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Local boy dominates AMA National Championships

By Devese Ursery Madison County boy wins big at this year’s AMA Flat Track Grand Championship held in July. Brentley Krimminger, 7, of  Collinsville took first place in the Mission Foods American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Flat Track Grand Championships on July 9, making this his second in a row for the 50jr class. Krimminger has…

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Troy Dedicates New Memorial

By Devese Ursery Troy residents lined Edwardsville Road on Monday July 4, from the I-55 exit past Riggin Road, not only to celebrate Independence Day, but the dedication of a new field. On a humid summer evening, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the city of Troy dedicated a fresh memorial in remembrance of First Responders and…

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Board Chairman’s Duties Are Reduced

By Randy Pierce Legislation highly critical of Chairman Kurt Prenzler was approved by the Madison County Board at a special meeting held on Wednesday, July 6, with close to 200 people in attendance. Passed by a margin of 19 yes votes and 6 no, the ordinance that was approved reduced, while not stripping completely, the…

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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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