CHS had and answer plot informational tour, Mike Greenwood was there on Thursday



Members of the Triad High School Band and Color Guard recently went on a fun and educational trip to Florida, including the Walt Disney World Resort. 

Triad High School Band Director Kevin Devany said the band and color guard travelled to Florida and participated in various performing arts workshops. While there they visited Disney, the Kennedy Space Center, and Cocoa Beach.

In their workshop, the Triad Color Guard trained with a cast member who works at Disney World.  They were later given the opportunity to perform with Goofy, which Devany said was a tremendous surprise for the students.  The band visited Epcot and worked with professional musicians who have recorded for movies.  The kids performed at Downtown Disney for an audience.

Devany told WGEL it was a fantastic trip that the students worked hard to earn.  He also added that they received a tremendous amount of support from the administration, board of education, and the community.



4-H Beef Showmanship Champions: (L to R)  Brett Woker - Senior Showmanship,

Emily Ulmer - Peewee Showmanship, and Trista Koertge - Junior Showmanship.


Jade Koertge with her 4-H Champion Beef Cow


4-H Beef exhibitors Maddie Tebbe (left) and Brianna Ulmer (right).  Tebbe exhibited

the 4-H Champion Beef Heifer and Ulmer had the 4-H Reserve Champion Beef Heifer.


4-H  Dairy Awards included (L to R) Jencie Lynaugh - Champion Holstein Cow,

Lauren Robison - Champion Guernsey Female, Hannah Albert - Champion Brown Swiss Female,

and Pheonix Johnson (with some help from Jeff Leidner) - Champion Milking Shorthorn.

Photos courtesy of Bond County 4-H


The Bond County Board of Health will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.  Items on the agenda include updates on the Kidney Mobile and Dental Clinic, a Prairie Counseling Center drug screenings update, policy approval, job description revisions, personnel discussions, a West Nile Virus update, and more.




The Greenville Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Ash Street in Greenville at approximately 9:54 a.m. on Friday to investigate a report of a smell of something hot.  According to the fire report, firefighters checked the residence and found a light bulb putting off a smell.  They removed the bulb and advised the homeowner.  There was no fire.  Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 25 minutes.


The Bond County Highway Department has announced that Rocky Mountain Avenue will be closed from Finch Road to Shoal Creek Road for cross-culvert replacement, starting at 8:00 a.m. this Tuesday and will be closed until the project is complete.  The Highway Department plans for the project to end by 3:00 p.m. this Wednesday. No detour route will be available.




Eleanor C. Lengermann

Eleanor C. Lengermann, age 88, of Highland, passed away Thursday at her residence in Highland, IL. A funeral mass will be held today at 10 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. today at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Saint Paul School Educational Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or Masses.

She was born on Wednesday, November 19, 1924, in Bartelso, IL, the daughter of George and Lucy (nee Meyer) Beckmann.

On Tuesday, October 05, 1948, she married Anton J. "Tony" Lengermann who survives.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Eleanor was born and reared in Bartelso, IL. She attended Saint Cecelia School in Bartelso, IL. Aflter 8th grade she worked as a nanny and housekeeper at Belleville, IL. She worked at a shoe factory in Carlyle, IL. She then worked for Highland Supply until the birth of her daughter. She lived in Highland all her married life and reared her children. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid quilter and made many.

Survivors include:
Husband - Anton J. "Tony" Lengermann, Highland, IL
Son - Michael G. (Deb) Lengermann, Highland, IL
Daughter - Ann M. (Alan) Stoecklin, Highland, IL
Daughter - Ellen K. Anderson, Fairview Heights, IL
Grandchild - Jared (Rachelle) Lengermann, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Nathan (Ellen) Hustedde, Troy, IL
Grandchild - Brittney Lengermann, Highland, IL
Grandchild - PO1 Adam Hustedde, U S Navy, Jacksonville, FL
Grandchild - Mallory Lengermann, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Craig Stoecklin, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Tricia Stoecklin, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Riley Lengermann
Great Grandchild - Tayler Reilmann
Great Grandchild - Caitlyn Hustedde
Great Grandchild - Addisyn Hustedde
Great Grandchild - Nolan Lengermann
Great Grandchild - Claira Hustedde
Anticipated Great Grandchild - Aubrie Hustedde
Brother - Alvin Beckmann, Bartelso, IL
Sister - Dorothy Pollmann, Carlyle, IL
Sister - Alice (John) Wellen, Highland, IL
Sister - Lucille Loepker, Breese, IL
Sister In-law - Christine Beckmann, Germantown, IL
Sister In-law - Margaret Schomaker, Aviston, IL
Brother In-law - Al Lengermann, Highland, IL
Sister In-law - Leona (Roy) Marti, Highland, IL
Brother In-law - Joe (Roberta) Lengermann, Washington, DC.

She was preceded in death by:
Father - George Beckmann
Mother - Lucy Beckmann nee Meyer
Brother - William Beckmann
Brother - Frank Beckmann
Sister - Rita Hemker
Sister In-law - Frances Beckmann
Brother In-law - Vince Hemker
Brother In-law - Alphonse Pollmann
Brother In-law - Wendell Loepker
Sister In-law - Sister Julia Lengermann, ASC
Sister In-law - Catherine Lengermann
Brother In-law - Alphonse Schomaker

Dallen D. “Big D” Wright

Dallen D. “Big D” Wright, age 54, of Highland, passed away Thursday at his residence.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Hoyleton Children’s Home.

