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Snow, cold strand Santa on the Catsup Bottle

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Night Catsup Santa

Santa Claus spent 10 years away from the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, and now, it seems, he cannot get enough. The 12-foot tall, 400-pound Saint Nick was placed on a leg of the water tower in early December, where he remains into early February. President and CEO of the non-profit World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Inc., […]

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Kreitner Alumna and Wells Fargo team for $2,000 donation to the school

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Carla Sleeter and Wells Fargo teamed to donate $2,000 to Kreitner Elementary School. Left to right: Kreitner PTA President Sherrie Burns, Carla Sleeter, Kreitner Principal Todd Pettit, Collinsville Unit 10 School Board member Wayne White / Photo by Roger Starkey

Kreitner Elementary School Principal Todd Pettit likes to tell his students that they can achieve anything they want if they graduate from high school and college. This is not a novel message, but when delivered at a school where 98 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches, it is a message that does […]

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Another day, another dusting of snow for the Collinsville area

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Snow on holly berries / Photo by Roger Starkey

In the new normal in the Collinsville Unit 10 area, we refer to receiving up to one-half inch of snow as a dusting. The National Weather Service is calling for another dusting today, mostly between 4-5 p.m., but with possible accumulations until 9 p.m. A large band of light snow,the length of Missouri and Nebraska […]

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Photo Gallery: Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

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On the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge / Photo by Roger Starkey

On a day when the mercury struggled to topple 30 degrees, thousands of people showed up for the opportunity to walk, cycle, jog or drive a classic car across the Stan Musial Veterans memorial bridge, the newest bridge connecting Illinois and Missouri over the Mississippi. Visitors on the Illinois side of the bridge parked in […]

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Collinsville knocks off North Tech for third straight win

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Harrison Wethers / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor Ni’Sean Rigmaiden had a big night for the North Tech Eagles, scoring a game-high 27 points, but a balanced Collinsville Kahoks team received scoring from eight different players and was able to solve North Tech’s aggressive, trapping defense in a 64-49 win Saturday night at the Nashville Sports […]

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Late mistakes end Lady Kahoks 6-game win streak

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Kassidy Smith / Photo by Roger Starkey

In a game they never led, and trailing by as many as 12 in the third quarter, Collinsville fought back to within a point late in the fourth quarter Saturday, but could not execute down the stretch, losing to Highland 53-48. The Lady Kahoks missed a layup and three free throws, and committed two turnovers, […]

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