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UPDATE: Peaceful resolution for SWAT situation in Gillespie  RiverBender.com

GILLESPIE - Several law enforcement agencies, including an Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) SWAT team worked on a tense domestic situation.



A little girl lost  Illinois Times

She loved horses and the Green Bay Packers. She hated her curly hair. She was in the sixth grade at Gillespie Middle School. She didn't like to run, but she ...



Gillespie remembers baseball coach, motivator, father figure  The State Journal-Register

On the day Andy Alepra turned in one of the greatest pitching performances in state baseball tournament history, the then-Gillespie High School senior ...



2018-19 season preview: Mt. Olive Wildcats' wrestling  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

The Mt. Olive wrestling team began the 2018-19 season with their first practice on Nov. 5th. The Wildcats are entering their 12th season in a renewable ...



Gillespie grad Bilbruck named Miners football coach  The State Journal-Register

At age 29, Jake Bilbruck is less than half the age of one of his primary football-coaching mentors, Don Dobrino.But Bilbruck said if he can bring half of the ...



Owsley leaving North Mac for administrative post at Gillespie  The State Journal-Register

Shane Owsley, who oversaw two highly successful seasons as head football coach at North Mac High School, is leaving North Mac to take an administrative ...



Damaged Gillespie gym remembered as a special place  STLtoday.com

GILLESPIE • Jerry Grandone remembers the first time he walked into the Gillespie High gymnasium in the 1950s. “It just had a special smell about it,” he recalls.



Gillespie residents dig out of storm's aftermath  STLtoday.com

GILLESPIE • When he heard the tornado sirens on Friday night, Mike McKeethen walked outside to look at the sky. He thought the worst of the storm would pass ...



Burns to speak at Veterans Day convocation  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

Blackburn College and American Legion Post 554 will honor United States military veterans at their annual Veterans Day convocation, to be held at 11 a.m., ...



American Legion Baseball kicks off its 53rd year in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports News: American Legion Post 439 in Highland, IL will field three baseball teams this summer — one senior and two junior teams — in Southern Illinois ...



Benld girl dies in UTV accident  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

PLAINVIEW (Dec. 21, 2017) – An 11-year-old Benld girl has succumbed to her injuries sustained in a Sunday evening UTV crash in rural Plainview. According ...



Two Macoupin County deaths prompt drug warnings  The State Journal-Register

GIRARD — Authorities in Macoupin County are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Benld man Tuesday at a home in Girard.The deaths of Jacob Savant, ...



Nakita R. Ahrens  thejournal-news.net

Nakita Rose Ahrens, 21, of Staunton, died on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at her residence. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hough and Sons ...



Illinois Army National Guard welcomes three new enlistments  RiverBender.com

SPRINGFIELD - Pvt. Michael Ross, of Gillespie, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard July 25, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing.



Local Illinois State Scholars announced  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

SLUG: PR – state scholars. HEADLINE: County students named Illinois State Scholars. CARLINVILLE (Dec. 7, 2017) – The Illinois Student Assistance ...



Jail chair fundraiser still ongoing  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

CARLINVILLE (April 26, 2018) – The fundraiser to pay for lead abatement at the old Macoupin County Jail — the first step in turning it into a tourism center — is ...



Ex-North Mac teacher Charlie Pohlman in race against ALS  The State Journal-Register

On April 19, 1982, Charlie Pohlman ran in his first and only Boston Marathon. It became known as the "Duel in the Sun" after Alberto Salazar held off Dick ...



Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19  STLtoday.com

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...



Students take free classes at CAH  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

CARLINVILLE (Dec. 7, 2017) – Students from Carlinville, Gillespie and Litchfield high schools recently completed the High School to Healthcare (HS2HC) ...



Sons of the American Revolution honors area high school students  AdVantage News

The General George Rogers Clark Chapter, Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution, recognized outstanding seniors from local high schools April 26 at ...



2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...



