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…

Suspect Sought In Glen Carbon Walmart Customer Robbery

March 26, 2021

On March 24th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Glen Carbon Officers responded to Walmart Store (located at 400 Junction Drive in Glen Carbon), regarding a report of a stolen wallet. The responding officer interviewed the victim and determined an Aggravated Battery and Strong-Armed Robbery had occurred. The victim was a 77-year-old white male. He advised…


March 26, 2021

On page 12 of the March 25 Edition, the email address to order a Hometown Hero banner for Maryville was incorrectly listed. The correct email address to order a banner is [email protected] The deadline is still Wednesday, March 31. We regret this error. Stephanie Malench, Editor

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