The Greenville Comets track teams participated in the Litchfield Invitational Relays Friday. The Comets boys’ team placed fourth overall, behind Pana, Roxana, and Litchfield. The girls came in second, edged out by Gillespie.
SLIAC NAMES SEVERAL GC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named several Greenville College athletes as players of the week.
Tiffany Samsoe, a freshman infielder from Norco, California was named Softball Hitter of the Week after helping the Panthers to a perfect 4-0 record in conference play last week. Among several other accomplishments she was 8-for-11 on the week with eight runs scored.
Hannah Burger, a junior from New Berlin, IL is this week's Softball Pitcher of the Week after winning both of her outings last week. She went six innings, striking out four and followed with a complete game win in which she allowed just one run.
Alex Dowley, a junior from Spring Arbor, Michigan was named Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. Dowley went 4-0 on the week, won at #3 and #2 singles and added a pair of wins at #1 doubles.
Raymond E. Rasler
Raymond E. Rasler, age 92, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, March 27, at Helia Healthcare. Memorial services will be Sunday, April 6, at 3:00 p.m., at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Burial services will be private. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Habitat for Humanity. The Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
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 Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. 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.
Steven Cash Devall
Steven Cash Devall, age 63, of Newton, formerly of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, March 31, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral arrangements for 63 year-old Steven Cash Devall are incomplete at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton.
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