07-29-2013

INCREASE IN BURGLARIES IN MULBERRY GROVE

Bond County Deputies are investigating an attempted residential burglary reported last Thursday at 4:09 a.m. on North Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to information from the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, the owner got up to investigate the noise and scared the would-be intruder away.  According to Bond County Chief Deputy Jim Leitschuh, there has been an increased volume of car entries and attempted residential burglaries recently in Mulberry Grove.  Most of this activity has taken place in the late evening or early morning hours.  Please remember to lock the doors of your home and car.  Keep a watch on your neighbor’s property as well as your own and report any suspicious activity or persons to the Bond County Sheriff’s Department at 664-2151.

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GREAT WEATHER, HUGE CROWDS FOR HERITAGE DAYS

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Work on one of the walls at Hills Fort continued during Heritage Days

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The tractorcade is one of the signiture events during Heritage Days


BOND COUNTY QUEEN CONTESTANTS

Every year, several young women compete for the title of Bond County Fair Queen. 

18 year-old Caitlin Covalesky of Greenville is one of the contestants in this year’s pageant.  Her parents are Chris and Debbie Covalesky.  Caitlin plans to attend Kaskaskia College for two years so she can complete her general education classes.  She then plans to transfer to Ohio State, Finley Ohio, or Murray State University to major in Veterinary Medicine.  Caitlin told WGEL that her favorite part of the Bond County Fair is the funnel cakes.  She also loves watching her friends show cattle and hogs and showing her own horses at the 4-H show.

The Bond County Fair Little Miss & Queen Pageant will be held Monday, August 5 at 7:00pm. We'll meet more queen candidates each day as the pageant draws nearer.


HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE FOR TUESDAY

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From the National Weather Service

 

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COOL AND WET SUMMER FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY

In addition to above-average precipitation this year, the WGEL listening area has been enjoying cooler temperatures recently. Meteorologist Jayson Gosselin at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis told WGEL that every couple of days recently a cold front has moved through, causing cool and mild temperatures in our region.

Although it may feel abnormally cool, Gosselin said that this summer overall hasn’t strayed too far from the average. 
Stay tuned to WGEL for all of your latest weather information.


Images courtesy of of the NOAA website, www.climate.gov

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RIBBON CUTTING AT SUNRISE CARE GIVERS & BOND COUNTY TITLE

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings on Friday for Sunrise Care Givers and Bond County Title. The two share a building at 1335 S. State Route 127, which was recently renovated.  Bond County Title occupies the north side.  Sunrise Care Givers recently moved from their former location on Harris Avenue into the south end of the building.


Photo courtesy of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce


ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL IN HIGHLAND TO OPEN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND PRIORITY CARE IN NEW LOCATION AUGUST 22

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland will begin seeing the first patients at their new location on Highway 160 next month.  The hospital’s new Emergency Department and Highland Priority Care will both open on Thursday, August 22.

St. Joseph’s President & CEO Peggy Sebastian says the new location will give Highland Priority Care patients better access to state-of-the-art technology and new medical equipment.  Priority Care will still be open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The new St. Joseph’s Hospital features twice as many Emergency Department rooms, an on-site helipad located directly outside the ambulance entrance, and a decontamination room used for treating patients involved in industrial or agricultural accidents.

For more on the new St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, visit www.stjosephshighland.org.

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GREENVILLE TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING

The Greenville Tourism Committee met last week and approved a recommendation to help fund advertising for the annual Autumn Artwalk, sponsored by Our Common Ground.  This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 21 in downtown Greenville.  The funding request for advertising assistance of $750 was approved.

The committee also had a discussion concerning the billboard on westbound I-70 in Vandalia.  They plan to make some revisions to the current design.

Finally, the committee thanked Elaine Kilmer for her years of service.  Kilmer will no longer serve on the Tourism Committee, as she is moving away.

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GREENVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, August 1, at 7:00 p.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building.  The hearing is to consider a request for a zoning variance to place a carport at a location on Franklin Avenue.  For more information, call the City Manager at 664-1644.

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OBITUARIES

Howard E. Goodin

Howard E. Goodin, age 84 of Mulberry Grove, passed away Tuesday at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery, also in Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call today from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove.  The Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard was born January 8, 1929 in Mulberry Grove, the son of Charles Edward and Mae (Edwards) Goodin.  He married Nelda Fern Wells on December 1, 1951 in Piggott, AR and together they had 5 children.  She preceded him in death on April 24, 2011.  Howard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove and had worked for John Crane Packing in Vandalia.  He loved woodworking, hunting, the outdoors, and most of all he loved to pester his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Goodin is survived by his sons Larry Goodin and wife Karol of Mulberry Grove, Randy Lee Goodin and wife Sharon of Altamont, and Dennis Goodin and wife Bonnie of Vandalia; daughters Debra Cearlock of Vandalia and Linda and husband Dennis Pyle of Dyersburg, TN; sister LuluBelle Lutz of Mulberry Grove; 15 Grandchildren and 17 Grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Charles Goodin Jr. and Harry Goodin, sister Graccie Goodin Smith, and son-in-law David Cearlock.

Rosemary “Rosy” Gibson

Rosemary “Rosy” Gibson, age 80 of Greenville, passed away Thursday in Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Hillsboro.  Funeral services will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Center.

Rosemary Anna, the daughter of Frank and Hulda (Gesell) Wodtke, was born June 13, 1933 in Loogootee, Illinois. She grew up in Hookdale, attended the local schools and graduated from Mulberry Grove High School with the class of 1951.

Rosemary worked for Utlaut Memorial Hospital as an aide, secretary at PCA in Greenville, secretary for the Bond County Farm Service, secretary for Don Ferguson who ran Manpower and later in life cared for the elderly and cleaned homes. Rosy was a huge cardinals fan, loved playing games and watching game shows, Jeopardy being one of her favorites.

Rosemary was united in marriage to William D. Scott on November 3, 1951 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She later married Paul J. Gibson March 4, 1967. She is survived by her children; Mike O. Scott (Donna) of Greenville, Kathy Kapp (Stephen) of Greenville and Lori Gibson (Brenda) of Greenville. Also surviving are her sisters; Erma Bauman of Greenville, Emilie Cuthrell of Millersburg, Verna Priest of Tallahassee, FL, Wilma Volkmar of Donnellson and her brother Art Wodtke of Greenville. Rosy was the loving grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 7.

She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sisters Flo Piker and Fran Sexton and
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June E. Harlan

June E. Harlan, age 74 of Carlyle, died on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Kansas City, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Carlyle Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Harlan are suggested to Clinton County Relay for Life and will be received at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harlan was born on October 10, 1938, in Lovettsville, Virginia, a daughter of Jesse and Edna (Baker) Woods. She married Ronald E. Harlan in Frederick, Maryland on November 4, 1960, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 2004.

Mrs. Harlan is survived by her children – Terry Harlan of Kinmundy, Koreen Stein of Centralia, Andrea Harlan of Carlyle, and Nicole Harlan of Kansas City, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and her siblings – James Woods of Maryland, Beatrice Fawley of Rohrersville, Maryland, Dora Hale of Point of Rocks, Maryland and Virginia Lee Santmier of Frederick, Maryland.

Mrs. Harlan worked as a civil service communications specialist at Scott Air Force Base. She enjoyed camping, bingo, reading, quilting and embroidery, and loved to watch her grandchildren’s ball games.

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