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Madison County Community Development updating public on COVID-19 resources

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development is keeping businesses and individuals who are struggling during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic informed on available resources. MCCD Administrator Trudy Bodenbach said the state and federal government have rolled out numerous programs to aid those impacted by the virus. She said MCCD will continue to track any new programs…

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Gateway Region YMCA Stresses Safety During COVID-19

By Kyle Cunningham   While many businesses in the area were either forced to close or restricted in access, the Gateway Region YMCA has been at the forefront in providing emergency childcare to those in need. According to Executive Director Nina Lyndhurst, the YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the area with…

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Seamstresses Uniting to Help Protect Health Care Workers

By Stephanie Malench   As the Corona Virus spreads, health care workers around the area are running out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), especially masks. The most effective mask for health care workers are N-95s and due to the limited supply providers are only given two. In order to keep the two they re given…

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Madison County Awards six Townships and Municipalities Funding for Environmental Projects

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County is awarding more than $73,000 in grants to municipalities and township for environmental initiatives. Six communities throughout the county will receive environmental grants totaling $73,795 to support conservational and sustainability projects. The Resource Management Program within Planning and Development administers the funding for the program. The Grants Committee approved the grants…

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Triad Advances to MVCHA Championship

The Triad Knights moved on to the MVCHA Class 1A championship series last week after winning game three of their series over Alton 5-3 at the East Alton Ice Rink on February 20th. Triad jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the Redbirds with Alton breaking their scoring drought with :12 to play in the…

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Softball Team Splits Round Robin Games

By J.W. Campbell, Sportswriter Bouncing back from a walk- off defeat earlier in the day, the Triad girls softball team downed the Park Hills Central Rebels  out of Missouri 10-0 in five innings on Saturday, March 23 at Belleville West. Liz Young went the distance in the short-game victory, shutting out the Rebels on two…

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Knights Beat Explorers For First Victory

By J.W. Campbell, Sportswriter After two losses in the Metro East Classic, the Triad baseball Knights got in the win column on Saturday, March 16 with a 5-0 victory over the Alton Marquette Explorer’s in Alton’s Gordon Moore Park. “This is our first win of the year, but there’s been signs of life all along,”…

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Inconsistency, Youth Plagued Basketball Knights

By J.W. Campbell, Sportwriter While the Triad boys basketball season ended with the Knights well below .500 mark, local fans can take comfort in the notion that their team was young this year and may have been going through some growing pains. There was only one senior on the 2018-2019 squad, Jonah Ogden, who in…

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Nancy Lee Ferguson

Nancy Lee Ferguson, 75, of Troy, born Sunday, April 4, 1943 in East St. Louis,passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, February 18, 2019 at University Nursing and Rehab in Edwardsville. Nancy was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge # 697 of Fairview Heights. She attended Meadow Heights Baptist Church.…

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