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Poison Control Center Facing Possible Shutdown

Illinois’ poison control center may soon be shutting its doors. They’re facing a financial shortfall like most other entities within the state. Their budget has been slashed by more than a half-million-dollars over the...

President Filby Thanks Community For Supporting GC

Greenville College President Ivan Filby recently spent some time in WGEL studios where he extended his thanks to the community for their continued support of Greenville College. “We know so many people in this community...

GHS To Hold Second Annual Comet Give Back Day

Greenville High School is now in the process of planning their second annual Comet Give Back Day. Assistant Principal Brad Turner said they are excited to find new opportunities to give back in the...

Girl Reports Attempts To Lure Her Into Van In Troy

A nine-year-old girl from Troy says a man tried to lure her into his black panel van as she was walking home from the store Sunday. Troy Police Chief Brad Parsons said the young...

Highland Marine Remembered At Arlington

A Marine from Highland is being honored at Arlington National Cemetery. Aaron Ripperda was one of seven Marines killed during a training exercise in Nevada last March. He’d served a couple overseas tours in...

County Clerk Urges Bond County Citizens To Vote In Primary

Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz is urging citizens to participate in the primary election today. Reitz said in the past, primary voter participation has only been 11 percent. “While there may not be very many...

Greenville FFA Members Place In District Proficiency Awards

Congratulations to Greenville FFA members on their District Proficiency Awards. Grant Suess took first place in Ag Communication; Haley Pierce placed first in Small Animal Care; Kaeden Mollett was first place in Oil Crop Production;...

Greenville College Predictive Analytics Program Up For Award

Greenville College recently began using predictive analytics based on historical and current learning data to help identify which students are potentially at risk and help them stay on the path to graduation. The Student...

First Responders Honor A Fallen Brother

Firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders from throughout the region gathered Thursday to pay tribute to a fallen comrade. 50-year-old Bruce Bowen, of Greenville, a flight medic for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Transport...

Bond County Voters To Weigh In On Referendums Tuesday

Bond County citizens will vote on five referendums this Tuesday, including whether the county and townships should have the authority to arrange for electrical supply for residential and small commercial retail customers who do...