The Lady Comets Softball team lost to Altamont 4-3. Jackie Hoffmeier had 2 hits and scored twice. The JV lost 7-3. Jayla Jack had a homerun.
Lady Comets Soccer lost in double overtime to Roxana 3-2. The Comets outshot the Shells 14-11 for the match, but could only net two goals, which were scored by Meghan Thies and Brianna Wade. Emily Gaffner recorded 5 saves in goal.
Greenville boys’ tennis was victorious in their first meet Thursday against Metro East Lutheran. The Comets took all 6 singles and lost only at #3 doubles. JV boys also were victorious in every matchup. The final team score was Greenville 8, Metro East Lutheran 1.
#1 Singles: Grant Suess defeated Tyler Clover 8-2
#2 Singles: Mitch Cole defeated Josh Eberhart 8-2
#3 Singles: Silas Groves defeated Jacob Roggow 8-4
#4 Singles: Jeremiah Brannon defeated Rajesh Aggrawal 9-7
#5 Singles: Tristan Canady defeated Joel Eberhart 8-5
#6 Singles: Austin Zumwalt defeated Chad Costes 8-2
#1 Doubles: Suess/Cole defeated Clover/Josh Eberhart 8-5
#2 Doubles: Groves/Brannon defeated Joel Eberhart/Aggrawal 8-2
#3 Doubles: Canady/Zumwalt lost to Carter/Roggow 2-8
Thomas G. “Hoggie” Hogg
Thomas G. “Hoggie” Hogg, age 63 of Carlyle, passed away Thursday, March 27 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Mr. Hogg was born August 11, 1950 in Highland, IL to Georgia (Fohne) Hogg and the late Alois Hogg; his mother survives in Breese.
He married Judy McPherson on June 6, 1976 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Highland; she survives in Carlyle.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is also survived by his children, Tiffany (Jay) Meyer of Breese, Brandon (Jessica) Hogg of Breese, Zachary (Britni) Hogg of Carlyle, Patrick (special friend Kristen Davis) Hogg of Albers, and Garrett (fiancée Laura Gilomen) Hogg of Trenton; 5 grandchildren, Riley and Falynn Meyer, Michael and Daniel Hogg, and Natylie Hogg; siblings, Edna Grapperhaus of St. Rose, Rose (Don) Thole of Riverview, FL, Patricia Riegel of Trenton, Stan Hogg of Highland, Rick Hogg of Highland; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Jeanna) McPherson of Highland and Steven (Joanne) McPherson of Alexandria, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Paul Grapperhaus and Darrell Riegel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Neil McPherson and Betty (Flear) McPherson-Baxter.
Hoggie retired from Gateway FS as a Certified Crop Specialist, and he had a true love for Grain and Livestock farming. Tom enjoyed cooking and made the absolute best chocolate chip cookies.
He was a member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, Central Community High School Ag Board, and was a former School Board Member and Basketball Coach at Breese District 12 Grade School.
Marie S. Jenkins
Marie S. Jenkins, age 93 of Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 27 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur, Illinois. Funeral services will be today at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Library at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Nora Marie Shank, the daughter of Ernest Ray Shank and Dessie Marie Rigall Shank, was born on July 4, 1920, in Lawrenceville. She began public school in Sumner, Illinois, moving to Greenville in 1928 where she attended the Greenville schools and graduated from Greenville High School. Marie attended Illinois State Normal Teacher's College for 2 years, then attended Greenville College. Marie began her teaching at one room schools in Bond County including Elm Point in 1941, Barker School, and Shawnee School for 3 years. Marie graduated from Greenville College in 1953 and taught in Sorento for thirty years, retiring in 1985. Marie was a cashier for Shank Auction Company for many years. She has made her home in Decatur for the past several years to be close to her son, Leonard.
Marie and Hiram LeRoy Jenkins were united in marriage on July 1, 1943, and enjoyed over 60 years together before his death on November 21, 2003. They are survived by their two children: Victoria L. Cox of Lebanon, MO, and Leonard (Debra) Jenkins of Mt. Zion, IL, three grandchildren: Nathan (Wendy) Cox of Chicago, Lizabeth Cox of Bloomington, IL, Katie Marie (Tom) Biggs of O'Fallon, IL, her great-granddaughter Isabel Wilson, Marie's brothers: Chet (Marjorie) Shank of Greenville, and William A. (Janice) Shank of Springfield, IL.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Robert R. Shank and Karl in an auto accident when he was age 17.
Marie is a member of the Bond County Retired Teachers, Illinois Retired Teachers, American Legion Axillary of Sorento, Utlaut Hospital Axillary, Women's Missionary Fellowship International, and her church, the Greenville Free Methodist Church.
Eugene E. Kohlbrecher
Eugene E. Kohlbrecher, age 70 of Trenton, passed away Friday, March 28 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Memorial mass will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Western Clinton County Senior Services. The Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Kohlbrecher was born February 17, 1944 in Trenton to Alphonse and Irene (Peters) Kohlbrecher; they preceded him in death.
He is survived by brothers, Jerry (Sandy) Kohlbrecher and Charles (Samaleen) Kohlbrecher all of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gene retired from purchasing at Lane Bryant Woman's Clothing Stores, was a member of St. Mary's Church in Trenton, Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932, and a veteran of the US Army.
Raymond E. Rasler
Raymond E. Rasler, age 92 of Greenville, passed away at Helia Health Care Thursday, March 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. A reception and visitation with the family will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Bond County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 496, Greenville, IL 62246
Ray was born June 9, 1921, in Pana, Illinois to Ralph and Vera (Allen) Rasler. He was the oldest of five children and grew up in Pana, IL until he was 13 years old when the family moved to Greenville while his father opened Rasler's Plumbing. Ray graduated from Greenville High School in 1939 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in August of 1942. He was honorably discharged on November 27, 1945 having received the American Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Metal and the World War II Victory Metal. He married Vina Mayo on July 16, 1944, and was especially happy to come back to his beloved Bond County where he and his wife settled in and raised the family.
Ray spent his vocation as a farmer; a heating and air conditioning contractor, as well as a propane distributor in the area. He enjoyed flying privately as a young man and farming for him was not only a vocation but a passion. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years and a beloved husband and father.
He is survived by his two children; son, Thomas E. Rasler and his wife Susan Hughey-Rasler of Greenville; daughter, Cathy A. McCormick of Richmond, Virginia; and a brother, Richard R. Rasler and his wife Jean of Greenville; two grandsons Bryce and Kyle McCormick of Richmond, VA, and one great granddaughter, Sage Rosemary McCormick. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Vina Rasler; parents, Ralph and Vera Rasler; sister, Norma Kious; and two brothers, Everett and John Rasler.
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