The Greenville Comets Sports Boosters will hold their annual Homecoming BBQ on the Greenville Square today.  The menu includes pork chop sandwiches, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, and drinks. 

Greenville High School’s Homecoming pep rally will be held at the end of the school day today.  Following the pep rally, at 3:30 p.m. the Homecoming Parade will make its way through town. Students are invited to participate in a tailgate party behind the school following the parade and leading up to the game.  The Comets will take on the Hillsboro Hilltoppers beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The Greenville Jr. Comets will host Litchfield for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade games, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Don Stout Field at Greenville High School.

The Bond County Humane Society's 10th Annual Paws-in-the-Park is tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Patriot’s Park.  Activities include an agility course, pet photos, a microchipping clinic, and pet contests.  There will be a police K-9 demonstration, adoptable animals, and children’s activities.  Food and beverages will be available. 

Our Common Ground’s 9th Annual Autumn Artwalk will be held tomorrow from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. in downtown Greenville. Featured artists include Piety Choi of Philadelphia, SIU-C Art Professor Aaron Palmer, and Sculptor Adam Long.  There will be live music as well as two food trucks, featuring delicious food.  For more information about Our Common Ground or this year’s Artwalk event, visit the website www.OCGArt.org.

The Greenville High School Homecoming Dance is tomorrow night. Doors open at 7:30p.m.; music begins at 8:00 p.m. Coronation will be from 8:30-9:00 p.m. and is open to public.  The dance will end at 11:00 p.m.



In their meeting Tuesday night the Bond County Board approved the hiring of Hutson & Associates for engineering services on a Jamestown Road project, at an hourly rate not to exceed $73,139.28.

The group also voted to keep fees for rabies tags at the same rate as 2012.

Board Chairman Howard Elmore told the group he believed State’s Attorney Chris Bauer would bring the board some new information pertaining to the matter of coal rights in Bond County at their next meeting, to be held October 1st.


A Bond County resident was recently inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.  Vicki Enloe, Program Coordinator for 4-H and Youth Development at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Breese, told WGEL that Wes Pourchot is very involved in the Bond County 4-H program.  He cooks for several fundraisers as well as cooking at the pork stand at the Bond County Fair.  He is also the leader of the Dudleyville 4-H Club, which raises money for the Bond County FFA and 4-H programs. 

Enloe told WGEL that one of the latest things Wes has come up with is the ‘Harvest for the Food Pantry’ event.  Vicki said that at this event, Wes cooks and sandwiches are handed out to anyone who donates canned food items for the local food pantry.  The next ‘Harvest for the Food Pantry’ event will be held Friday, October 11th.

The Illinois 4-H Foundation established the Hall of Fame in 2005 to honor extraordinary 4-H alumni, volunteers, and former 4-H staff. Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inductees have a track record of exemplary service to 4-H or outstanding career and community achievement and were nominated by either county University of Illinois Extension staff or by the Illinois 4-H Foundation Board.


The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School Board met Monday night.  Their regular meeting was preceded by a budget hearing.  Superintendent Mike Gauch presented the 2013-2014 budget, which was unanimously approved.

Following their executive session, the board approved a resolution declaring the intention to issue working cash fund bonds, for the purpose of increasing the district’s working cash fund.  The board approved a motion to authorize Chapman & Cutler, LLP, from Chicago, to prepare the necessary legal proceedings for the proposed issuance of $370,000, more or less, General Obligation School Bonds and to retain First Midstate, Inc. in Bloomington as underwriter for the bonds. 

The board also approved the joint agreement with the OKAW Vocational Center for the 2014-2015 school year.




You can catch tonight's Homecoming football game as the Greenville Comets take on the Hillsboro Hilltoppers. Tune in to WGEL 101.7 FM starting at 6:30 for all the pre-game and play-by-play action, or listen live online at www.wgel.com.


One of the biggest challenges employers face is managing multi-generational employees.  The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is offering a luncheon workshop entitled “Generations in the Workforce,” Tuesday, September 24, starting at noon in the Bradford Community Building. 

The one-hour workshop is open to business owners, managers, and supervisors.  The featured speaker is Marc Voegele of Express Employment Professionals in Glen Carbon.  Luncheon tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased today.  For more information or to buy tickets, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 664-9272.


A public hearing will be held by the Greenville Plan Commission on Monday, September 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building to consider three requests, including two requests to rezone a property on the 1200 block of Illinois Rt. 140 and a request to rezone two lots on Harris Avenue. 