He was born November 11, 1958, in Belleville, IL, the son of Dallen Sylvester and Patricia Ann (nee Jackson) Wright.

On August 13, 2002, he married Debra Ann Sudholt who survives.

He was a member of Quail Club-Belleville, IL.

Dallen was born in Belleville, IL., and grew up in Signal Hill area. In 1976, he graduated from Belleville West High School, where he played football and was on the state championship team. He attended Arkansas State University on a football scholarship and played football for four years. He received a BA in Education and had worked for Courier Access in Metro St. Louis for several years. Since 1998 he taught Drivers Ed, P.E., and classroom at the Hoyleton Children's Home in Hoyleton, IL. He was an avid Cardinal's Baseball Fan. He liked to work in the yard and do landscaping, growing flowers, gardening and all outside activities like pheasant hunting, fishing, and bird watching.

Survivors include :
Wife - Debra A. Hecht Wright nee Sudholt, Highland, IL
Mother - Patricia Ann Wright, nee Jackson, Maryville, IL
Son - Christopher M. (Lisa) Wright, Littleton, CO
Step Daughter - Janelle R. (Michael) Kloos, Trenton, IL
Step Son - Colin G. Hecht, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Madison Wright, Littleton, CO
Grandchild - Whitney Wright, Littleton, CO
Sister - Deborah S. (William) Engel, Kirkwood, MO
Father & Mother In-law - Marvin"Bud" (Rose nee Kniepmann) Sudholt, Breese, IL
Sister In-law - Connie M. Focht, Trenton, IL
Sister In-law - Bonnie R. Carrillon, Highland, IL
Brother In-law - Bruce E. (Amy) Sudholt, Valley Springs, CA
Sister In-law - Tammy L. (Eli) Clark Betancourt, Danville, IL
Nieces and Nephews - Many .

He was preceded in death by :
Father - Dallen Sylvester Wright
Sister - Pamela C. Wright

Lois L. Lappie

Lois L. Lappie, age 83, of New Douglas, IL passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. She was born on Monday, August 19, 1929 in New Douglas, IL to Daniel and Lottie (Forbes) Boles. She was married to Joseph Lappie on November 14, 1945 at Greenville, IL. He preceded her in death on Saturday, April 12, 2003.

A Graveside Committal Service for her Cremains will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 6:00 PM at the New Douglas Cemetery, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the New Douglas Senior Citizens/Community Center in honor of Lois. Pastor Mark Sidney of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas will officiate. Interment of her cremains will be in New Douglas Cemetery, New Douglas, IL
Memorials to the Lois Lappie Memorial Fund for New Douglas Cemetery in care of Barb DiDonato.
Lois was a Nurses Aid with the Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL for 4 years and later worked for the Madison County Homecare.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Douglas IL; Charter Member of the New Douglas Community Club; and a member of the New Douglas Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her 3 Daughters: Barb DiDonato, her husband, Michael, Chatham, IL; Raenae Mansholt, her husband, Rollie, Alhambra, IL; Kim Lappie-Pakovich, her husband John, Panama, IL; 5 Grandchildren: Rachelle Mansholt, Guido DiDonato, Rhet Mansholt, Rachel DiDonato-Tinsley, and Noah Notter; 11 Great Grandchildren; Kelsey Weissman, Jessie Weissman, Riley Mansholt, Brandt Mansholt, Baela Tinsley, Nace Tinsley, Geno DiDonato, Jonnie Pakovich, Joseph Notter, Logan Notter, and Garrett Notter; Sister: Alta McBroom, Hillsboro, IL;

She was preceded in death by her Parents: Daniel and Lottie (Forbes) Boles Husband: Joseph Lappie; Son: Lonnie J. Lappie; Brother: Kenneth Boles; Sister: Nettie Rosenthal

The Lesicko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the Family of Lois Lappie.

Thelma C. Ellis

Thelma C. Bange  Ellis, age 84, of Highland, passed away Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in highland. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:00am until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Faith Countryside Homes.

She was born November 19, 1928, in Beggs, OK, the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth and Amy Jane (nee Lee) Storts.

Her first husband, Marvin C. Bange died in 1965.
On September 09, 1966, she married her second husband, Robert E. Ellis who passed away on March 23, 1999.

She was a former member of Evangelical United Church of Christ - Highland.

Thelma was born in Beggs, Oklahoma. At age 15 years she moved to Highland, IL, and graduated from Highland High School. She lived north of Marine, at the Grantfork Curve. After marriage moved to her and her husbands farm. After her second marriage she moved to Highland, and had lived at Millersburg, and then to Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. She had worked at Rebans Drive In-Highland and Greenville.She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include :
Son - Jack A. (Jackie) Bange, Highland, IL
Daughter - Faye "Ann" Bange, Bunker Hill, IL
Step-Daughter - Debra A. Wessel, Highland, IL
Grandson - Michael A. (Nikki) Bange, Highland, IL
Grandson - Jason R. Bange, Pierron, IL
Step Grandchild - Bobbi M. (Kevin L.) Johnson
Step Grandchild - Amanda J. (Eric) Luebbers
Step Grandchild - Matthew P. (Jill) Wessel
Step Great Grandchildren - Seven .
Best Friend - Barb Breuer, Alhambra, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father - Elmer Ellsworth Storts
Mother - Amy Jane Storts nee Lee
First Husband - Marvin Clarence Bange died 1965, Highland, IL
Second Husband - Robert E. Ellis died 03/23/1999
Brother - William D. Storts died 02/11/1990
Sister - Maxine Storts
Sister - Evelyn McGill

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