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Scammers target Ameren customers, again

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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In the wake of a recent scam targeting businesses, con men are now sending emails to Ameren customer demanding immediate payment for unpaid utility bills. The emails are made to appear as if they are from Ameren and request payment of a purported unpaid bill. The email also instructs recipients to open a virus-infected attachment. […]

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The new Horseshoe: the sign and bar stay, the bathrooms get a remodel

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Horseshoe Restaurant and Lounge sign / Photo by Roger Starkey

The new Horseshoe restaurant, to be opened later this year, will be remodeled, but will retain some of the historic touches that have made it a Collinsville landmark since about 1947. The interior front of the restaurant will be renovated to be more open, but the area behind the bar will be knocked down to […]

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Lady Kahoks make furious comeback, top East St. Louis

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Andrea Frerker / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville trailed 32-15 with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter Tuesday when East St. Louis’ Janesha Munson was whistled for a technical foul after a brief arm tugging match with Collinsville’s Julie Scheiter. From that point, the Lady Kahoks exploded on a 31-11 run to end the game, defeating the Flyers […]

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2nd annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day kicks off Feb. 22

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Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville again is offering young girls exposure to the field of engineering. Girls from grades 5-8 are invited to attend “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2014.” The daylong event will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the SIUE […]

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Assistant Collinsville boys soccer coach found dead

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

***Updated with confirmation from Maryville Police of the deceased’s identify*** Maryville Police have confirmed that Ron Rowden, a Collinsville High School Physical Education teacher and assistant boys soccer coach, has died. Maryville Police responded to a call Tuesday afternoon of a possible suicidal person. Officers entered the home at 901 Andra Drive at 4:11 p.m. and […]

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