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The most up to date news for Greenville and Bond County.

General Election Ballot Preview

Early voting began last week in Illinois for the November 8 general election. Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert advised Monday that over 50 registered voters have cast early ballots since it opened last Thursday. County races...

Special Service District Tax Rate & Levy Unchanged

The Bond County Special Service Ambulance District Board met Tuesday morning to take care of financial matters for the next fiscal year. The figures are exactly the same as for this year. The property tax rate...

Daylight Savings Time Comes In November

The start of autumn has brought with it many questions about daylight savings time. You may recall, in March of this year, just days after clocks were adjusted to “spring forward,” the U.S....

IDPH & U of I Spinoff Launch COVID Wastewater Testing At Schools

The state of Illinois announced it is launching an innovative pilot program to protect school children from COVID-19 and reduce its spread through classrooms by analyzing school wastewater for the coronavirus. The project, which...

KC Offering Forklift Certification Class October 27

The Kaskaskia College Workforce Development and Community Education Department will offer a Forklift Driver Certification class on Thursday, October 27, at the Crisp Technology Center in Centralia. This course is designed to ensure that all...

New Ambulance Purchased For County Fleet

Members of the Bond County Board, meeting as the Special Service District Board last week, purchased a new ambulance for the fleet. Upon the recommendation of the ambulance service provider, Rural Med, a 2022 ambulance...

Library Participating In State Passport Program

The Greenville Public Library is once again participating in the Illinois library passport program. Library Director Jo Keillor said the Fourth Annual Library Crawl will take place throughout the month of October. You can pick...

GU Homecoming Weekend Includes Return Of Panther 5K

Greenville University invites community members, alumni, and friends to campus for Homecoming activities October 13-15, 2022. The weekend kicks off with a jazz band concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Whitlock Music Center...

Local Coffee Shops & ILLINOISouth Launch New Coffee Trail

On International Coffee Day – October 1, 2022 – ILLINOISouth Tourism is launching a coffee trail to promote independent coffee shops in their 21-county region. The ILLINOISouth Tourism Coffee Trail features 28 independent shops throughout...

KC Will Have Changes In Service Availability Oct. 7 & 10

The Kaskaskia College Main Campus will be closing the HB and L buildings on Friday, October 7, 2022, due to construction requirements related to the college’s renovation projects. Students seeking services from admissions, advising, financial...