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Yard Sale Correction

A Yard Sale in the Classifieds was incorrectly listed at 413 Meadow Dr. in Troy. The Correct Address is 431 Meadow Dr. in Troy. The time was incorrectly listed as 8-1 instead of 7-2. Sale is 10/10 and 10/11.  We apologize for the error.

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Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Restrictions for Metro East

Springfield, IL…State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced further restrictions for Metro East businesses: “Governor Pritzker’s announcement to enforce stricter COVID restrictions is a BIG disappointment. His administration continues to treat Chicago better than the Metro East. For example, the business interruption grants (BIG) announced last week, only 12…

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Triad School District is going Hybrid for all Grades

Thank you for a very successful start to the school year. Even after changing many long-standing procedures and routines, the students and staff have shared several highlights: Kids are excited to be back at school. They are learning and making new friends even with new rules in place. We have embraced learning in fun and…

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Madison County Youth Board Shares Teens’ Perspective on the Pandemic

Over the summer, Madison County Youth Board created a video featuring a few members sharing a collective voice for teens’ perspective on the global pandemic.   The COVID-19 novel virus which has grown in to a global pandemic has elicited months-long emergency response and mitigation strategies to try to slow the spread.  During this time,…

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Arbitration Court Back In Session Via Zoom

The Mandatory Arbitration Program for the Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Illinois completed its first session of remote hearings via Zoom video conferencing during the week of June 22nd. Judge Threlkeld issued an order on May 18, 2020 that all arbitration hearings starting in June would be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. Chief Judge William…

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Madison County Employment and Training To Reopen Offices To Public July 1

WOOD RIVER — Madison County Employment and Training is set to reopen its offices by appointment next week. “Starting July 1, our office will start seeing people again in person,” Director of Employment and Training Tony Fuhrmann said. “All precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of the public and our staff.”…

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Peaceful Protests Across County Over Weekend

By Kyle Cunningham and Stephanie Malench On Saturday, three peaceful protests were held in Madison County as part of the Black Lives Matter movement that has seen a resurgence since the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. The first protest of the day was held at the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville.…

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Maryville Installs Firefighter During Caucus

By Charlie Feldman Christopher Hartsoe was hired and sworn in as a full- time probationary firefighter/ paramedic at the Wednesday, May 27 Maryville village board caucus meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board met online on Zoom. A time factor was involved because his predecessor Terry Hodapp had retired. Hodapp was a volunteer with…

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County Seeks Input For Community Needs Assessment

Madison County is seeking public input for a Community Needs Assessment after being awarded $1.75 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Madison County residents, municipalities, townships, homeless providers, food pantries, healthcare providers, first responders, banking institutions, landlords, housing managers and others are encouraged to take a few moments to complete the assessment…

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Kathleen Mondy Shimkus

Kathleen Mondy was born on January 4, 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Harve and Myrtle (nee Moore) Mondy. She grew up in State Park Place and attended elementary school there. She attended Collinsville High School, where she was president of the senior class, graduating in 1948. After high school she was employed as…

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