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

Stoecklin’s Orchard To Hold Hummingbird Festival This June

In the depths of this cold winter, it sometimes helps to look forward to a warmer season. Stoecklin’s Orchard recently announced the date for their 2nd annual Hummingbird Festival. The festival will be held...

KC Trenton Education Center To Reopen Next Month

The Kaskaskia College Trenton Education Center is approaching completion and is scheduled to reopen for classes after spring break. During construction, classes have continued at various locations throughout the community and will now be...

Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Considers Purchase Of New Van

At the Tuesday Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mike Gauch reported on the condition of the school van and outlined options for repairs or replacement. The current van has high miles and...

Thunderstorms Move Through Area Thursday Evening

A line of thunderstorms moved through the area Thursday evening. Strong winds and heavy rains hit Greenville and there were severe thunderstorm warnings for the entire WGEL listening area and most of Illinois. There...

Michigan Men Charged With Bank Robbery Of BNB In Highland

22 year old Ramsey Z. Fakhouri and 18 year old Alexander P. Gerth, both of Troy, Michigan, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday with alleged bank robbery. Documents filed with the court...

SIUE Announces New President

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has a new president. The Board of Trustees announced Monday that Randy Dunn has been appointed to the post. He’ll replace President Glenn Poshard who plans to retire in...

St. Louis Rams Punter To Take The Polar Plunge

The St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker will be taking the polar plunge into Carlyle Lake on Saturday, February 22 to help raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. He told us he is doing...

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...