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Chef Bananas At Toastiez Saturday

Toastiez in downtown Greenville is having as special guest Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., Chef Bananas will cook up a program of comedy, music and magic for kids of all ages. With a focus on comedy,...

Two Scott’s Law Violations Just Hours Apart Wednesday

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated two separate Scott’s Law Violations that occurred within a few hours apart. One violation involved a traffic crash with an ISP squad car in Chicago, and in the...

Project Parenting Workshop Monday

Bond County Project Patenting is offering a parent workshop next week, titled “One Smart Baby,” on Google Meet. The session will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 26. Neurolly Developmental Movement Specialist Jocelyn Williams will...

2022 Pie Auction Total: $21,362

On Day One of WGEL’s Great Celebrity Pie Auction, our bakers brought in a total of $6,535. The Day Two total came to $5,685. With donations figured in, the total for Day Three, the...

Montgomery County Murder For Hire Indictment

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department advises Robert Tarr, age 49 of Collinsville, has been indicted by a grand jury convened by State’s Attorney Andrew Affrunti. On September 16 the grand jury indicted Tarr on two...

Panama Residence Searched, Two Arrested

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports that last Saturday afternoon, two persons were arrested in Hillsboro. Deputies conducted a narcotics investigation, utilizing their K9 unit, and that led to Brittany Kampmann, age 32 of Panama,...

GHS Pork Chop Sandwich Makes “Savory 16”

After two days of voting, the Illinois Pork Producers Association and the IHSA have announced the “Savory 16” in their contest to name the best concession stand pork chop sandwich among IHSA schools. 59 entered...

Portion Of First Street Permanently Closed

A section of First Street in Greenville has been permanently closed. North First Street, between College Avenue and Oak Street, can no longer be accessed by the general public. That section of street was...

Unit Two Board Meeting Wednesday

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education will conduct its September meeting Wednesday in the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria. A public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2023 budget will begin at 6:45...

Day Two Pie Auction Total: $5,685…for a total over $12,000 So Far!

On Day One of the WGEL Pie Auction Monday, we raised $6,535 to benefit the Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation (plus another $1,100 for Brody Haston and his family). The community answered the call again Tuesday...