UPDATE ON SOUTH CENTRAL FS FERTILIZER PLANT IN VANDALIA
Work has begun on the new South Central FS fertilizer plant in Vandalia.
Byron Sikma, CEO at South Central FS, told WGEL the project actually started several years ago, as South Central FS studied its customer base to measure the needs of patrons in the western portion of their geography.
It is a goal of South Central FS to be as efficient as possible when it comes to fertilizer distribution and the location of the new plant, just off I-70 in Vandalia, was selected to accomplish that goal according to Sikma.
The plant will be a 16,000 square foot storage facility, equipped with the latest and fastest machinery to expedite the blending process.
South Central FS expects their new fertilizer plant to be open by March 2014.
ACCIDENT WITH MINOR INJURIES
Greenville Police Officers and Bond County EMS responded Monday at 6:11 p.m. to an accident at the intersection of Bowman Drive and Rt. 127. According to the accident report, a Ford Escort, driven by Barbara Ann Valle, age 56, of Greenville, and a Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Veronica M. Powers, age 38, also of Greenville, were westbound on Bowman Drive waiting at the stop sign to turn onto Rt. 127.
Valle decided to return to the gas station at the intersection and not seeing the Powers vehicle behind her, backed into it. Neither driver was injured but Bond County EMS took Alicia Crump, age 52, of Greenville, a passenger in the Valle car, to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Valle was cited for alleged improper backing.
BOND COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE HOSTING FOOD FOR ORPHANS EVENT
The Bond County Ministerial Alliance will host a Food for Orphans packing event Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville. Participants will package nutritional meals to be shipped to needy children in a third world country. This event is fun-filled and open to everyone. There is a registration fee of $54 for a 2-hour session which will help feed up to 216 orphans per participant. For more information about this event, call the church at 664-0652 or visit the website www.FoodForOrphans.org.
TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED
The Tourism Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow, September 26th at 5:15 p.m., has been canceled due to lack of business. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, October 24th at 5:15 p.m.
The Lady Comets volleyball team traveled to Teutopolis Monday. The ninth grade team won in two games, the JV won in three games, and the Varsity team won in two games.
The Lady Comets tennis team defeated Vandalia Monday 5-4. Singles winners were Kelsea Guy, Anya Thomas, Dhiral Patel, Katelyn Eller, and Emily Henderson.
The Greenville Junior High School Bluejays baseball team played Saturday in the Edwardsville Regional. The Bluejays beat Piasa Saturday 5-1 to advance to the championship game. They played Edwardsville Lincoln Monday in the championship game and lost 11-1. The Bluejays ended the season with a record of 18 and 6, the 3rd most wins in school history.
The Lady Comets tennis team improved to 8 and 3 with a win Tuesday over Triad 6-3. Singles winners were Anya Thomas, Dhiral Patel, Katelyn Eller, and Emily Henderson. Doubles winners were Kelsea Guy & Anya Thomas and Katie Timmerman & Rebecca Sponsler.
The Lady Comets golf team played Monday. Pana won the match with a 198. The Lady Comets shot a 241. Payton Cline shot a 53, Whitney Gray 61, Eryn Smith 62, April Stich 65, and Morgan Lippert 72.
The Comets soccer team lost to Mater Dei Tuesday 3-0. Nicholas Watterson recorded 10 saves in goal.
Elizabeth L. “Betty” Shimer
Elizabeth L. “Betty” Shimer, age 81, of Highland, passed away Saturday at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be today at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call today from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Betty was born August 21, 1932, to Julius J. and Lena (Nee Hambee) Gramlich, at St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, IL. On February 23, 1952 she married Donald L. Shimer in Highland, IL.
Betty was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL. She liked to ride horses in horse shows and lead the Memorial Day Parade on horseback. She started Forget-Me-Knot Shop in 1983, with her niece, Nancy White, in a garage on Poplar St. They moved up to Main St. where it is today. She then went to work at Giving Tree for 14 years before retiring. She enjoyed her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter, holiday get-togethers, and her flowers. She liked to play cards and shop with her friends.
She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Shimer, Highland, IL; 2 sons, Daniel L. (fiance’ Kathy Hueter) Shimer, Highland, IL, Mark T. (Laurie) Shimer, Alhambra, IL; grandchildren, Wendi A. (Tyson) Zobrist, Kara K. (Joe) McGee, Colten D. Shimer, Cody J. Shimer, Ethan J. Shimer, Jared D. Shimer; 1 great-granddaughter, Adilyn B. Zobrist; sister-in-law, Ann Gramlich; longtime friends, Lucille (Leonard) Schreiber; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius J. and Lena Gramlich; 2 brothers, James Gramlich, Thomas Gramlich; mother-in-law, father-in-law, Lyle and Arline Shimer.
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