Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

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...

Today’s Salute to Service Bond County Deputy John Barnes

Deputy Barnes is a 1994 graduate from DuQuoin High School, and Kaskaskia College in 1997. Barnes also graduated from Greenville University in 1999. Deputy Barnes joined the Sheriff's department in 2012 and has also worked...

Salute To Service: MGFPD Firefighter Brandon Atkinson

Today's Salute to Service is Mulberry Grove Volunteer Firefighter Brandon Atkinson. Atkinson is a lieutenant in the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District. He joined in 2012 as a junior and finished the training...

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...

Today we Salute Airman Brayden Mosley

Today we salute Airman Brayden Mosley   Today we salute Airman Brayden Mosley son of Ronnie and Katie Mosley, brothers Taylor Mosley (prior Marine) and Logan Mosley.  Airman Mosley Graduated basic training in Lackland TX...

Salute to Service A Message from Greenville Police Chief Scott Workman

This is Greenville Police Department Chief of Police Scott Workman. Over the past few weeks, WGEL has recognized members of the Greenville Police Department for their Salute to Service. I myself would like to...

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...

Deputy Aaron Griffith Bond County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Aaron Griffith Bond County Sheriff's Department  I graduated from Highland High School, in Highland, IL. I then received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After graduating from the SWIC Police Academy...

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: 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...