Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Today’s Salute to Service Bond County Deputy Douglas Nicoson

Today we salute Bond County Deputy Douglas Nicoson.  Deputy Nicoson is a 2005 graduate from Greenville High School, and served in the Army from 2005-2009. Deputy Nicoson joined the Sheriff’s Department in 2014.  K9 Muki...

Salute to Service: GFPD Firefighter Bill Smith

Today’s Salute to Service is Greenville Volunteer firefighter Bill Smith. Smith joined the Greenville Fire Protection District in 2004 and has gone through several programs and training through the GFPD, including being on...

Salute To Service: Alex Ocepek With Highland EMS

Today's Salute to Service is Alex Ocepek with Highland EMS. Alex was employee of the month in August, and worked tirelessly to bring updated software on line for EMS. These upgrades help...

Today we salute Airman Dylan McCammack of the Air National Guard

Today we salute Airman Dylan McCammack of the Air National Guard.  Dylan is currently at Tech School at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Airman McCammack joined the Air National Guard in December of 2020.  McCammack...

Salute to Service: Greenville Police Officer Jacob McClintock

Today’s WGEL Salute to Service is Greenville Police Officer Jacob McClintock. Officer McClintock attended Ramsey High School, where he graduated and continued his education at Lake Land College. While at Lake Land College, he studied...

Salute To Service: Former Highland Fire Chief, the late Dennis Rinderer

Today’s Salute to Service is to retired Highland Fire Chief Dennis Rinderer. Dennis retired as Chief in the 90s after spending over two decades serving with the Highland Fire Department. Dennis passed...

Airman First Class Cody A. Finley, United States Air Force

Today we salute Airman First Class Cody A. Finley United States Air Force. Airman Finley enlisted in 2018 and is a Greenville High School graduate. Currently Finley is serving as an Egress Systems Journeyman A1C stationed...

Salute to Service: Specialist Gage Langel, Illinois National Guard

Today’s Salute to Service is to Specialist Gage Langel, Illinois National Guard. Langel went to Basic Training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, in June 2019 between his junior and senior high school...

Salute To Service: Detective Christopher Clewis, HPD

Today’s Salute to Service is Detective Christopher Clewis, with the Highland Police Department. Clewis was named Officer of the Month at the start of 2022 for his dedication and service to the people...

Salute to Service Private First Class Logan Krause

Today’s Salute to Service is to Private First Class Logan Krause who enlisted in the Army in 2020.  PFC Krause is currently station with the Old Guard in Washington DC at Arlington National Cemetery,...