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Ron Marshel Retires From Farm Bureau, Stephanie Kraus Named Successor

Bond and Fayette County Farm Bureau Manager Ron Marshel recently announced his retirement.  His last day with the bureau will be Friday, February 14th. Ron stopped by the WGEL studios to introduce Stephanie Kraus, who...

Comets Sports Boosters To Host Three-on-three Tournament

The Comets Sports Boosters is now accepting teams for their fourth annual three-on-three basketball tournament coming up Saturday, March 8. Teams may have up to four players and a minimum of three. Boys and...

Bond County Board Of Health Meeting

At the recent Bond County Board of Health meeting, the board unanimously voted that health department employees would pay $10 each month toward their monthly insurance premium due to an increase in costs. Administrator...

Highland Officers Recognized For Heroism In Fire

Detective Scott Athmer and Sgt. Garry Sellers of the Highland Police Department were recognized recently at the Annual Southern Illinois Police Chief’s Association Awards Banquet for their heroic efforts during a large structure fire...

BCIDFA Launches “40 For The 4th” Fundraiser

The Bond County Independence Day Festival Association recently launched a new fundraising campaign to help revive the July 4th celebration at Patriot’s Park in Greenville. “We will have other events coming up in the future,...

Bond County Court House Adds New Directory Display

A new directory display has been added to the lobby at the Bond County Court House. “The new directory was installed late last week, and it’s just a modification of what we already had –...

Chamber To Host Worksite Wellness Workshop

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce together with the South Central Illinois Health Coalition will hold a worksite wellness workshop on Tuesday, February 11. Health Educator Kelly Hebenstreit, who will be speaking at the workshop, said, “I...

Illinois Farmers Relieved After Farm Bill Passes

Most Illinois farmers can breathe a little easier after the long-delayed farm bill passed the Senate. President Obama will sign the bill on Friday at Michigan State University.  The nearly one-trillion dollar bill funds...

Award Winning Christian Author Coming To Greenville College

Award winning Christian author Rachel Held Evans will visit Greenville College tonight and Friday. Evans will hold a meet and greet reception with complimentary coffee at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Jo’s Java. She will...

Greenville Lady Comets To Hold Benefit For Schreiber Family

The Greenville Lady Comets have dubbed Friday night’s game against Litchfield “Team Schreiber Night” to show support for one of their teammates whose mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. “We’re having a bake sale, we’re...