O'Fallon Progress

O'Fallon Progress

Ahle anchors Panther gridiron defensive

This week’s athlete of the week is O’Fallon Township High School senior Brian Ahle. 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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Katy Cavins Center turns 90

Built in the spring and summer of 1926, the Katy Cavins Community Center in O’Fallon turns 90 this year. Originally the Community Park was owned by the Homecoming Association, and then was given, debt free, to the City of O’Fallon in 1946.

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Tigers take a bite out of Panther cross country dominance

For over a decade, the O’Fallon Panther male and female harriers have dominated the Southwestern Conference cross country scene. Team depth and exceptional individual talents have kept the OTHS squads at the head of the pack with few conference teams able to challenge the Panthers’ superiority. That mantra changed a bit last week when the Edwardsville Tigers were able to knock off the O’Fallon girls’ squad in the annual SWC meet and tie the OTHS boys for the league championship.

High School Football

Hewitt’s record performance was highlight reel worthy

O’Fallon High School running back Mason Hewitt set the school’s single-season rushing record during a Southwestern Conference win over the Belleville East Lancers. O’Fallon likely clinched its spot in the IHSA high school football playoffs, but can remove all doubt with a win Friday against the East St. Louis Flyers, ranked No. 1 in Illinois.

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Township continues pay freeze for trustees

The O’Fallon Township Board of Trustees froze their salaries in 2000 and will not increase their pay for 2017. Neither the supervisor nor the clerk’s salary were increased either at the monthly Oct. 5 meeting. The board unanimously approved continuing the freeze.

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OTHS girls succeed in IHSA state series bids

The O’Fallon High girls fall sport teams grabbed the headlines this past week with superlative efforts in Illinois High School Association state series competitions as well as regular season challenges. The girls’ golf team and the girls’ tennis squad led the charge with the Lady Panther golfers wrapping up an extraordinary fall campaign with a 10th place finish in the state finals, while the OTHS netters advanced four players into this weekend’s state tournament in Chicago.

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Are you prepared for an earthquake?

In October every year, the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut takes place as an annual reminder to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries.

Metro-East News

O’Fallon, Fairview Heights move forward with joint police dispatch center

The O’Fallon City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement Monday night with Fairview Heights to establish an O’Fallon-Fairview Heights Communications Center. Under a state mandate, St. Clair and Madison counties must reduce the number of its public safety answering points, or PSAPs, in half. St. Clair County will be going from eight PSAP’s to four. Under St. Clair County’s plan submitted in April, CENCOM, operated by the county, Belleville, East St. Louis and O’Fallon would keep their PSAPs.


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