Friday's rain creates logjam of district finals Saturday  STLtoday.com

UNION • When it came to the 12 district softball championship softball games slated for Friday, there was only one winner — Mother Nature.



Fr. Gibbons celebrates Silver Jubilee  Alton Telegraph

JERSEYVILLE — The Rev. Father Donald Patrick Gibbons Jr. will mark the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood Sunday as celebrant at a 4 p.m. ...



The Week in Pictures August 24–30, 2015  The State Journal-Register

Life imitates the art of a hot air balloon at the kickoff event for the Lincoln Balloon Festival Thursday , August 27, 2015 at the Logan County Airport in Lincoln.



Huge Crowd Attends Todt Tough Benefit  thejournal-news.net

More than 400 friends and family members of Terry Todt crowded the Raymond Knights of Columbus Hall for the Todt Tough benefit on Saturday, April 7, but ...



FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Roxana, EAWR travel to Staunton, Kincaid for Friday's matchups  RiverBender.com

ROXANA - Second place in the South Central Conference, the Roxana Sr. High School Shells football team will travel to face the last place and 0-7 Staunton.



Hoop tournament raises over $4000  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

An annual basketball tournament held in Gillespie recently raised over $4000 for the Macoupin County Anti-Meth Coalition. The 11th annual three on three ...



The best and brightest: Silver Medallions awarded to top area students  Alton Telegraph

GODFREY — The phrases “the best and the brightest” and “proud” got a lot of use Thursday as more than 200 high school seniors were honored for their ...



Roxana: Claire Bollinger  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 2 of 129. Sports • Soccer, volleyball. Academic bio • Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award; 2015 Silver Medallion Academic ...



Chicago-area high schools lead the state in ACT performance  Chicago Tribune

New data show that graduates at more than half of Illinois high schools with ACT scores failed to score above 21, the national average. That score is one method ...



Old Settlers Steps Off In Style  thejournal-news.net

Old Settlers Celebration #128 was highlighted by the annual parade on Thursday evening, Aug. 16; and it added to the memories that will be referenced in years ...



Jerseyville: Anne Snyders  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 6 of 202. Sports • Tennis, track and field. Academic bio • Illinois State Scholar; IHSA all-state academic team, honorable mention; recipient of the ...



Wood River: Caroline Campbell  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 8 of 119. Sports • Basketball, softball. Academic bio • I have been on high honor roll all four years of high school. I am a Renaissance Gold ...



Thirteen lifeguards at city pool this year  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

Each summer kids of all ages flock to the Carlinville City Pool to cool off in the hot summer sun. Each summer lifeguards work hard to ensure the safety of ...



Highland: Trent Rakers  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 14 of 214. Sports • Wrestling, football, track and field. Academic bio • Illinois State Scholar; honor roll; Illinois State Scholar Athlete. Athletic bio ...



Cheryl Cavallo was rehabbing the home of man in wheelchair when she died  STLtoday.com

Cheryl Cavallo was a physical therapy teacher who showed students at St. Louis University how to kneel when speaking to someone in a wheelchair. That, she ...



Triple threat: Lindbergh juniors enjoying life on and off the court  STLtoday.com

SAPPINGTON • Karen and Tim Baudendistel thought they had it all figured out.



Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers  STLtoday.com

What: Class 2 boys soccer state semifinal. When, where: 2 p.m. Friday, Soccer Park, Fenton. Records, rankings: Bayless, 21-4-2, No.



Kelley Ann Faulkner  STLtoday.com

Greenville. Academic rank: 1 of 141. Sports: basketball, soccer, volleyball. Academic bio: High honor roll (four years) ... National Honor Society ... Illinois State ...



Granite City explains decision to leave Southwestern Conference  STLtoday.com

GRANITE CITY • Granite City superintendent Jim Greenwald, principal Daren DePew and athletics director John Moad explained Tuesday in front of a crowd of ...



