04-16-2014



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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.

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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

 

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TOM MERRITT PRODUCES EPISODE OF POPULAR PODCAST FROM GHS

WGEL alum Tom Merritt recently visited Greenville High School to produce an episode of his popular podcast, “Daily Tech News Show.”  Students in Mark Jurgena’s class were involved in the show and Merritt told us he was impressed with their questions.

“It was great,” Merritt said.  “I was really impressed with how up on the topics they are and the thoughtfulness of a lot of their questions.  There were questions I expected, of course…but there were some really interesting and innovative questions that I never would have thought of myself.”

Tom Merritt (right) conducts his podcast with students at Greenville High School

We also talked with Merritt about his career path, following his time at WGEL.

“I started my career in 1986 as a disc jockey at WGEL, the best country in the country.  Then I went to college at the University of Illinois and went to grad school at UT Austin.  I kicked around doing a lot of different stuff until 1999 when I got a job at ZDTV, which was a television network about technology that eventually became Tech TV. 

“I worked there until they got acquired by Comcast in 2004 and I moved over to CNET and did a bunch of technology journalism for CNET. That’s when I got really into podcasting.  I’ve been doing podcasting ever since.  I did some for CNET, I’ve done some for a company called ‘This Week in Tech’ and now I’m doing it independently.”

Merritt lives in Los Angeles.  You can keep up with him at www.tommerritt.com.


ST LAWRENCE WELCOMES NEW PRIEST

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville has welcomed a new priest.  Father Paul Kala is originally from Ghana, on the west coast of Africa.  Father Paul told us that he’s no stranger to the St. Louis Metro East area.

“Before I got here, I was a parochial vicar at St. Cecilia’s in Glen Carbon as well as St. Mary’s in Edwardsville and also the Catholic Chaplain, basically, for SIUE.  And prior to that I was in Highland for a couple of years.”

Father Paul Kala

Father Paul says the Greenville community has been very welcoming.

“So far I have enjoyed my stay.  All the pastors of the different denominations in town have been very welcoming and I am really, really looking forward to working with each and every one of them and being a part of this wonderful community.”

Father Paul started his tenure with St. Lawrence on April 1st.


SPORTS

The Lady Comets Soccer team defeated Wesclin Monday, 1-0. Maria Reinhard had the game-winning goal, assisted by Hollyn Beans. Kassidy Alderman earned the shutout in goal recording 6 saves on the night.


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OBITUARIES

Marjorie Ellen Weiss

Marjorie Ellen Weiss, age 90, of Clinton, IL and formerly of Greenville and Brownstown, passed away Tuesday, April 15 in Clinton.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Laura F. Matthews

Laura F. Matthews age 97 of Memphis Tennessee formerly of Greenville passed away Monday April 14th in Memphis.  Funeral services for 97 year old Laura F. Matthews are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  .


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