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LOCAL NEWS

Alleged Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Scott L. Smothers, age 42, of Greenville, faces two criminal counts in Bond County Circuit Court, of alleged predatory criminal sexual assault. Smothers is being...

Auxiliary Gift

The HSHS Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary presented its annual donation to the hospital Monday night. This year’s donation was $385,000. Auxiliary President Jane Cornelius had the...

Injury Accident At 3rd & Franklin

A Bond County Sheriff’s Deputy responded Monday, at 6:12 p.m., to an accident with injuries at the intersection of 3rd and Franklin Streets in...

Transformer Fire Near Sorento

Shoal Creek Firefighters responded Tuesday morning at 12:29, to a report of a transformer fire along Doe Lane near Sorento. According to information...

Wise Retires At City

January 13 was the final day of work for Denny Wise at the City of Greenville. Wise wrapped up a 35-year career with the city’s...

SPORTS

8th Grade Tourney

The 69th annual James Burke Memorial Eighth Grade Boys Basketball Tournament began Monday at Greenville Junior High School. Greenville defeated Aviston 38 to 35. ...

Aces Play 3 In 4

The Mulberry Grove Aces basketball team plays three games in four days starting Tuesday. The Aces host Father McGivney. Wednesday evening, Mulberry Grove wraps...

Lady Comets 1 & 1 In Tourney

The Lady Comets basketball team played twice Monday in the Effingham Tournament, going one and one. The GHS girls slipped past Vandalia 49 to 44...

Comets Top Lebanon

The Greenville Comets opened play in the Litchfield Invitational Monday afternoon with a 62 to 36 win over Lebanon. The Comets led by eight at...

Special Olympics Basketball In Wesclin

Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on 368 Special Olympics Illinois athletes as they compete in the District H Basketball Competition and Individual...

OBITUARIES

Jeannette Sue Maples Cox

Jeannette Sue Maples Cox, age 80 formerly of Greenville, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Swansea, Illinois. Funeral services will be...

Marilyn O. Mangum

Marilyn O. Mangum, nee Sander, age 78 of Hamel, IL, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. She was born on...

Edelin Ann Griesbaum

Edelin Ann Griesbaum, nee Kahrhoff, age 94 of New Baden, born December 2, 1922 in Germantown, a daughter of the late George and Annie,...

Don L. Tschannen

Don L. Tschannen Sr., age 81 of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Highland, IL, died Friday, January 13, 2017, at Highland Health Care Center...

DeAnn C. “Dee” Chambers

DeAnn C. "Dee" Chambers, age 75 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Terrace On The Park in Mascoutah, IL. She was born...