East Alton native named SIUE director for University Housing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Mallory Sidarous as director for University Housing. Sidarous has served as interim director since July 2019 and will assume her new role on Jan. 2, 2020. An East Alton native, Sidarous brings more than 11 years of professional experience in higher education…

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Kloss Furniture wins National Home Furnishings Leadership Award

Kloss Furniture, which operates multiple locations in Southwestern Illinois, has received a national award given by Furniture Today. Kloss CEO Steve Kloss said there are two awards given annually, one for a company under 200 million and one for over 200 million. “We were awarded the Leadership award under 200 million (in annual sales),” he…

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Metro East Sanitary District puts cats to work on levee pests

EDWARDSVILLE — Metro East Sanitary District hired dozens of “employees” earlier this year, all eager and hungry to take care of rodent problems. “We have found them jobs, working and keeping down the rodent population plaguing the levee system,” MESD Director Stephen Adler said. Six months ago, MESD adopted dozens of feral cats from Metro…

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Carver family turned Atlas 46 into multimillion-dollar manufacturer

Launched in 2014 with just three employees, Atlas 46 entered the St. Louis region’s manufacturing scene with a commitment to design, develop and manufacture innovative American-made, premium workwear and gear designed to stand the test of time for members of the construction industry. In the five short years since, the company’s product line has expanded…

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HSHS hospitals adjust visiting guidelines during flu season

HSHS Hospitals in O’Fallon, Effingham, Breese, Greenville and Highland guarding patient safety With flu activity now classified as regional in Central and Southwestern Illinois, visitors to the hospitals in the HSHS Southern Illinois Division are asked to be mindful of the important role everyone plays in guarding patient safety. The HSHS Southern Illinois Division Hospitals…

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SIUE program director honored as Nurse of Year

Eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing faculty and students were honored as finalists during the March of Dimes’ eighth annual Nurse of the Year Awards Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Each year, the March of Dimes presents awards across 20 clinical and practice specialties to extraordinary nurses in…

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Scott Credit Union credit analyst earns CCRA designation

Scott Credit Union Commercial Banking Credit Analyst Victor Bland has earned the designation of Certified Credit Risk Analyst. The special designation, which included academic studies and a comprehensive exam, certifies him to better analyze financial statements and make informed credit risk assessments for business members at the local credit union. “As we grow our commercial…

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Centralia attorney announces run for Clinton County state’s attorney

Centralia attorney B. Marshall Hilmes is running for state’s attorney in Clinton County.  Hilmes will run in the Republican primary election on March 17. Hilmes, 48, began his legal career before law school, as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) representing abused children, as a guardian ad litem. He earned his associate’s degree from Southwestern…

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Time-Tribune’s office manager donates kidney to uncle

A family photo, from left, back row: Karen Galloway, Kay Wooley, Kathy Black, Mark LaRue and family pastor David Roderick. Middle row: LeighAnn Lawrence, Masja LaRue and Boyce Wooley. Taking the photo is BobbiKay Parker.   Times-Tribune staff report It’s not uncommon for those of us in the news business to hear of kidney transplant…

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Casino Queen hosts Santa to delight of East St. Louis schoolchildren

Christmas came to town a few weeks early for more than 1,600 pre-kindergarten through second-grade children from District 189 with a surprise visit from Santa Claus, who has spread extra holiday cheer at Casino Queen’s Toyland event for the past 26 years. Santa made the special stop in East St. Louis on Dec. 11 to…

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