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Jamie Lynn (Hildreth) Runion

On September 14, 2023, Jamie Lynn (Hildreth) Runion passed away at age 40 surrounded by loving family members at Evelyn’s House, a peaceful hospice facility in Creve Coeur, MO. Jamie was committed to fighting colon cancer, and fought she did.  Jamie followed every dream she ever had. Jamie married Josh Runion on November 11th 2006…

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Pet of the Week: Meet Miley

 Hi! I’m Miley, and I’m a big ball of love! There’s nothing I love more than flopping on my back for some belly rubs and snugs. I’m looking for my partner in crime, is it you? I’m 8 years old, but don’t let my age fool you. I can be spunky and fun when I…

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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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Collinsville Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration Set

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional start of summer and this year’s Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration is extra special as it kicks off the celebration of the City of Collinsville’s 150th Birthday, the Sesquicentennial Celebration. The celebration is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the City’s 150th Birthday with a day of…

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Plans For New Caseyville School And Library Unveiled

Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 unveiled plans for a new Caseyville Elementary School to be completed in the 2023-24 school year. The plans include an all new Caseyville Public Library building to be constructed alongside the elementary school.  The side-by-side structures represent a partnership between the school district and the Caseyville Public Library District…

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Maryville Approves American Rescue Plan Funds, County Environmental Grant Application

By Kathy Turner The Maryville Village Board, at their regular meeting on Wednesday, January 19, approved two resolutions that will provide funding support for projects in the Village. The first resolution, 2022-02, approved unanimously the funding support from the American Rescue Plan, adopted nationally in March of 2021. Funding support was approved to municipalities as…

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Haine Announces Charges in Collinsville Murder Case

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced today that Robert Brittin, 34, of Collinsville, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of offenses relating to motor vehicles for the killing of Robin Mendez on November 11, 2021. “This terrible act of violence has left the community shaken, and sadly, nothing…

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Kahoks 3-0 For First Time Since 1998

By Mark Jurgena Many special teams coaches set a goal of not allowing opposing kick return teams past their own 30 each kickoff. It gives their defense a great advantage as the other team has to go at least 70 yards for a TD. On September 7th, at Public School Stadium in Alton, Kahok sophomore…

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