NEW BADEN WOMAN WARNS OF BAD EXPERIENCE

A New Baden resident has shared a bad experience she wants to make sure others are aware of. It concerns a social media post advertising 50% off vent cleaning. She booked an appointment with the company. Then she was contacted with a text and asked them where they were located. The answer was Trenton.             […]

TRAINING AGREEMENT SET UP FOR NEW BADEN EMS

EMS New Baden

A training reimbursement agreement has been set up for new employees with the New Baden EMS. Staffing the ambulance service has been a great challenge in the recent past. This agreement will help keep people from getting their training paid for by New Baden then quickly moving on to something else.             The agreement is […]

PARK BOOSTERS START FARMERS MARKET FOR SUMMER

Happy woman at her farmers market

The New Baden Farmers Market for 2021 began Memorial Day weekend. It will go on during the last Saturday of the month until September. It opens at 8 am and closes at 1 pm rain or shine. Its sponsors are the New Baden Park Boosters and it is held at the community park.             The […]

JUNE JAMBOREE TO BE HELD IN PARK ANYWAY

            BY CALEB ALEXANDER The state almost messed up the event by not issuing a liquor license to anything like this held in a public park. So the Sons of the American Legion developed a different plan. It was going to be moved to the American Legion with some nearby streets shut down and the […]

UNAPPOINTED ZONING OFFICER MAKES DECISION ANYWAY

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             No one objected and it did not seem to matter that a decision in New Baden about a sign variance was made by a man who was not appointed to the position responsible for making such decisions.             There has been a lot on Mayor Taylor Zurliene’s plate since he took […]

STATE FOULS UP JUNE JAMBOREE PLANS

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Many people in New Baden and the surrounding area are looking forward to the 2021 June Jamboree as a symbol of the return to normalcy. Last year’s had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. Planning for this year’s is well under way but the powers that be in Springfield have […]

OUTGOING NEW BADEN MAYOR GIVES ADVICE TO SUCCESSORS

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             It’s obvious Christy Picard learned a lot about people, public service and human nature during her time as mayor. That was for the past 8 years and for 4 before that she was a village trustee. She shared some of what she learned when she made a send-off speech at her […]

RANDY LINTHICUM EXITS GRACEFULLY

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             Randy Linthicum’s exit as a member of the New Baden Village Board at its most recent meeting was a graceful one, filled with humility and comments reflecting his dedication to the community.             Linthicum could have run for reelection as trustee for a term of four years but instead ran for […]

TURNING OVER SODA MACHINE GETS COMPLICATED

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             What began as a simple suggestion regarding the soda machine at the village park in New Baden has turned into something complicated involving legal counsel. It was discussed at the last meeting of the village board and still not resolved.             Last month Randy Linthicum who was a trustee on the […]

NEW BADEN LEGION CLEAN UP PROGRAM BEGINS

Eco activist cleaning up nature from single use plastic

BY CALEB ALEXANDER             New Baden American Legion Post 321 held the first clean-up effort for its new Adopt a Highway program on Saturday May 1 and is looking for volunteers in the community to help with it. It will be focused on Route 161. Participants will walk along the roadside and pick up trash […]