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Blue Hens topple Cougars

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

Allyssa Decker / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Delaware used a 24-7 run over the final nine minutes Saturday and collected a 71-42 victory over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s basketball on day one of the UCF Thanksgiving Classic. The Cougars, 1-5, were led in scoring by Allyssa Decker with 11 points. Tierny Austin and CoCo Moore added nine points each while Austin nearly had a double-double with […]

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Kahoks’ fourth quarter comeback falls short

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Emondre Rickman / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville could not overcome a third quarter scoring drought or a barrage of Mt. Vernon 3-pointers Friday, losing the championship of the Pyramid Plus Tournament. The Kahoks came out of halftime with a one-point lead, but went cold from the floor and found themselves trailing 52-44 entering the fourth quarter. Collinsville managed only nine points […]

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Lady Kahoks split Friday doubleheader, play for third place Saturday

By   /  November 30, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Samantha Buettner / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville girls basketball team held big leads late in both of their games Friday, but could manage only one victory. The Lady Kahoks (2-1) struggled in the first half of their 10 a.m. contest against Triad (2-4), scoring only 15 points. Perhaps it was the tryptophan in the Thanksgiving turkey that slowed Collinsville or, […]

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Man charged in Caseyville DUI death

By   /  November 29, 2013  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

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A 32-year-old Belleville man has been charged with reckless homicide and driving under the influence of drugs in relation to an accident that killed a Caseyville pedestrian Wednesday. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Shaun J. Schmierbach, of the 3200 block of Frank Scott Parkway relation to a traffic crash Wednesday at approximately […]

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Collinsville City Council approves new subdivision, TIF for two businesses

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

Ten acres of wooded land extending from California Avenue, between Alice and Eileen streets, will be the site of Collinsville’s newest subdivision. The City Council gave Chris Geiler, owner of CMG Custom Construction LLC in St. Jacob, preliminary plat approval Monday to move forward with the development. Originally given preliminary plat approval in 2005, the […]

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Caseyville Village Board divided over use of TIF funds

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Caseyville Village Board meeting Oct. 16, 2013 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Caseyville Dairy Queen will soon be getting a major makeover, and getting up to $100,000 in Tax Increment Finance funds from the village to offset the cost. The restaurant at 2411 Old Country Inn Dr., alongside Illinois Route 157, will have extensive interior and exterior work completed. The Village Board unanimously passed the measure […]

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Kahoks cruise to 3-0, play for tourney championship Friday

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

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Nine players scored for Collinsville Wednesday night as they coasted to a 22-point victory over host Herrin in the Pyramid Plus Tournament. The Kahoks have won their three games at the tournament by an average of 25 points. Head Coach Darin Lee expects a more difficult game Friday against Mt. Vernon (3-0). Collinsville and Mt. […]

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Local bank collecting warm clothes for kids

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Home Federal Savings & Loan is accepting donations of  new or slightly used coats, hats, socks, mittens and scarves for elementary school age children.  Blankets are also welcome. The Tree of Warmth campaign ends Dec. 15.  Donations will be taken at both branches (100 E. Clay St., Collinsville 2110 North Center Street, Maryville. Items donated will […]

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7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Poplar Street Bridge lane closures week of Dec. 2

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation has again announced lane closures on the Poplar Street Bridge, weather permitting. The two right lanes of the westbound Poplar Street Bridge (A.K.A, William L. Clay Sr. Bridge, nee Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge) will be closed between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2 to Wednesday, Dec. 4. The […]

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Christmas at Willoughby Farm, Dec. 8

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Christmas at Willoughby will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Willoughby Farm. Visitors can take pictures with Santa Claus and the farm, which is decorated for the holidays. Complimentary hot chocolate, cider and treats will be available. Enjoy holiday tunes and ornament making in the barn. Cost is $3 per person. Pay at […]

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SIUE jazz station to conduct on-air fund drive Dec. 13-15

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted announcement WSIE-FM (88.7) —The Jazz Station, broadcasting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will be conducting an on-air fund drive from 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, with scheduled breaks in between. During the weekend, special guests will visit or call the station studio to chat with on-air personalities Dick […]

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SIUE student from Collinsville wins leadership award

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Submitted story The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business named Adam Arras, of Collinsville, as the recipient of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Student Organization Leader of the Semester Award. Arras is a senior computer management and information systems (CMIS) major. The scholarship is awarded to student leaders who participate in events, show a willingness to […]

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Shaffer leads CHS past Soldan

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

Emondre Rickman / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville took an early lead against Soldan Tuesday at the Pyramid Plus Tournament in Herrin and continued to build it, before pulling away in the fourth quarter for an easy 63-45 win. Senior guard Jacob Shaffer nearly outscored the Tigers (0-2) by himself in the opening period. Shaffer scored 10 of his game-high 17 points […]

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Young Lady Kahoks pass first test, down Freeburg

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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Entering the season, Lady Kahoks Head Coach Lori Billy thought the sophomores would be the key to her team’s success. She was prophetic, at least for the first game. Collinsville’s sophomore class scored 35 of the team’s 49 points in the Kahoks 49-41 victory over Freeburg in the Nashville Tournament. “Our young kids really stepped […]

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Strong second half not enough to lift Cougars

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Keaton Jackson / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Five Southern Illinois University Edwardsville players scored in double figures, and SIUE outscored Oregon State in the second half Tuesday, but it was not enough as the Beavers outlasted the Cougars 101-81 in men’s basketball at Gill Coliseum. Oregon State (3-1) shot 64 percent (32-50) from the field and held a 52-29 halftime advantage. The […]

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Cougars fall to sharp-shooting Mastodons

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

Micah Jones / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne shot 63 percent from the field in the second half and defeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 91-74 in women’s college basketball action Tuesday night. IPFW’s Amanda Hyde set a Vadalabene Center record with 41 points. She shot 10 of 12 from the field with three 3-pointers and hit 18 of 21 […]

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School Board approves likely tax increase

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville School Board / Photo by Roger Starkey

Property taxes for Collinsville Unit 10 residents will increase next year, the question is if the cause will be increased property value or an increase in tax levies from governing bodies. The School Board approved a tax levy increase of 4.9902 percent at its Nov. 18 meeting. The Collinsville Township board is set to discuss […]

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CHS teacher is Edward Jones Teacher of the Month

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

November 2013 Teacher of the Month Chris Glynn is presented the award by Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones

Collinsville High School teacher Chris Glynn was awarded the inaugural Edward Jones Teacher of the Month award Monday. Glynn, a math teacher, was chosen as the November award winner by CHS Principal Eric Flohr and his administrative team. “It was a unanimous choice,” Flohr said. Looking at the students in Glynn’s class after the award […]

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Kahoks win big in basketball opener

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

Collinsville drained five 3-pointers in the first quarter of their season opener Monday night and cruised to an 82-46 victory over Salem at the Pyramid Plus Tournament in Herrin. The Kahoks came into the season with a big question mark hanging over their inexperienced backcourt, but three of the five double-digit scorers were guards. The […]

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Collinsville Township to consider increased tax levy

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Township Trustees will hear details of how an increased tax levy may impact property taxes when the trustees meet Nov. 26. According to the agenda posted on the window of the township building at 305 E. Main St., Collinsville, “Levy” and “O.S.A.S Contract” will be discussed under the New Business heading. Trustee Chris […]

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