Kirkwood  STLtoday.com

Football: Pioneers lost their first game of the season but never again, culminating their 13-1 campaign with the Class 6 championship by beating Blue Springs ...



Bunker Hill: Shannon Lee Stumpf  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 1/48. Sports: basketball, softball. Academic bio: National Honor Society ... Spanish and English academic excellence awards ... All-State ...



Nesbitt helps Lutheran North to season sweep of Lutheran South  STLtoday.com

CREVE COEUR • Jordan Nesbitt asserted his physical dominance Saturday to help the Lutheran North boys basketball team top Lutheran South 71-63 and ...



Miller Career tops Gateway STEM for PHL title  STLtoday.com

As Gateway STEM defensive back C.J. Perkins laid unmoving on the turf, fans unaware of the situation behind the Miller Career Academy sideline were still ...



Festus puts inexperience aside to sweep Class 3 team titles  STLtoday.com

The Festus High boys cross country team probably didn't need any more motivation Saturday — but it got some anyway at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.



Grandview: Karleigh Faust  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 3 of 73. Sports • Basketball, softball, track and field. Academic bio • Presidential Award for Educational Excellence; Jefferson County Activities ...



Gibault fights past Waterloo in overtime for regional title  STLtoday.com

BETHALTO • Penalty kicks definitely can be a cruel way to have a soccer season ended.



Belleville West: Megan Glaeser  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 1 of 521. Sports • Softball, volleyball. Academic bio • Valedictorian; High Honor Roll throughout high school; academic scholarships from the ...



St. Dominic sweeps Timberland for first state berth since 2008  STLtoday.com

WENTZVILLE • After dispatching defending Class 4 runner-up Francis Howell in the district final, the St. Dominic girls volleyball team knew its mission was clear ...



Jerseyville's Tuttle shines in 1A regional; Nashville grabs team crown  STLtoday.com

WATERLOO • Brooke Tuttle heard the whispers behind her back.



Boys basketball, football highlight all-around strong year for Althoff  STLtoday.com

BELLEVILLE • Walk up the steps into the Schott Center at Althoff High School and the displays of success in athletics the past 50 years are numerous and ...



Fort Zumwalt West: Natalie Rushing  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 19 of 449. Sports • Basketball, soccer. Academic bio • A Honor Roll (four years); Essence of PPI (three times); D.A.R.E Leadership Award; Girls ...



Belleville West: Emily Fulton  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 1 of 470. Sports • Cross country, softball. Academic bio • National Council on Youth Leadership-Youth Salute; Student of the Month (freshman, ...



Marquette freezes out Blue Springs South for first title behind Junge's gem  STLtoday.com

SPRINGFIELD, MO. • Marquette junior pitcher Annah Junge is full of nuances.



Cassie Lynn Kaiping  STLtoday.com

Waterloo. Academic rank: 9 of 230. Sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball. Academic bio: High honor roll ... top 10 GPA (three years) ... Top Dawg at Waterloo.



Soldan: Jasmine McNeal  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 6 of 109. Sports • Basketball, volleyball. Academic bio • Honor Roll; NHS; Proficient on End of Course Test. Athletic bio • Volleyball team captain ...



Portell comes up big, leads St. Pius X back to state  STLtoday.com

Kaylee Portell couldn't help but flex after she showed off her arm.



No. 3 small school: Lutheran North returns high-powered pieces  STLtoday.com

Given the chance, Carl Reed would punt Pikachu far, far away.



Carlinville: Bailey Ann Schmidt  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 4/94. Sports: volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field. Academic bio: IHSA All-State Academic Team honorable mention , senior ... nominee ...



Columbia keeps on chugging by winning Metro Classic championship  STLtoday.com

BELLEVILLE • While Saturday's accomplishment was new for the Columbia volleyball team, the performance was kind of commonplace.



