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Coca Cola Mural on Wall Real Estate Building Restored

As WGEL Radio reported earlier this year, the decorative murals around the downtown area in Greenville are being restored. The latest to be completed is the Coca Cola mural on the Wall Real...

Deer Run Coal Miners Evacuated after Fire is Discovered

According to Bloomberg News, miners at the Deer Run Coal Mine east of Hillsboro were evacuated Tuesday, July 15 at about 7:30 p.m. when high levels of carbon monoxide were discovered indicating a fire....

Greenville Knights of Columbus Receive Statewide Award

The Greenville Knights of Columbus #11707 were awarded the Spirit of Illinois Silver Medal award for outstanding service to the community.  The award was presented by Knights of Columbus District Deputy Jerry Kapp. The local...

Several Museums A Part Of AFHM Heritage Days

The American Farm Heritage Museum will host their annual Heritage Days festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 on the museum grounds. Museum President Ollie Schaefer told WGEL several museums and groups...

Chamber Hosts Old Fashioned Friday

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce sponsored the first of two Old Fashioned Fridays events yesterday. Old Fashioned Fridays are held on the Greenville Square and feature free popcorn, snowcones, and face painting for local...

New Gazebo on the Greenville Square Almost Done After Work on Sunday

When you drive past downtown Greenville you’ll likely notice the new addition to the courthouse lawn. After 6 hours of work on Sunday the new gazebo on the Greenville square is almost done....

New Law Seeks A Bulletproof Vest For Every Cop

A law signed this week requires police departments across the state to provide bulletproof vests for their officers. The law also requires the local law enforcement agencies to apply for federal aid to...

Construction Jobs Pace June Unemployment Decline

Unemployment in Illinois continues to drop, but is still higher than the national average. The June jobless rate fell one-tenth-of-a-point to seven-point-one-percent, continuing a four-month downward trend, but still trailing the national rate...

Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education to meet Monday

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., in the Greenville High School Library. The meeting will begin with an executive session. Actions following...

Forage Expo In Bond County

The 2014 Illinois Forage Expo was Thursday at the Tony Snow farm near Mulberry Grove. The operation is a forage-based, intensive grazing dairy which includes a 70' X 260' hoop shed compost barn using...