O'Fallon Weekly November 21, 2018

llon a F Y L K E E W h Se r vin g th e O ’Fa llo n a nd S o hi l Wednesday November 21, 2018 Sugarfire thanks a fourth grade fan with a special meal Page 5 Vol. 4, No. 31 $1.00 O'Fallon Station opens with holiday extravaganza Portz resigns from OTHS District confirms O'Fallon Police are investigating By Nick Miller Weekly Editor O’FALLON - The District 203 Board of Education took action and accepted a letter of resignation from former O’Fallon Township High School Baseball Coach and Physical Education instructor Jason Portz. In a release issued by the District following the meeting, the Board accepted Portz’s resignation, effective Novem- See “Portz resigns” on page 5 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-5 Law & Order........................................... 6 Education................................................ 7 Health & Wellness ����������������������������������� 8 Sports................................................ 9--10 Milestones......................................... 10-11 Vantage Point.........................................12 Lifestyle..................................................13 Fun & Games..........................................14 Marketplace...........................................15 Bon Appétit............................................16 Water Leak Detecting Gas Lines l Back Flow Testing l Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The Festival of Trees Extravaganza took place at the newly constructed O’Fallon Station Pavilion as part of a fundraiser for HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation on Friday, Nov. 16. The Festival of Trees will feature holiday trees and wreaths that have been designed by local decorators within the community. The decorated trees are sponsored by local busi- nesses with proceeds to benefit the HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation. The Extravaganza was a kick-off reception that provided attendees and sponsors with a first look inside of O’Fallon Station as well as the opportunity to be the first to view the collection of decorated trees and wreaths. The event featured catered food from 1818 Chophouse and local entertainment. O’Fallon Mayor Herb Roach said that there was a lot of great, last minute work put into having the O’Fallon Station ready for the Friday evening event. He said that Mary Jeanne Hutchison, the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Director, “pulled that effort together.” “I also think the night was success- ful for raising funds for St. Eliza- Water Heaters l Faucets Garbage Disposals By Annabelle Knef l l Toilets Sump Pumps Video Camera Inspection Tankless Water Heaters l Drain Cleaning High-Velocity Water Jetting $50 OFF ANY SERVICE Save Time and Money 618-624-1700 With a minimum of $200 purchase. Coupon must be presented at time of service. Cannot be used with any other offer. This coupon does not expire. (OFW) 5903 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 See “Festival of Trees” on page 5