Cor Jesu: Nicole Zoellner  STLtoday.com

Sports • Soccer, basketball. Academic bio • High honors; National Honor Society; National Merit Commended Student; Missouri Bright Flight Award; National ...



Gibault: Lauren Nicole Prader  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 2/66. Sports: basketball, softball. Academic bio: First Academic Honors, four years ... National Honor Society ... Illinois State Scholar ... Student ...



Briana Michelle Chamberlain  STLtoday.com

Edwardsville. Academic rank: 1 of 532. Sports: cross country, track and field. Academic bio: Tiger Choice Award (three years) ... high honor roll (four years) .



Belleville West assistant takes reins of Belleville East track program  STLtoday.com

Kevin Anderson contributed to the success that the Belleville West boys track and field program had over the past five years – the Maroons were annually one of ...



Wesclin: Brittany Lynn Rakers  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 22 of 88. Sports: volleyball, basketball, softball. Academic bio: Honor roll. Athletic bio: Softball team captain (2013) ... basketball team captain ...



Civic Memorial: Megan Frances Trost  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 2/193. Sports: basketball, tennis, track and field. Academic bio: Golden Apple Scholar ... Illinois State Scholar ... Silver Medallion ... SIUE Provost ...



Brooke Nicole Schulte  STLtoday.com

Mater Dei. Academic rank: 30 of 123. Sports: basketball, volleyball. Academic bio: National Honor Society ... Student of the Quarter (2009) ... Physical Education ...



MICDS: Andrew Krause  STLtoday.com

Sports • Football, baseball. Academic bio • Eliot Scholarship (2011-2017); Glory of Missouri Honor Award (2014); Excellence in Mathematics--First Place (2014); ...



Highland boys pull together to take state title  STLtoday.com

Matt Elledge was not surprised his eighth grade boys basketball team turned in a winning season. Start with good material, produce a good result, he figured.



Eureka: Nathan Ray Echard  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: football. Academic bio: Renaissance (honor roll) ... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete ... academic all-state (three years) .



Ritenour: Darian Lavelle Jones  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 27 of 317. Sports: football, wrestling, volleyball. Academic bio: Honor roll (four years) ... Ritenour Academic Letter (four years) ... Army Reserve ...



Sawyer Allen Magnus  STLtoday.com

Carlyle. Academic rank: 1 of 94. Sports: soccer. Academic bio: Illinois State Scholar ... Student of the Month ... Principal's Award ... National Honor Society ...



Soccer player signs letter of intent  SuburbanJournals

Granite City High School student Brett Becherer recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Blackburn College. Here, he is pictured with (bottom row, from ...



North Tech: Nicole Renee Russell  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 32/250. Sports: volleyball, track. Academic bio: St. Louis County Outstanding Student Leader. Athletic bio: two-time MVP ... volleyball team ...



Freeburg: Abby Rose Lealaimatafao  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 17. Sports: volleyball, basketball, track and field. Academic bio: Illinois State Scholar ... Honor Roll, four years ... National Honor Society.



Clayton: Matthew James Garrett  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: Cross country, track and field. Academic bio: National Merit Commended Scholar ... CHS Scholar-Artist ... Honor Roll.



Prom or anti-prom: Where would you party?  STLtoday.com

The anti-prom is different. It's can be a rejection of prom culture -- of excess, consumer values, conformity, social hierarchies, authority and its rules and ...



Emily Nichole Warner  STLtoday.com

Ladue. Academic rank: N/A (school does not rank). Sports: cross country, soccer, track and field. Academic bio: William A. Heyde Award ... Ram Pride Award .



University City: Gianni Cook  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 16/152. Sports: soccer, football, wrestling, track and field. Academic bio: Honor roll, four years ... Tuskegee Book Award ... Outstanding ...



Jill Catherine Harmon  STLtoday.com

Lindbergh. Academic rank: 27 of 473. Sports: track, volleyball. Academic bio: Renaissance Platinum Award ... Renaissance Perfect Attendance ... Academic ...



