Aviation Scholarship Recipient Follows In Mills’ Footsteps

Times-Tribune Staff Report Seventeen year old Philip Coulby of Highland completed his Pilot Training on November 16 at the St. Louis Soaring Association club in Highland and is now a Private Pilot rated in Gliders. Phillip was the recipient of the Larry Mills Memorial Aviation Scholarship and is following in Larry’s footsteps as a member…

Couple Receives Adoption Award At Washington Event

Chris and Julie Tracy of Troy received the Congressional Angels in Adoption award this past week in Washington D.C. for their work as founders of the Equipping the Call Foster Closet. Julie and her oldest daughter, Summer, traveled to Washington DC and met with Congressional leaders on the hill about issues related to foster care…

Times-Tribune Donates $2,125 To Kahok Strong

The Times-Tribune presented a check for $2,125 to Kahok Strong at the Collinsville School Board meeting this past Monday, representing the proceeds from a subscription drive that ran this summer. The newspaper donated $5 for each new subscriber in the Collinsville area that signed up. The Times-Tribune appreciates everyone who has subscribed to the paper…

First Diaper Bank in Metro East Schedules Opening

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter Soup-n-Share Outreach Program in Madison is preparing to launch its new “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Bank for the 4200 families in Madison County who receive WIC benefits through the state of Illinois. Soup-n-Share began in the basement of a church in 2009 by Edwardsville resident and small business owner Sherrie…

SAR Chapter Holds Annual Flag Award Ceremony

The Genl George Rogers Clark Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its 23rd annual Flag Award Ceremony at the Madison County (Illinois) Court House in Edwardsville on Nov. 7. The ceremony is part of the chapter’s efforts to promote patriotism and love of country. This year’s recipients were Gary and Linda Henson, Pin…

Experts: Asian Honeysuckle Choking Midwest Forests

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter Cool Cities Group In Collinsville  Organizes Event  At Woodland Park If you’re anything like this reporter, when you hear the word honeysuckle, you think about a sweet smelling flower used to make perfumes. Unfortunately, much of the honeysuckle we have here is not so innocent or sweet. Asian bush honeysuckle is an invasive…

IDOT Budgets $851.9 Million For Local Projects

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter The Illinois Department of Transportation recently released its Fiscal Year 2020-2025 Proposed Highway Improvement Plan (also called the Multi-Year Plan or MYP).  The plan budget for the entire state highway program for the duration is $23.49 billion with program costs statewide for 2020 at $3.76 billion.  The budget for local projects…

Area Park, Trail Grants Top $2 Million

By Steve Rensberry More than $2 million in grant money is being awarded for 12 different park and recreation projects in the counties of Madison and St. Clair County, according to a recent notice from the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD). Projects to receive funding include $300,000 to the city of Troy for…

Truck Accident Snarls Traffic on I-55/70 Near Troy

Police and fire crews from Troy and surrounding communities are currently working an accident scene involving a box truck at an exit ramp near the I-55/70 and U.S. Hwy 40 interchange near Troy. Traffic on east bound I-55/70 is backed up to the the Route 159 overpass, with many motorists taking frontage roads to bypass the…

Students Face Reality Through Demonstrations, Experiences

By Stephanie Malench Over 1,000 students from 7 area high schools participated the in the CMC Rotary’s 2nd annual Metro East Teen Driver Safety Days at the Gateway Convention Center October 8-10th. Two of the presentations that had the most impact with students, according to Collinsville Police Chief and CMC Rotary member Steve Evans were…

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