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  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:55 PM
    Monday night’s Trenton city council meeting practically turned into a Toastmasters International event paying tribute to retiring Trenton police sergeant Ryan Weh, who unexpectedly tendered his resignation from the department last month, just about one year after rising to second in command. Many first responders from Sugar Creek Ambulance Service and Sugar Creek Fire Department, as well as Trenton Elementary staff and administration, attended the meeting to witness the city council recognize Weh’s service with a plaque.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:53 PM
    Public works director Kurt Wehrle on Monday advised the Trenton city council that the maintenance department typically sprays for mosquitoes every Thursday, weather permitting, but acknowledged that there was no spraying last week because of a scheduling error on his part.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:50 PM
    Wesclin’s football team will have a scrimmage game for the public’s entertainment this Friday, August 17, including current Wesclin junior varsity and varsity players, along with a seven-on-seven scrimmage featuring former players. The alumni from Wesclin’s first-ever team, 2004-2008, will take on the players from ‘09 forward.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM
    Jared Timmermann didn’t stray too far from home with his selection of Kaskaskia College to begin his college baseball career. And he’ll be even closer to his western Clinton County stomping grounds after his decision to finish his collegiate run at McKendree University in nearby Lebanon.
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:00 AM

    Two baseball players of local interest were accorded honors recently for their 2018 prep performances.

    Wesclin pitcher Parker Durgin was a third-team selection  on the Belleville News-Democrat’s 1A-2A All Area Baseball Team. Durgin compiled a 4-1 record with a 2.01 earned run average in 38 and a third innings  during his junior season. The All-Cahokia Conference  hurler fanned nearly a batter an inning, with 35 K’s against just 12 walks.

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:09 PM
    Miners close out 8-5 season

    Centralia’s Buds defeated the Trenton Miners on Sunday at Jaycee Park in Centralia by a final score of 8-6 ending the season for the Miners in the first round of the Clinton County Baseball League playoffs. The Buds move on to the CCBL finals next week at Bartelso.
  • Joe's Corner
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM
  • Capitol Facts
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:00 AM
    Last month, Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago) was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio about his new role as interim executive director of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
  • Mike’s Musings
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:00 AM
    Downstate candidates have made a lot of hay in Illinois politics by demonizing Chicago, positing that the rest of the state should secede and stop paying for the inadequacies of the wasteful government, shoddy schools, and rampant crime there. Why if it weren’t for Chicago, our local politicians fairly scream at us, we wouldn’t have any problems at all.

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