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Finance, Remote Learning Updates For Unit 1 Board

The open part of the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday night lasted only seven minutes. Superintendent Bobby Koontz advised board members the district should be receiving more money from the new...

Council Hears About Potential Library Plans

Tuesday night, the Greenville City Council heard from Dale Martin, president of the Public Library Board, regarding any potential plans for the historic building. The Greenville Public Library is now over 115 years old. ...

No Contested Races On Smithboro Ballot

The certificate of ballot has been submitted for the Village of Smithboro election in April. There are only three candidates for four, four-year trustee terms. They are Leslie Brown, William Duckworth and Prudence Edwards. William...

BCHD Details Process To Get On COVID Vaccine Waiting List

The Bond County Health Department is completing the vaccination of priority group phase 1A, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and is moving, as supplies allow, into phase 1B. Phase 1A...

Unit 1 & 2 Staff Receive COVID Vaccines

Over 170 staff members working for Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and Bond County Unit 2 received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon. The clinic was in the Greenville Junior High gymnasium. Unit 2 Nurse...

Judge Denies Runge’s Bail Reduction

Twenty-year-old Faith Runge of Keyesport remains incarcerated in the Bond County Jail on two counts of aggravated battery of a child. In Bond County Circuit Court last week, Judge Christopher Bauer conducted a...

County SSD Board Creates New Ambulance Service Committee

The Bond County Special Service District Board met Tuesday and completed creation of the new ambulance service subcommittee. The committee will consist of five members and meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30...

Success For Greenville FFA At Chapter Contest

Greenville FFA Section 19 Horse Judging was held as an online contest with SIU Carbondale. Members had to judge 8 classes of horses. The team placed 4th out of 12 schools. The following members...

Unit 2 Back To Five Days A Week

The decision has been made for Bond County Community Unit 2 students to return to in-person learning, five days a week, at their schools. Superintendent Wes Olson said the change from four days to five...

Downtown Water Line Project Underway

A water line project began Monday in downtown Greenville, on North Second Street, between College Avenue and Oak Street. Greenville Public Works Superintendent Bill Grider told WGEL crews are installing an eight-inch water main. ...