Becky Ann Bost
Becky Ann Bost, 73, of Fillmore, IL, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:46 p.m. at her residence, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held Monday, March 4, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL. Rev. Kathy Lewis, Pastor of Fillmore Methodist Church in Fillmore, IL, will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore, IL.
Unit One Board Accepts Resignation
Near the end of its February meeting, the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education went into executive session for personnel. Upon returning to open session, the board accepted the resignation of Lauren Leitschuh, effective March 1. She has been a third grade teacher at Mulberry Grove Elementary School.
Today the gas price is close to $3.52 in Coffeen as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Aspire High School Announces March Dismissals
This release is for ROE#3 Alternative Education Programs Vandalia, Effingham & Litchfield sites. ▪ NO SCHOOL – Thursday and Friday March 7th, and 8th, 2024 for Teachers to attend ICEARY Conference. ▪ SCHOOL WILL RESUME – Monday, March 11th, 2024. ▪ NO SCHOOL – Wednesday, March 27, 2024...
Sunny, Breezy & Warm Today
We will see sunny skies today with a high of 74. Winds out of the south will gust up to 30 miles per hour. Then, we’ll see partly cloudy skies for tonight with a low of 58. It will remain windy tonight with winds gusting out of the south at better than 25 miles per hour.
More On Downtown Demolition
Due to Thursday night’s collapse of some of the south wall at the old FP Joy building in downtown Greenville, Greenville City Manager Jo Hollenkamp told WGEL Friday morning, that demolition work plans had been changed. The demolition of the former Marti Law Office building, on North Second Street,...
Breese Restaurant Owner looks to expand and open restaurants in Vandalia
Among the five liquor licenses requested at last week’s Vandalia City Council meeting was a license for a restaurant. Don Schomaker of Germantown came before the Vandalia City Council to request both a Class E Liquor License and Gaming License as he looks to open restaurants in Vandalia. Schomaker currently operates two restaurants in Breese and would like to bring a similar concept to Vandalia.
Litchfield Residents to Vote on Non-Highway Vehicle Use on City Roads
Voters in the City of Litchfield will be asked to consider the following advisory public question: Should the City of Litchfield allow for certain non-highway vehicles, specifically golf cars and recreational off-highway vehicles, to be operated on public roadways within the corporate boundaries of the City of Litchfield? Yes ____ No _____ The polls at the election will be open from 6:00 a.m. and will continue to be open until 7:00 p.m. of that day.Visit here for more details.
CHBC Boys and Girls Track Compete at EIU Indoor Invitational
The Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City boys and girls track competed at the EIU Indoor Invitational at Charleston on Friday and Saturday with the meet featuring 59 teams from all three IHSA classes (1A, 2A and 3A) competing together. The girls had two top 10 finishers as junior Kyleigh Wallace finished 9th in the Shot Put with a best throw of 9.49m (31’ 1.5”) and junior Ellie Miller finished 9th in the Triple Jump with a best jump of 9.22m (30’ 3”).
Fire Destroys Trailer In Litchfield
Two cats were killed in a fire in Litchfield on February 25th. The fire occurred at 11:57 PM on the 800 block of South Franklin Street. Montgomery County 9-1-1 received a call saying that the side of a house trailer was on fire. When first responders arrived, a residential trailer with moderate smoke and flames was coming from a window air conditioning unit on the south side of the house.
Friday Police Blotter
Altamont Police arrested 53 year old Richard M. Chambers of Altamont for domestic battery. Richard was taken to the Effingham County Jail. Altamont Police arrested 41 year old Miranda D. Pagel of Altamont for domestic battery. Miranda was taken to the Effingham County Jail. Effingham City Police arrested 32 year...
Part Of College Avenue Closed Due To Falling Bricks
The City of Greenville closed a portion of West College Avenue Thursday night due to a collapse of the old FP Joy building. Second floor bricks fell to the sidewalk and out into the street. Mario’s Pizza, located adjacent to the building was open when the incident occurred, but then closed for the night. No one was injured.
Rural Ramsey Man Found Dead After Long Search
A rural Ramsey man was found dead Tuesday afternoon after multiple agencies has been in engaged in a search for several hours. Fayette County Coroner Dave Harris says that 83 year old Austin Sanders was found dead in a creek bed at the bottom of a steep embankment about 3/4 of a mile west of his home. Mr. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Coroner Harris says it appears to be an accidental death and no foul play is suspected. Several agencies and volunteers were involved in the search for Mr. Sanders, who had last been seen by a neighbor on Saturday afternoon.
W&M Men’s Gymnastics Stars Shine in Greenville Victory
GREENVILLE, Ill. – The William & Mary men’s gymnastics team fell in a dual meet at Greenville, 391.15 – 376.75, on Saturday evening. Sam Lee and Ricky Pizem highlighted the Tribe’s individual performances by winning titles on parallel bars (13.55) and high bar (13.0), respectively. In addition to Pizem’s gold on high bar, W&M swept the top three places in the event as Sam Lee (12.55, season high) and Evan Sikra (12.5) finished second and third, respectively. Lee also placed second on vault (14.45) to round out his trio of top-three finishes, while Evan Wilkins (13.1) and Niko Greenly (12.95)…
Bond County Students In Spelling Bee
Bond County was represented by four students at the 42nd Annual Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee Championship at Highland Sunday afternoon. They included Becca Revelle, an eighth grader at Mulberry Grove Junior High, and Greenville Elementary School fifth graders, Lillian D’Arcy, Everett Turley, and Baylor Wittig. The four students advanced from their school spelling bees.
Rider vs. Saint Peter’s: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch
The Rider Broncs (14-16, 11-8 MAAC) bring a six-game win streak into a home matchup with the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (16-11, 12-6 MAAC), winners of five straight. In its most recent game, Rider defeated Canisius on Sunday, 65-61. Mervin James scored a team-high 20 points (and added three assists and three boards). Saint Peter’s was victorious in its previous game against Manhattan, 89-57, on Sunday. Corey Washington was its leading scorer with 18 points.
Altamont Finishes Season How They Wanted – With a Win and a Trophy
Thursday was a day of ups and down for the Altamont Lady Indians, but in the end the were able to end their season with a win and will return home this weekend with the IHSA 1A State Third Place trophy. The Lady Indians battled in their semifinal matchup with Illini Bluffs on Thursday morning, but after a hard fought four quarters, they seemingly ran out of gas a bit as they fell 60-48 in overtime. After a long afternoon break, Altamont had to return to CEFCU Arena in the evening and as they have so many games this season, used a strong second half to pull away enough from Peru St. Bede for a 64-56 win to claim third place and claim the first state trophy for girls basketball in program history. In the press conference after the third place win, Lady Indians Coach Craig Carr said there were a lot of tears after the semifinal loss, but the way they look at it, they are one of two 1A teams to end their season with a win.
Ten GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers qualify for state meet
VANDALIA – Ten Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers earned a spot in the IESA Class A state meet through Saturday’s Vandalia Sectional. Four of those wrestlers earned sectional championships. Bentley Fields won the title at 90 pounds after winning via 10-5 decision over Vandalia’s Riley Hinton in the...
The coldest February in Bond County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
County Clerk Sybert On Teen Voters
With the primary election to be held on March 19, Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert reports that 17-year-olds can register and vote in the primary, if their 18th birthday is prior to the November general election day. Sybert addresses the topic with WGEL. She said since there are two elections,...