SNOW CAUSES CANCELLATIONS, CLOSINGS, AND TRAVEL PROBLEMS
Greenville Officers worked a non-injury accident Tuesday, at 12:10 p.m., at Locust and Durley Streets.
Bond County Deputies responded to several non-injury accidents Tuesday afternoon. The accidents occurred at 2:22 p.m., on Main Street in Sorento, at 3:24 p.m., on Rt. 127 at Baumberger Avenue north of Greenville, at 3:36 p.m., on Rt. 140 near the Country Club, and at 3:49 p.m., on Rt. 40 west of Greenville near Hytech Transmissions.
This is a view of the west side of the Bond County Courthouse as the heavy snow just gets started Tuesday afternoon.
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AREA SNOW TOTALS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE
Snow totals in Greenville were all over the place. Three inches fell at the sewer plant but six inches were recorded at the station on 6th Street and also at Idler Lane and Route 140. Snow totals are always hard to record due to drifting and blowing snow. According to the National Weather Service and listeners who shared their totals, most of the area got 3-6 inches of snow.
However there was a band of heavier snow around Coffeen and Hillsboro. Reports from that area indicate more than seven inches. The National Weather Service told WGEL in another band in eastern Fayette County, some areas got more than six inches. The highest snow total reported to the National Weather Service has been 13 inches in Hannibal, Missouri.
Closings & Cancellations for Wednesday
Bond County Transit
Bond County Senior Center
Bond County Housing Authority
FAYCO is not running routes
Greenville VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting is cancelled
Wisetown Baptist Church has cancelled Wednesday night services
Our Redeemer Lurthern Church has rescheduled their Path Light and Wednesday family dinner for the 12th
No Bingo at the KC hall in Highland
Greenville Public Library closing at 5PM
Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift shop is closed
Tune into WGEL Radio for the most up to date list of cancellations and closings during any storm.
This snow is for the birds
"These two pictures were taken at 3:00 p.m., 2-4-2014, of robins at the heated birth bath in our back yard."
- Bill Davidson of Greenville
Photos courtesy of Bill Davidson
DELONG RESIGNS AS HIGHWAY ENGINEER
In Tuesday morning’s Bond County Board meeting, County Highway Engineer Doug DeLong submitted a letter of resignation. His last day working for the county will be February 21.
Board member Frank Lucco inquired as to the abrupt nature of the resignation and DeLong said he had accepted an opportunity with the state, serving as a Level Five Civil Engineer in Springfield.
DeLong worked for the county for three years.
CHAMBER SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR TURLEY AWARD
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 21st annual Gerald Turley Memorial Award. Created in 1994 to honor a Greenville citizen who has demonstrated personal sacrifice, involvement, innovation, and community leadership to promote the success of Greenville, the award was named for Gerald Turley, a former mayor. Last year’s recipient was Frank Joy.
Nomination letters should include detailed reasons why the individual qualifies for the award. Letters may be submitted to the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 283, Greenville. Deadline for submissions is February 21. Those who have been nominated but not selected in the past may be nominated again. The recipient of the Gerald Turley Memorial Award is selected by a special committee of the Chamber of Commerce. The award will be presented during a program held in the spring.
For more information about the Gerald Turley Memorial Award, the nomination process, or past recipients, call the Greenville Chamber of Commerce at 664-9272.
MINI ABE VISITS GREENVILLE
A miniature Abe Lincoln recently visited Greenville on his journey around Illinois. Greenville Tourism Director John Goldsmith told us more about his stay.
“Greenville was visited last week by Mini Abe and Mini Abe is a foot-tall Abraham Lincoln,” Goldsmith said. “He’s the star of a marketing campaign the Illinois Office of Tourism launched about a year ago. He made a couple of stops to the Hoiles-Davis museum and also to the DeMoulin museum.”
The real Abe Lincoln also visited Greenville during his U.S. Senate campaign in September 1858. The couch that Lincoln sat on during his visit with resident William Smith is on display at the Bond County Historical Society’s Hoiles-Davis. Mini Abe took the opportunity to try out the couch for himself during his tour of Greenville.
Photo courtesy of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce