Combating The Cold – Clinton County Woman “Throws” Her Heart, Hands into Helping People Stay Warm

Pat Brandmeyer (above right) and niece Mary Miller fold material that has been cut and pinned. From there, it’s off to the sewing machine, where it will be used to make a throw that will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul to help needy metro-east residents stay warm in […]

Posted on February 6, 2024

Althoff Basketball Coach Leib Still Counting His Blessings After 26 Seasons

Althoff High boys basketball coach Greg Leib in the Crusaders’ game against Quincy during the Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic in December (David Wilhelm photo). Greg Leib isn’t a glass-half-empty type of guy. Instead, Leib’s cup overflows with joy as he goes about his daily duties at Althoff Catholic High School […]

Posted on February 6, 2024

St. Joseph Teacher Uses STEM Lab to “Make Learning Fun”

Teacher Melissa Thomas leads the STEM lab for kindergarten through eighth-grade students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Freeburg. The program is in its third year since receiving a generous $150,000 grant from the Harold Zaring Charitable Foundation (David Wilhelm photo). Melissa Thomas is never worried about the motivational level […]

Posted on February 6, 2024

Our Lady Queen of Peace Students Spreading Joy to the Elderly

Queen of Peace School first-grader Eddie Brownfield reads to a client at All In 4 You in Belleville. Students from Michelle Gregory’s class regularly visit the day care center to interact with people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia (Submitted photo). Eating lunch or being excused for recess with their classmates […]

Posted on February 6, 2024