The Greenville College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Randall Bergen to assume the role of acting president effective July 1.  He graduated from Greenville College in 1984 and earned his doctorate in personality psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.  Bergen served as professor of psychology, dean of instruction, and vice president for academic affairs since starting at Greenville College in 2001.  As provost, he currently oversees academic affairs, athletics, and information technology.  Trustees board chair Rebecca Smith said, “We are blessed to have someone with Bergen’s experience and dedication to carry on Dr. Linamen’s progress.” 


The Greenville First Christian Church Spring Banquet is Saturday, April 21, starting at 6:00 p.m. Sally Bolen said women of the community are invited to a relaxing evening in the Church Family Life Center.  The guest speaker is Sandi Heston Rinderer and her topic will be “The Parables Our Kids Teach Us.”  Many people will know Sandi as a 1965 graduate of Greenville High School now living in Tennessee.  She promises thought-provoking and humorous observations through the eyes of parents and children. A catered meal will be served and guests are asked to purchase a $10.00 ticket by Sunday, April 15.  For more information, call the church office at 664-0350.


Ameren Illinois plans to deploy about 780,000 advanced electric meters over the next ten years.  Ameren Illinois senior vice president of Customer Relations Michael Moehn said, “We are beginning an historic process that will enable Ameren Illinois to accelerate the process of modernizing its electric distribution system to meet the service expectations of our customers.”  In addition to creating jobs, installation of the advanced meters will bolster system reliability.  The new meters support the option of purchasing power at hourly rates based on market prices.  The meters can help identify distribution line and transformer overload issues and enable dispatchers to pinpoint locations of outages, reducing their duration.  For more information on the advanced metering infrastructure initiative, visit the Ameren Illinois website.

Prairie Farms


The Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Transportation remind motorists to be alert for farm equipment on the roads.  Spring planting is starting early this year due to the warmer than usual temperatures.  Motorists and farmers share the roadways and must watch out for each other.  Studies show left-turn, rear-end, and passing collisions are the most common types of accidents involving motorists and farm vehicles.  Drivers should pay attention to traffic and not be distracted.  Slow down when encountering slow moving vehicles and pass with extreme caution.  Always allow extra room when following farm equipment and be patient as farmers cannot always move over to allow motorists to pass.  Remember, if you cannot see the driver, the driver can’t see you.  Farm machinery operators may not be able to see you because large equipment or a load may block part of their rear view.  Remember to be especially careful this spring as we share the roads with farmers and farm equipment.



Bond County Deputies are investigating the reported theft of items, valued at more than $300.00, from property on Lake Branch Road.

A Bond County Deputy responded Monday, at 6:50 a.m., to a non-injury car/deer accident on Airport Avenue east of Dudleyville Road.

Greenville Police worked a non-injury accident Monday, at 1:07 p.m., on Hillview Avenue and another non-injury accident at 3:35 p.m. Monday, at Idler Lane and Butternut Street.

The I-70 Patrol from the Bond County Sheriff’s Department, issued 34 speeding tickets Monday.


Marilyn R. Sherrell

Marilyn R. Sherrell, age 76, of Alhambra, passed away Saturday, April 7 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Graveside services for 76 year-old Marilyn R. Sherrell will be Wednesday, at noon, at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra.  Memorials are suggested to Salem Cemetery or the Madison County Animal Shelter.  Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra is in charge of arrangements.

Alvera M. Hyson

Alvera M. Hyson, age 92, of Highland, passed away Saturday, April 7 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  Funeral services for 92 year-old Alvera M. Hyson will be Tuesday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m., at Iles Funeral Homes:Brandt Woodward Chapel in Woodward, Iowa.  Burial will be in Beaver Catholic Cemetery in Granger, Iowa.  Friends may call Sunday, April 15, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Monday, April 16, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Iles Funeral Homes:Brandt Woodward Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heartland Hospice, or the Hitz Memorial Home.

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