Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Salute To Service: Highland Police Officers Matthew Sebastian and Kent Thole

Today’s Salute to Service is for new Highland Police Officers Matthew Sebastian and Kent Thole. Both recently joined the Highland Police Department this fall. Today’s Salute to Service is Matthew Sebastian and...

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...

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...

Sgt. Deb Keserauskis Greenville Police Department

Sgt. Deb Keserauskis joined the Greenville Police department in 1990 and served until her retirement in 2020. Keserauskis started her law enforcement career in St. Elmo in 1988 before joining the Greenville PD. Keserauskis was the...

Salute To Service Firefighter Parker Nungesser

Today's salute to service is volunteer firefighter Parker Nungesser. Parker is a volunteer with the Highland Fire Department. Earlier this week Highland Mayor Kevin Hemann recognized Parker for his 5 years of...

Salute To Service: Vandalia Police Officer Matt Ledbetter

Today’s Salute to Service is to the newest member of the Vandalia Police Department. At the Tuesday Vandalia City Council meeting Matt Ledbetter was sworn in as a Vandalia Police Officer. Today’s...

Salute To Service: Terry Lammers, Highland-Pierron Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Services is Terry Lammers with the Highland-Pierron Fire Department. Terry is retiring after 30 years. He joined the HPFD in April of 1992. After retiring from active volunteer...

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: Adam Davis With The Smithboro FPD

Today's WGEL Salute To Service is Adam Davis. Davis has served the department off and on since 2010 and has worn many different hats in this department, including various officer positions and serving as...

Salute To Service: Nathan Gaffner, Smithboro FPD Firefighter

This salute to service is Firefighter Nathan Gaffner. Gaffner has been a part of the Smithboro Fire Protection District since 2011. Gaffner is a vital member of this department and has always been a...