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CARD exploring refinance options for 2004 bonds

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The Collinsville Area Recreation District recently employed Stifel Nicolaus to determine if refinancing the districts 2004 bond issue will be a cost saving move. The results of the refinancing effort should be known by the end of October, Carl Ramey, senior vice-president with Stifel Nicolaus said. Bid packages will be distributed next week to potential […]

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CHS to submit final Physical Education waiver request

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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The end of a long period in Collinsville High School history may be drawing to a close when the final waiver to exempt all juniors and seniors from physical education is soon submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education. CHS upperclassmen have been exempt from taking physical education since at least the early 1970s, […]

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Collinsville organization seeks to recognize exceptional business associates

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By Collinsville Progress Collinsville Progress is accepting nominations for its new Paul Miller Business Associate of the Month award. The monthly designation is awarded to a business associate who provides outstanding service in one or more of the following areas: • Friendly and courteous to customers • Displays exceptional service to the public • Dedicated […]

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SIUE Hosts Immigration Workshop Oct. 10

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By Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Student Services is hosting an immigration workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Morris University Center’s Willow Room. The workshop is free for students, staff, faculty members and the surrounding community. The intent will be to offer useful information regarding U.S. immigration law. […]

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SIUE Seeks Nominations for CLI Alumni Leadership Award

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By Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Advisory Board are soliciting nominations for the 2014 Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership award. The honor will recognize an outstanding graduate of the CLI program and honor the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and […]

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Pick Your Seat Night Thursday

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

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Southern Illinois University Athletics will welcome fans interested in becoming basketball season ticket holders to the Vadalabene Center for the annual “Pick Your Seat Night” Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. Guests will be able to walk through the Vadalabene Center and choose their seats for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Season tickets are the […]

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“Jimi Hendrix of the violin” to play at SIUE

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Events, Living, Music  /  No Comments

Eileen Ivers / Photo courtesy of SIUE Arts and Issues

Eileen Ivers and her Immigrant Soul band come to Southern Illinois University Oct. 23 to play a 7 p.m. concert in the Meridian Ballroom. Ivers is a Grammy-Award winning fiddler/violinist who was dubbed the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. The Irish-American fiddler plays a blend of traditional and contemporary violin […]

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NCERC at SIUE Celebrating 10th Anniversary with Open House

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By Southern Illinois University Edwardsville The NCERC at SIUE is inviting the community to visit the Center during a series of events next week celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Center will open its doors for an open house from noon – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students, faculty, staff and local […]

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DIS student wins STEM essay contest

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Front row, from left: Mrs. Broihier, contest winner Destiny Johnson, DIS Assistant Principal Sara Doherty. Back row: DIS Principal Mathew Noyse / Photo courtesy of Dorris Intermediate School

Dorris Intermediate School 6th grader Destiny Johnson was a winner in an essay contest sponsored by Scott Air Force Base. Destiny’s essay in the Scott AFB Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Group Mad Science Essay Contest answered why STEM subjects are important to her and DIS. The school received a gift certificate for […]

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Post-game handshakes NOT banned in Kentucky, KHSAA clarifies

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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Numerous reports surfaced Tuesday that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association had banned post-game handshakes in reaction to numerous incidents in the past several years during the ceremony. The reports, the KHSAA said, were inaccurate. In a statement issued today, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said that Tuesday “at best a poorly worded and at worst, […]

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Caseyville zombie subdivision attempts rebirth

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Forest Lakes subdivision, Caseyville / Photo by Roger Starkey

Nine years after work began on Forest Lakes subdivision in Caseyville, crumbling streets and a lonely, unfinished, million-dollar home are the results of over $30 million in investment. Zombie subdivisions, those abandoned during construction and before any residents moved in, became more common after the housing market crash. Forest Lakes is the grandest example in […]

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Vianney cools off Kahoks

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

A Vianney shot caroms harmlessly off the crossbar / Photo by Roger Starkey

A day after overwhelming one of the area’s top ranked small schools, the Collinsville High School boys soccer team was no match for one of Missouri’s best teams. St. John Vianney High School, of Kirkwood, controlled the game from the opening kick Tuesday en route to a convincing 6-0 win. Five different players scored for […]

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