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LOCAL NEWS

Becky Blackburn Retires After 40 Years

On June 12, long-time City of Greenville employee Becky Blackburn will retire as head of telecommunicators for the Greenville Police Department. For over 40 years,...

Bradford National Bank To Award $30,000 In Grants To Local Organizations

Bradford National Bank has always been committed to local communities, supporting hundreds of organizations every year. Recent events are no exception as those...

City Council Holds Public Hearings, Approves Raises

The Greenville City Council met last week and held a public hearing on requests from two businesses wanting COVID-19 relief money from the Downtown...

Five MGHS Students Honored With Scholarships

The Mulberry Grove Sports Boosters have honored five seniors from the Class of 2020 with scholarships. Recipients are Trista Koertge, Emma Jackson, Mikayla Dothager, Wyatt...

Scholarships For Unit 2 High School Students

Several senior students at Bond County Unit 2 High School have received local scholarships to help continue their education. Following are the recipients of various...

SPORTS

KPD Tennis Program Filling Quickly

With activities limited this summer for boys and girls, it wasn’t surprising the recently announced Kingsbury Park District tennis program filled up quickly. Youths can...

Recognizing Mulberry Grove Spring Athletes

WGEL is recognizing the Mulberry Grove High School senior spring athletes who were not able to play their final season due to the COVID-19...

Recognizing GHS Senior Athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic not only changed the education situation for all students, but also put an early end to the sports careers of senior...

Roxana Leaving SCC

The South Central Conference is officially looking for a new member. The Roxana School Board has voted to leave the SCC and join a revamped...

Pickett A Featured Athlete

This is the 54th year for the St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete Program. This week one of the feature articles in the newspaper was...

OBITUARIES

Clarence H. Obermark

Clarence H. Obermark age 78, of south of Greenville, passed away at 4:30a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be held...

Janice K. Downs

Janice K. Downs, age 68, of Greenville, IL passed away, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, surrounded by her children at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese,...

Clayton Mitchell, Jr.

Clayton Mitchell, Jr, age 85 of Carlyle, died on June 3, 2020, at Carlyle Healthcare Center. Clayton was born in Carlyle on November 15, 1934,...

Lawrence H. “Larry” Diesen

Lawrence H. “Larry” Diesen, age 81, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Aviston Countryside Manor. He was born October 4, 1938 in...

Janice M. Best

Janice M. Best, 65 of Keyesport, died at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Ms. Best was born in Baraboo,...

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