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Shiloh OKs new developer taking over Three Springs at Shiloh project

Over the past several years the 133-acre multi-use development site known as the Three Springs at Shiloh has had residents wondering what is next big step for the village. With only one anchored tenant American Eagle Credit Union at the corner of Frank Scott Parkway West and Green Mount Road, only site development, the creation of a lake or drainage detention pond and some utility work has been done since 2008. Now Dierbergs Markets Inc., parent company to Shiloh One LLC, will take the reigns as new developer.

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When O’Fallon detective isn’t solving cases, she’s exploring underwater oases

Kathy Effan’s adventurous spirit is evident in her hobbies: scuba diving, sky diving, whitewater rafting, rock climbing and traveling. The O’Fallon, Illinois, police detective and married mother of three took on a new career and pursued exotic adventures after raising her family. She uses vacation time to pursue underwater adventures, and in October, she assisted in a clean-up dive on the Gulf Coast.

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O’Fallon High seniors honored as students of the month

Two O’Fallon Township High School seniors were recognized as students of the month for November: Hayden Ourada and Mary Kate Porath. Several O’Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90 students were recognized for being caring. St. Clare Catholic School in O’Fallon, Illinois, elects new student council representatives and officers.

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Shiloh police officers receive award for saving worker’s life

After an emergency work-related accident Oct. 7, two Shiloh, Illinois Police officers — Bradley Blake and Mark Geyer — “saved the day.” Shiloh Police Chief Jim Stover, just before retiring, presented the duo with Lifesaving Awards on Nov. 28. On Friday, Dec. 2, Terry Lewis, the injured worker, visited the Shiloh Police Department to meet and thank the officers for saving his life.

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O’Fallon Progress names new editor

The O’Fallon Progress has named a new editor — Curt Libbra. A metro-east native, Libbra grew up on his family’s cattle and grain farm near Livingston in northeast Madison County. He earned a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Superintendent thankful for school, community collaboration

Shiloh Village School District #85 students can have breakfast and lunch while at school, but the weekends brought to some a gap in having food available. To that end, the Weekend Wildcats food program began. The students participating in the program receive a backpack of food each Friday to help their families ensure they are receiving nutritious meals and snacks over the weekend. It originated in the fall of 2015 from a partnership between Shiloh Village School District and Shiloh United Methodist Church.

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Short-term home rentals maybe heading to the metro-east, but regulation is lagging

O’Fallon, Illinois, City Administrator Walter Denton is researching with staff a short-term residential rental ordinance to help regulate the use of homes in the area being rented on a day-to-day basis through services such as Air BNB. Currently, O’Fallon doesn’t regulate short-term rentals, Denton said. He has been in communication with officials in Mascoutah because the city implemented a regulatory ordinance this year.

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Panther athletes score big in All-SWC voting

A total of 49 O’Fallon Township High School athletes were designated as top performers in their respective sports for the recently completed 2016 fall sport season. The Panthers who qualified as top-tier football, volleyball, golf, cross country and soccer athletes were selected in voting conducted by the coaches of the Southwestern Conference.

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Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road

Ameren spokesperson Brian Bretsch speaks about the repair being done on a natural gas line under Green Mount Road in O'Fallon.
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Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road 1:19

Ameren crews repair natural gas line under North Green Mount Road

Welcome to kindergarten, welcome back O'Fallon students 2:58

Welcome to kindergarten, welcome back O'Fallon students

New O'Fallon junior high assistant principal talks experience in education 1:23

New O'Fallon junior high assistant principal talks experience in education

Dual business brings a lot of 'dough' to O'Fallon 2:12

Dual business brings a lot of 'dough' to O'Fallon