HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors nurse with national Daisy Award

  BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently awarded Chelsea Watson, a registered nurse from the Float Pool, the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the Daisy Foundation’s nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Watson’s nomination came from a patient’s daughter who felt her compassion was…

Read More

Great Rivers Greenway welcomes pair to its ranks

  ST. LOUIS – The Great Rivers Greenway District recently welcomed Seth Treptow, of Collinsville, and Beth Behrns, of Affton, to its staff. Treptow has joined as communications manager, overseeing all communications and marketing strategies for Great Rivers Greenway, in addition to special events promotions; while Behrns is serving as Finance and Administration manager, where…

Read More

Call for applications for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program

  The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced a call for applications for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. Known as ITEP, the program is designed to promote and develop alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian travel, along with streetscape beautification. The federal funds are awarded competitively, and projects must be related to surface transportation.…

Read More

Madison County students ride MCT for free all summer long

  The 2016 Summer Youth Pass season begins today. Here, Alton Middle School students help give the program a send-off. GRANITE CITY — Madison County students have the opportunity to ride Madison County Transit buses for free, all summer long, beginning today, with the 2016 MCT Summer Youth Pass. Now in its ninth year, the…

Read More

The Korte Company begins design-build project for Calumet New Tech High School

  Construction is underway at the campus of New Tech High School in Gary, Ind. The Korte Company, a Southwestern Illinois contractor, was awarded the $6.8 million design-build project, which includes multiple improvements to the school’s outdoor athletic facilities. Improvements include the construction of a new main entry plaza featuring pavers and ornamental fencing, concession…

Read More

Bank of Edwardsville honored for financial literacy program

EDWARDSVILLE – The Bank of Edwardsville was honored recently by NASDAQ and EverFi for its work in helping educate local students at the 2016 Financial Education Awards ceremony in New York City, earning the 2015-16 Financial Education Innovation Award. “The Bank of Edwardsville has been a wonderful partner with us for several years and has…

Read More

Property tax bills arriving in Madison County

  EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler said property owners can expect to see increases in their upcoming tax bills anywhere from “a little to a lot.” “I don’t determine the taxes,” Prenzler said. “I’m only the tax collector. The property tax bill is determined by four factors — the assessment, the equalization factor…

Read More

Shiloh Dental Group holds ribbon cutting

  SHILOH — A ribbon-cutting ceremony this past week helped welcome Shiloh Dental Group to 301 Tamarack Lane, Shiloh. The ceremony took place May 25. “We are so happy to keep Shiloh Dental Group in the O’Fallon-Shiloh area,” said O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Arell-Martinez. Dr. David Guilbeault and a team of experienced…

Read More

Area’s nonresidential construction sees upward swing

NEW YORK — Dodge Data & Analytics has issued its report on April construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, consisting of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Jersey, Lincoln, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties in Illinois and Missouri. According to Dodge Data &…

Read More

Attorney elected to McKendree University board

  BELLEVILLE — Rebecca K. Wohltman, an associate at the law firm of Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd., has been elected to the McKendree University board of trustees. Wohltman (left) will help set the strategic direction of the school, including such matters as capital campaigns, academic affairs, resource development and endowments. Wohltman is the youngest…

Read More