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MCT Breaks Ground on New Administration Building

Members of the Madison County Transit (MCT) Board of Trustees, along with the Agency for Community Transit (ACT) Board of Directors, ACT staff, contractors, and local and state elected officials, convened this morning to break ground on the future MCT Administration Building in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. The new facility will be located along Chain of…

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Two Community Leaders Recognized

By Randy Pierce Two community leaders who have served for a combined total of nearly 50 years were publicly praised and complimented recently for their dedication and the exemplary performance of their duties. Toni Corona, retiring from her position as director of the Madison County Health Department, was given a round of appreciative applause by…

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Triad School Board

By Devese Ursery The Triad School Board Meeting on Monday, June 27, kicked off this week’s meeting with the Board recognizing the Triad Varsity girl’s soccer team and its coaches on their back-to-back State Championships. “We’ve asked the varsity girl’s soccer team to attend tonight’s meeting for recognition of their achievements. Certainly the most recent…

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Unofficial tallies for Madison County’s Primary Election

By Devese Ursery, Reporter   The unofficial ballots have been collected for the June 28 primary election in southwestern Illinois’ contested races.   In Madison County 100 percent of precincts reported tallies, but these may not include all mail-in votes.   The numbers below show the results of the primary elections in Madison County, as…

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Contested Primary Races Draw Attention

By Randy Pierce While things are relatively quiet for next Tuesday’s primary election in Madison County on the Democratic Party side, there are several contested races for various Republican Party positions that are being sought. At the forefront and garnering considerable attention is the race for Madison County Sheriff with Jeff Connor and Jeff Larner…

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Local Hero Gets Dedication and Plaque Unveiling at SAFB

By Devese Ursery On Friday, June 17, Scott Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony and plaque unveiling for local hero, Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, a Troy,Illinois native who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. The ceremony dedicated the Air Force Master Sergeant Bud L. Andrews Airman Leadership School’s auditorium…

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County Purchases Variety of Vaccines

By Randy Pierce Madison County is acquiring 14 different types of vaccines from a company located in Chicago to help with the prevention and treatment of various illnesses. A resolution approving the health department’s acquisition of these vaccines was approved unanimously by the Madison County Board last month, the cost not to exceed $70,000. The…

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Pre-trial proceedings for Collinsville man on hold in Montgomery County

By Jake Leonard Pre-trial proceedings in the case of Robert J. Tarr of Collinsville are in a standstill for nearly a month. Tarr is facing two murder charges in the death of 45-year-old Troy businesswoman Leslie Reeves and two charges of attempted murder relating to the shooting of 48-year-old Chris Smith of Farmersville. The proceedings…

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