Information has been released concerning a single vehicle accident Wednesday along Rt. 40 west of Mulberry Grove.  According to the accident report, Kimberly A. Spradling, age 47, of Greenville, was eastbound on Rt. 40, in a Chrysler Voyager, when her car ran off the south side of the road into loose gravel.  The car traveled back onto the road and Spradling lost control.  The car ran off the road to the north, struck the ditch at a high rate of speed and rolled over four to five times, coming to rest near the railroad tracks.  Bond County EMS took Spradling to Greenville Regional Hospital with minor injuries.  The accident remains under investigation. 


The Greenville Comets were on the practice field Thursday afternoon. They'll open their

season two weeks from today, Friday, August 30th, with a home game against Litchfield.

You can hear all the action on WGEL 101.7 FM!



The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday night to improve three roads in town by laying asphalt. 

On Hena, Hayes Contracting will asphalt the entire road covering up the patching that was done where the new sewer line was placed.  Hayes was also contracted to lay asphalt on major parts of College and Elm Streets.  The entire cost for the three asphalts jobs was just over $230,000.  City Manager Dave Wiley pointed out that this price is well below the bids received for some of the same work last year. 

Hena St., patched following sewer line replacement.

Correction:  The owners of the old Amoco Station in Greenville have told the city they plan on demolishing the building.  However no permit has been issued by the city yet. 

The council also discussed a variance request by Bond County Transit to not require a sidewalk to be built at their new building.  The plan commission had voted to require the sidewalk be built.  After some discussion it was decided to approve the plan commission's decision, but to allow the city and transit to work out a timeline extension. 



Teachers, students, and parents across the region are preparing for the upcoming school year. 
Greenville College President Dr. Ivan Filby told WGEL that when he was working at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, they had a Prayer Walk.  Dr. Filby thought this would be a nice event to host in Greenville. 

This Sunday, August 18th, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., individuals are invited to meet at the Whitlock Music Center on College Avenue for the Prayer Walk.  Participants will be split up into groups and will walk around the campus, praying over the buildings and praying for the students and community.  For more information about the prayer walk and how you can participate, call the college at 664-2800. 

The first day of the fall semester at Greenville College is Wednesday, August 28th. 



As reported earlier on WGEL, it was recently announced that the City of Greenville will receive $132,000 for sidewalk replacement.  State Senator Kyle McCarter  told WGEL that the funds were originally intended for the proposed highway interchange near Highland.  The federal government did not approve the project, as the exit would have been too close to rest areas.  Senator McCarter teamed up with Senator James Clayborne and together they were able to keep the money in our region.

A total of $6 million was earmarked for the original highway interchange project.  That money is now being distributed amongst more than a dozen local transportation projects.

Funds received by the City of Greenville will pay for a new sidewalk

to be installed from the Greenville Elementery School, south down Dewey Street.

The sidewalk will be installed on the west side of the road, providing safe access

to the Jaycee Park and local schools.


The Mulberry Grove Board of Education will meet Monday with a tentative budget proposal hearing at 6:45 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:00.  Items on the agenda include principal and superintendent reports, updates on state funding and property taxes, Discovery Education, a working cash bonds presentation, a technology service provider presentation, information about state mandated teacher training, and a closed session.


Eva M. Dothager

Eva M. Dothager, age 89 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating.  Interment will follow in Noffsinger Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to Helia Healthcare Activities Department.

Eva Marie Stout, the daughter of Alpha Eugene Stout and Mabel Ruth Bell Stout, was born on March 3, 1924 in LaPorte, Indiana. Eva was raised there and attended the LaPorte public schools. She worked in a factory for a time then cared for Children. Eva and Cecil .

"Bob" Dothager were united in marriage on March 29, 1942 in Vandalia and enjoyed over 37 years together before his death on August 26, 1979. They are the parents of five children three of whom survive; Lisa (Robert) Ketchem of rural Smithboro, Steven Dothager of west of Greenville, and Donald K. Dothager of Greenville. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Nate Ketchem, Melody (Keith) Rensing, Kaysi (Jared) Hill, Crystal (Matt) Britt, Mary Kim (Stephen) Loeffler, nine great-grandchildren: Grace, Molly, Claire, Landen, Autumn, Sydney, Makenzie, Jaden, Tytus, and her last sister Marilyn (Jack) Olson of Rockford, Illinois.

Eva is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Judith in infancy, her son Larry K. Dothager on January 10, 2002, and ten sisters and brothers:  Frances, Paul, Edna Mae "Suzie", George, Wayne, Agnes Faye, Donna, Dave, Melvin and Jim.

Eva and Bob lived in Florida for a time and raised their family in Pleasant Mound, Illinois. Eva was a homemaker, a seamstress for many years. Eva moved to Greenville in 1981 and was an accomplisher artist. She has made her home in Helia Health Care for the past ten years.
Eva was formerly a member of the Greenville First Presbyterian Church and is now a member of the First Christian Church of Greenville.


SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 80, low 59

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 83, low 63


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Brian McElroy of the Bond County Real Stars.  Brian and Michelle will talk about the Bond County Real Stars Program, what they do and who they help, as well as some easy ways that you can help brighten a child’s day.

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