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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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



North Mac to Gillespie for Owsley  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

4 13 17. Shane Owsley, who currently serves as dean of students at North Mac High School, was hired Tuesday night as a district administrator for CUSD 7 in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Miners Rally To Beat Toppers  thejournal-news.net

Sometimes what one sees depends upon where he looks. If anyone in the visiting bleachers at the Gillespie High School football field Friday evening, Sept.



Ronald E. Niehaus, 68  thejournal-news.net

Ronald Eugene Niehaus, 68, of Litchfield, died on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:21 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Visitation will be held ...



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., ...



Shirley M. Baugh, 86  thejournal-news.net

Shirley Maxine Baugh, 86, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 4:25 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 ...



Mt. Olive wrestling coach will hang it up after 50-year career  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

Mt. Olive places sixth in Ron Ryan Invitational. By Jackson Wilson. It has been a long-time coming for Mt. Olive wrestling icon and coach Ron Ryan, but 50 years ...



D-Day offers chance to celebrate Godfrey veteran  AdVantageNEWS.com

95-year-old World War II veteran Lambeth recounts *service*.



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 ...



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.



Area notes: Gillespie coach Dobrino returns to Rose Bowl 59 years later  The State Journal-Register

The game didn't turn out like the one in which he played almost 60 years ago. But Don Dobrino said it was still worth the trip to Southern California to watch alma ...



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 ...



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. ...



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 ...



Parkway West Showdown: Liberty (Wentzville) 65, Lafayette 49 | Lafayette High School  STLtoday.com

Lafayette senior Trey Griffey (42) puts up a shot against the defense of Liberty junior Jayce Catchings (32) and senior Jarring McKeithen (20) during the first ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Class 4A Belleville West Regional, first round: O'Fallon 46, Belleville East 44  STLtoday.com

Khalifah Muhammad of Belleville East takes a shot as Caleb Burton and Shaun Riley of O'Fallon defend during the Class 4A Collinsville Regional on Monday, ...



Burns retires from US National Guard  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

GILLESPIE (Oct. 5, 2017) – Command Sergeant Major John M. “Jack” Burns of Benld retired Aug. 26 from the U.S. National Guard after 33 years of *service*.



Edwardsville, Triad take aim on advancing past dual sectionals  STLtoday.com

The Edwardsville High wrestling team has won eight consecutive Southwestern Conference championships and eight successive Class 3A regional titles.



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 ...



Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East  STLtoday.com

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.



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 ...



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) ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Edwardsville: Austin Huang  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 3 of 563. Sports • Soccer. Academic bio • National Merit Finalist (PSAT 1480); Edwardsville Rotary Club Student of the Month (mathematics); ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Granite City: Brooke Hudson  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 1 of 455. Sports • Swimming, cheerleading. Academic bio • Secondary Honors; Illinois State Scholar; Youth Salute nominee; Rotary Student of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Valley Park shut down by South Callaway in Class 3 championship  STLtoday.com

O'FALLON, MO. • It was just one inning. One little inning. But it made all the difference in the world.



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.



Highland 56, Mattoon 0  STLtoday.com

Gage Geiger rushed for 160 yards and scored four touchdowns and Andrew Winning had 176 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the host Highland football ...



McCluer North: Matthew Graham  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 2/404. Sports: soccer, wrestling, tennis. Academic bio: Missouri Scholars Academy ... Gold Card, four years ... Academic Letter ... Academic Bar .



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

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



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 ...



St. Joseph's: Hannah Gruensfelder  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 13 of 119. Sports • Volleyball, soccer. Academic bio • Beta Chi Science Fair ribbon winner; Ohio State National Buckeye Award; National Honor ...



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

WATERLOO • Brooke Tuttle heard the whispers behind her back.



Belleville East: Miles Brunk  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 20 of 580. Sports • Soccer, baseball. Academic bio • Renaissance Academic Card Holder (four years); April Student of the Triad (freshman); ...



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 ...



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 ...



Jefferson: Claire Welker  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: n/a. Sports: volleyball, basketball, track and field. Academic bio: 4.0 GPA ... Missouri Girls State ... Elks "Most Valuable Student" District Finalist .



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 ...



ST. DOMINIC 15, TRINITY 0 | St. Dominic High School  STLtoday.com

With neither side getting anything going in the first half, St. Dominic (3-1 overall, 2-0 AAA) turned in a 20-yard interception by Josh Daues and the subsequent ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Jill Catherine Harmon  STLtoday.com

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



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 .



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 ...



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 .



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 .



St. Louis students and teachers visit Holocaust Museum in D.C.  STLtoday.com

A VISIT WITH HISTORY: Students and teachers from Confluence Academy returned recently from a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Holocaust ...



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