Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Today’s Salute to Service Bond County SGT. David Dunn

Sgt. David Dunn.  I graduated from Greenville high school in 1986.  I enlisted in the Army straight out of high school.  I then continued my education at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  I originally...

Salute to Service GFPD Volunteer Robbie Neer

Today’s Salute to Service is the first time we’ll salute a local volunteer fire fighter.  Greenville Fire Protection District Volunteer Robbie Neer. Neer has been a volunteer for 25 years, 17 of those with Greenville,...

Salute To Service: Highland EMS Captain Tim Rusteberg

Today's Salute to Service is Tim Rusteberg Captain of the Emergency Medical Services for the City of Highland. Rusteberg will retire after 34 years of service in early October. Congratulations and thank...

PFC Jordyn Jean Schrage USMC

Today we Salute PFC Jordyn Jean Schrage USMC PFC Jordyn Jean Schrage is a 2018 Highland High School graduate.   Jordyn is in her 2nd year with the 2nd Marine Corps Airwing, Cherry Point, North Carolina,...

Salute to Service Ken Brown Bond County Sheriff’s Department Courthouse Security

Today’s Salute to Service Bond County Sheriff’s Department Ken Brown, Courthouse Security. Brown is a 1981 graduate from Mulberry Grove High school. Brown served as a Naval Seabee for 12 years before...

Today’s Salute to Service Corporal Brandon Reeves United States Marine Corp

Today we salute Corporal Brandon Reeves, United State's Marine Corp.  Brandon joined the Marine Corp in 2019 and is stationed in Hawaii.  Brandon is the son of Bruce Reeves and Alicia Crowe, and the...

Salute To Service: Travis Knebel, Highland Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is to Travis Knebel of the Highland Fire Department. Travis is a long-time volunteer with the Highland FD, and recently received recognition for 15 years of service. Today’s...

Salute To Service: Highland-Pierron FPD Firefighter John Clarkin

Today’s Salute to Service is Highland-Pierron Fire Department firefighter John Clarkin. Lieutenant Clarkin is a consistent leader on scenes, attends every training opportunity, and participates in nearly every public relations activity with the...

Salute to Service: Pocahontas-Old Ripley firefighters Andrew Wilfong & Andy Sharp

Today’s Salute to Service is to two volunteer firefighters with the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department. Andrew Wilfong and Andy Sharp both have over 10 years of experience as volunteers. Wilfong and Sharp...

Salute To Service: Bond County Sheriff’s Department Courthouse Security Officer Don Perfetti

Today’s salute to service is Bond County Sheriff’s Department Courthouse Security Officer Don Perfetti. Perfetti has been in Law Enforcement for the past 31 years. His career started with the Illinois Department of Corrections,...