RON STEPHENS WORKS WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Former State Representative Ron Stephens, of Greenville, has worked for the past few years with the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year, his efforts raised $13,800.00 for the organization and this year, through matching contributions, the amount raised is more than $23,000.00 so far. Stephens has solicited donations for every mile he walked from Central Illinois to the new bridge being constructed over the Mississippi.
For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.WoundedWarriorProject.org. Stephens says if you would like to contribute to the organization, by mailing a check to him the funds can be matched, and therefore, doubled. Contributions may be sent to Stephens at 1517 Ballyvaughn Court in Greenville.
Former State Representative Ron Stephens
WEDNESDAY MORNING STORMS BRING MORE RAIN
Some severe weather moved through parts of Bond County and the WGEL listening area Wednesday morning. Officially in Greenville, two tenths of an inch were recorded at the Sewer Plant. More rain and storms are expected this afternoon.
HANNAH GROVES RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S CITATION
During the recent Greenville College commencement ceremony, Hannah Groves received the prestigious President’s Citation. The award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the highest academic achievement in the context of a Christian liberal arts program. Groves' academic advisor, Dr. Brian Hartley, said, “Hannah is the quintessential student all professors long for – hard working, totally dedicated, naturally inquisitive, and open to new ideas.” Next fall, Groves will travel to Africa to serve as the graduate assistant in GC's Uganda Studies Program.
AREA FARMERS FACING SEVERAL PROBLEMS DUE TO RECENT RAINS
Recent rains are causing headaches for some area farmers. Ron Marshall at the Bond County Farm Bureau told WGEL the precipitation brought up many issues. Many farmers are currently considering replanting their crops. There have been many wash-outs due to the heavy rains. Many recently planted soybean crops have been washed away and many corn crops have been in standing water. Ron said the Farm Bureau hopes the weather will allow farmers to get in the fields and fill in some of the spots where soybeans have been washed out. For your latest weather information, stay tuned to WGEL, 101.7 FM.
AREA ROADS CLOSED FOR OILING
According to Bond County Highway Engineer Doug DeLong, two roads in southeastern Bond County, west and north of Keyesport, will be closed part of the day today for oiling.
Keyesport Road from the Keyesport Village limits to McKendree Road will be closed this morning from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and the Mulberry Grove Road from Hunter School Avenue to the Keyesport Village limits will be closed today from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.