The WGEL Great Celebrity Pie Auction concludes tomorrow.  Famous faces from around the community will show off their pie baking skills to benefit the Bond County Relay for Life.

The second day of the pie auction raised $2,850 bringing the two day total to $3,800. A big thank you to Wednesday bidders and pie bakers, Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer, Greenville Junior High Principal Gary Brauns, Reverend Daryl Bolen, WGEL Farm Reporter Joe Doll, and Bond County Board Member Gerald “Spanky” McCray.

Our guests tomorrow include Mulberry Grove Unit 1 High School Principal Ryan Bauer at 7AM, Greenville Elementary School Principal Eric Swingler and Sorento Center Principal Bill Carpenter both at 7:30AM, Greenville Code Enforcement Officer Matt Willman and Greenville Economic Development Director Scott Lurkins at 8AM, and Randy Alderman from Bradford National Bank at 8:30AM.

Don't forget to tune in to WGEL from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow for your last chance to take home one of the delicious pies and support the Bond County Relay for Life!


Over the weekend, strong storms moved through the area, knocking down many tree limbs.  Greenville Public Works Director Bill Grider told WGEL there are a few things to keep in mind when you are disposing of tree limbs.  First, you should have the limb cut up so that the branches are no longer than 10 feet long. 

Pile them neatly next to the roadway as close to the road as possible.  Do not place piles of limbs in any alleyways, as they are too narrow.  Don’t put piles of brush on top of anything that could be damaged during disposal/removal.  Finally, if you hire a contractor to remove brush from your yard, the contractor will be responsible for disposing of the limbs.  For more information, call the Greenville Municipal Building at 664-1644.


The Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office and Macoupin/Montgomery County Crimestoppers are seeking information in regards to an arson that occurred Monday at approximately 10:15 p.m. 

Someone allegedly set a shed on fire at 210 Prairie Avenue in Taylor Springs.  The damage to the building and contents is estimated at over $4,000.  If you have any information regarding this crime or any crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-352-0136.  All calls are anonymous.  Any information that leads to an arrest is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.


Teachers at Sorento School have issued a challenge to students to encourage them to read at home.  Sorento School Principal Bill Carpenter said that students have been challenged to read 150,000 minutes by December 20th. 

That breaks down to 51 minutes per week for each student, or about 8 minutes a day.  Prizes will be awarded to the class and student who read the most.  For more information about the challenge, call the school at 217-272-4111. fbc


The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid office is hosting an evening FAFSA completion workshop tomorrow, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., in room L-102 on the main campus.  Financial aid professionals will be on hand to assist students in initiating the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or finalizing the details.  For more information and a list of items to bring to the workshop, call 545-3080.


The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team competed in a tournament over the weekend at the Pontiac RecPlex.  In their first game Friday, the Bluejays defeated Pontiac 6-3.  Saturday, the Bluejays played Joliet St. Raymond in the semi-final game and won 8-0.  In the title game, the Bluejays beat Normal Epiphany by a score of 12-4. 
The Bluejays lost Monday to Effingham 9-7.  Their record is currently 9 and 4.

With a final round of 69, former Vandalia High School golfer Blake Swofford finished 8 under par on Monday to win the Championship flight at the Jan Nevinger Labor Day Golf Tournament at the Greenville Country Club. Mascoutah golfer Mark Gardiner was second at 7 under par for the three-day, 54-hole event. Mike Coling Jr. and Scott Teague tied for 3rd place at 4 under par. The A-Flight winner was Roger Lloyd at 8 over par. Brian Braye, Dustin Hoffmeier, and Mark Bollinger tied for second place a stroke behind Lloyd.  The B-Flight winner was Larry Herker, with Troy Micnheimer in second place, and Derrick Herker and Ben Ambuehl tied for third.  Vince Butler won C-Flight, with Mark Ritter second, Gene Kious third, and Aaron Tunnel finishing fourth. In the Senior Division, in A-Flight Denny Lloyd finished first, Mike Kelly second, Don Miller third, and Jerry Evans fourth. The Senior Division B-flight winner was Bill Cline, with Denny Hamel second, Lonnie Kessinger third, and Doug Howard fourth.

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team beat Alton Tuesday 5-1.  The Bluejays record is now 10 and 4.

The Lady Comets tennis team suffered their first loss of the season to conference rival Hillsboro Tuesday, 7-2.  Abby Gaffner won her singles match and the doubles team of Katie Timmerman and Rebecca Sponsler were also victorious. 

The Greenville Lady Comets golf team competed Tuesday against Pana, Staunton, and Roxanna.  Roxanna won the competition with a 215 and Greenville shot a 246.  April Stich shot a 57, Payton Cline 58, Eryn Smith 64, and Whitney Gray 67.


David Marti

David B. Marti, age 56 of Greenville, entered into rest surrounded by his family on September 1, 2013.  The visitation will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 4-8 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 AM on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Lawrence Cemetery. David, born in Highland, IL, was the son of the late Leonard and Priscilla Marti (Tebbe).  He married Melissa Ellis on September 17, 1983.  They lived in Greenville, IL. David devoted his life to his wife and two daughters, Chelsea and Katlyn. His extended family was also of utmost importance to him.

David is survived by his 3 brothers, Linus (Linda) Marti, Donald (Cindi) Marti, and Glen (Deb) Marti; aunts  Rose Tebbe and Doreen Scott; mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Mary Ellis; brother-in-law, Randy Ellis; and two sister-in-laws, Robin Ellis and Brande Ellis. David’s nieces and nephews include Dawn (Kevin) Thuenemann, Chris (Apryl) Marti, Joe (Rachel) Marti, Elizabeth Marti, Heather (Richard) La Mora, Kyle Marti, Jeff (Lisa) Stewart, Erica Ellis, Emily Ellis, Madelyn Ellis, and several great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Allan Marti and several aunts and uncles.

David’s passions included farming, bowling, and tractor pulling. He was a lifelong dairy and grain farmer at Moo Cow Mountain in Greenville, IL. David was an alumni and supporter of the FFA. He was a committed member of the Greenville Fire Protection District for 29 years, currently serving as captain, and previously held an 8 year term as commissioner. David was a lifelong active member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL, served as Eucharistic minister, a member of the Knights of Columbus, cemetery board president, and an avid chicken and fish fryer.

In passing, David requested memorials be donated to the Siteman Cancer Center, Madison County CAREE Foundation (Ag in the Classroom) or mass intentions.

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