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Pet of the week: Meet Tripsy

Tripsy is very cute and loving and loves to cuddle, play by herself, and sit at the window. She has quite a range of meows and squeaks, so she’s a talkative girl. Her food is prescription, but she gobbles it up. She does get along with other cats! Tripsy is on a special diet, up…

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Dalton, Harris Exit from County Board

By Randy Pierce Liz Dalton of Collinsville and Erica Harriss of Glen Carbon are among the members of the Madison County Board who participated in their final meeting on Wednesday, November 16, and offered farewell statements upon being encouraged to do so by Chairman Kurt Prenzler. Dalton, who is losing her seat on the board…

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Pair of Special Use Permits Approved

By Randy Pierce Special use permits authorizing the location of residential mobile homes on Princeton Avenue in unincorporated Collinsville were approved by the Madison County Board at its meeting held on Wednesday, November 16. The mobile homes are located in an R-4 residentially zoned district and require these permits in order to continue their existence…

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Triad Opens Season at Columbia

By Anthony Jones Girls basketball season is officially underway across Illinois. Triad’s first game of the year came on Nov. 15, when they faced off against the Althoff Crusaders. This matchup served as both team’s opening round of the Columbia Invitational. After a slow first half for both offenses, the Lady Knights trailed 10-6. In…

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Board welcomes Kupinski to the Police Department

By Brandon Wells Last Wednesday’s board meeting brought raises, bids and a new officer to the St. Jacob Police Department. James Kupinski is an officer who worked with Police Chief Gary Kukla in Fairmont City and is now joining the St. Jacob Police Department after being approved by the board at the wage of $20/hr.…

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Troy arson, murder suspect denied bond

By Pat Pratt ppratt@timestribunenews.com 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…

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