05-31-2013

 




NEW FLAGPOLE AT MT. AUBURN CEMETERY

A new flagpole was recently dedicated at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  According to Tony Koonce, the program was initiated by Greenville American Legion Post #282 because a flag was not flying at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Several other Veterans organizations contributed to the project, including VFW Post #1377, AMVETS Post #140, and the Lincoln Land Leathernecks division of the Marine Corps League.  The flag pole was dedicated Memorial Day and is in honor of all of veterans buried there.


Judge John Knight speaking at the flag pole dedication ceremony.


The base of the flag pole

 

 

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LISTENING AREA COULD SEE HEAVY RAINFALL OVER NEXT FEW DAYS

The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of thunderstorms for the listening area over the next few days.  National Weather Service Hydrologist Mark Fuchs said a few waves of thunderstorms are expected to make their way across the region over the next 36-48 hours. The area could see locally heavy and widespread rain with total accumulations between 2-5 inches.  According to Fuchs, the Mississippi River area could have moderate to major flooding.  Some crests could potentially approach levels exceeding those from 1995. 


RAIN TOTALS FOR GREENVILLE

Thunderstorms moved through the area Thursday evening and overnight bringing more rain and some high winds. Officially here in Greenville, the Sewer Plant measured seven tenths of an inch, 77 hundredths of an inch were recorded at the station on Sixth Street, and 72 hundredths at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.


GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CONTROLLED BURN

The Greenville Fire Department is planning a controlled burn training event for Saturday, June 1.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, the burn will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. at a home north of Greenville on Ayers Road.  Firefighters use controlled burns as training opportunities. If there is no rain, fire fighters will practice relaying water from a nearby pond to fight the fire.  All local fire agencies are invited to participate in this training activity.


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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.

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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.



OBITUARIES

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.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - cloudy with a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 78, low 58

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 72, low 56

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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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