Manufacturing In A Changing Job Market

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Manufacturing has been in the spotlight lately, with Southwestern Illinois University among several entities who are striving to bridge the gap between regional manufacturers, job speakers and students. It’s been tough going in recent months, partly because of a record low  unemployment rate, partly because of continued misconceptions about manufacturing jobs…

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Brandon Lampe

Brandon E. Lampe, 35, of Dickinson, Texas, born December 29, 1983 in Galveston, Texas, passed away on September 28, 2019 at Mainland medical Center, Dickinson, Texas. Brandon loved his daughter, Patience with all his heart.  He loved his big family, playing music, guitar, drums and singing.  He enjoyed fishing trips with his dad and grandpa,…

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Bob T. Widel

Bob T. Widel, 66, of Troy, born Friday, July 17, 1953 in St. Louis, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home in Troy. Bob was a true believer and Christian in faith. He graduated from Freeburg High School and enjoyed watching old movies, and old movie trivia. Bob had a routine that…

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Grace Gerstenecker

Grace E. Gerstenecker, 83, of Troy, born June 14, 1936 in Highland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Maryville. Grace attended school in Troy, and graduated from McCray-Dewey High School.  She worked at Jakels in Highland, Illinois for 35 years.  She was a long time member of the Presbyterian Church in Troy…

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Triad Volleyball Turns Season Around

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter For the Times-Tribune The 2019 Triad volleyball season has seen a marked turn around in play and results to this point in their season. The Knights were 10-10 overall and 3-3 in Mississippi Valley Conference play. Triad began the season 3-7 after a loss to Fort Zumwalt (Mo.) West at the…

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Triad Moves To 6-0 With Comeback Win Against Mascoutah

By Anthony Jones, Reporter The Triad football team clinched a playoff berth this past week after visiting conference foe Mascoutah. Mascoutah’s loss drops them to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. Triad’s win pushed them into first place in conference with a 3-0 record. The matchup started with a Mascoutah kickoff that Triad…

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Kahok Soccer Team Gets Back to Winning Ways

By Mark Jurgena, Reporter For the Times-Tribune The Kahok soccer team got back on the right track this past week with two victories to raise their overall record to 7-8. October 5 Collinsville 4 Alton 1 Collinsville moved to 4-3 in the Southwestern Conference last Saturday with a 4-1 home win over Alton. The Kahoks…

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Voegle Presents $8,000 Check To Marine Police

By Ellen Proctor, Reporter For the Times-Tribune Pam Voegele, organizer of the fourth annual Chillin’ and Grillin’ event held on the second weekend of August to benefit the Marine Police department, presented police chief Chris Singleton with a check for $8,000 at the September 2 village board meeting. “Thank you for letting us use the…

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Maryville Acts On Traffic, Workforce And ADA Issues

By Charles Feldman, Reporter cfeldman@timestribunenews.com The Maryville Village Board got a lot of business done during a short meeting on Wednesday, October 2. It passed an ordinance providing for the installation of stop signs on Sandstone Drive and Sugar Loaf Road. These will be placed on Sandstone Drive eastbound at Sugar Loaf Road, at Sugar…

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St. Jacob Native Leads Successful Thresher Memorial Effort At ANC

By Steve Rensberry rensberry@timestribunenews.com TV Broadcast Set For Oct. 12 on C-Span3 If you were reading or listening to the news on April 10, 1963, you would have been among the millions of American that day to hear about the tragic loss of 129 men aboard the USS Thresher, a nuclear-powered attack submarine stationed off…

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