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Severe Storm Spotter Class To Be Held In Greenville

The National Weather Service is partnering with Bond County to offer a Severe Storm Spotter and Public Safety Training Class in Greenville. The class will be held Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30...

GRH Sets Date For Health Fair 2014

Greenville Regional Hospital has set a date for their Health Fair 2014. Charles Skorzewski, Director of Physician Practices at the hospital and one of the event organizers, told us the event will be held...

GHS Music Boosters To Hold Chili Supper

To help fund the band and choir competition at Disney World this April, the Greenville High School Music Boosters are sponsoring a Chili and Soup Supper on Tuesday, February 18 in the high school...

Sorento School Receives Funds For Computer Lab

Sorento School recently received a $12,000 donation from John and Michelle Hopkins of Truck Centers, Inc. to purchase a new mobile computer lab. Principal Bill Carpenter told us the lab includes 30 small laptops...

Breese Ambulance And Police Personnel Receive EMS Awards

Six Breese ambulance and police employees were presented with Southwestern Illinois EMS awards for pre-hospital saves at the Breese City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 7. Breese Mayor Charlie Hilmes told WGEL the award...

Maintenance Supervisor Hired At KPD

At this month’s Kingsbury Park District Board meeting Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein told the board that Dustin Taylor, the new maintenance supervisor, started work during the previous week. Taylor, along with another maintenance...

Owner Intends To Bring Sword To Greenville

After an appearance on the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow”, a Civil War sword purchased by Bond County residents has become very famous in our area. WGEL spoke with the owner of that sword, Victoria Betz,...

Benefit Concert To Be Held For Local Chef And Artist

A benefit concert and silent auction will be held for local chef and artist Christina Griesemer Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 p.m. at the Globe Theater in Greenville. Christina has worked at Mario’s Pizza...

Vandalia Prison On Lockdown For Flu Activity

The Vandalia Correctional Center was placed on Level 1 Lockdown Tuesday afternoon due to two diagnosed cases of the flu. According to the Department of Corrections, three inmates showed flu-like symptoms. Two tested positive for...

Mulberry Grove Village Board Meets

At the recent Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting, Erin Dugan told the board she was considering purchasing the Maple Street Grill. She said if she does purchase the property, she would request a liquor...