WILL SCHAUFELBERGER RECOGNIZED AS KING OF THE HILL
Greenville High School junior and state three point champ Will Schaufelberger was recognized Tuesday afternoon by Country Financial for his recent victory in the three point King of the Hill contest. Country Financial and the Illinois High School Association sponsored the King of the Hill competition last month.
Schaufelberger, the IHSA 2A three point champion, defeated the 1A, 3A, and 4A state champs to win the title.
King of the Hill Will Schaufelberger and Eric Craycroft of Country Financial
“It was a great experience,” Will told WGEL. “It’s an experience you don’t know if you’ll ever get to have a chance to be part of again. It’s in such a big stadium and it’s just cool to win it this year after getting close last year.”
Eric Craycroft with Country Financial presented Will with a souvenir basketball and a $500 check to benefit Greenville High School. Will Schaufelberger is the son of Pat and Dieardre Schaufelberger, of Greenville.
FARM BUREAU ADVISES SAFETY DURING PLANTING SEASON
As temperatures rise, more and more farmers will be out and about, prepping their fields, and more and more farm implements may be found on local roadways.
Stephanie Kraus, Farm Bureau Manager in Bond and Fayette Counties, offered some safety tips for motorists to keep in mind this time of year.
“It’s just kind of important to slow down and be cautious,” said Kraus. “The thing to remember is the speed limit may be 55, but they’re only going 15-20 miles per hour, so it’s a lot slower than what the cars are going.
“It’s also important to remember that they’re not out there just because it’s fun. They’re out there to get from field to field. So, don’t get angry with them if you are stuck behind them. Just like everybody else, they’re just trying to do their job.
“If you’re in a no passing zone, that’s what it is; it’s a no passing zone. Don’t try to go around them. That’s why it’s there; you can’t see what’s coming up ahead of you. You don’t want to be surprised with anything coming around a curve or over a hill.”
For more information on farm safety, contact the Bond County Farm Bureau Office at 664-3100.
BOND COUNTY LINCOLN DAY DINNER
The Bond County Republicans held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Greenville VFW Saturday night.
Bond County Republican Chairman Curt Haas addresses the crowd
at Saturday's Lincoln Day Dinner