O'Fallon Progress

Metro-East News

Shiloh woman’s motive for suicidal leap from overpass unclear

Authorities have questioned family members concerning the medical history of 58-year-old Brenda A. Schaffer, who died early Friday morning after she jumped from an overpass on I-64 and was struck by two semis, said St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Curt Schildknecht.“We are looking into her medical history and her past,” said Schildknecht, who pronounced Schaffer dead at the scene at 3:13 a.m. where North Main Street crosses the interstate. Schildknecht said the death is being investigated as a suicide.

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Around Town

Check out this week’s local O’Fallon and Shiloh events, dinners, dances, club meetings, church greetings and other assorted tidbits of local interest.

O'Fallon: Sports

Lady Panther Spikers Begin 2016 With Targets on Their Backs

If dedicated off-season preparation and successful club play are any indicators, the 2016 OTHS girls’ volleyball team could live up to their advanced billing and approach the stellar season they produced in 2015. The Lady Panthers ended last fall’s campaign with a 32-6 overall record, bowing out of the IHSA play-offs in the sectional championship match against Normal Community.

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Labor Day is more than just a day off

With Labor Day upon us O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham reflects on the holiday since it’s inception in the 1880s. This is part of a weekly message to O’Fallon residents on traditional values and progressive thinking regarding issues, concerns or praises for local residents, city staff, local volunteer, civic or religious and charitable organizations, or updates and detailed information on upcoming holidays, events or topics. For more information visit O’Fallon City Hall at O’Fallon, located at 255 S. Lincoln Avenue, or call 624-4500, extension 8730.

O'Fallon: Sports

McMinn starts golf season on a torrid pace

This week’s athlete of the week is O’Fallon Township High School golfer Alyssa McMinn. The athlete of the week is a weekly highlight of the star athlete from O’Fallon Township High School who’s been chosen based on merit, recommendation and athletic accomplishment.

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Superheroes, cops and dogs drew a big crowd in Shiloh Tuesday

Local police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel weren’t the only heroes on scene for Shiloh’s Annual National Night Out (NNO) event Tuesday evening — child hood (and even adult) adorned superheroes like Batman, Captain America, Black Widow, Snow White, and even, Ronald McDonald mingled the crowds at Three Springs Park. K-9 demonstrations, complimentary food, music and all around family fun were among highlights at event to bring the community together to promote police-community partnerships.

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DISA facility at Scott AFB ‘protects America’

A weekly message to O’Fallon residents on traditional values and progressive thinking regarding issues, concerns or praises for local residents, City staff, local volunteer, civic or religious and charitable organizations, or updates and detailed information on upcoming holidays, events or topics. For more information visit O’Fallon City Hall at O'Fallon, located at 255 S. Lincoln Avenue, or call 624-4500, extension 8730.

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