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Ramsey Man Charged With Possession Of Stolen Vehicle

A Ramsey man has been charged in Fayette County Court with possessing a stolen vehicle. 22 year old Dalton L. Allen has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, which is a Class 1 Felony. Information on the charge says that Allen is alleged to have possessed a blue 2000 Chevrolet Supercab knowing it was stolen. Allen is also charged with Criminal Damage to Property under $500, which is a Class A Misdemeanor charge. Information states that Allen is alleged to have damaged the vehicle.
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Litchfield August market canceled due to building collapse

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The City of Litchfield has canceled its August Pickers Market. This comes after a building in the 300 block of North State Street collapsed. As of Monday at 11:30 a.m., structural engineer(s) have not been on site to assess the building. City officials say they...

Some Communities Still Under Boil Orders

Residents in some Bond County villages, getting water from Greenville, have had boil orders in effect the past several weeks. WGEL’s Jeff Leidel talked to Greenville Water Plant Supervisor Jim Sutton about the situation. While the villages affected by the boil orders receive water from Greenville, Greenville has not had a boil order.

City Of Greenville Flushing Hydrants

The City of Greenville is flushing fire hydrants in the water main and distribution system August 11 through August 22. This will occur starting from the water plant to the water towers, and working outwards from the water towers toward the end of the water mains. Residents may experience some...

Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Illinois with Nine More Locations in the Southern Part of the State

August 10, 2022 // // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Benton, Mount Carmel, Salem, Mount Vernon, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Olney, Vandalia, and Centralia, Illinois.

Incoming Freshmen Extol the Virtues of SIUE’s Summer Success Program

Completing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s five-week Summer Success Program (SSP) was “a great way to experience college with training wheels on,” said Marleigh Toenyes, of Wood River. Toenyes, a graphic design and media production major, was one of 37 incoming SIUE freshmen selected to participate in the...

Lenzburg median home prices fell by 36.4% in the first half of 2022

Edwardsville tennis player Jessa Earnhart won 30 points playing singles tournaments in the junior Girls' 18 category of the United States Tennis Association by the week ending July 22. Their 30 points playing singles are combined with 15 percent of their doubles points and any bonus...

Shirley M. Spihlman

Shirley M. Spihlman, age 88, of Carlyle and formerly of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born January 28, 1934 in Carlyle, a daughter of the late Alois and Rose, nee Meyer, Meier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...

Comets Football Gearing Up For 2022 Season

Monday was the first official day for high school fall sports practices in Illinois. Greenville Comets football fans are excited their team will be playing on a new artificial turf field. They will have to wait, however, for the second game of the season to see an official varsity game on the turf.

Pickett & Brauns Set Tournament Record

On Saturday, 8/6 the Greenville Country Club hosted its annual Member/Guest Golf Tournament. 37 two person teams participated in the event. The annual event is a 27 hole tournament with 3 different golf formats; the first nine holes is played as a 2 person Best Ball – the second 9 holes is played as a 2 person Scramble and the final 9 holes is played as a 2 person Alternating Shot. Cole Pickett and his guest Gage Brauns, originally from Greenville currently living in Columbia, MO., not only won the event, but set the Member/Guest Tournament record shooting a score of 14 under par 94. After 18 holes of play Pickett/Brauns were tied with Clint Hamel and his guest Dan Weiler, from Edwardsville, IL., both teams had scores of 11 under par 61 at this point of the tournament. It all came down to the last 9 holes which is the Alternating Shot format. In this stage of the tournament the Champions were able to overtake the Hamel/Weiler team defeating them by two strokes.

Coaching at EHS was key stop for Roustio

Forty-five years have passed since Mel Roustio coached basketball at Edwardsville High School, but his experiences there helped build the foundation for a Hall of Fame career. Roustio, who is now 83, coached at EHS from 1970-77, leading the Tigers to a 106-82 record with regional and sectional championships in 1976. He also won 28 consecutive dual meets during a seven-year stint as the cross country coach. Roustio was a teacher, coach and athletics administrator in six different Illinois communities covering a 39-year career. He is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was recognized by the Illinois Athletic Director's Association as one of the state's outstanding athletic directors in 1992.