O'Fallon Progress

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10 girls to compete for Ms. O’Fallon

The 2016 Miss O’Fallon will be crowned Friday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. event start, at O’Fallon Township High School-Milburn campus at 650 Milburn School Road. Miss O’Fallon 2015 Grace Blankenship will be retiring her crown to one of the ten contestants. Tickets are $7 at the door.

O'Fallon Progress

O’Fallon Girl Scouts reach out to youth with robotics camp

A group of 13 O’Fallon Girl Scouts have torn down the walls of misconceptions proving that girls can be into robotics too. Not only have the all Girl Scout team of girls — Oops! Robotics — qualified for state competitions in Illinois and Missouri last year, but they are also quarterbacking multiple youth robotics and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camps in Belleville and Edwardsville.

O'Fallon Progress

Wasserman Schultz’s antics — what difference?

The deadline for submitting letters to the editor is noon on Monday for publication in the following Thursday’s Progress. The O’Fallon Progress reserves the right to edit letters for length, grammar and libelous content. Letters must be limited to 450 words or 12 column inches. Edited proofs will not be provided. Anonymous letters will not be considered. The letters must include name, address (not for publication), city and daytime telephone number (also, not for publication). Letters will be verified. Send letters to mhodapp@bnd.com or rkirsch@bnd.com or to O’Fallon Progress, P.O. Box 427, Belleville, Ill., 62222-4027.

O'Fallon: Sports

O’Fallon soccer camp has international flavor

Last week, soccer players in the O’Fallon area had a rare opportunity to learn and refine skills with an international twist.O’Fallon hosted a Challenger Sports British Soccer camp. Over 25 players attended the week-long camp held on the Astroturf soccer field at Family Sports Park.

O'Fallon Progress

Shiloh trustees award Three Spring Park trail bids

Agendas are placed on the website 48 hours in advance of the meetings. Meetings are generally held at 7 p.m. at the Shiloh Municipal Building at One Park Drive in Shiloh. Citizens wishing to address officials at a Committee at Large Meeting or Planning Commission Meeting are asked to contact the Village Clerk Brenda Kern at (618) 632-1022 ext. 110, or attend the meetings.

Metro-East News

‘Death by papercut’: O’Fallon family cares for son with rare disease

Jim and Chrissy Johnson have a few large photos framed in the living room of their O’Fallon home. In two of them, their younger son, Boston, is only a few years old and walking on his own. In one, he wears a hint of a smile on his face. In another area of the same room, Boston, now 8, sits in a wheelchair, unable to speak, move or eat by himself. He has lost all motor skills. But, sometimes, he can still smile.

O'Fallon Progress

Shiloh board approved $22 million BJC building

The Shiloh Board of Trustees approved a planned unit development (PUD) and six variance requests for the proposed $22 million BJC Medical Office Building One to be built next to the recently opened Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh during last night’s (Monday, July 25) Committee at Large meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the PUD and variances during its July 11 meeting following a five-minute public hearing

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O'Fallon Police offer rape aggression defense program for metro-east women

O'Fallon Police Officer Nick Stewart talks about the importance of the program. The first and second sessions are full, but the third session, which begins in August, is still open.
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O'Fallon Police offer rape aggression defense program for metro-east women

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