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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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Miles to miss Palmyra Season Opener due to disciplinary action

Palmyra High School announced Wednesday Morning that head football coach Kevin Miles will be serving a one-game leave of absence for a failure of locker room supervision. Miles will be sitting out his team's season opener on August 26th against Hallsville. Tyler Krietemeyer will serve as the team's interim head coach and play caller for that contest.
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RECC Seeking Tips On Theft

Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative who services customers in Sangamon, Morgan, Macoupin, Christian and Montgomery counties is asking for tips about a recent theft that occurred at their headquarters on Illinois Route 104 in rural Auburn. RECC is offering $500 for information about a theft that occurred at their property around...

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...

Gillespie Council approves FOP contract, considers tax-supported police pension plan

Gillespie city aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police which authorizes substantial wage increases for city police officers. Additionally, the council set a special meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, to vote on whether or not to submit a tax referendum to voters that would support a place pension plan for local police. Both measures appear to be aimed at retaining officers.

Litter of service dogs in training celebrate first birthday, enter final stretch of training

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A litter of local service dogs in training recently celebrated their first birthday, marking the halfway point in their extensive training process. Last October, News 4 was there as the then eight-week-old puppies were placed with their “puppy raisers,” volunteers that raise and train them before they’re eventually placed with someone suffering from a cognitive or physical disability.

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.

Edwardsville boys golf returning most of roster

What a difference a year makes. Edwardsville entered last season with a roster of unknowns after graduation losses included Southwestern Conference champion Hayden Moore and Tyler Janson and play in 2020 was limited to the region due to COVID protocols. Still, even with a roster heavy on freshmen on sophomores, the Tigers won their 19th Southwestern Conference championship in 21 seasons and advanced to the Class 3A Lockport Sectional after a third-place finish at the Class 3A Collinsville Regional. On Monday on the first day of practice, EHS coach Adam Tyler welcomed back eight of his top 10 golfers from 2021.

Turf comes to Civic Memorial

BETHALTO — Workers at Hauser Field behind Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto were rolling out the colors Wednesday as they installed the first strips of artificial turf on the football field which sports the school colors. Purple, yellow and white were the first colors laid down on a bed of small rock. Lining up the first piece was perhaps one of the most important steps in the process. Each section or strip of turf is sewn together with what is essentially a sewing machine on wheels. Workers plan to have the field complete and ready to go in time for the home season opener on Friday, Aug. 26.

Strength show set at Bethalto church

BETHALTO -Whether ripping an old-fashioned telephone book in half, breaking handcuffs or blowing up a hot water bottle until it pops, Todd Keene and The Power Team show their strength in many ways. These strongmen are a group of Texas-based world class athletes who have performed the world's greatest exhibitions of power, strength, speed, inspiration and motivation in every state and in 40-plus countries for more than 30 years. Next up Keene and  The Power Team will be in Bethalto.   The team will do a small exposition and talk at 10:30 a.m. and a main demonstration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Blvd. Both times are open to the public and free to attend.

County charges 10 with drug felonies

EDWARDSVILLE - Methamphetamine- and fentanyl-related cases made up the bulk of drug felony cases filed Tuesday by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Jessica L. Foutch, 39, and Ashley R. Handegan, 36, both of the same address in Edwardsville, were each charged Aug. 9 with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, both Class 3 felonies.

Wish upon a star with the Edwardsville Municipal Band

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Intelligencer requests briefs be submitted at least 10 days prior to the desired publication date. Due to the volume of community-submitted briefs, the content may be published within 10 days of submission. Holidays and weather forecasts may impact some events. The Intelligencer cannot guarantee that submission will be published. The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its 10th concert of the summer season at 8 p.m. in City Park this Thursday. The concert is free to the public and will feature a variety of familiar music.  Some songs to listen for include a Walt Disney Overture arranged by Frank Erickson which includes songs such as “Whistle While You Work,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Someday My Prince Will Come,” and “Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee.” The band will also perform an arrangement of songs from the Broadway musical Cabaret which includes “Willkommen,” “Tonight Belongs to Me,” “Cabaret,” “Pineapple,” “Meeskite,” and “Married.”

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.