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Edwardsville Township Government in Action Contest

The Edwardsville Township Government in Action contest gives students the opportunity to enter illustrations, campaigns, essays, and ‘selfies’ at the park and win cash prizes.  Entries are due March 21, 2018 by 4:30 pm and contest form are available at the Township Office located at 300 W Park Street or by the links below.  Winners will be announced at the March 27, 2018 meeting of the Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees.

The Township Government in Action contests are available to children who attend schools located within the boundaries of District 7 as well as home-schooled students within Edwardsville Township. The contests are broken down by grade levels. Please find below the instructions for each contest. We encourage all participants to let your creativity soar while supporting your local government!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Illustration Contest

This coloring contest encourages students to illustrate their favorite thing to do and/or memory at Edwardsville Township Community Park. The winner, selected from a raffle drawing of all participants, will receive a cash prize of $25.00!

3rd-5th Grade: Official for a Day Campaign Contest

This campaign contest encourages students to choose an elected position at Edwardsville Township and submit their campaign! Students should be creative and state what their plans would be if they were to be elected in the position. Students are able to run for the following positions: Supervisor, Assessor, Trustee, Clerk, and Highway Commissioner. A general job description can be found using the link below to give students an idea of what each position entails. Winners will be selected based on their creativity and proposed ideas to benefit the people of Edwardsville Township. The selected winner for each position will receive a cash prize of $50.00!

6th-8th Grade: Essay or Illustration Contest

This contest gives students the option of writing an essay or completing an illustration of why Edwardsville Township is the best community to live in. Winners will be selected based on effort, creativity, and knowledge of the services provided by Edwardsville Township. Three submissions will be selected for publishing on the Edwardsville Township’s website and one first place winner will receive a cash prize of $75.00 and will be published in the Edwardsville Intelligencer! Click here to see further guidelines.

9th-12th (High School): Selfie at the Park

This contest encourages students to take a ‘selfie’ at Edwardsville Township Community Park and post it to Facebook. Each post should tag the Edwardsville Township Facebook page and include #LocalGovernmentWeek. Three photos will be randomly chosen for publishing on the Edwardsville Township’s website and Facebook page and one randomly selected winner will receive a cash prize of $100!

Illustration Sheet
Edwardsville Township Services Fact Sheet
Edwardsville Township Elected Officials Fact Sheet

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Airplane Display Pilot Returned to Edwardsville Township
Mabel Found

Edwardsville Township Supervisor Fred Schulte today announced the missing airplane display pilot has been returned to Edwardsville Township. The display pilot, affectionately known as “Mabel”, was taken from her place in the cockpit of the W.S. Navy A7E ll Corsair on display at Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community a Park, located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville, IL. Click here to learn more.


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Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship 2018

The Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) have announced that they will award seven high school seniors a $1,500 scholarship to continue their education within the state of Illinois. Each student will be selected based on their history of extracurricular activities that demonstrates leadership, academic transcript, cover letter,  two letters of recommendation, Township Government essay, and interview with an Edwardsville Township Official. A complete application procedure checklist can be found on the application found below. Applications can also be picked up at 300 W Park Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025. If you have any questions please call
TOI at 217-744-2212 or our office at 618-656-0292.

Township Officials of Illinois Scholarship Application 2018


Mission Preservation Complete!

 

With restoration complete, the U.S. Navy A7E Corsair on display at Edwardsville Township Park will be raised back to its display pylon by Keller Construction on Thursday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m.
The restoration is the culmination of a multi-year project to restore the historic aircraft, which had remained on the pylon since it was originally installed in Township Park by Keller Construction in 1991.
A special thank you to Keller Construction and the Flight Deck Veterans Group for all of their hard work!


BOY SCOUT BUILDS GAGA BALL PIT
AT EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK

PHOTO - BOY SCOUT BUILDS GAGA BALL PIT AT EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK

Eagle Scout Candidate Jonathan Self constructed a Gaga Ball Pit at Edwardsville Township Community Park for his Eagle Service Project.


IN PHOTOS: RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY

Photos from June 10th volunteer wash and clean out of A7E Corsair at Edwardsville Township Park.

 

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Edwardsville Township Announces the
Senior Services Network Forum

Supervisor Frank Miles announced today the creation of the Edwardsville Township Senior Services Network and the next event the network will host, the Senior Services Network Forum! The Senior Services Network Forum is the next step to bringing together agencies that can assist in this network of services and resources for seniors in our community.

Agencies that provide services to seniors in
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are invited to attend:

Senior Services Network Forum

The Senior Services Network Forum
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 2:30pm
No Charge
Main Street Community Center
1003 N Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Please click here to register for the forum.

The Senior Services Network will serve as a connecting agent between the Township’s senior citizens and available services and resources to meet their unique needs. The Network seeks to improve access to nutritious food, transportation options, health and safety, access to appropriate and affordable housing, as well as the ability of the senior community to be active, productive, and experience social interaction.  By establishing ‘benefit connection centers’, trained staff and volunteers will be able to connect senior citizens and their family members with a variety of available organizations and resources at the local, state, and federal levels. Supervisor Frank Miles stated that, “The vision of the Senior Services Network is to make Edwardsville Township the best place to age with dignity.  We will achieve this by serving as a lead advocate for older adults residing in Edwardsville and Glen carbon, with a specific focus on those who are hard to reach or underrepresented.”

The Senior Services Network is an extension of the Township’s Social Service Safety Net. For more information contact the Edwardsville Township office at 618-656-0292.


Edwardsville Township Local Government Week Contest Winners

The winners were selected for the Edwardsville Township Local Government Week. The Township Government in Action Contests included a coloring contest, poster contest, and essay contest. For further information regarding the contests, see below.

