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Pet of the Week: Meet Meadow

Meet Meadow. This precious 3-year-old girl came to Partners for Pets several months ago suffering from parvovirus. After a lengthy recovery, she is here to say, life is good! But you know what would make it better? A family of her very own. Meadow is quite the charmer with the staff & volunteers. When asked…

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NWS, Collinsville Fire to host storm spotter class

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com Tornadoes, lightning and thunderstorms cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages. One way to help your community is by becoming a volunteer storm spotter. The U.S. National Weather Service in St. Louis, with the help of the Collinsville Fire Department, will host a storm…

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CUSD 10 welcomes two new student resource officers

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com The Collinsville Community Unit District No. 10 is welcoming two new full-time student resource officers.  Dr. Mark Skertich, CUSD 10 superintendent, recently introduced Officer Frank Leffler and Officer Chris Warren from Maryville and Collinsville Police Departments, respectively. Leffler began his post at the start of the new year, while Warren…

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Ross, Kneedler get new chairmanships

By Randy Pierce Madison County Board members Bobby Ross of St. Jacob and Ryan Kneedler of Collinsville have new committee chairmanship assignments as a result of the death of board member William Meyer of Hamel.  Ross has been appointed to chair the county board’s transportation committee, a position held by Meyer prior to his passing.…

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Triad approves tax abatement for new manufacturing facility

By Pat Pratt ppratt@timestribunenews.com The Triad Board of Education met Monday, setting a 2023-24 school calendar, upping the pay for substitute paraprofessionals and approving a tax abatement for a new light-industrial facility in the works in Troy.  The tax abatement will give Creative Blow Mold Tooling a reduction of 90% of the value of the…

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Tarr facing new charge while in jail

Times-Tribune staff A man accused of killing a Troy businesswoman is facing a new charge after allegedly tampering with a jail security system.  Robert J. Tarr, 49, of Collinsville, is currently awaiting trial in the Montgomery County Jail on $2 million bond for the alleged killing of Leslie Reeves and serious injury of another victim…

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Triad Varsity Dance heads to state finals

At sectionals in Effingham on Jan. 21, Triad Varsity Dance Team qualified for the IHSA 1A State Final Competition. The State Final Competition is scheduled for Jan. 27-28 in Bloomington. Triad Dance Team has also qualified for the IDTA State Competition in both Lyrical and Jazz on Feb. 11 in Springfield. 

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