HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland Conducts Project To Assess Madison County Health Needs

April 16, 2021

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is working with community stakeholders on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Madison County. As part of the assessment process, St. Joseph’s is asking all county residents to help identify health issue areas through a brief 10-minute online community survey. The feedback provided will help identify…

Madison County COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available Through April 24th

April 15, 2021

Madison County Health Department (MCHD) announces select dates with early and/or evening appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the mass vaccination clinic at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.  Early appointments are available beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 16th.  Evening appointments up until 6:50 p.m. are available on Monday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 20th. …

Lakin To Retire At End Of Term

April 8, 2021

After 35 years in law enforcement, Madison County Sheriff John Lakin announced he will be retiring after his term ends in the fall of 2022. Lakin explained his wife Amy will be eligible to retire this summer after 35 years with the Illinois State Police. “We talked about it back in February and decided after…

Cops Are Sometimes Called To Seek Lost Or Wandering

April 8, 2021

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] Maryville Police Chief Rob Carpenter, a patient wandered off from one of the village’s five assisted living facilities. “The person had been walking through the woods,” he said. “We had dogs, we had airplanes, we had the fire department, we had all of our resources out. They came out of the…

Troy To Get IDOT Funding For Formosa Road Project

April 8, 2021

By Charlie Feldman [email protected] Funding for improvements to Formosa Road was among the topics on and off the agenda when the Troy City Council met on Monday, April 5 at City Hall. This meeting was the last for Mayor Allen Adomite before the spring election, held on Tuesday, April 6. Future mayor Dave Nonn and…

Collinsville Charities for Children Delivers Shoes to CUSD 10 Schools

April 8, 2021

Due to public health restrictions during the 2020-21 school year, Collinsville Charities for Children was unable to host their annual shoe distribution event for Collinsville CUSD 10 children in December. However, the COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent them from providing shoes for elementary children in need. In March, Collinsville Charities for Children volunteers Grant Koentz,…

Lane Closure US 40 and I 55/70

April 7, 2021

I-55/70 lane closures begin April 7   The Illinois Department of Transportation announces a lane closure on northbound Interstate 55/70 at the US 40 interchange near Troy.   The right lane will be closed to allow crews to perform repairs on the structure carrying US 40 over I-55/70. This closure is scheduled to begin at…

Many Winners Unopposed In County’s Primary Election

April 7, 2021

By Charlie Feldman Craig Short ran unopposed for mayor in Maryville and retained his seat. Turnout was light at the polls for the spring primary election this year. Many other candidates ran unopposed. The city of Troy already knew that Dave Nonn would be the new mayor, replacing the retiring Allen Adomite. He was the…

Storm Siren In St. Jacob Failed To Go Off

March 30, 2021

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] On Saturday, March 27 at a little after 7:00 p.m. a tornado touched down on the northeast side of St. Jacob off Marine Rd. Unfortunately, the community had no warning because the tornado sirens in St. Jacob did not go off. The EF1 tornado caused property damage, but there were no…

Highland Mayor Joe Michaelis Passes Away Just Before The End Of HIs Term

March 29, 2021

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] Highland mayor and long time civil servant Joe Michaelis passed away on Wednesday, March 24. Michaelis was mayor for 16 years and had decided not to run for re-election this year, partially for health reasons. Michaelis married his wife Kathy in Highland in 1973 and graduated from SIUE in 1974 with…

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