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LOCAL NEWS

Clinton County Moved Into Orange COVID-19 Category

The State of Illinois Department of Public Health notified the Clinton County Health Department Thursday that Clinton County has moved into the orange category,...

Bond County COVID Total Now At 70

The Bond County Health Department has reported another three positive COVID-19 cases. The new individuals with positive tests are a male in his...

GU Partners With U of I To Offer Fast COVID-19 Testing

This week, Greenville University announced a research partnership with the University of Illinois to evaluate a program designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2,...

Tax Bills Should Go Out Next Week

Bond County real estate tax bills will be delivered soon. Bond County Treasurer Colleen Camp told WGEL the bills should be mailed late next week,...

Paws In The Park Cancelled, But You Can Still Support Cause

The Bond County Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Paws In The Park was to be held in...

SPORTS

Unit Two Coaches Hired

At the August 10 special meeting of the Bond County Community Unit 2 School Board, coaches were hired for the high school fall and...

Aces Golf Scramble Moved To September 12

The date of the annual Mulberry Grove Aces golf scramble to benefit the high school boys’ basketball and baseball programs has been moved. ...

Big Ten Fall Sports Are Off

Big Ten Conference officials announced Tuesday fall sports are being postponed for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes football, which is...

Whitetails Unlimited Donates To Highland Hot Shots

The Shoal Creek Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited recently helped sponsor the Highland Hot Shots Trap Team. The Whitetails Unlimited donation was made possible through the...

Odorizzi Pitches Again

Highland native Jake Odorizzi saw his first action for the revamped 2020 major league baseball season Saturday against Kansas City. The Minnesota Twins’ pitcher hurled...

OBITUARIES

Rose Marie Brassel

Rose Marie (Meyer) Brassel, 85, of Breese, Illinois, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Thursday, August 13,...

James “Butch” Biggs

James “Butch” Biggs, age 75 of Carlyle, died at his home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Mr. Biggs was born in East St. Louis,...

Curtis Joseph “Curt” Thoele

Curtis Joseph “Curt” Thoele, age 76, of Carlyle, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville. He was born November...

Roxanne Susan Miller

Roxanne Susan Miller, age 84, of rural Mulberry Grove, IL passed away at her home Friday, August 7, 2020. Funeral services will be private....

John D. Barker

John D. Barker, age 87 of Highland, IL, died Friday, August 07, 2020, at his residence in Highland, IL. He was born on May 03,...

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