Over the past few weeks, precipitation in the listening area has decreased if not dropped off entirely.  Jim Kramper, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in St. Louis, told WGEL that these dry conditions could stick around for a while. 

Kramper said that most of the region is about an inch and a half below normal.  At this time, there is no clear indicator of what’s going to happen over the next few months.  The Climate Prediction Center has stated that at this time, the region has equal chances of seeing above normal, below normal, or normal precipitation, as well as temperatures.  Stay tuned to WGEL 101.7 for all of your latest weather information. 

There is a slight chance of rain today and tomorrow, but the chance is only 20-30%.

Graphic courtesy of the US Drougt Monitor and the National Weather Service



A group of citizens and representatives from various community organizations and the City of Greenville met for a second time Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of bringing a 4th of July fireworks celebration back to Greenville in 2014.

John Goldsmith initiated this effort as a Greenville citizen sad to see the fireworks cancelled this year and hopeful to see them re-instituted.  Goldsmith said they had a very successful second meeting.  They are looking to get more involvement from local civic organizations.  He added that between now and their next meeting, they will become a more firmly defined organization.

The group will meet again to resume discussions on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the Bradford Community Building.  All interested community members are encouraged to attend.


The theft of a cell phone was reported to the Greenville Police Department early this morning at 12:08.  Greenville Officers are investigating.
Greenville Police responded Wednesday, at 11:27 a.m., to a non-injury accident on Fourth Street.  Greenville Officers worked another non-injury accident Wednesday, at 6:09 p.m., on Main Street, and a non-injury accident at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, at Love’s Truck Stop south of Greenville.




The Simple Room in Greenville held an Open House Tuesday evening.  WGEL was there and spoke with Jamie Harling, the new Simple Room Director, who said that she has loved every minute of her new job so far. She feels that this new position is a perfect job for her as it combines education and ministry.  The open house was an enrollment opportunity for kids, but it was also an opportunity for the community to see what programs they offer.

This year, they have programs in art therapy, tutoring, dance, and basketball, as well as a mentor program, and girls and guys group Bible studies.  The Simple Room also takes students to area churches for Sunday and Wednesday programs.

For more information about The Simple Room, their programs, or how you can volunteer, call 664-2894. 


Greenville Firefighters responded to Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Wednesday morning to investigate a fire alarm.  According to the fire report, crews arrived at approximately 8:41 a.m. and found that the building had been evacuated.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the alarm sounded because a pull station had gotten water in it and malfunctioned.  There was no fire.  Firefighters were on the scene for less than 15 minutes.



Louise A. Taylor

Louise A. Taylor, age 80, of Carlyle, passed away Wednesday at Carlyle Healthcare Center.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Zierren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor was born on November 13, 1932, in Breese, Illinois, a daughter of Adolph and Ida (Ginter) Goldsmith. She married Roy D. Taylor on October 17, 1951, in Breese and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2010.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by a daughter – Peggy Gebke and husband Randy of Bartelso; 2 grandchildren – Erica Reichmann and husband Matt and Adam Gebke and wife Melissa; 3 great grandchildren – Braxton, Wyatt and Amelia; a sister – Ruth Zeisset and husband Charles of Trenton; and her in-laws – Jesse Taylor (Rose), Margie Taylor, Pat Taylor, Nancy Wood (Chris Wexler), Ilene Allison (Ray), Darleen Hegger (Don), and Bob Taylor (Connie); as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Adolph and Ida Goldsmith; her mother and father-in-law – James and Mildred Taylor; 2 sons – Joseph M. Taylor and Thomas R. Taylor; a grandson-in-law – Nicholas Rennegarbe; a sister – Dolores Niebur (Virgil); and her in-laws – Charlie Taylor, Jack Taylor, Phyllis Schniers (Bernell); and Mildred “Sis” Lampe (David).

Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.

David L. Mick

David L. Mick, age 69 of Marine, passed away Wednesday in Godfrey, Illinois.  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine.

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