NEW BADEN AMERICAN LEGION STARTS HIGHWAY CLEAN UP PROGRAM

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             New Baden American Legion Post 321 is looking for volunteers in the community to help with its new project, an Adopt A Highway program. It will be focused on Route 161. Participants will walk along the roadside and pick up trash to keep it looking nice.             The Adopt-A-Highway program has […]

COMPETITION SLIM IN TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             There’s 14 townships in Clinton County and an election in each one on April 6 but very few contested races. Does it speak to the contention that township governments are not necessary? Should they be dissolved? That has been an ongoing issue in Illinois for decades but they continue on.             […]

NEW MAYORS LEAD ELECTION BALLOTS

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Within six months after the nation chose a new president, at least four of the towns in Clinton County will be bringing in new mayors.             The election scheduled for April 6 finds some incumbent mayors not running and others being challenged.             In Breese, Alderman Kevin Timmermann is not opposed […]

New Baden Trustee Forum

(New Baden) 03/14 – The candidates for local office in the Village of New Baden gathered tonight for a voters’ forum at the American Legion in New Baden. The candidates and around 40 members of the public were on hand to talk about everything from business development to potholes. Running for the office of village […]

CENTRALIA MAYORAL FORUM ALL ABOUT RAISING TAXES

(Centralia) 03/19 – The Centralia Chamber of Commerce and Kaskaskia College Thursday night held a candidates’ forum for the two candidates for Mayor along with the five seeking the two open city council positions. In the mayor’s contest, appointed Mayor Herb Williams and the person he was appointed to replace both spoke about their visions for the City […]

Mayoral Forum You Decide

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Three men running for mayor in New Baden met with citizens at the American Legion to present their views and answer questions. All were sincere in expressing their thoughts, opinions and feelings. They also answered questions from people present in the audience. One candidate, Rafael Him, stood out from the others […]

LINTHICUM GOES AGAINST POLICE CHIEF AGAIN

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             New Baden Village Trustee Randy Linthicum has cast a vote against a recommendation from Police Chief Chuck Mackin, this time about the hiring of a temporary fulltime officer.             There is a fulltime officer on an extended leave of absence so the chief asked the board to approve the hiring of […]

COVID TESTING TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Free rapid coronavirus testing is being offered at the fairgrounds in Carlyle two days this week. No appointment is necessary. The hours are 9 am to 11 am Tuesday and Wednesday. The fairgrounds is located at 1899 Methodist Street.             The Clinton County Health Department is in charge of this testing. […]

Village Board Moves to

(New Baden) 03/16 – The New Baden Village Board met in regular session last night. At the meeting the board approved an amendment to the Telecommunications Tax Ordinance (Ord# 2021315A) to allow the Village Board to make changes in the appropriations of the tax. This change will also enable to board to move funds between […]

Trustee Linthicum Helps Girl Scouts

Trustee Randy Linthicum visited local Girl Scout Troop 934 to talk about his experiences and buy the remaining cookies. Here is what they said: Girl scout troop 934 would like to give a huge thank you to Randy Linthicum. He came to our meeting today and bought our remaining cookies to be donated saving our […]