The American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville is hosting their annual Heritage Days event starting today and continuing until Sunday.  This year’s event includes a wide variety of fun activities. 

Today, the Four Corners Tractorcade will arrive at noon and there will be a Horse pull at 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday there will be an Antique tractor pull and an Exhibitor Tractor Pull.  On Sunday, there will be a Car Show, a 4WD Truck Pull, and a Farm Stock Tractor Pull. 

There are several events which will be going on daily: tractor pulls, field demonstrations, live music, food, vendors, and more.  The Lil’ Red Barn Museum will be open daily. 

Mike in the Morning will also be broadcasting live from the event on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – noon.  For more information, visit www.AmericanFarmHeritageMuseum.org.  


The entire village of Mulberry Grove is under a boil order until further notice.


Highland Police, EMS, and firefighters responded Wednesday at 6:41 p.m. to the scene of a two-car accident at the junction of Rt. 40 and Rt. 143 in Highland.  According to the accident report, Gerald E. Clayton, age 62, of Pocahontas, was eastbound on Rt. 40 in a Chevrolet HHR and Betty L. Plocher, age 82, of Pocahontas, was southbound on Rt. 143 in a Cadillac SUV. 

Clayton allegedly failed to stop at the stoplight and his car struck Plocher’s car in the passenger side, causing it to overturn and spin on its side.  Highland EMS took Betty Plocher and a passenger, 87 year-old Orville J. Plocher, to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment.  Clayton was cited for alleged failure to obey a traffic control device.



Law enforcement officials recently seized 64 pounds of marijuana in Litchfield. 

In the evening hours of Saturday, July 20th, the Litchfield Police Department was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security and advised that a small plane was en route to Litchfield as part of a cross-country trek that was suspected to be a drug run.  Two male individuals were apprehended.  A Litchfield Police K-9 allegedly detected a small amount of marijuana in the luggage of Jonathan Eymann, age 32 of Goleta, California. 

The K-9 also allegedly detected several thousand dollars in cash on the pilot, Gary Lyons, age 52 of Ventura, California.  The small plane was thoroughly searched by both law enforcement officers and the K-9 unit. 

Two large suitcases and one small backpack were located, allegedly containing just over 64 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana in one-pound bags, ready for sale.  A loaded firearm was also allegedly located in the airplane. 

The suspects were taken to the Montgomery County jail late Monday afternoon and have each been charged with one count of alleged Unlawful Possession of more than 5,000 grams of Marijuana, a Class 1 felony.


The Bond County Health Department’s Prairie Counseling Center is celebrating some recent news. 

Administrator Mark Ayers said that they received accreditation through 2016 from an internationally known, independent, non-profit accreditor who accredits health and human services programs.  According to Ayers, accreditation is an important factor that people consider when they choose healthcare providers.

Ayers said that two surveyors combed through clinical records, policies, procedures, and documentation to ensure that the center was providing the best service possible.  Ayers reports that the counseling center passed with flying colors. 

For more information on the Prairie Counseling Center or a list of services provided by the Bond County Health Department, call 664-1442.



The Greenville Federal Correctional Institution hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday for the training center staff.  Twenty-three people registered with nineteen units collected.  

Karen Landolt received an eight-gallon pin and Phillip McAdams a four-gallon pin.


Eleanor M. Fellhauer  

Eleanor M. Fellhauer, age 95, of Highland, passed away Wednesday at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic School, Education Plus at Highland Community School, Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library, or Highland Area Christian Service Ministries Food Pantry.

Eleanor M. Fellhauer was born on Tuesday, May 28, 1918, in Breese, IL, the daughter of William and Emma (nee Brauer) Bohn.

On Thursday, November 28, 1940, she married Erwin Louis "Mickey" Fellhauer who passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2002.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, Highland-Pierron Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (Life Member); Madison County Home Extension (Life Member); Highland Women's Club (50 year member).

Born at Breese, IL; graduated from Desloge School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO. She worked as a nurse in St. Louis and after marriage moved to Highland, IL and worked as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, Highland and Utlaut Hospital, Greenville, IL. She retired in the mid 1960's. She moved off the farm southeast of Highland in 2003 and had lived there since 1940. She travelled to Europe, Hawaii and all over the United States. She enjoyed card clubs with neighbors, cooking, playing bingo, gardening, arranging flowers, crafts and was an excellent seamstress.

Survivors include:
Two Daughters:
Susan A. Savion, Syracuse, NY
Mary Jane (Thomas) Campbell, Highland, IL

Four Grandchildren:
Sherry (Andrew) Campbell Grumet, East Brunswick, NJ;
Anikka (Jeff) Riggs Laubenstein, Jamesville, NY;
Laura (Derek) Riggs Kirkpatrick, Minoa, NY;
Ryan T. (Lisa) Campbell, Webster Groves, MO

Five Great Grandchildren:
Alexandra N. Grumet, East Brunswick, NJ
Kaitlyn Laubenstein, Jamesville, NY
Brandon B. Grumet, East Brunswick, NJ
Brooke Kirkpatrick, Minoa, NY
Andrew Laubenstein, Jamestown, NY
Brother - Bernard Bohn, Baltimore, MD.

She was preceded in death by:
Father - William Bohn
Mother - Emma Bohn nee Brauer
Husband - Erwin Louis "Mickey" Fellhauer died 4/13/2002
Brothers - Raymond Bohn, Carl Bohn and Ralph Bohn
Sisters - Dorothy Lynn, Rose VonGerichten, Virginia Jacobsmeyer and Alma Jane French.


Howard Ezekiel Goodin, 84, of Mulberry Grove passed away at 5:20pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at St. John's Hospital Springfield, IL.
Services for Mr. Goodin will be held at 10:00am, Monday, July 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove, Mulberry Grove, IL with Pastor Benjamin Potter officiating.   Burial will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery, Mulberry Grove, IL.  A visitation will be held from 6-8pm, Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove, Mulberry Grove, IL and 1 hour prior to services at the church Monday. 

Howard was born January 8, 1929 in Mulberry Grove, the son of Charles Edward and Mae (Edwards) Goodin.  He married Nelda Fern Wells on December 1, 1951 in Piggott, AR and together they had 5 children.  She preceded him in death on April 24, 2011.  Howard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mulberry Grove and had worked for John Crane Packing in Vandalia.  He loved woodworking, hunting, the outdoors, and most of all he loved to pester his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Goodin is survived by his sons Larry Goodin and wife Karol of Mulberry Grove, Randy Lee Goodin and wife Sharon of Altamont, and Dennis Goodin and wife Bonnie of Vandalia; daughters Debra Cearlock of Vandalia and Linda and husband Dennis Pyle of Dyersburg, TN; sister LuluBelle Lutz of Mulberry Grove; 15 Grandchildren and 17 Grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Charles Goodin Jr. and Harry Goodin, sister Graccie Goodin Smith, and son-in-law David Cearlock.


Saturday: Sunny High: 75 Low: 54

Sunday: Sunny High: 77 Low: 59


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Mark Terry, the Assistant Director of Consumer Education at the Illinois Department of Insurance.  An important component of Health Care Reform is the availability of a health insurance exchange.  Mark and Michelle will talk about the Illinois Insurance Exchange and how it can help you.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.

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