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Kahoks lose “disappointing” decision at Jerseyville

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Anfirnee Wilkinson / Photo by Roger Starkey

A night after shooting 52.5 percent from the floor, Collinsville struggled through a 37 percent performance in a 54-49 loss at Jerseyville in the opening game of the Jerseyville Tournament. The Kahoks managed only 8 first quarter point and had tallied only 27 entering the fourth quarter. Trailing by 14 as the final eight minutes […]

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Cougars hand Racers first OVC loss

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Christian Salecich / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Rozell Nunn and Christian Salecich combined for 31 points, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s basketball held Murray State to a season-low 60 points in a 67-60 Ohio Valley Conference win Saturday in front of 2,787 at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE dealt Murray State its first OVC loss of the season, while improving to 3-3 in league play and 6-13 […]

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SIUE outlasts Murray State 71-67 in women’s basketball

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Alexis Chappelle / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Freshman Alexis Chappelle drained four free throws in the final 13 seconds Saturday, sealing SIUE’s 71-67 victory over Murray State in Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball at the Vadalabene Center. “I wasn’t thinking about much (during the free throws),” Chappelle said following the win. “I just wanted to go up to the line and knock them down.” The Cougars […]

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Collinsville man dead in one-car accident on Vandalia Street

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The only occupant of car that left the road and struck a utility pole in the 2200 block of Vandalia Street early Saturday morning died from injuries sustained in a one-car crash. Police said Alex Coombs, 22, of Collinsville, was traveling northbound on Vandalia at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle crossed into the […]

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CHS senior one of four in Madison County nominated for a military academy

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Madison County residents who received a Congressional Nomination from John Shimkus pose with the congressman. Left to right:  Connor Cunningham of Edwardsville, Grant Camillo of Highland, Zachary Auer of Collinsville, and Spencer Murphy of Highland.

Collinsville High School senior Zach Auer once thought a person’s father had to be golf partners with a senator before he or she could be accepted to a military academy. Now, without the benefit of a single round of golf, Auer has been nominated by Congressman John Shimkus for acceptance at two military academies. Auer […]

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Silent walk for Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19, ecumenical service Jan. 20

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***Submitted Content*** Silent Walk A silent walk for Martin Luther King Jr. will take place in Collinsville beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The walk will begin with a gathering in the city lot at Main and Seminary. An MLK Jr. Video Collection will be shown on the wall near the American Flag. Promptly at […]

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Collinsville Garden Club receives the Carl Schultze Improvement of the Month Award

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Members of Collinsville Progress present the Carl Schultze Improvement of the Month Award to members of the Collinsville Garden Club / Submitted Photo

***Submitted Content*** Members of Collinsville Progress presented the Carl Schultze Improvement of the Month Award on Jan. 14 to the Collinsville Garden Club for its donation of a Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker to the city of Collinsville.   The award was presented to Alice Koritta, chair of the Collinsville Garden Club Blue Star Marker […]

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Collinsville Evening Lions Club completes 2013 Seasonal Giving Campaign

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Collinsville Evening Lions Club President Mark Bryant presenting a check to John Griffith, Director of Student Services for Collinsville Unit 10 / Submitted Photo

***Submitted Story*** The Collinsville Evening Lions Club recently completed its 2013 Seasonal Giving Campaign with almost $3000 distributed to local area charities, services and food banks.  This end of year event takes place after vision and hearing (Sight and Sound) services are provided to local applicants with a demonstrated financial need. In 2013 both the […]

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Free gardening classes at Willoughby Farm

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***Submitted Content*** The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are offering a variety of free gardening classes at Willoughby Farm in Collinsville. Topics include Beginning Beekeeping on February 8, Beginning Vegetable Gardening on March 1, Native Plants for the Home Garden on March 22, container Gardening on March 25, and Choosing Perennials for your Landscape […]

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Ribbon Cutting held for new Discovery Church location

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***Submitted Story*** A Ribbon Cutting on Jan. 17 celebrated the new location of Discovery Church, 699 S. Bluff Road. The church moved from its location on Main Street to its newly remodeled, 8,000 sq. ft. home on two acres in November. The congregation will celebrate its Grand Opening on Jan. 26. A service with modern […]

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State Park man faces more home repair fraud charges

By   /  January 18, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

James Boswell

A man facing two felony charges for allegedly bilking an elderly Glen Carbon man out of $4,300 is now facing similar charges in St. Clair County. James Boswell, 32, of the 3100 block of Arlington Street in State Park, was charged with one felony count of aggravated home repair fraud by the St. Clair County […]

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Sharp shooting Kahoks too much for Belleville West

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Emondre Rickman soars for a basket against Belleville West / Photo by Roger Starkey

Anfirnee Wilkinson scored 23 points – his most since scoring 33 in the fourth game of the season – to lead Collinsville to a 60-40 victory over Belleville West Friday at Vergil Fletcher Gym. The Kahoks shot 52.5 percent (21-40) from the floor on the night, including 7-12 from 3-point range. The Maroons (1-5 Southwestern […]

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