Area News

Collinsville Takes Next Step In Great Streets Initiative

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com _______________________ Collinsville Public Works Director Dennis Kress announced at the February 11 regular city council meeting that the wastewater treatment plant upgrade will be upgrading directly to a Class A biosolids facility instead of the originally plans to upgrade only to a Class B biosolids facility. The decision to do the…

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Veterans Assistance Commission Is Here To Help All Veterans

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com _______________________ Veterans in Madison County have a resource to help them secure benefits from the Veterans Administration, ranging from license plates to health care. The Veterans’ Assistance Commission provides needed services exclusively to Honorably Discharged Military Veterans and their families who reside in Madison County. The apolitical commission was started in…

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Diocese Cancels Plans For Glen Carbon Living Facility

By Charles Feldman Times-Tribune _____________________ Plans to build 315 senior dwelling units for people aged 55 and older that were approved by the village on July 9 last year have been canceled by the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. The Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield stated on a donations web page early…

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Fort Russell Site Remains A Mystery

Liberty Street is a long, winding roadway with no sidewalks that branches off from the car wash on Edwardsville’s North Main Street across the street from where Rusty’s restaurant used to be. After the last of the houses in the 700 block, past the final businesses with no trespassing signs posted on their parking lots…

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Troy Hobby Store Celebrates 40 Years

A&R Paints and Crafts marked their 40th anniversary February 1, 2020. In 1980, Ron and Carol Klaustermeier purchased the store located in the 1800s building owned by the Oddfellows Lodge at 201 S. Main St in Troy. Originally opened as a gift shop in 1952, the store had expanded to gifts, crafts, paint and wall…

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Times-Tribune Hires Cunningham As New Editor

Macoupin county native Kyle Cunningham has recently joined the Times-Tribune at the Editor position. Cunningham, who lives in Benld has extensive experience in writing for multiple newspaper publications including the Macoupin County Enquirer, Greenville Advocate, Jersey County Journal and the Carlyle Union Banner. He started out primarily as a sports reporter before later transitioning to…

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CHS Leos Help Charter Triad Chapter Of The Leos

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com _______________________ On January 29 the Leo Club of Collinsville High School had an evening to remember. First the Club had a meet and greet at Colton’s with members of the Noon and Evening Lions Clubs. Also in attendance were Zone Chairman Guideon Richeson, District Governor Ann Ragsdale, and International Director Bob…

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Village Now Has Free Access To County GIS Information

By Charles Feldman Times-Tribune _____________________ An update on an recently signed intergovernmental agreement that would give Glen Carbon free access to county maps and data related to roads and boundary lines was on the agenda when the village board met on Tuesday, January 28. Jennifer Doody, director of public works, talked about an agreement with…

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Triad Teacher Makes Final 30 List for Golden Apple Award

Times-Tribune Staff Report Triad Middle School 6th grade interventionist in English, reading, and math, Dr. Jeannine Butler of St. Jacob was named one of 30 finalists for the 2020 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in Illinois. Although teaching in a school with limited diversity, Butler has found opportunities to expose students to different…

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