Last Friday, the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180 held their annual flag pole dedication ceremony and potluck dinner. According to legion member Henry Steiner, during the dinner, Judge John Knight and State's Attorney Chris Bauer presented Sheriff Jeff Brown with the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.  Steiner said that this is the first year for the award and it will continue yearly as they honor the outstanding services rendered to the local area by law enforcement officers.


Another award presented that night was the yearly award for Legionnaire of the Year to 57-year legion member, Clayton Edwards. The honor was presented by 54-year legion member Richard Niepert. Steiner said that Edwards was chosen by a three-member committee for his outstanding work and past and present service to the legion.


Both honorees received an engraved plaque, with the award and the appreciation of the Mulberry Grove American Legion Post 1180.



The Keyesport Village Board held their monthly meeting on Monday night,

and passed a couple of motions at their meeting. The first motion passed was to keep the insurance the same for the city employees. Currently they have insurance with Illinois Risk Management. The other motion passed was to keep the tax levy the same rate for the upcoming New Year.


The last couple of months, the problem of not having enough stop signs and children at play signs, around town, has been an issue. The village ordered and received stop signs from Bond County, and has been placing them around the much needed areas in town.



More than 200,000 hunters are expected to participate in the 2007 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to make safety a priority, during the seven-day hunt, today through November 18th, and November 29th through December 2nd. Acting Director Sam Flood reminds hunters to use precaution when transporting and using a firearm, especially when climbing into, out of, or sitting in, a tree stand.


The 2007 season marks the 50th anniversary of when deer hunting resumed in Illinois. Deer hunting was closed in 1901 because of a decline in the deer population during the late 1800s. The anniversary is commemorated in this year’s deer pin, available for those successful in harvesting a deer.


The legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must register their harvest by 10PM on the day they take the deer, by going online through the IDNR web site at www.dnr.state.il.us/vcheck or by calling 1-866-IL-CHECK.




It was announced at the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting Monday night, that the district had earned the SchoolSearch 2007 Bright Star Award for educational excellence. Unit 2 was one of 80 Illinois Districts, out of 872, honored with the award.  It's presented for excellence in student achievement on ISAT and ACT tests and also has to fall under criteria that the expenditure per pupil is in the lower one-fourth of Illinois districts. 


Also during the meeting Monday night, board members voted to submit the application for the School Library Grant.  Funds may be used to support the services of the school library media center. And following a closed session, the Unit 2 Board of Education voted to hire Danielle Barton as Volleyball Coach at Sorento and Jalyn Huber as Basketball Cheerleader Coach at Greenville High School.  The next meeting for the Unit 2 School Board will be Monday, December 17th.


Be listening for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the final four Comets vs. Columbia football game.  This morning we’ll open up the phone lines and some lucky listeners are going to win free tickets from your friends at WGEL.  Let us put you in the action and root on the Comets, to another victory, this Saturday at 1PM at Columbia.  Make sure to listen to WGEL Radio Friday, morning for another, chance to win!





The Greenville Comets will play at Columbia in the IHSA final four football playoffs.  Game time is 1PM, and the game can be heard live on WGEL Radio, 101.7FM.  You can still pick up free GO COMETS posters at WGEL studios or NACO Printing in Greenville. 




The Varsity Lady Comets basketball team beat Gillespie 52-24.  The JV Lady Comets also won 23-16. 




The Lady Bluejays 7th and 8th grade teams played Staunton on Thursday.  The 8th grade team lost 30-23 with Rachel Sponsler scoring 9 points.  The 7th grade team lost 25-11. 


The Pocahontas Indians 7th grade basketball team will play in the Ramsey Tournament this weekend. 


PATTI DOZA        (Time of Service was changed)


Patti Doza, 52 of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Greenville and Centralia, passed away Monday, November 12th, at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Funeral services for 52 year-old Patti Doza will be Monday at 11:30 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Maxey Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the family.


Saturday: Partly Cloudy High: 55 Low: 35

Sunday: Mix of Sun and Clouds High: 58 Low: 35


Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Carol Johnson and Fluffy Baum with Pre-K Connections services in Bond County.  Carol and Fluffy will talk about the Project Parenting and KRP programs, for children birth to age 5, who can qualify for services and how children are benefiting from early education. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

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