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Greenville City Manager Attends Enterprise Zone Meeting

Greenville City Manager Dave Willey attended the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association meeting in Rockford last week. He said discussions included the state law regarding enterprise zones and its interpretation. Greenville’s current zone will expire in December...

Animal Control June Report

Bond County Animal Control Officer Jim Hess was busy in June, with a total of 86 animal complaints. 54 came from Greenville, three from the Village of Mulberry Grove, and 29 from rural...

Bond County Youth Challenged To Design Life Blueprint

Inspiration from the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. guided Illinois 4-H members at the Teen Leadership Conference held January 13-14 at the Decatur Conference Center. Nearly 100 teens across Illinois attended the conference,...

Kidnapping, Murder & Chase Suspect Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Illinois State Police report 39 year old Leslie K. Austin, of Jefferson City, MO, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head following an alleged kidnapping, murder, and multi-state police chase that ended...

City To Seek Trash Bids

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Greenville City Council voted to seek bids on a new trash disposal contract, passing on a proposal presented by the current service, Doty Sanitation. The motion was approved on...

Vandalia Rotary Club Blood Drive

The Vandalia Rotary Club sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, in the Vandalia Moose Lodge. 101 people registered with 97 units collected. The goal was 80 units.

Suspects Plead Not Guilty In Alleged Crime Spree

More details have emerged in the case of an alleged crime spree that included the shooting of a tavern owner near Carlyle on New Year’s Day. 18 year old Ethan Miller of Carlyle and 18...

Mulberry Grove School Evacuated Due To Fire

Fire in the ag/shop area of Mulberry Grove High School Tuesday morning led to the evacuation of all 400 elementary, junior high and high school students plus district staff members. There were...

4-H Members Compete At Regional & State Horse Contests

Horse quiz bowls operate much in the same fashion as school academic quiz bowls with teams of youth answering a series of questions as quickly and accurately as possible. The questions can come from...

Carlyle Lake Weekend Activities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an...