Jay Keevan Named New Troy City Administrator

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The City of Troy announced at a special meeting June 16 that Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keevan would be taking over as the new city administrator, replacing Doug Partney on July 1. Partney stepped down from his role as City Administrator about a month ago to take a job with Clayco.…

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Mass Vaccination Site at Gateway Convention Center to Close on July 3

Madison County Health Department announces the end date for their mass vaccination site at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. Since mid-January, the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville has served as the Mass Vaccination Site for Madison County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The Illinois National Guard arrived in February to provide support and assistance to the…

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Ellen Daniels

Ellen M. Daniels, 61, of Troy, born July 7, 1959 in St. Louis, MO and passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ellen was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Troy.  She worked for the Quantum Eye Care in Swansea.  Ellen enjoyed baking cakes and decorating…

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Madison County To Improve Cybersecurity

Officials approved more than $163,000 in contracts to “beef up” Madison County’s cybersecurity. “The county is improving it cybersecurity, which will include multi-factor authentication and security monitoring services,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. The County Board approved two resolutions Wednesday night — the first, a one-year contract for a cloud service subscription and the second, a…

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Three From Collinsville Qualify For State Track and Field Meet

By Mark Jurgena Three Collinsville High athletes have qualified for the IHSA Class 3A boys state track & field meet to be held Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Chris Garcia-Cloud won the sectional title in the discus at the Bloomington Sectional on June 10th, while Theo Paxton was second in the 800 meters. …

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Jason Scott Frost

Jason Scott Frost, of St. Jacob, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the age of 48 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Jason worked for over 25 years at Trouw Nutrition in Highland, and was a member of Troy United Methodist Church. He had a strong love for his country and enjoyed 4th…

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Collinsville Updates Purchasing Procedures

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The Collinsville City Council met on June 8 and recognized its first Yard of the Month recipients. The first place award went to Richard and Dianne Harrrison at 214 Keeneland Court and the second place winners were Derek and Kristy Osborn at 107 Mark Drive. The Harrisons won a $25 gift…

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