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LOCAL NEWS

Catalytic Converter Thefts

Police throughout the nation have their hands full trying to apprehend catalytic converter thieves. That includes agencies in the WGEL area. Greenville Chief of Police Stefan...

Mowing Accident Claims Life Of Hillsboro Man

A rural Hillsboro man lost his life in a mowing accident Saturday, May 14. The Hillsboro Journal reports 72 year old Fred Roach, of Hillsboro,...

City Burglary Investigated

Greenville Police received a report early last Wednesday morning about a residential burglary at an apartment in the 200 block of South Second Street. The...

Holy Family Nursing Exemplar Award Ceremony

In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS Holy Family Hospital hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony. Below is the list of winners from the...

Unit Two Board Meets Wednesday

The regular May meeting of the Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Early...

SPORTS

Lady Comets Advance In Regional

The softball Greenville Lady Comets won their opening Class 2A regional game at home Monday afternoon. The Lady Comets shut out Litchfield 10-0. Kayla Sanders got...

Comets Fall In Regional

The 2022 season came to an end Monday afternoon for the Greenville Comets baseball team. Hosting Vandalia in the quarterfinal round of the regional, the...

Megan Cook Awarded MVP For KC Blue Angels Cross Country

Megan Cook, a 2020 graduate of Okawville Jr./Sr. High School was named Most Valuable Player for the Kaskaskia College Blue Angels cross country team. “I...

Aces Clip Lady Comets

In recent high school softball action, the Mulberry Grove Aces edged the Greenville Lady Comets 5-4 in nine innings. Callye Earnest and Jessi Mezo produced...

Aces Defeat Christ Our Rock

The Mulberry Grove baseball Aces grabbed their 10th win of the spring season last Friday, beating Christ Our Rock Lutheran 14-7 on the...

OBITUARIES

Darla Jean (Pryor) Sanders

Darla Jean (Pryor) Sanders, age 47 of Greenville, passed away 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in the Emergency Room at HSHS Holy Family...

Virgil W. Beckmann

Virgil W. Beckmann, age 85, of Germantown, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. He was born August 7,...

Marion Eugene Damm

Marion Eugene Damm, 89 of Smithboro, Illinois fomerly of Carlinville, Illinois passed away Monday morning, May 16, 2022, at Highland Health Care in Highland,...

Steven J. “Edgar” Richter

Steven J. “Edgar” Richter, age 63, of Breese, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July...

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Ford

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Ford, age 98, of Diana, Texas, Formerly of New Baden, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Gladewater, Texas. She...