GHS HOMECOMING WEEK CONTINUES
This year's GHS Homecoming Court includes seniors Hollyn Beans, Taylor Embry, Kellsey Hediger, Maria Reinhard, Kieren Williams, Will Funderburk, Colton Hamel, Joshua Laesch, Jason Omo-Osagie, and Dellon Sanders.
The court also includes freshmen Kortnie Dunn; Kadi File; Lewis Green; and Ryan Hutchinson, sophomores Jayla Jack; Ashley Rench; Mark Ayers; and Cole Pickett, juniors Mary Ashley Barber; Sydney Tomaschke; Finn Kuhne; and Will Schaufelberger.
Photos courtesy of Juli Kastl at Greenville High School
Students have been participating in a variety of themed dress-up days as part of their Homecoming celebration this week. Today is "Dress Like A Music Star Day" where students are encouraged to dress as their favorite musician. To help pump up enthusiasm for the Homecoming game against Hillsboro, tomorrow will be "Comet Blue & White Day."
The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at Saturday night’s Homecoming Dance in the Greenville High School gym. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8:00. The coronation will be held from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
GOOD NEWS FROM BOND COUNTY CROP SURVEY
The Bond County Farm Bureau conducted their annual Crop Tour Tuesday morning. Five teams visited various points in the county, surveying crops. The groups were made up of Farm Bureau members, local bank officials, agribusiness representatives, and local media.
The results from the crop tour indicate that corn will average 162.28 bushels per acre. Samples ranged between 110 bushels to 240 bushels per acre.
Average yield for soybeans is expected be 34.19 bushels per acre, with samples ranging between 17 to 53 bushels per acre.
In his farm report Wednesday afternoon, WGEL’s Joe Doll noted that the Farm Bureau has a good track record at predicting the yield. The Farm Bureau’s survey indicates that in Bond County, over the last 11 years, the corn has averaged 125.46 bushels per acre. The USDA reports a figure of 125.17. Regarding soybeans, the Farm Bureau reports an average of 35.05 bushels per acre over the past 11 years, while USDA records indicate a yield of 37.52 bushels.
UNIT 2 TO INITIATE "ISAVE" PROGRAM
In Monday night’s Unit 2 School Board meeting, local resident Jill Young and school nurse Carissa Bohannon, made a presentation on the ISAVE program. ISAVE stands for I Start Assisting Victims Early. Unit 2 Superintendent Jeff Strieker told WGEL the goal of the program is to train and certify all Bond County Unit 2 staff members in CPR, AED, and First Aid.
Optional training and certification will also be implemented for students in 9th and 11th grade in CPR , First Aid, and AED. Students in 2nd through 8th grade will receive hands-only CPR training in the classroom.
Strieker said the measure will be a benefit to the safety of all schools in the district, and a benefit to the community in general, with so many additional residents trained in these programs.
For information on ISAVE, contact the Unit 2 District office at 664-0170.
DERYKE CHARGED WITH NIECE’S DEATH
A 22-year-old Watson, IL man accused of killing his young niece has been charged with her alleged murder. Justin DeRyke was indicted Wednesday morning, accused of allegedly killing seven-year-old Willow Long early last week. DeRyke maintains he killed the child to stop her suffering, after she fell and was impaled by a stick in the neck. He's charged with three counts of murder and is expected to enter a not guilty plea this afternoon. DeRyke is being held on $5 million bond.