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LOCAL NEWS

Memorial Day Observed In Greenville

With approximately 100 people in attendance, the flags at the Bond County Veterans Memorial were changed during a brief ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday...

GHS Graduation Program Saturday

A modified graduation program for Greenville High School seniors is scheduled for next weekend. COVID-19 has forced the change. The outdoor event will begin the afternoon...

More From Recent County Board Meeting

The Bond County Board is sending a request for new door locking systems to the county building commission. Bond County Sheriff Jim Leitschuh talked to...

Special City Council Meeting Wednesday

The Greenville City Council will meet in special session Wednesday at 7 p.m. The meeting can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page. On the agenda...

Madison County Coroner Addresses Pandemic Efforts

The effects of one on-going public health crisis continues to be seen by death investigators as another - and currently well-known - public health...

SPORTS

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...

PHOTOS: GHS Lights On For Seniors

High schools throughout the region turned the lights on over their athletic fields Friday night as a show of support for senior students whose...

Alstat On COVID-19, Baseball, Track, Officials & More

WGEL’s Jeff Leidel spent some time this week with Greenville High School Athletic Director Joe Alstat. They talked about several topics including the...

OBITUARIES

Wilma P. Sander

Wilma P. Sander, age 83 of Alhambra, IL, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home in Alhambra, IL. She was born on Tuesday, October...

Lincoln C. Siebert

Lincoln C. Siebert, age 24 of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 in a single vehicle accident. A walk-thru visitation to honor Lincoln and...

Gary R. “Gett” Strieker

Gary R. “Gett” Strieker, age 65, of Albers, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at Aviston Countryside Manor. He was born December 31, 1954 in...

Timothy Frazier Duft

Timothy Frazier Duft, age 73, of Greenville, IL passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. Tim was born April 6, 1947...

John H. Kampwerth, Jr.

John H. Kampwerth, Jr., age 89 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at his home in Highland, IL. He was born on Sunday,...

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