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Candlelight vigil held for Joe Hartsoe

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Family and friends of Joseph Hartsoe, missing since Nov. 26, 2013 gather for a candlelight vigil / Photo by Roger Starkey

Five weeks ago, Joe Hartsoe dropped his laundry off at a relative’s house and has not been seen since. His family and friends have not given up hope for his safe return. Between 50-75 people attended a candlelight vigil for Hartsoe Monday. On a bitterly cold night, some came to light a candle before moving […]

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Registration open for 2014 CARD classes and events

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

CARDagain

Registration has begun for CARD’s 2014 spring programs. The latest newsletter was delivered to homes in December and includes information about a new Bunko program, dance, karate, tumbling classes, free gardening classes, summer rates at Arlington Greens Golf Course, as well as Breakfast with the Bunny, and Daddy Daughter Date Night. Click here for a digital […]

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Fourth person charged in Collinsville craigslist robberies

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Desmund R. Marshall

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s office on Monday charged a fourth suspect in connection with the “craigslist robberies” in Collinsville. Desmund R. Marshall, 20, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery without a firearm. He is currently held in the Collinsville jail on $500,000 bond, before being transferred to the Madison County Jail, […]

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Wrestlers in middle of the pack in prestigious tournament

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville wrestling team could not hold a strong start, but still managed to finish 12th of 24 teams in what Head Coach Tom Blaha called one of the toughest tournaments in the Midwest. The Kahoks were in 6th place after day one of pool play at the 53rd William “Red” Schmidt Holiday Tournament in […]

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Collinsville trash and recycle on delayed schedule this week

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

Trash and recycle pick-up will run on-schedule Dec. 31 for City of Collinsville residents. There will be no collection Wednesday, Jan. 1. Garbage collection normally scheduled for Wednesday will be picked up Thursday. Normal Thursday collection will be Friday and Friday collections will be made Saturday.

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Charges filed in murder of Collinsville man

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

court-hammer

An East St. Louis man was charged today with first-degree murder in the death of Jarrett D. Mosby, 21, of Collinsville. Deneshion M. Swope, 24, faces three felony murder charges in the Dec. 23 death of Mosby, whose body was found in his car in Madison. Police allege Swope shot Mosby seven times with a […]

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Christmas Tree disposal in Collinsville

By   /  December 30, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Christmas Tree / Photo by Roger Starkey

If you are traditionalist, and still put up a Christmas Tree made from nature, the locations below are accepting your yule time pride. Tree disposal is free, but all decorations, ornaments and lights must be removed. Trees will be accepted until Sunday, Jan. 5. There are no hours of operation, the locations may not be […]

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Cougars overpower Eagles

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Michael Messer / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville players scored in double figures Sunday afternoon to lead the Cougars to a 102-78 win over Robert Morris-Springfield in men’s basketball at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE improved to 3-10 with the win. Robert Morris fell to 7-6. Maurice Wiltz and Michael Messer each scored 20 points to lead the Cougars. Wiltz was 7 […]

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Kahoks lose heartbreaker to Quincy

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Boys Basketball, Sports  /  3 Comments

Emondre Rickman shoots a jump hook against Quincy on Dec. 28, 2013. The Kahoks lost 49-46 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville boys basketball team held a nine-point lead against Quincy entering the fourth quarter Saturday, but were outscored 21-9 in the period and lost 49-46 on a last second 3-pointer. Collinsville (4-8) scored all nine of its fourth-quarter points on free throws, making 9-16 after making 8-10 entering the final period. Missed free throws, […]

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Cougars open OVC play with victory

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

Micah Jones / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Freshman Micah Jones completed her first career double-double Saturday as the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s basketball opened the Ohio Valley Conference season with a 68-56 triumph over Belmont at the Vadalabene Center. Jones was 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line for 20 points. She added a career-high 12 rebounds. […]

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Collinsville Middle School students “loving” new instruction method

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

We live in a technical, connected society. Education needs to adapt to the world in which we live. This is part of a message from Collinsville Middle School Principal Kim Jackson when discussing the one-to-one learning pilot program at her school. The initiative put Chromebook laptops in the hands of 100 self-contained special education students […]

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Kahoks hammer Triad

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Sean Davis in action against Triad  / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville controlled the game against Triad Friday from start to finish, coasting to a 75-29 victory in the consolation bracket of the Schnucks Holiday Classic. The Kahoks (4-7) trailed for about 10 seconds in the game and snared their first win since Nov. 27, snapping a seven-game losing streak. The Knights (1-10) dropped their ninth […]

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Positive start turns sour, Kahoks drop seventh straight

By   /  December 27, 2013  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Jake Moore scores against Urbana / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville held a 26-25 lead with three minutes remaining in the second quarter Thursday, but did not score again until halfway through the third quarter, losing 71-50. The Kahoks (3-7) came out like a team determined to taste victory for the first time since winning their first three games of the season. They hit four […]

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Local New Year’s Eve dining and drinking options

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Events, Living  /  No Comments

NewYearsEve

By David Pruitt, special to The Metro Independent If you have not yet made New Year’s Eve plans, and want to enjoy food or drink in the area, below is a mini-guide. Dining If you are looking to treat yourself to some fine dining before making those New Year’s resolutions, you had better make your […]

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Accused Collinsville craigslist robbers identified

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

CraigsList

The three 17-year-old Collinsville men arrested Monday in connection with the “craigslist robberies” were identified today as Devante P. Marshall, Maurice S. Morris and Garrett A. Babb. Charges were filed today by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office against all three suspects for at least one of the three armed robberies that took place between […]

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Despite referendum, CARD tax levy decrease consistent with past years

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

CARDagain

The Collinsville Area Recreation District will request less money from property taxpayers for a fourth consecutive year, but the amount may surprise many in the district. On Dec. 17, CARD Commissioners voted unanimously to levy $1.279 million for district operations, a reduction of $21,000 (1.62 percent) from the previous year. A bond levy of $1,326,791.93 […]

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Tip: Do not drive to police station on suspended license

By   /  December 25, 2013  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Elizabeth Reynolds

A 42-year-old East Alton woman went to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Friday to discuss a non-criminal matter and was seen driving away from the station. The problem for Elizabeth Reynolds, police say, is that she was driving on a suspended Illinois driver’s license. A sheriff’s deputy stopped Reynolds’ vehicle near the Madison County Sheriff’s […]

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Leads sought in death of Collinsville man

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Crime News

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is still looking for leads in the death of a Collinsville man whose body was found in the front seat of a car Monday in Madison. Madison Police responded to a traffic accident call Monday at about 12:44 p.m. and found the body of Jarrett D. Mosby, […]

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Arrests made in Collinsville craigslists robberies

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Police Department arrested three suspects Monday in a recent string of armed robberies linked to advertisements placed on craigslists. The arrests come after a third armed robbery Sunday in the 200 block of Sandridge Dr., about 1/2 mile from the other two robberies at 50 Brookhill Court. The suspect in the robbery Sunday […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 announces kindergarten enrollment schedule

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Enrollment for 2014-2015 kindergarten students in Collinsville Unit 10 will be held at the Administration Annex Building, 123 West Clay Street, on the dates listed below for each school. If you are not sure which school your child will be attending, please contact the district enrollment office at 346-6350 ext. 237 or 228.  All spots […]

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