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Vergennes man faces vehicle burglary charge in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Vergennes man faces a burglary charge after police say he was found in a vehicle in Carbondale. Gerald D. Stroud, 37 of Vergennes faces charges of burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. Carbondale police were called to the...
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Vergennes man arrested for Carbondale vehicle break-in

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – A Vergennes man was caught by Carbondale Police breaking into a vehicle. Carbondale Police say they were called to the 300 block of West Walnut at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found Gerald Stroud, 37, inside of the vehicle and in possession of property that belonged to the vehicle’s owner.
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Carbondale police: Man accused of breaking into vehicle found still inside

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was arrested in connection with a vehicle burglary on Tuesday, June 28. Gerald D. Stroud, 37, of Vergennes, was arrested for burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. According to Carbondale police, they responded to the 300 block of...

Happy 300th Birthday to Prairie du Rocher

ST. LOUIS – Party like it’s 1722. There’s a two-day celebration taking place July 9 and 10 in Prairie du Rocher. The town has been around for 300 hundred years. The party will have food, music, shopping and so much more. Hear more about the town’s history from Illinois South Tourism.

Contract Awarded For Chester Bridge Work

(Perryville) A contract has been awarded to Keeley & Sons for rehabilitation work on the Route 51 Bridge, also known as the Chester Bridge, in Perry County over the Mississippi River. Chris Crocker is an engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He says the company is wanting to get to work right away on this project.

Familiar formula: Alton Legion dumps Trenton 11-4

ALTON - It's been a common theme for the Alton Post 126 Senior American Legion baseball team. Hit early, pitch efficiently. It's been a recipe of success in recent times, and it was Seth Slayden doing the job on the mound, and a plethora of bats came to life on Tuesday, including Caden Laslie's 4-for-4 effort. It all added up to Alton's fourth consecutive win, 11-4 over Trenton Post 778 at Hopkins Field.

Germantown students compete in D.C. tourney

Germantown rising senior Cade Weathersby said he was shocked and incredibly proud of himself for making it to the quarter-finals in the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) tournament last month. “A part of me was very shocked because when you look at it, it’s a national tournament and these kids...

Red Bud Firemen’s Picnic a success

FIRST PLACE FLOAT–There was a lot going on with the float by Roeslein – they had a giant can pouring water, a tin man, lots of cans of water to hand out, as well as multiple can cooler launchers. All of these details added up to them winning the title of first place float in this year’s Red Bud Firemen’s Picnic Parade for the second year in a row. For more pictures from the parade, see page 8A.

Meeting held to discuss new Chester Bridge

CHESTER – The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a joint informational meeting last week to update citizens from communities on both side of the Mississippi River on the status of the new bridge being proposed to replace the aging two lane bridge which now crosses the river.

Schmidt Wins District 114th Republican Race for State Representative

In the primary election, held Tuesday, June 28, Kevin Schmidt of Freeburg was the Republican winner as State Representative in the 114th District. Schmidt ran against Kevin Dawson of Mascoutah. The unofficial results as of 11 pm Tuesday night were: Schmidt 28% (3777 votes) to Dawson 16% (2187 votes). Dawson...

Chester Municipal Band opens summer concert series

The Chester Municipal Band is back for its 2022 Summer Concert Series. A rich tradition continues this summer as it has for more than 75 years. The continuous string of concerts was broken in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic struck with a vengeance, but Director Steve Colonel struck up the band again last summer with COVID seating.

Swimmers of the Week

SWIMMERS OF THE WEEK–Named this week as the Red Bud Waverunners Swimmer of the Week was Hailey Jones and the Most Improved Swimmer was Mason Mehring. They are pictured with Coaches Matte Easton and Abby Wolter. This week, Hailey Jones was named the Red Bud Waverunners Swimmer of the...

SIU Football Team helps ‘clean up’ Chester

CHESTER – On Wednesday June 22 the Southern Illinois University Football Team came to Chester to help clean up the community and provide a FREE Mini Football Camp for kids. It was the 2nd Annual SIU Clean-Up Day for the Salukis in Chester, the inaugural event being held last year in the summer of 2021.
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Lane closures ahead: Chester Bridge repairs begin July 5

Motorists traveling across the Mississippi River Bridge at Chester will find slow going in the coming months. The state of Missouri will begin repair work on the bridge pavement along with some minor steel work beginning July 5, with completion expected by December. Stop lights will be in place and...

Ste. Gen., Kasky Plan Fourth

Fireworks and other patriotic activities will take place next weekend in Ste. Genevieve and Kaskaskia. In Ste. Genevieve, a fireworks display will take place at dusk in Pere Marquette Park on Saturday, July 2. On Monday, July 4, a patriotic celebration will be held on the courthouse square (Third Street),...