08-30-2013

 




CITY EVALUATING BEAUMONT/RT. 140 INTERSECTION

City officials are evaluating a busy intersection in Greenville.  City Manager Dave Willey said there have been several ‘near misses’ at the Beaumont Avenue/Rt. 140 intersection. 

Citizens have expressed a lot of concern regarding the safety of that intersection.  The city looked through their records for accident information and contacted IDOT to see if they had any suggestions. 

IDOT, who claims part ownership of the intersection due to Rt. 140, responded and said they would continue to review the intersection and inform the city if they concluded that any improvements needed to be made.  Willey urged motorists to use extra caution when driving through that intersection. 

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NEW LOCATION FOR BOND COUNTY FOOD PANTRY

The Bond County Food Pantry has moved from their old location at the Bond County Senior Center.  Anna Oestreich told WGEL the pantry is now located at 1445 S. State Rt. 127, right behind the Greenville Flower Shoppe.  Oestreich said they are encouraging folks to park behind the building.

Oestreich said there is enough space at this new location for a ‘Choice Pantry’, which allows individuals the option to choose which items they receive. 

The pantry will keep the same hours of operation at the new location.  They are open Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The new Bond County Food Pantry location is on the corner of Rt. 127 and Bowman Industrial Drive.  For more information, call the Senior Center at 664-1465.


LABOR DAY SAFETY SUGGESTIONS

The Labor Day holiday has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggesting tips for staying safe when in the water this weekend.  They say swimmers should have a buddy with them at all times in case trouble arises. 

Watch for the four signs that someone is drowning: the victim's head is back, mouth is open, they're not making any sounds, and their arms are going in an "up and down" motion.  The most important tip of all, wear a lifejacket whenever you're in the water.

Forecasts from Secretary of State Jesse White’s office indicate this Labor Day weekend will be the heaviest traveled in five years.  Secretary White reminds you to travel safely and not to drink and drive.  White said, “If you do plan to drink, call a cab, use public transportation, or designate a sober driver.”   

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FALSE ALARM AT DEMOULIN BROTHERS

Greenville Firefighters responded to the DeMoulin building on South 4th Street Thursday afternoon to investigate a fire alarm.  The alarm sounded at approximately 2:20 p.m.  Firefighters determined that a pull station had been bumped, causing the alarm to go off.  There was not a fire.  Firefighters were on the scene less than ten minutes.


NORTH POKEY ROAD TO RE-OPEN TODAY

The North Pokey Road will be completely opened by the end of the day today.  For more information, call 664-9743.


BUCKSTOP ARCHERY CHARITY SHOOT RAISES THOUSANDS

The First Annual Buckstop Archery Customer Appreciation Days Charity 3-D Shoot was held Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25.  There were 153 shooters at the competition.  $1,079 was donated to the Wounded Warriors Project, $727 to the American Cancer Society, and $751 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, for a grand total of $2,557 in donations.



SPORTS

The Lady Comets varsity tennis team traveled to Vandalia Thursday and beat their conference foe 6-3.  Singles winners include Kelsea Guy, Anya Thomas, Dhiral Patel, Katelyn Eller, and Emily Henderson.  The doubles team of Anya Thomas and Kelsea Guy won their match.


The Lady Comets volleyball team played at Lebanon Thursday.  The JV won in three games and the Varsity won in two.

The Lady Comets Golf team competed in a match Monday against Staunton, Pana, and Hillsboro.  Pana won the competition with a score of 202.  Greenville’s score was 244.  Eryn Smith shot a 52, Payton Cline 60, Morgan Lippert 65, Whitney Gray 67, and April Stich 71.


OBITUARIES

David L. Mick

David L. Mick, age 69, of Marine, passed away Wednesday at Beverly Farms in Godfrey, Illinois.  Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Marine Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Beverly Farms.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1944, in Highland, IL, the son of Edwin Erwin and LaVera Lee (nee Wiegand) Mick.

Born in Highland, IL, grew up in Marine, IL. On August 10, 1995 he moved to Beverly Farms, Godfrey, IL and has been a resident there ever since. He enjoyed TV, radio, puzzles and loved Christmas.

Survivors include:
Sister - Shirley M. Bradley, Marine, IL
Nephew - Sean M. Bradley, Marine, IL
Brother In-law - Darrell A. Bradley, Highland, IL.

He was preceded in death by:
Mother - LaVera L. "Dolly" Mick Hoffmann nee Wiegand died 4/8/2002
Father - Edwin Erwin Mick died 3/4/1956
Step-Father - Cletus Hoffmann died 5/27/1995
Brother - Denny Jean Mick died 1/1/1947
Brother - Kenneth J. Hoffmann died 11/20/1990.


FRIDAY SPORTS

The Comets varsity girls tennis team traveled to Vandalia Thursday and beat their conference foe 6-3.  Singles winners include Kelsea Guy, Anya Thomas, Dhiral Patel, Katelyn Eller, and Emily Henderson.  The doubles team of Anya Thomas and Kelsea Guy won their match.

The Comets girls volleyball team played at Lebanon Thursday.  The JV won in three games and the Varsity won in two.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 94, heat indes values as high as 100, low 69

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, 30% chance of showers, high 92, low 68


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Ryan’s guests this week are Harry Buchanan and Lynn Rehberger, representatives from the 26th Annual Latzer Homestead Harvest Days, going on Friday through Sunday, September 6-8th.  They’ll talk about all the fun activities going on at this year’s event: crafts, silent auction, petting zoo, threshing, vintage tractors, food, music, and more.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.


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