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

FFA Prepares Mulberry Grove Students For Future

This week is National FFA Week. WGEL recently visited with Mulberry Grove FFA Chapter President Brett Schewe, who told us FFA is meaningful because it prepares students for life after high school. “Before I came to...

Shoal Creek Chapter Helps Nra Foundation Raise Funds

The Shoal Creek Friends of NRA will hold their 18th Annual Banquet Saturday, March 8 at the Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas. Don Niehaus, with the Shoal Creek chapter, told WGEL the NRA Foundation was...

Habitat For Humanity House Progress Delayed By Weather

This year’s severe wintry weather has delayed progress on the newest Habitat for Humanity house in Sorento. Eric Watterson, with the Bond County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, told us the team is waiting...

Goose’s Tavern In Panama Burglarized

Goose’s Tavern in Panama was burglarized in the early morning hours Tuesday. Investigator Rick Furlong with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department told us someone allegedly forced entry, broke into two video gaming machines and...

County Talks Aggregation, Appoints Interim Engineer

The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday night and heard a report on electric aggregation for unincorporated areas of Bond County. The issue will appear on the March 18th ballot and if...

Bond County Soil & Water Conservation To Hold Meeting

The Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual meeting and election will be held Friday, February 28 at noon at the Bradford Room in Greenville. Coordinator Emily Hartmann told us what to expect...

Shoal Creek Friends Of NRA Donates Locally

The Shoal Creek Friends of NRA awarded over $604,000 in grants to fund projects in southern Illinois over the past three years. Don Niehaus with the Shoal Creek chapter said half of all their...

St. Joseph’s Hospital In Breese To Open Priority Care

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese recently announced they will open a new Priority Care clinic this spring or summer. Hospital CEO Mark Klosterman and New Baden Chamber of Commerce President Scott Meinhardt signed sales...

City Of Greenville To Begin Repairs To Buchheit Building

The Greenville City Council recently voted to hire Korte Company to make repairs to the Buchheit building, which the city owns. Buchheit Store Manager Matt Seabaugh told us repairs should begin soon. “The timeline is...

Today Is Voter Registration Deadline

Today is the last day to get registered to vote in the March primary. Anyone looking to cast a ballot must fill out their registration paperwork by the end of the day today. That...