For more information on these requests, contact the office of the City Manager at 664-1644.


Jury trials at the Bond County Courthouse for Monday, September 23 have been cancelled.  Jurors do not need to report. 


The Lady Comets improved to 6-3 with a 9-0 home win over East Alton Wood River Wednesday.  Varsity singles winners were Kelsea Guy, Anya Thomas, Katie Timmerman, Rebecca Sponsler, Brooklynn Bearley, and Madison Funneman.  Varsity points were earned in doubles by Abby Gaffner/Katelyn Eller, Dhiral Patel/Emily Henderson, and Chloe Shank and Brittni Snyder.


Gloria R. Williams

Gloria R. Williams, age 90 of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at her home.  A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be today at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.

Gloria was born November 15, 1922, to Leonard and Catherine (Nee Enama) Blasiol in St. Louis, MO.  On April 27, 1946 she married Lowell James Williams, in East St. Louis, IL.

Gloria was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Pocahontas, IL.  She worked as a secretary for the President of a Clothing Co.  She was a longtime St. Louis Cardinals fan.  She was always there for her family.  She never complained about anything.

She is survived by 5 children, Dana Williams, Pocahontas, IL, Maureen (Richard) Gaudreault, O’Fallon, IL, Mark Williams (twin), Euless, Tx, Kevin Williams (twin), Pocahontas, IL, Kerry Williams, Pocahontas, IL; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Catherine Blasiol; her husband, Lowell James Williams; 1 son, Victor Williams; 1 granddaughter, Nicole Thorp; 1 brother; 3 sisters.

Burnell L. Bosshart

Burnell L. Bosshart, age 74 of Highland, passed away Tuesday at his home.  Private funeral services have been held. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of the arrangements. 

He was born on Saturday, May 13, 1939, in Highland, IL, the son of Lester John and Stella Helen (nee Landmann) Bosshart.

On Sunday, December 20, 1959, he married Delores Jean "Dee" Bosshart (nee Strasen) who passed away on Friday, November 13, 2009.

He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois.

Burnell was born and reared at Highland, IL; attended Highland schools and served with the US Navy with duty on the west coast aboard the USS Lexington. After his discharge he returned to Highland and Oct 26, 1960, he went to work for the City of Highland, in the Electric Power Plant; Oct 24, 1977, promoted to Plant Foreman and May 31, 1994 retired as Plant Supervisor. He loved to tinker (take things apart and put it back together); going to yard sales; welding and fabricating; working on cars.

Survivors include:
Daughter - Gerri Lee (Alex) Baja, Tampa, FL
Son - Rick W. (Andi) Bosshart, Arrington, TN
Daughter - Wendy Jo Pace, Highland, IL
Daughter - Toni Kay (significant other-Bradley Hickerson) North, Hamilton, IL
Grandchild - Sheena Elise Jean Cayson (Joseph) Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Grandchild - Ashley Elizabeth Bosshart, Nashville, TN
Grandchild - Felicia Jean Pace, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Sara Ellen Bosshart, Gallatin, TN
Grandchild - Kayla Jo Pace, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Trish Elise Jean Cayson (Chris) Forrester, Tampa, FL
Grandchild - Hanna Taylor North, Hamilton, IL
Grandchild - Arich William (Breanna) Bosshart, Hamilton, IL
Great Grandchild - Izabella Marie Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Great Grandchild - Abygale Marie Kircher, Smithboro, IL
Great Grandchild - Francisco Martin Lopez, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Emmett Jude Pace, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Jayden Cayson, Tampa, FL
Great Grandchild - Kamryn Taylor Barr, Gallatin, TN
Brother - Senior Master Sgt. Robert E. Bosshart, Retired USAF, Las Vegas, NV
Half Sister - Judy (Mike) Paty, Sequim, WA
Son - Rick W. Bosshart, Arrington, TN

He was preceded in death by:
Wife - Delores J. "Dee" Bosshart (died 11/13/2009)
Father - Lester John Bosshart
Mother - Stella Helen Bosshart nee Landmann


Saturday: Sunny High: 73 Low: 47

Sunday: Sunny High: 75 Low: 48


Tune into Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.  Michelle’s guest this week is Mark Terry, Assistant Director of Consumer Education at the Illinois Department of Insurance.  There are many things that people worry about when they lose their jobs.  Mark and Michelle will talk about how to keep your insurance benefits after you get laid off from work.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News here at WGEL.

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