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Fire in Troy duplex leaves one dead, domestic disturbance on same block

By Devese “Dee” Ursery, Reporter Police in Madison County along with other agencies are investigating a suspected domestic situation that ended with one woman dead and a home destroyed by fire. The Troy Police Department was dispatched to a domestic disturbance on Thursday, September 22, at around 2:23 p.m. in the 500 block of Woodthrush,…

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Triad High School Student is Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

 Triad High School senior Elliot Jaeger is a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program – which honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. She joins over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented high school seniors have an…

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Letter from Thomas Haine – Madison County State’s Attorney

Dear Citizens: The greatest jailbreak in Madison County history will occur on January 1, 2023. On that date, approximately half of our present jail population must be released under the terms of the new SAFE-T Act, and cash bail will be eliminated throughout Illinois. That translates to well over 100 criminal defendants walking free in…

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A historic night of basketball in Collinsville

A historic night of basketball in Collinsville   By Mark Jurgena        “It’s Collinsville…how can you beat an evening spent discussing Illinois high school basketball history?”     With that thought, I climbed into the truck Sunday night and left behind a mountain of grading, plans for the upcoming week, and an almost completely graded film from…

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One last run for Bradley Smith

By Devese Ursery This coming weekend will kick off the 13th annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship 5k Run/Walk event. The race will take place at Tri-Township Park on Saturday, September 10, with race day registration starting at 7 a.m and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Pavilion 10. Participants can participate virtually if…

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Stacey Pace Appointed by County Board

By Randy Pierce Stacey Pace of Troy was appointed, with a unanimous vote of support as the only nominee, to the position of vice-chairperson pro tem of the Madison County Board during its monthly meeting held on Wednesday, August 17. That vote followed a less than unanimous divide among the board members present or participating…

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Police Post Up On Rooftop For Good Cause

By Devese Ursery This year is the 20th anniversary of the Dunkin’ and Illinois Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics Illinois partnership. The alliance has been a huge success over the years, raising nearly $7 million in Illinois. On Friday, August 19, Chief Brent Shownes and some of his officers from the Troy Police…

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