MCT’s August service changes to address employment access

In an effort to enhance bus service and access to employment, Madison County Transit will be making minor adjustments to select bus routes at the upcoming regularly scheduled Aug. 15 service change. “MCT is the primary means of transportation for many individuals and families in our county,” said MCT Managing Director SJ Morrison. “These adjustments…

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Poettker Construction expands its Preconstruction Team

Poettker Construction Co. announces the expansion of its Preconstruction Team with the addition of Ryan Diekemper as assistant director of estimating and Robert Waddell as senior preconstruction manager. Diekemper (left), who brings over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, will assist in overseeing the Preconstruction Department and will take a leading role in…

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Holland Construction starts major residential project on The Hill

Swansea-based Holland Construction Services has begun construction on Moda at The Hill, the multi-family component of a new master-planned development called La Collina at The Hill, located in St. Louis’s historic Hill neighborhood, being developed by Chicago-based Draper and Kramer Inc. The four-story, wood-frame apartment building will feature 225 units and a five-level precast above-ground…

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Scooter’s Coffee opens with a shot of help from SBDC at SIUE

Scooter’s Coffee is now open on Illinois Route 159 in Glen Carbon. The drive-through coffeehouse is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. The franchise was first established in Bellevue, Neb., and is now available locally thanks to Robert (Bob) Semptimphelter and his wife’s good taste. After relocating to the Edwardsville area…

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Gateway Wedding Show is Sunday in Collinsville

The Gateway Wedding Show will be held at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville on Sunday, Aug. 8. The event will feature many different vendors that can help engaged couples personalize their special days. Among vendors are those for cakes, décor, flowers, dresses and venues. The show starts at 1 and ends at 4:30 p.m.…

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Wiegmann Associates receives SMACNA Safety Excellence Award

Wiegmann Associates has been awarded a 2021 Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association Safety Excellence Award in the 200,001-300,000 man-hour category. Every year SMACNA recognizes its members with the lowest injury/illness rates. This year, just 27 member companies in the United States and Canada received a 2021 Safety Excellence Award for overall safety…

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Realtor association holds recycling event benefiting PCs for People

Members of the Shiloh-based Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois, in conjunction with PCs for People and The File Room, held two community recycling events in July and will host another in October. People handled the electronics recycling, while The File Room took care of shredding. Founded in 1998, PCs for People is a national leader…

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Busey Bank back for another spin as prime sponsor of Rotary Criterium

Busey Bank will again partner with the Edwardsville Rotary Club as the title sponsor of the Rotary Criterium Festival in 2021. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 3 to 11 p.m.  in Downtown Edwardsville. The Busey Bank Edwardsville Rotary Criterium is a series of high-speed professional and amateur bicycle races…

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Statewide COVID-19 ICU bed usage jumps 15 percent

Seven-day average positivity rate matches peak of previous April wave By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped by more than 13 percent from Sunday to Monday night while intensive care bed usage jumped 15 percent as the delta variant of the virus continued to cause a surge nationwide. According…

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