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Illinois man and woman charged with abusing an infant

A Montgomery County Grand Jury has issued an indictment against an Illinois couple who reportedly abused an infant, just one month old. The indictment, issued on Tuesday, June 7, said Joseph Polfliet, 21, and Reagan Court, 20, “unlawfully, intentionally or knowingly abused” the child between June 1, 2021 and June 17, 2021.
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Centralia man arrested while in possession of meth & a gun

CENTRALIA, IL — A 42-year-old Centralia man was arrested early Monday morning when police officers reportedly found him in possession of methamphetamine and a weapon. According to acting Police Chief Steve Writnour with the Centralia Police Department, around 2 a.m. Monday, an officer noticed an individual leaving the Huck’s Convenience Store on Calumet with an armful of items and looking back at the door of the store.

Felony DUI case filed against Fairview Heights man

EDWARDSVILLE - A felony DUI case was filed Tuesday against a Fairview Heights man. Ryan A. Douglas, 42, of Fairview Heights, was charged June 28 with aggravated driving under the influence, a Class 2 felony; and driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class A misdemeanor. The case was presented by the Troy Police Department.

Voters Approve Highland School Bond Issue

A referendum was on Tuesday’s election ballot asking voters in the Highland Unit 5 school district whether or not to issue $40 million in school building bonds. Voters approved the referendum with 1,750 “yes” votes and 1,545 “no’s, a difference of 205 votes. In Bond...

Tim's Travels: Keller's Farmstand in Collinsville has fresh corn

Tim's Travels: Keller's Farmstand in Collinsville has fresh corn. Tim’s Travels: Keller’s Farmstand in Collinsville …. Travelers face rising costs, flight delays as July …. Missouri voters will need photo ID to cast ballot …. SSM Health Medical Minute: Rate of high blood pressure …. Lambert sees flight...

Clement H. “Clem” “Sonny” Koehnemann, Jr.

Clement H. “Clem” “Sonny” Koehnemann, Jr., age 89 of Highland, IL, died Monday, June 27, 2022, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO. He was born on Tuesday, March 07, 1933, in Vincennes, IN, the son of Clement and Elsie (nee Redford) Koehnemann. On...

Bridge hangout

John Badman|The Telegraph Engineers from Modjeski and Masters, a bridge engineering firm with local offices in Edwardsville, were literally hanging out Wednesday over the side of the Clark Bridge as they near completion of a regularly scheduled inspection of the 28-year-old span across the Mississippi River at Alton. During the inspections there have been lane restrictions on the bridge. The work was expected to be completed on Thursday, June 30. (John Badman)

Highland Home Destroyed By Fire Tuesday

The Highland-Pierron Fire Department was dispatched to respond to a possible house fire in a subdivision on Capilano Street just outside of Highland on Tuesday, June 28, at 1:59 am. The Highland Fire Department was paged simultaneously for automatic mutual aid. Fire personnel report, upon their arrival, there was significant...

Watts named Gatorade Illinois Boys Track Athlete of Year

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Ryan Watts of Edwardsville High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade Illinois Boys Track & Field Player of the Year. Watts is the third Gatorade Illinois Boys Track & Field Player of the Year to be chosen from Edwardsville High School.

Edwardsville student-athlete earns Gatorade Illinois Track and Field Player of the Year award

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Gatorade announced Wednesday that Edwardsville High School’s Ryan Watts is the 2021-22 Gatorade Illinois Boys Track and Field Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1, 170 lbs senior had a successful season this year, winning the 1600m and the 3200m run at the Class 3A state meet. He also broke the record in both of those events, running a 4:11.16 time in the 1600 and an 8:55.66 time in the 3200.

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...

Alton native performing in Opera Edwardsville's Opera for Kids' 'Goldilocks'

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton man will join the cast of Opera Edwardsville's Opera for Kids: "Goldilocks and the Three Singing Bears" this summer. The 40-minute long production of Opera Edwardsville's Opera for Kids will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Edwardsville Public Library, 112 S. Kansas St. All of this operatic adaptation's singing and dialogue is in English and specially created for young children, featuring music from famous operas, with silly new words from the fable of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."