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LOCAL NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccination For School Staff

Tuesday is a big day for the two school districts in Bond County. It’s COVID-19 immunization day for staff! Faculty and staff members from...

Charges Filed In SIUE Student Shooting

On Thursday, January 14, at approximately 9:34 p.m. a 26-year-old male from Chicago, attending SIUE, was shot on the ramp from Illinois Route 157...

GU Names Director For Center For Pastoral Formation

After an extensive search and months of interviews, bishops of the Free Methodist Church USA have selected a director for the new Center of...

Bond County Circuit Clerk 2020 Cases

Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron has released his report of cases filed in Bond County Circuit Court during 2020. Overall, there were 4,165 cases,...

Greenville Police December Report

The December report of Greenville Police Department activities shows there were two felony and three misdemeanor arrests, plus two people arrested on warrants. Twelve traffic...

SPORTS

Sports Are A Go At Greenville University

Sports are back this spring at Greenville University! BJ Schneck, of the GU Athletic Department, shared this report with us during Saturday morning's...

Lady Panthers To Begin Season

The Greenville University women’s basketball team will see its first action of the 2020-2021 season this weekend. Coach Roy Mulholland and his players are travelling...

GU Men’s Basketball Team Sees Action

The Greenville University men’s basketball team played a few games in late 2020. They were on the road four times against NCAA Division...

High School Sports Remain In Limbo

Illinois high school sports are still in limbo. The Illinois High School Association board met Wednesday and decided athletics would remain on pause. IHSA sports not...

Locals On SLIAC All-Decade Baseball Team

Three former Greenville University players are on the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s All-Decade Baseball Team. The decade covers 2010 through 2019. Those honored from Greenville...

OBITUARIES

Wilma Mae Voyles Simburger

Wilma Mae Voyles Simburger, 95, of Bethalto, formerly of Sorento, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her residence. Wilma was...

Robert L. “Bob” Hoxsey

Robert L. “Bob” Hoxsey, 80, of Donnellson, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2021 at his residence. Bob was born January 31, 1940 in Sorento,...

Ellen Rose Plog

Ellen Rose (nee Brown) Plog, died peacefully, Friday, January 15, 2021 in Highland, IL at the age of 93. Ellen was born March 20, 1927...

Russell Koch

Russell Koch, 91, of Highland, IL, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Faith Countryside in Highland, IL. He was born December 5, 1929 to Belmont...

James W. Glasco

James W. Glasco, age 78 of Livingston, IL passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his residence in Livingston, IL. He was born on...

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