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The Noble “Duke” of Gillespie: Don Dobrino  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

By JACKSON WILSON. Coal Country Times Reporter. GILLESPIE – Don Dobrino may not walk the Earth forever, but he has sculpted a masterpiece of a legacy ...



Miners honor ‘Duke’ Dobrino with field name  The State Journal-Register

Gillespie High School is celebrating its 100th year of football. So what better time to name the Miners' playing field for a man synonymous with Gillespie's football ...



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 ...



A little girl lost  Illinois Times

Feature,A history of DUI,Before the fatal crash, Ruyle talked about drinkin,“Remember, you were driving”Last spring, Lofti,“It just floors me.



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.



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 residents dig out of storm's aftermath | Illinois  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 ...



Marcacci crowned Miss Macoupin County Queen  Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat

2018 GHS grad is second winner from Benld. By Daniel Winningham. Enquirer Democrat. The title of 2019 Miss Macoupin County went to Maya Marie Marcacci, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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., ...



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.



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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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) ...



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*.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville | Edwardsville High School  STLtoday.com

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...



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 ...



Quick Shower Doesn't Keep OS Parade From Shining  thejournal-news.net

The theme was 'Road Trip,' and the trip got a little damp when the Old Settlers Big Parade rolled up Main Street to highlight the celebration on Thursday evening ...



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, ...



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 | Jerseyville High School  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 ...



Roxana: Claire Bollinger | Roxana High School  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 | Greenville High School  STLtoday.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



Bayless Bronchos vs. Lincoln College Prep Tigers | Bayless High School  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.



Chaminade: Michael McGovern | Chaminade  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 7 of 137. Sports • Football, lacrosse. Academic bio • National Honor Society; National Merit Finalist; National Spanish Honor Society; recipient of ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



McCluer North: Matthew Graham | McCluer North High School  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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Seckman: Madalyn Cooksey | Seckman High School  STLtoday.com

Academic rank • 2 of 410. Sports • Softball, track and field. Academic bio • Academic all-state; academic all-conference; A Honor Roll (4 years); regional science ...



Sawyer Allen Magnus | Carlyle High School  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 ...



Ritenour: Darian Lavelle Jones | Ritenour High School  STLtoday.com

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



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 ...



Carlinville: Bailey Ann Schmidt | Carlinville  STLtoday.com

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



Belleville East: Miles Brunk | Belleville East  STLtoday.com

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



Bunker Hill: Shannon Lee Stumpf | Bunker Hill High School  STLtoday.com

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



Wesclin: Brittany Lynn Rakers | Wesclin High School  STLtoday.com

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



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

WATERLOO • Brooke Tuttle heard the whispers behind her back.



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 ...



St. Clair: Alicia Ray York | St. Clair High School  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 2/186. Sports: softball, basketball, track and field. Academic bio: 2013 Missouri Outstanding Rural Student ... 2009 Missouri Valley Young ...



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 ...



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

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



Witzel, O'Keefe win conference titles | Belleville West  STLtoday.com

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



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 ...



Madeline Olivia Friedmann | Ursuline Academy  STLtoday.com

Ursuline. Academic rank: 7 of 157. Sports: soccer, field hockey. Academic bio: Ursuline Academy Academic Excellence Award for 4.0+ GPA (four years) .



Brooke Nicole Schulte | Mater Dei  STLtoday.com

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



Joshua Matthew Giegling | Vianney  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 ...



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 .



Emily Nichole Warner | Ladue  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 .



Briana Michelle Chamberlain | Edwardsville High School  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) .



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