Voters make their choices at the ballot boxes

Howard, Varney, Bickford among those moving on to general election

REGION — As is traditionally the case in mid-term election years, turnout was low when voters went to the polls on Sept. 9 to choose the candidates who will represent the Democrats and the Republicans on the ballot in November. There were almost no contested races on the Democratic primary ballots in any of our three towns. Republicans on the other hand had a number of choices to make heading into November's general election....more>

Hussey chosen for Siemens STEM Institute

ALTON — This year, Caitlin Hussey, a high school science teacher from Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, will enter her classroom with a deeper understanding of how to integrate real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts into classroom instruction. This understanding comes as a result of her participation this summer in a highly-exclusive professional development opportunity sponsored by the Siemens Foundation and administered by Discovery Education and Oak Ridge Associated Universities....more>

T'Wolves battle, toppled by 'Toppers

Prospect volleyball gets by Kennett for first win

ALTON — The first team the Prospect Mountain volleyball squad faced in its first season in Division II was traditional powerhouse Coe-Brown. New coach Shannon Cornelissen has approached every game since then like every team is Coe-Brown. "I tell them, every team is like Coe-Brown," she said, noting that in that first game, against one of the best teams in the state, her inexperienced girls came out and played hard and gave it all they had, which is what she wants each time they hit the court....more>
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