Area News

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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Troy Mulls Compromise On Legal Weed

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Alderman on the Troy City Council along with administrators and local residents weighed in on a proposed ordinance regulating cannabis sales in Troy at a workshop on Sept. 30 at city hall. As presented, the ordinance would limit the number of adult-use cannabis business establishments to just one, and would deny…

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Water Quality Grant Awarded to SIUE

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was recently awarded a $100,000 environmental education grant to increase public awareness and knowledge about regulated pollutants, emerging pollutants and biological contamination in water.  The grant will assist SIUE  in influencing the decisions St. Louis area industries, farmers and residents make to keep our water clean through…

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Village Takes Action On Police And Security Issues

By Charles Feldman, Reporter Adding a new officer to the Glen Carbon Police Department and putting two old patrol cars out to pasture in other municipalities were among the actions taken by the village board at its Tuesday, September 24 meeting. Officer Gerard Spratt was sworn in before the board, his family and fellow police…

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MCT Trail Set To Open Soon; Troy Moves To Expand Network

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Walker, bikers, and others who make use of the Madison County Transit trails and local municipal trails in the Metro East will have additional options in the very near future. Madison County Transit announced last week that it will soon be opening the new trail between Troy and O’Fallon, while asking…

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Maryville Puts Cannabis BusinessTax Ordinance In Place

By Charles Feldman, Reporter If cannabis-related businesses arrive in the village of Maryville, a tax will be waiting for them in the code of ordinances. The board of trustees added a 3 percent cannabis retailers’ occupation tax at its Wednesday, September 18 board meeting. According to the new ordinance, the tax is imposed on all…

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CMC Rotary To Host Teen Safety Event

By Sephanie Malench, Reporter The Collinsville-Maryville-Caseyville Rotary Club in partnership with the Illinois State Police and the Collinsville Police Department is proud to announce its 2nd annual Metro East Teen Driver Safety Days Event at the Gateway Center in Collinsville on October 8-10th. Last year’s event hosted 900 sophomore students from Collinsville, Triad, Freeburg, Belleville…

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Record Attendance At 8th Annual Stair Climb

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter September 11, 2019 marked the 8th year J5 Crossfit owner Mary Ann Brown and her husband, Collinsville Canine Officer Michael Brown have held the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Cahokia Mounds. The high heat and humidity did not serve as a deterrent, as organizers said this was the largest number of…

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