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Collinsville woman one of three suspected heroin overdose deaths in six hours

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The Madison County Coroner’s office is investigating three suspected heroin overdose deaths that occurred in the Metro East within six hours of each other. Katie L. Keavy, 29, of the 100 block of Skyline View Drive in Collinsville was discovered in her home by her father on Feb. 13 at 9:21 p.m. Keavy was pronounced […]

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Black History Month book review: Madison County hero Edward Coles

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By Kurt Prenzler, Madison County Treasurer Once upon a time there were honest – even heroic – governors in Illinois. Edward Coles was that kind of leader. As an avid reader, I enjoy delving into history. As Madison County’s treasurer, I especially enjoy learning about the history of this county. Recently I read the biography […]

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Quarter auction Feb. 15 for Children’s Dyslexia Center

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A quarter auction will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Scottish Rite in Belleville, to benefit the Children’s Dyslexia Center. Participants can bid a quarter for the chance to win gift cards, local family entertainment, a family pass for the Lent fish fry at the Scottish Rite and one-of-a-kind novelty items. […]

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Kahoks football team lends a hand at Science of the Super Bowl event

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By John Blaylock – Collinsville High School Head Football Coach The Kahoks football team visited Dorris Intermediate School on Jan. 30 to perform demonstrations and answer questions as part of the school’s “Science of the Super Bowl” event. The players spent time demonstrating scientific principles, such as force and torque, and how they apply to […]

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Hunter is February Unit 10 Teacher of the Month

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February Unit 10 Teacher of the Month Vicki Hunter. Rick Kincheloe, of Edward Jones, is to Hunter's right and Jefferson Elementary School Principal Dave Stroot is on Hunter's left

Vicki Hunter, 2nd grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary school, is the Edward Jones Unit 10 Teacher of the Month for February. Hunter was honored for her leadership in the school and taking on additional responsibilities, Principal Dave Stroot said. “When something comes up, she just takes it on,” Stroot said. In addition to teaching, Hunter […]

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Late surge pushes Belleville West past Lady Kahoks

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Lexie Thompson / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville had committed 20 turnovers and shot a meager 5 of 13 from the free throw line entering the fourth quarter Thursday, but trailed by only four in a Southwestern Conference matchup against Belleville West. And then things went terribly wrong. When Lexi Thompson drained a 3-pointer to start the quarter, it appeared the fans […]

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