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Troy arson, murder suspect denied bond

November 22, 2022

By Pat Pratt Circuit Judge Neil Schroeder on Monday denied a bond reduction for a man accused of arson and murder in Troy. Court records show Michael Sloan Jr., 40, will remain in the Madison County Jail without the possibility of bond on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and arson. A trial date…

Collinsville Food Pantry moves into its new location

November 22, 2022

  By Devese “Dee” Ursery The Collinsville Food Pantry held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate its move to a new location. After 40 years in the basement of the First United Presbyterian Church the food pantry has outgrown that location and moved. The new location is 2009 Mall Street, in the Collinsville Crossing…

Knights Take On Bulldogs for a win

November 22, 2022

  Triad Hockey was back on the ice on Nov. 17 on a cold wintery night at the ice rink in Granite City, taking on the Highland Bulldogs. Triad quickly got control of the game by scoring the first goal by junior Ryan LeJeune assisted by his fellow junior Bryce Laycock. The Bulldogs tied up…

TFPD seeks tax levy increase

November 21, 2022

By Pat Pratt Troy Fire Protection District is seeking to increase its tax levy and a Truth in Taxation hearing is set for Nov. 30. The levy passed for 2021 was for $1,530,614. Board members at the meeting said anticipated revenues will be $1,701,463, which they seek to add to the district coffers. The…

Troy Genealogical Society plans headstone cleaning for April

November 18, 2022

By Pat Pratt The Troy Genealogical Society is currently working to honor the legacy of several veterans interred in the city cemetery.  The society is working to raise funds to clean the headstones of about 40 government-issued markers belonging to veterans. The work is being planned for April, when the weather is warmer. In…

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