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Exercising The Brain, Enhancing Memory, and Maintaining Independence

August 11, 2022

By Devese Ursery About 40% of people 65 years or older have age-related memory impairment — in the United States, about 16 million, only about 1% of them will progress to dementia each year, according to the National Library of Medicine. On Thursday, July 28, Liberty Village, 6955 IL-162, in Maryville had a ribbon cutting…

Off-Duty Madison County Officer Charged With Three Counts of Aggravated Battery

August 9, 2022

By Devese Ursery An off-duty Madison police officer was charged with three counts of aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting in downtown Belleville, early Sunday morning. Khalind D. Hayes, 27, of Fairview Heights, is accused of shooting three people during an altercation, according to criminal complaints filed Monday by…

Approved Ordinances by Glen Carbon Village Board Shuffle Property Lines throughout the Village

August 4, 2022

By Kathy Turner A major part of the Village of Glen Carbon’s regular board meeting on Wednesday, July 26 seemed to focus on the shuffling of property lines throughout the village.  The first ordinance focused on the new development of Orchard Town Center.  The developers requested that outparcels 4 and 5 be adjusted.  A proposed…

Madison County EMA Director Appointment Approved

August 4, 2022

By Randy Pierce Amid concerns and questions related to how Kurt Prenzler, chairman of the Madison County Board, handled the decision to appoint Frederick Guy Patterson as the county’s emergency management agency director, it was approved following a comment of support from one of its members. Stacey Pace, representing an area of the county that…

Troy Council Meets, Discusses Upcoming Public Work Projects

July 26, 2022

By Devese Ursery The Troy Village Council met on Tuesday, July 19, with little on the agenda. There were a few items  discussed during this meeting. There was no participation or comments from the public, the Mayor, or city administrator. In the Consent agenda section the monthly treasurer’s report was made by City Administrator, Jay…

Raoul’s Investigation Leads to Arrest of Troy Man For Child Pornography

July 26, 2022

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced last week  that a Madison County resident was charged with possession of child pornography. James V. Cassady, 45, of Troy, Illinois, was charged in Madison County Circuit Court with 15 counts of possession of child pornography, each a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison. Cassady’s…

Local boy dominates AMA National Championships

July 21, 2022

By Devese Ursery Madison County boy wins big at this year’s AMA Flat Track Grand Championship held in July. Brentley Krimminger, 7, of  Collinsville took first place in the Mission Foods American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Flat Track Grand Championships on July 9, making this his second in a row for the 50jr class. Krimminger has…

St. Jacob Homecoming Photo Gallery

July 21, 2022

Troy Dedicates New Memorial

July 14, 2022

By Devese Ursery Troy residents lined Edwardsville Road on Monday July 4, from the I-55 exit past Riggin Road, not only to celebrate Independence Day, but the dedication of a new field. On a humid summer evening, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the city of Troy dedicated a fresh memorial in remembrance of First Responders and…

Board Chairman’s Duties Are Reduced

July 14, 2022

By Randy Pierce Legislation highly critical of Chairman Kurt Prenzler was approved by the Madison County Board at a special meeting held on Wednesday, July 6, with close to 200 people in attendance. Passed by a margin of 19 yes votes and 6 no, the ordinance that was approved reduced, while not stripping completely, the…

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