Area News

Fickert To Leave On Honor Flight This Month

Times-Tribune Staff Report The Times-Tribune learned this past week that a second serviceman this month will be leaving soon on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Selected to take the flight is James R. Fickert, who will leave for the nation’s capitol on August 20. In our Aug. 8 edition we reported on an Honor…

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Turnover Cited In Need To Hire EMS Personnel

By Charles Feldman, Reporter The decision to hire two part-time EMS personnel at the Wednesday, August 7 Maryville village board meeting came on the heels the board’s July 3 decision to add three part-time EMS personnel. This came after another was added on April 17. Probationary firefighter/paramedics and/or EMS were hired  by the board on…

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Triad SRO To Help Police St. Jacob During Summer

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Trustees in St. Jacob agreed at their meeting on Aug. 7 to a proposal from Triad Director of Business and Information Mike Raymond to share police service with a school resource officer they plan to hire to work at the elementary school there. Cost for the new SRO will be handled…

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IDOT: Southbound I-55/70 To Close For Repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a full closure of southbound Interstate 55/70 from the I-270/55/70 interchange near Troy to Black Lane near Collinsville is scheduled to begin Friday, Aug. 9, weather permitting, and last throughout the weekend. The closure is necessary for placing a new bituminous surface treatment on the roadway. Starting at…

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Hellrung Appointed To Seat On City Council

By Steve Rensberry, Editor A motion to approve the appointment of Elizabeth Hellrung to a seat on the council passed by unanimous vote at the Aug. 5 meeting of the council. The appointment became necessary following the recent departure of Troy Councilman Matt Thompson, who resigned due to employment that will require a move to…

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Portions Of Route 162 To Remain Closed While Repair Work Continues

By Charles Feldman, Reporter Portions of Old Troy Road and Illinois Route 162 will remain closed for repairs for an indefinite period of time, according to a recent post on the Village of Glen Carbon website. The post, dated Friday, August 2, apologized to residents for the inconvenience. Utilities have been relocated on Bouse Road…

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Alderman Steps Down As Trustee In Marine

By Ellen Proctor, Reporter At the July 24 Marine Village board meeting, Trustee John Usher announced his resignation, effective at the end of August, resulting from a scheduled increase in travel for work. “It’s been a pleasure,” Usher said. Mayor John Molitor thanked him for his years of dedication to the village. Village Clerk Amber…

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Municipality Weighs Options On Marijuana

By Charles Feldman, Reporter Discussion over the possibility of whether to opt out of allowing recreational cannabis businesses in the village  joined this year’s report on the State of the Finance Department and the presentation of the 2019 G.L.E.N. Committee Awards on the agenda at the Tuesday, July 22 Glen Carbon Village Board meeting. The…

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Downtown BBQ Competition Gets Rave Reviews

By Emily Klein, Reporter The third annual Smokin’ On Main barbeque competition expected over 35,000 visitors this past weekend due to the favorable weather and excellent barbeque fare. Although the official numbers are not in, that number may not be far off the mark. Organizers Chris Bohnemeier and Mike Radosevich from Code 3 Spices have…

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Maryville Takes Action On Fiscal Year Funds

By Charles Feldman, Reporter The Maryville Village Board passed an ordinance appropriating funds to pay all necessary expenses and liabilities for the fiscal year 2019-20 at its Wednesday, July 17 meeting. Two trustees and the mayor were absent that night. Rod Schmidt conducted the meeting as mayor pro tem. The appropriations ordinance is something on…

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