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Preview: Kahoks football at Althoff Catholic

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville’s football season will not be won or lost Friday night on the candy cane-striped field at Lindenwood University in Belleville, but the game has the potential to have a big impact on the program. First-year head coach John Blaylock has been working to instill a winning attitude in a team that went 1-8 last […]

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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle welcomes food friend

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Living, Travel  /  2 Comments

From right to left: Collinsville fireman David Bennet with his children, Andy, Glen and Abby / Photo by Roger Starkey

There are some culinary combinations that are just natural: salt and pepper, butter and popcorn, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza and beer and, of course, potatoes and ketchup. The latter two paired themselves in majestic fashion Wednesday when the world’s largest fabricated potato visited The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle ®. Collinsville firefighter David Bennett brought his […]

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Three new pocket parks coming to Collinsville

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

Artist rendering of the wall, sculpture and backlit Collinsville sign that will be on the site formerly occupied by Bert's Chuckwagon restaurant / Rendering courtesy of U-Studios Incorporated

The Collinsville City Council approved a $423,940 tax-increment financing expenditure Monday to bring three urban parks to the uptown area. Existing green spaces along Illinois Route 159, from Main Street to Clay Street, will be renovated to have stamped brick walkways to match the streetscape project, a large brick wall, sculpture, a backlit Collinsville sign, […]

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Kahoks get late equalizer, draw with Althoff

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Freshman goalkeeper Brett Niedzwiecki clears the ball in a match against Althoff on Aug. 28. The Kahoks and Crusaders played to a 3-3 draw / Photo by Roger Starkey

Junior midfielder Grant Bauer fought through the Althoff defense with 10 minutes remaining in Wednesday’s match and put a shot on goal that was turned away. The ball bounced around among the group of players battling in the penalty area. Bauer ended up on the ground. Suddenly, the ball fell at Bauer’s feet. He managed […]

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Monkey goes on Midwest tour, former owner charged with unlawful possession of primate

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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An Alton woman who had her pet monkey taken from her this summer in a custody dispute was charged Monday with three counts of unlawful possession of a primate, a misdemeanor. Kendra Hougland and her former pet Java Macaque monkey, Nina, were at a dog-related even in Grafton on June 2 when Nina bit a […]

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The long road to the Glen Carbon Sam’s Club grand opening

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The stream of cars that will file into the Glen Carbon Sam’s Club for the grand opening today will give the impression that there was never a doubt the store would open. It was not long ago, however, that the development was almost shelved. The Sam’s Club project, first proposed in March 2011, seemed to […]

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State Comptroller salutes J.R. Kelly Company – The Horseradish House

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Pictured from left to right: Scott Winter of the Tourism Bureau Illinois South and State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

The largest supplier of horseradish roots in the United States was recently saluted by Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka for its contribution to Illinois agri-tourism. The Collinsville based J.R. Kelly Company – The Horseradish House markets 10 to 12 million pounds of horseradish per year. “It is incredible to have JR Kelly Company continue to support agriculture […]

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