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Jansen Chevrolet Donates to OCYA

In early March Mike Jansen, owner of Jansen Chevrolet of Germantown, reached out to Gary Streuter, of Streuter Auto Sales and Service, to make contact with Okawville Community Youth Association. Jansen Chevrolet selected the OCYA to receive the Chevy Youth Baseball/Softball sponsorship.


Helicopter crashes after clipping power line in Madison County

NEAR ST. JACOB, IL – Saturday evening around 7:30 pm, a small helicopter was spraying a field when it clipped a power line and crashed. The incident happened in the 10000 block of West Asper Road in rural Madison County near St. Jacob Illinois.


GIRLS TRACK: Madison County queens

Jayden Ulrich turned in her best performance in the throwing events at the Madison County small-school division championship meet on Monday at Charles Raich Field. And it helped the East Alton-Wood River girls track team leave Roxana High School with a small-school division title.


IL Fire, EMS, Emergency Services Put Under One Chief

Highland, IL, Fire Chief Brian Wilson was appointed as the city's first-ever chief of emergency services, putting fire, EMS and emergency service under one command. A new position will combine three branches of public safety in Highland and put them under the command of one chief.


PREP TRACK & FIELD: Alton girls capture MadCo title

TROY — The Alton High girls rode a solid performance that included nine first-place finishes and captured the team title at the Madison County Large-School Track Meet Tuesday at Triad. Edwardsville won the boys county title.


Marcus retains seat; Foley, Jensen elected to Glen Carbon village board

GLEN CARBON — After three weeks of waiting, unofficial election results are in for the Glen Carbon Village Board of Trustees. Incumbent Bob Marcus retained his seat with 777 votes, while two of the six write-in candidates, Susan Jensen and Mark Foley, were elected. Jensen received 253 votes while Fo


TRACK: EHS boys win county title

TROY — For the first time in 10 years, the Madison County Meet was not a sweep for the Edwardsville track program. While the EHS boys won their 11th straight county championship, the girls placed second to Alton and had its streak of 18 straight championships snapped on Tuesday at Triad High School.


Food for Families drive starts this week

United Way of Greater St. Louis and several local companies and schools are partnering for the fourth annual Food for Families drive this week. Aimed at helping meet the growing need of food pantries to keep their shelves stocked, the drive will culminate with a public donation event on Saturday, Ap


Review: ‘Stingray’ an experience, not a great flick

I love the movies and I love my hometown. That makes this week’s review a little extra special. On Saturday, roughly 344 of my closest friends and I were treated to a fortieth anniversary screening of “Stingray”, the action comedy filmed principally in Edwardsville (as well as Wood River, East St. L


College affordability, student loans part of treasurer’s SIUE visit

EDWARDSVILLE — During a two-week “spring break” while the state legislature is not in session, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs looks to visit various institutions.


GIRLS TRACK: Flyin' large

For the first time in 19 years, there's a new champion in Madison County large-school girls track. They're the Alton Redbirds. The Redbirds won their first large-school division title on Tuesday after placing first in the six-team meet with 167 points at Triad High School. They also snapped Edwardsv


Edwardsville Land Use Committee will meet April 25

PUD – Site Plan. https://www.cityofedwardsville.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04252019-1496.


GIRLS BASKETBALL: Blade receives coaching award

EDWARDSVILLE — After guiding her team to a 10th consecutive Southwestern Conference championship and 16th consecutive regional championship, Edwardsville girls’ basketball coach Lori Blade was named one of the District 19 Coaches of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.


Police release victim, suspect in Sports Park homicide

O’FALLON – O’Fallon Police responded to calls of a person and vehicle on fire at 7:23 a.m. near the Family Sports Park in the 300 block of Obernuefemann Road. The victim, identified by O’Fallon Police as 35- year- old Sherry J. Billups, was outside the vehicle when first responders arrived. Emergenc


Pet of the week: Archie

ST. LOUIS - The pet of the week this week is Archie! He is a 5-year-old chihuahua. Archie is a sweet, spunky and very loving dog. He loves going on walks and being held. You can visit Archie at the MEHS at 8495 IL-143 in Edwardsville, Illinois.


Calhoun softball gets past Edwardsville, 3-1

Sydney Baalman pitched a two-hitter as the Calhoun softball team knocked off Edwardsville Monday afternoon. Baalman gave up only one run, with 12 strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work.


Las Vegas man forfeits $727K to Madison County in plea deal after traffic stop

EDWARDSVILLE — Some area law enforcement agencies will receive a significant amount of cash after a Las Vegas man pleaded guilty of money laundering and agreed to forfeit more that $727,000 he was carrying on Interstate 70 in Madison County.


Box: Murphysboro 2, Highland 2

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Tuesday's best hitting performances

Best performances (2 Hit Minimum) PlayerHitsABRRBI2B3BHRAvg. Jack Czeschin, Borgia (vs Tolton Catholic)44451101000. David Olejnik, St. Louis Patriots (vs Potosi)3425120750. Joe Perjak, Borgia (vs Tolton Catholic)33332001000.