The coloring contest winners received a $25 award and the artwork was displayed in the Edwardsville Township Supervisor’s Office. Coloring Contest Winners: Charli Schneider, Rosalind Hovan, Michael Schumer, Ben Keith, and Cecilia Verbais

The poster contest winners received a $50 award from the Edwardsville Township and the poster will be displayed in a local library. The poster contest winners were Mercedes and Maximus Mueller.

The essay contest first place winner received a $75 award and the essay will be published in the Edwardsville Intelligencer. The first, second, and third place recipients are detailed below. For a chance to read the submissions, please click on the link next to the winner’s name.

Essay Contest First Place: Ann Schmidt – Essay Submission 1st place
Essay Contest Second Place: Grant Huebner – Essay Submission 2nd Place
Essay Contest Third Place: Abigail Brown – Essay Submission 3rd Place


Township Government in Action Contests

The Township Government in Action contest gives students the opportunity to enter coloring sheets, posters, essays, and video clips and win cash prizes.  Entries are due March 21 and contest form are available at the Township Office located at 300 W Park Street or by the links below.  Winners will be announced at the March 28, 2017 meeting of the Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees.

The Township Government in Action contests are available to children who attend schools located within the boundaries of District 7 as well as home-schooled students within Edwardsville Township. The Edwardsville Township provides citizens with essential services such as roads, recreation, helping residents in need, and so much more! The contests are broken down by grade levels. Please find below the instructions for each contest. We encourage all participants to let your creativity soar!

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Coloring Contest
The coloring contest gives students the ability to use their imagination to give a plane, specifically the US Navy A7 Corsair on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park, a fresh coat of paint.  The winner, selected from a raffle drawing of all participants, will  receive $25.00

3rd-5th Grade: Poster Contest
Students in grades 3 to 5 can enter the poster contest which asks students to highlight one of the themes of township government (fun, helpful, green, safe, and active) and connect that theme to a service provided by Edwardsville Township.  Winners will be selected from each theme based on how well the poster connects to the theme, how informative the poster is, and the visual presentation.  Each winning poster will be displayed in the community and one grand prize winner will receive $50.00.

6th-8th Grade: Essay Contest
The essay contest, open to students in grades 6 to 8, gives students the option of writing a research based paper or a short fictional story regarding the US Navy Corsair on display at Township Park.  Judging will be based on content, proper paragraph and sentence structure, spelling, and neatness.  Three essays will be selected for publishing on the Township’s website and one first place winner will receive $75.00 and will be published in the Edwardsville Intelligencer.

9th-12th Grade (High School): Video Contest and Release Form
Finally, the video contest for students in grades 9 to 12 ask students to create a 30-60 second video clip highlighting a service provided by Edwardsville Township.  Videos will be judged based on the incorporation of the themes and services offered by Edwardsville Township, composition (length, technical construction, and audio quality), entertainment value, and accuracy of information.  Three videos will be selected for publishing on the Township’s website and Facebook page and one first place winner will receive $100.00

Here is a fact sheet that includes information on the services provided by the Edwardsville Township. Please use the information in the fact sheet for supplemental information for the above contests.


Edwardsville Township Creates Community Resource Directory

Edwardsville Township has created a Community Resource Directory.  This project is one of many initiatives undertaken by Supervisor Frank Miles since he took office to better link  resources and services to the community.

Development of the Community Resource Directory was an effort of the Social Service Safety Net, created by Edwardsville Township and the Glen Ed Ministerial Alliance.  The Social Services Safety Net mission is to bring together area social service agencies, organizations, and churches that provide services to residents of Edwardsville Community School District 7.  The Community Resource Directory was created to further connect residents to the services and resources that are available for members of the community.

The Community Resource Directory contains the name, services offered and contact information for over 90 agencies that serve residents of Edwardsville Community School District 7.


Edwardsville Township Park Bat Houses

Bat HouseIn an effort to reduce mosquito levels, Edwardsville Township will be installing three bat houses in Township Park to encourage bats to remain and naturally control the mosquito population in the area. Bats are an environmentally friendly way in which the Township can additionally control for mosquitoes while continuing the summer spray schedule.

The bat houses will be installed in the park on Tuesday, September 6 and will feature informational signage about bats and their pest control abilities. For more information on the bat house installation in Township park, please call the Edwardsville Township Office at 618-656-0292.

For more information about bat conservation visit the following websites:
Organization for Bat Conservation
National Wildlife Federation

Check out the following news stories about our bat houses!

 

KSDK – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats
KMOX – Edwardsville Looks To Bats To Control Mosquito Population
Advantage News – Bats to battle park pests in Edwardsville
EdGlen Today.com – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats


MISSION PRESERVATION: The Campaign to Restore the Plane

Edwardsville Township is excited to partner with a dedicated group of community volunteers and the Edwardsville Community Foundation to complete much-needed restorations to the U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II aircraft, which has been on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park for more than twenty (20) years. It preserves an important piece of Naval Aviation history in honor of the men and women who serve our country.

Since the kick off of our fundraising to complete the restorations of the A-7E Corsair II, we have generously received donations from organizations across Madison County and beyond. For information on how to become a donor, please visit missionpreservation.org or call the Edwardsville Township Office at (618)656-0292.


Edwardsville Township is one of the oldest townships in the State of Illinois, having been established in 1808, and is located within Madison County in southwestern Illinois. The Township is comprised of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside these two municipalities. Currently there are three offices within the township that serves residents: Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and Township Highway Commissioner.

GIS Map of Edwardsville Township with the township shaded in a transparent blue color to mark boundaries. A zoomed in image.