O'Fallon Weekly September 26, 2018

Parks & Rec hosts Touch-A-Truck event page 6 Committee provides early support to Scott-Troy stoplight Resultion in support of stoplight sent to full council By Martha Stoffel Vol. 4, No. 23 $1.00 POW/MIA Council recognizes thousands still missing By Nick Miller Weekly Reporter O'FALLON - The Public Works committee approved a resolution of support for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Scott Troy Road and Old Vincennes Trail/Borchers Lane Monday night. The resolution will appear before full council on Monday, October 1, 2018. The resolution and a letter of support from the city of O’Fallon will be sent to the St. Clair County Board Chair- man, Mark Kern. A similar resolution and letter were sent from the city in September 2015. Staff indicated they plan to send the resolution and letter to additional county offi- cials this time, including the County Engineer and County Board members. Representatives of the Troy Scott Road/Old Vincennes Trail/Borchers Lane Stoplight Campaign have spoken to See “Public Works” on page 6 In This Edition Calendar................................................. 2 News................................................... 3-6 Law & Order........................................... 7 Education..............................................8-9 Health & Wellness.............................. 10-11 Sports............................................... 12-14 Milestones..............................................15 Vanage Point..........................................16 Lifestyle..................................................17 Fun & Games..........................................18 Marketplace...........................................19 Bon Appétit........................................... 20 Water Leak Detecting Gas Lines Wednesday September 26, 2018 l Back Flow Testing l The Scott POW/MIA Council held its 27th annual recognition ceremony Saturday morning, honoring those that had been captured during service or are still missing. According to Geof Bambic of the POW/MIA Council, 82,232 America- ns are still listed as Missing in Action as of September 14, 2018. Bambec went on to thank the assembled vete- rans, including some POW’s and the families of POW’s that were present. “You sirs are true examples for our armed forces. Every American ones During the 27th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony, POW's in the audience were honored. POW's present, from left: Vernon Warren, Robert their freedom to all of you, and for that we would like to say thank you Teichgraber, and Wilbert "Vince" Rolves. Other dignitaries present were: from the bottom of our hearts,” Bam- Marsha Alexander, daughter of Robert Alexander; Betty Alexander, wife of bic said to the small assembled group Robert Alexander; Marjorie Ballard, widow of Norris Ballard; Keith Ballard, son of Norris Ballard; Diane Bornhauser, daughter of Leland Bornhauser. of former prisoners of war. Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn San- (O'Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller) guinetti served as the guest speaker been successes, but I think this mor- and began by saying what an honor it ning we recognize that this fight, is not was for to be present at the event. even close to being over,” “On behalf of Governor Bruce Sanguinetti said that while its Rauner and myself, we made it a important to remember and focus on priority to be here today for this returning all 82,232 missing Ameri- ceremony,” Sanguinetti said. “From cans, she wanted to highlight another the shores of Normandy, to the jungles number. of Vietnam. From the mountains of “Here is another number I want you Korea to the Persian Gulf, tens of all to remember. Four thousand, one thousands of American soldiers have hundred and seventy seven. This is the experienced capture or disappearance. number of Illinoisians that remain una- Tremendous efforts have been made, ccounted for since World War II. Be- dedicated to finding our lost brothers hind each of these figures are countless and sisters. Over decades there have stories of stories left patiently waiting Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti See “POW/MIA” on page 6 was the guest speaker and was presented with a handcrafted statue. Water Heaters l Faucets Garbage Disposals Weekly Editor 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