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Collinsville Firefighter receives Medal of Honor

May 26, 2023

By Devese “Dee” Ursery Collinsville Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Warner was awarded the Firefighter’s Medal of Honor from the Illinois State Fire Marshal.  Warner, a 21-year veteran of the Collinsville Fire Department was honored for his bravery on May 9, in a ceremony at the annual Firefighter’s Medal of Honor Ceremony. The event took place at…

Oldest Presbyterian Church in Madison County celebrates 200 years

May 25, 2023

By Devese “Dee” Ursery The month of May is very significant to a Madison County church, as it begins to celebrate 200 years of service to the community. First United Presbyterian Church in Collinsville is one of the oldest active churches in the state of Illinois. Zachery Lysdahl, pastor of FUPC explained the longevity…

Father McGivney celebrates graduation

May 24, 2023

By Randy Pierce With a high percentage of students earning top honors for their academic achievements, Father McGivney Catholic High School’s annual graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21, saw diplomas presented to 42 females and 27 males who all gathered outdoors after it was over for the traditional tossing of their hats into the air.…

Troy Cop on a Rooftop raises almost $10K for Special Olympics

May 23, 2023

By Pat Pratt An effort to help the athletes of Special Olympics, Troy Police on Friday staked out Dunkin’ Donuts as part of the nationwide annual Cop on Rooftop fundraiser.  Throughout the morning and into the afternoon, officers took positions on the roof of the store located at 809 Edwardsville Road. To garner support,…

Triad diamondmen enter postseason at 24-11

May 23, 2023

By Anthony Jones Triad added a few more wins to their now 24-11 record last week. The first came on their home turf against the Alton Redbirds. Prior to their May 15 matchup, the Redbirds held an 8-19 mark. In the bottom of the fourth, the game’s first run scored as Nic Funk drove…

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