The inaugural Mascoutah City Cemetery Walk is Sunday, May 28, 2017. The cemetery walk was the brainchild of Marilyn Welch, 87, a local historian and retired reading teacher who recently published a 207-page book through the historical society called “Remembering Mascoutah: Reflecting on What’s Been Going on in Our Hometown.”
SaferCar.gov, powered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the United States Department of Transportation, gives tips on choosing the best car seat for your child and keeping your child safe in the car.
Highland Police Department Detective Chris Flake, patrolman David Brines and emergency dispatcher Greg Stoff received awards which recognized them as outstanding law enforcement personnel. The awards were presented during the annual Respect for Law Banquet held by the Highland Moose Lodge, Optimist and Rotary clubs.
A recent Collinsville High School graduate Keondez Robinson won the International Horseradish Festival’s 30th anniversary logo contest. Keondez, 18, earned $500 in scholarship money and will be recognized at the festival’s opening ceremony June 2.
O'Fallon Township High School students turned over a petition of 1,000 student signatures, 700 from OTHSand 300 from Belleville East, to make their voices heard in Springfield, IL., on education funding in Southern Illinois.
Collinsville's A-1 Party and Wedding Rental has expanded to St. Louis after purchasing Sitting Pretty, a wedding and party rental firm. The store's new name is A-1 Party and Wedding Rental/Sitting Pretty.
Alorton police are investigating an infant's death. Police received a call at about 5:50 a.m. from Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville reporting the infant’s death. The infant lived 4706 McCasland Ave.