The IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals are Friday and Saturday, May 31 – June 1, at Carlyle Lake. Weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. The tournament, which had originally been set for May 3-4, was postponed due to high water levels at Carlyle Lake. 52 boats qualified at the sectional level for the state final tournament and are slated to compete in the fifth annual event.
PART OF NORTH POKEY ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPAIR
The northern part of North Pokey Road just south of Route 140 is scheduled to be closed for bridge repairs Monday, June 3, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The bridge is just south of the Joe-el subdivision.
HIGHLAND POLICE OFFICERS TO STAKE OUT DUNKIN DONUTS ROOF
For the 11th straight year, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout Illinois will take to the rooftops of Dunkin’ Donuts stores to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The event begins Friday, May 31, at 5:00 a.m. Officers from the Highland Police Department will be staking out the rooftop at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 819 Edwardsville Road in Troy. Law Enforcement Officers will attempt to " heighten" awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $28 million over 27 years for Special Olympics Illinois. The 2013 Torch Run goal is $3 million.
Richard F. “Dick” Legier
Richard F. “Dick” Legier, age 79, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, May 28, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ or to the American Heart Association.
Lois Rix Heiligenstein
Lois Rix Heiligenstein, age 81, of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, May 30, at the Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School. Zieren Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SATURDAY - cloudy with a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 78, low 58
SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 72, low 56
Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio. Michelle’s guest this week is Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston. Summer is just around the corner and that means cookouts, fireworks, and lots of outdoor fun. Bill and Michelle will talk about some of the many safety issues you should keep in mind this summer while you are having fun in the sun. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.
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