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O’Fallon robotics team qualifies for state tech tournament

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois robotics team, OOPS! Robotics, which is coached by two O’Fallon, IL women and includes girls from Belleville, Granite City and O’Fallon, won the Connect Award and was a finalist for the Motivate Award at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) regional qualifying tournament and will advance to the FTC Illinois State Tournament, which will be held Feb. 24-25 in Elgin.

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OTHS honors February students of the month

Every month during the school year, the O’Fallon Township High School Student of the Month Faculty Committee nominates students for the monthly honor. For the month of February, OTHS seniors Cameron Bopp and Kathleen “Katie” Halwachs were selected. Also, see pictures of what students at O’Fallon-Shiloh schools have been up to.

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OTHS takes fourth at state

The O’Fallon, IL Township High School girls bowling team finished in fourth place at the IHSA state tournament at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. OTHS missed out a team medal by just 50 pins. O’Fallon is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east area of southern Illinois.

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Learning about literacy

Carrie E. Hruby, superintendent of O’Fallon, IL School District 90, talks about how the district gets kids to read. O’Fallon is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east area of southern Illinois.

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O’Fallon 90 School Board opts for ‘Plan D’ to accommodate growth

The O’Fallon, IL District 90 Board of Education decided to go its own way on how to solve issues created by the increased growth in the district, opting for a plan during its meeting on Feb. 21 not among the ideas recommended by a special committee. The plan adopted will move four preschool classrooms from Marie Schaefer Elementary to other schools within the district to make room for the growing kindergarten through fifth-grade student populations who attend there. O’Fallon is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east area of southern Illinois.

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Two-year fight over O’Fallon closed session tape yields no surprises

After a ruling from the Illinois Attorney General that said the O’Fallon, IL City Council had violated in the Open Meetings Act during a January 2015 executive session meeting, a tape of the meeting was played publicly after the Feb. 21 council meeting. Citizens for Action Committee had brought legal action against the city over what was discussed in the session, which related to a public referendum over privatizing the city’s water and sewer departments. O’Fallon is located in near St. Louis, MO.

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After a couple returns, O’Fallon council buys in on Dollar General

The hotly contested Dollar General development was officially greenlighted by the O’Fallon, IL City Council Monday, with three aldermen standing firm in opposition. The 6.49-acre project includes relocating the Dollar General from Southview Plaza the northwest corner of Highway 50 and Lawn Avenue. O’Fallon is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east area of southern Illinois.

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O’Fallon District 90 school board to vote on boundary options

Over the last six months, the O’Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90 Board of Education has been meeting under a separate committee to brainstorm ideas on how to solve the increased growth issue in O’Fallon. The BOE will review again the options the committee has presented at the Jan. 17 meeting, and make a vote on how to move forward.