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New Officer Sworn In At Greenville Police Department

Ryan Paine of Mulberry Grove was sworn in Monday, January 20 as the newest officer of the Greenville Police Department. Sergeant Scott Workman told us that after his 10-week training course at police academy,...

Montgomery County Fair Queen Crowned 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

Montgomery County Fair Queen Summer Robbins of Coffeen was crowned the 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen on Sunday. Robbins told WGEL the best experience has been developing skills in interviewing and public speaking that...

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Warns Of Scams

Montgomery County Sheriff James Vazzi warns of an increase in the number of citizen complaints concerning scams. The most popular scams appear to be messages sent using text, email, and telephone saying the person’s bank...

American Legion Vice Commander Visits During Membership Drive

Robert E. Newman, Vice Commander of the American Legion, made the rounds in the WGEL listening area recently.  Newman visited the Keyesport American Legion earlier this month and stopped by the Illinois State Police...

Highland Middle School Presents Willy Wonka Jr

Highland Middle School’s upcoming performance of Willy Wonka Jr. will feature a cast of 32 middle school students and a few elementary students. Their performance will be one of the last for this show...

Officials Pleased With Use Of Recycling Center

Officials involved with the new Bond County Recycling Center on Rt. 40 behind the Greenville Veterinary Clinic say they’re very pleased with the way residents are putting the facility to use. Emily Hartman, with the...

911 Board Enters Six-year Upgrade Agreement

In their meeting Thursday, the Bond County 911 Board was presented with a choice pertaining to a required upgrade of a piece of equipment: Pay a onetime fee of over $60,000 for the upgrade,...

Severe Storm Spotter Class To Be Held In Greenville

The National Weather Service is partnering with Bond County to offer a Severe Storm Spotter and Public Safety Training Class in Greenville. The class will be held Thursday, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:30...

GRH Sets Date For Health Fair 2014

Greenville Regional Hospital has set a date for their Health Fair 2014. Charles Skorzewski, Director of Physician Practices at the hospital and one of the event organizers, told us the event will be held...

GHS Music Boosters To Hold Chili Supper

To help fund the band and choir competition at Disney World this April, the Greenville High School Music Boosters are sponsoring a Chili and Soup Supper on Tuesday, February 18 in the high school...