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

Fireworks Return To Bond County To A Huge Crowd

After two years off, July 4th fireworks returned to Patriot's Park in Greenville, thanks to the efforts of many area volunteers. An estimated 3,000 people attended the Bond County Independence Day Festival Association's first...

Highland High School Alum To Start For Rays Against Cards

If you plan on watching the Cardinals play today, you might notice a familiar face on the mound. Highland High School alumnus Jake Odorizzi will open the two-game series today, pitching for the Tampa...

Mulberry Grove Board Of Education Approves Senior Trip, Takes Action On Personnel Matters

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met Tuesday night. Superintendent Brad Turner reported general state aid payments continue to arrive on time. He said a comparison of current fund balances with the...

Unit 2 Buses

The Bond County Community Unit 2 board of education has taken action to improve the district’s bus fleet next year. The board approved the purchase of three 77-passenger regular buses with air conditioning and...

Kaskaskia College To Celebrate The Music Of Paul McCartney

The 1970’s produced some of the most memorable music of all time and, as he was in the 1960’s, Paul McCartney was at the forefront of this musical period. From the end of...

Bond County Transit Bus and Passenger Car Collide On Woburn Road

The icy roads caused several accidents and vehicles in ditches Monday morning, including a Bond County Transit Bus and small passenger car that collided head-on just after 9:00 a.m. Monday on Woburn Road. ...

Kayla Curry Joins Kingsbury Park District As Recreation Programmer

A new employee has joined the staff of the Kingsbury Park District. Kayla Curry, of Greenville, will serve as a Recreation Programmer for the KPD. District Director Jerry Sauerwein told WGEL Kayla’s...

Brief County Board Meeting

The Bond County Board met briefly in regular session Tuesday morning. The board approved resolutions for the Bond County Highway Department and Bond County Transit, a local government travel ordinance, and the FOP...

Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Installs New Officers

Officers for the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary were installed this week. The new president is Jane Cornelius, replacing Boyd Vieregge who was president nearly four years. Elected at Monday’s auxiliary meeting were Terry Derrick as first...

First Day Of Pie Auction A Success

The first day of WGEL’s Annual Great Celebrity Pie Auction was a huge success! Sorento Principal Bill Carpenter, Bond County Circuit Clerk Rex Catron, Greenville Jr. High Principal Gary Brauns, Reverend Darryl Bolen,...