North Tech: Brittany Monae Moore  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 2 of 205. Sports: basketball, track and field. Academic bio: National Honor Society. Athletic bio: Track team MVP ... basketball team Best ...



Witzel, O'Keefe win conference titles  STLtoday.com

BELLEVILLE • Fortunately for Brooke Witzel, she led the entire way. Otherwise the competition in the Southwestern Conference cross country meet would have ...



Brittany Nicole Fortner  STLtoday.com

Northwest. Academic rank: 5. Sports: volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer. Academic bio: Renaissance Top Ten (four years). Athletic bio: All-state softball first ...



Granite City: Natalie Erin O'Keefe  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 1 of 427. Sports: basketball, track and field, cross country. Academic bio: Illinois State Scholar ... PSAE Math Award ... Academic All-Conference ...



Julian Jervon Sanders  STLtoday.com

North Tech. Academic rank: 2 of 183. Sports: soccer, track and field, wrestling. Academic bio: Salutatorian ... Diversity Academic Award from the University of ...



Thomas Jefferson: Shawma Chun  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: rowing. Academic bio: High Honors .... Highest Honors on the National Latin Exam ... Highest Honors on the National Greek Exam .



Sneak preview: independent publishers’ top reads for 2018  Irish Times

Irish and British small presses select two of their books they're most excited about this year.



Incarnate Word: Madeline Marie Orf  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: Soccer, cross Country. Academic bio: First Honor Roll (4 years) ... Freshman Leadership Award ...



Emily Christine Mauch  STLtoday.com

Warrenton. Academic rank:1 of 189. Sports: cross country, track. Academic bio: Missouri 100 Scholars honorable mention (2012) ... Cuivre River Youth Tour ...



Nerinx: Madison Elizabeth Hetlage  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 1/163. Sports: cross country, swimming, track. Academic bio: Missouri Scholars 100 Award ... Harvard Book Award ... Distinguished Achievement ...



Austin Russell Rugraff  STLtoday.com

St. Charles West. Academic rank: 1 of 183. Sports: wrestling, football. Academic bio: 4.0 GPA ... Academic All-State for wrestling (2012) ...Academic All-State for ...



Hannah Elise Wessel  STLtoday.com

Gibault. Academic rank: 6 of 70. Sports: volleyball, soccer, basketball. Academic bio: First honors (four years) ... Illinois State Scholar (2012) ... Optimist Club ...



St. Joseph's Academy: Anna Elizabeth Pelch  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: Cross-country, track, swimming. Academic bio: Published in Scijourner Science Journalism ... National Honors Society ... Mu Alpha ...



O'Fallon Christian: Garrett Lee Tunnell  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: Football, track and field, wrestling. Academic bio: S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering Math) award ... National Honors ...



Brennan Hope Delsing  STLtoday.com

Nerinx Hall. Academic rank: N/A (school does not rank). Sports: volleyball. Academic bio: First Academic Honors (four) ... National Honor Society member .



Joshua Matthew Giegling  STLtoday.com

St. John Vianney. Academic rank: 2 of 147. Sports: baseball, hockey. Academic bio: Missouri Scholars 100 ... first honor roll (four years) ... Bausch and Lomb ...



Mathews-Dickey boys basketball team is nationally-ranked  STLtoday.com

The Mathews-Dickey boys basketball team recently traveled to Memphis, Tenn. to compete in the AAU Nationals Tournament, where it faced 22 teams from ...



Kahlid Hagens • Maplewood-Richmond Heights football  STLtoday.com

A 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior quarterback/defensive back, Hagens starred on both sides of the ball in a 54-14 pounding of rival Brentwood in a Class 2 district ...



Old Settlers Swings Into Action  thejournal-news.net

The 2013 Old Settlers Parade theme, "Classic Television Memories," was sure to evoke memories, especially from the 1970s and 80s, if one judged by the floats ...



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