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NWS Offers Tips For Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week

As part of Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week, Meteorologist Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service is offering tips for our listeners on how to handle severe weather. Today’s tip: better safe than sorry. “Always...

Daylight Savings Time Begins Early Sunday Morning

It’s already time to spring forward. Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Before you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour. The Bond County Firemen’s...

2014 GHS Prom Court Announced

Greenville High School has announced their 2014 prom court. Senior king candidates include Don Cruse, Cale Hartnagel, Josh Laesch, Dellon Sanders,  Jason Omo-Osagie, and WGEL’s own Grant Suess. Senior girls nominated for prom queen include Kassidy...

Committee Passes Bill After Cupcake Testimony

A bill exempting churches and others from health regulation for home-baked goods is headed to the house. Chloe Stirling of Troy testified before a committee in the Illinois State House Wednesday morning. The eleven-year-old's...

HPD Credits Social Media In Solving ATM Robbery Case

When news broke last month that the Bradford National Bank ATM in Highland had been robbed, WGEL shared the information both on the radio and on our Facebook page. The photo of the robbery...

NWS Meteorologist Offers Tips For Severe Weather

It’s Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week, and meteorologist Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service offers this tip on preparing for tornado season. “Wherever you’re at, try to think ‘what do I need to do?’...

New Midwest Tractor Sales Facility In Breese

Midwest Tractor Sales is in the process of constructing a new facility in Breese Justin Detmer at MTS told WGEL they were able to acquire land on Jamestown Road and New Route 50 near Breese. Detmer...

County Board Meets Briefly

The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday morning. In a brief meeting, the only action taken was the appointment of Roger Flint, of Keyesport, to the Bond County Housing Authority Board as...

Mulberry Grove Village Board Considering Video Gaming Ordinance

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting Monday, Illinois Gaming Special Agent Walker addressed questions concerning video gaming in the village. Walker explained the process of getting an ordinance approved to allow video gaming...

Bond County Veterans Memorial Bricks For Purchase

Bond County Veterans Memorial Bricks are available for purchase. Bricks are added to the memorial twice a year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Brick applications are available at any Greenville bank. The deadline for...