O'Fallon Progress

O'Fallon: Sports

Panther volleyball star ‘is certainly a force to be reckoned with’

O’Fallon Township High School senior Imani Williamson has been outstanding, patrolling the net for the Lady Panther volleyball team. In her second season as a mainstay in the O’Fallon, Illinois varsity lineup, Williamson has accumulated big numbers that have translated into personal and team success, with 93 kills, 12 blocks and 69 digs for the O’Fallon, Illinois team.

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O’Fallon police captain’s mission won’t change when he assumes new role

O’Fallon District 90 has a new director of safety and security — Mark Berry. However, he won’t start his new job until he retires from the O’Fallon Police Department where he’s served the community of O’Fallon, Illinois, the last 28 years. Superintendent Carrie Hruby said the district had been looking at security needs as a whole as a district, which has seven school buildings and an administrative office building and about 3,5000 students.

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Air Force retiree eager to serve O’Fallon community

Matt Lloyd, 48, of O’Fallon, Illinois, was appointed to the O’Fallon District 90 school board at a meeting last week. Lloyd is retired from the U.S. Air Force and currently works at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis. Lloyd will serve on the board until the April 2017 election.

Metro-East News

Shiloh man charged after allegedly firing gunshot near group

A man who fired a handgun near a group of people early Friday morning was charged with a felony on Saturday, Shiloh, Illinois, police said. Shiloh Police Department said 46-year-old Kenneth C. Clark was charged with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm after the case was reviewed by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. Police said they were called to a Shiloh home in the 200 block of South 2nd Street after 3:30 a.m. Friday for a report of a gunshot being fired. No one was hit by the gunfire and no injuries were reported.

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O’Fallon girls netters win over Kahoks 9-0

After pounding Granite City in Southwestern Conference action, the Lady Panthers tennis team duplicated the feat in their most recent league match-up, whitewashing Collinsville 9-0. The recipe for victory over the Kahoks included the same ingredients as the local netters employed against the Warriors, a dominating effort in singles play and an equally strong effort in doubles competition.

O'Fallon: Sports

Surging Panther golfers keep pedal to the metal

Despite cancellation of the high school boys’ Panther Classic and the postponement of the Lady Panther Invitational until Oct. 1 due to inclement weather, both O’Fallon Township High School squads have continued to post outstanding scores, allowing the girls’ team to record claim their fifth and sixth major tournament titles and the boys to power to three straight dual match victories.

High School Football

O’Fallon earns homecoming win

The O’Fallon Township High School Panthers played the Alton High School Redbirds in the O’Fallon Panther’s homecoming game Friday, September 23 at the O’Fallon Sports Complex. The O’Fallon Panthers were able to get a homecoming win 56-28 over the Alton Redbirds Friday night.

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Papa Wally’s Produce stand in Shiloh has it all — veggies to eggs

Are you sick of fruits, veggies or eggs from retail and grocery stores being devoid of flavor, and probably nutrients too due to long transportation periods and being genetically modified? Well, one O’Fallon resident, Lisa Wall, was, and so now she only shops locally for her veggies, fruits and eggs. Come visit Papa Wally’s Produce at 138 Seibert Rd. in Shiloh.

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Jailbird on the loose

‘Our Town’ is a weekly column by Progress Columnist Brian Keller who gives our readers a peek into the past of the City of O’Fallon, Illinois, and the Village of Shiloh. Keller is also the O’Fallon Historical Society president.

Videos

Welcome to kindergarten, welcome back O'Fallon students

Wednesday morning was the first day of school for O'Fallon Elementary District 90. Nervous kindergarteners met their teachers, older students again found their way to class in these scenes from Marie Schaefer and Estelle Kampmeyer schools.
Robyn Kirsch rkirsch@bnd.com
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

New rec-plex brings Olympic standard to O'Fallon 1:18

New rec-plex brings Olympic standard to O'Fallon