In a special meeting Monday night, the village of New Baden board of trustees appointed a new village administrator to replace outgoing village administrator Jimmy Morani. Lyndon Joost was appointed as the new village administrator for the village of New Baden.
Lyndon Joost brings over 30 years of executive level experience to the position. He served as the first village administrator for the village of Swansea (1985-1995) and spent 18 years with the civil engineering firm Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, Inc. (1995-2013) where he most notably served as the corporate office branch manager (5 years) and director of operations (10 years).
Since July 2013, Joost has served as vice president of operations with Vertical Performance, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in human resources improvement for businesses and organizations.
Joost was selected from a pool of 23 applicants. His professional experience and leadership skills are what set him apart from the field.
“Lyndon is a goal-oriented leader with a tremendous amount of energy,” said Mayor Christy Picard. “His professional accomplishments in local government and business are reflective of these attributes. The Village Board and I are excited about the future of New Baden and Lyndon will be an integral part of growing and improving our community.”
Joost is familiar with New Baden through his work experiences and his extended family. His grandparents lived in New Baden and his aunt currently resides in the community.
“There is a lot going on in New Baden,” said Joost. “This is a vibrant, growing community with even more opportunity and potential ahead. I am excited about being part of that future and look forward to working with the elected officials and the other employees to retain our small town culture even as we grow.”
Joost began employment with the village on Tuesday and will assume the role of village administrator on Oct.17.
He will be working with outgoing village administrator Jimmy Morani over the next few weeks to facilitate the transition.
Bond was set at $25,000 for a New Baden man who has been charged with residential burglary and burglary to motor vehicles. Kyle Louvier, 23, of West Ash Street in New Baden, appeared in Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday morning in street clothes and asked to have an attorney ap-pointed for him.
Judge Dennis Middendorff asked why the state had elected for Louvier to have a “notice to appear” (in court) and was not arrested.
Assistant state’s attorney Dan Markwell assumed that it was because he had assisted in the cooperation involving another court case.
Judge Middendorff then asked for a probable cause statement for bail, in which Markwell said that Trenton police had received numerous reports regarding vehicle burglaries and a residential burglary to a home in Trenton.
It was noted that Louvier had admitted to the burglaries and had obstructed justice in a separate court case involving a co-defendant. Louvier had even assisted police with the apprehension of the co-defendant.
Louvier was initially charged Aug. 28 with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and four counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, all Class 2 felonies, and one count of Class A misdemeanor criminal damage to property.
The Mater Dei Lady Knights volleyball team continued their torrid start to the season with a win over crosstown rival Central in their only match of the week. The Lady Knights are now 15-1 on the season with a home match against Alton Marquette on Thursday evening.
The Lady Cougars played a trio of matches last week where they fell to MD and Columbia while defeating Freeburg on Thursday evening.
The Lady Cougars are now 5-7 on the season before they travel to Carlyle on Thursday for a big Cahokia Conference tilt.
Mater Dei 25-27, Central 23-25: The Lady Knights edged the Lady Cougars on Saturday afternoon in Breese.
Mater Dei’s Kelly Voss was the story for the Lady Knights as she dominated the net with a match-high 10 kills and one block. The rest of the Knights combined for only 12 kills.
Central’s Kendra Wilken kept her team in the match with eight kills and three blocks.
“This is always one of those matches that it doesn’t matter what your records are,” said Mater Dei head coach Chad Rakers. “Both teams know that they are going to get the other team’s best and that is the only way to do it.”
Mater Dei led the entire first game, despite committing nine unforced errors which included three service errors.
MD got out to a 3-0 lead before Central eventually cut the deficit to 16-14 after a kill and a block from Jenna Dumstorff.
The Lady Knights regained control with kills from Elle Gebke and Voss as they extended their lead to 23-17.
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