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Off-duty Caseyville Police officer arrested in Collinsville

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

The Caseyville Police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Police have confirmed that an off-duty Caseyville police officer was arrested Saturday on charges of domestic battery and aggravated assault. Collinsville Police arrested Jeffrey Wilkinson, 40, of Collinsville, at 5 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Hickory Point, Collinsville. Records show that Wilkinson’s wife is a resident of the home at which he […]

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-updated-Former Collinsville football player, 23, dead from gunshot wound

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

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***Updated on Feb. 24 at 5:35 p.m with additional details of the incident*** Collinsville Police have confirmed that the person who died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Sunday morning was Andrew M. Birch, 23, of Collinsville. The incident occurred in Birch’s home in the 600 block of […]

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Tour Dance fundraiser March 1

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

***Submitted Content*** Tour Dance is hosting a fundraising show at 7 p.m. March 1 in Faith Hall at St. John EUCC, 307 W. Clay St. The dancers will present a “best of the best” show, featuring choreography from the past few years. Cost is $10 for children 18 and under and $15 for adults. For more […]

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Interstate 270 lane closures Feb. 24-28

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Image by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that effective Monday, Feb. 24, daytime lane closures will be encountered on I-270, between the Chain of Rocks Canal and the Mississippi River, near Granite City, for the westbound lane. The lane closure will begin at 9 a.m. and the lane will be reopened by 5 p.m. This work […]

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Art Show at the Blum House on March 1

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Blum House, Collinsville, Ill. / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** Come and enjoy the works of local artists Carrie Hawkins and Terry Pierson during the Collinsville Library’s first ever Art Show at the Historic Blum House on Saturday, March 1st from 7-9 p.m. While you’re there, enjoy refreshments from the Friends of the Library and the sweet sounds of music from members of […]

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Teen Initiative at the Collinsville and Fairmont City libraries

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***Submitted Content*** Thanks to the Project Next Generation Grant, the Mississippi Valley Library District is proud to announce the next round of the exclusive Teen Initiative programs for 7th-12th graders living in the Mississippi Valley Library District or attending a Unit 10 School. Sign-up now to be a part of these exciting programs! The programs […]

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Genealogy Club at Collinsville Library

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***Submitted Content*** The History and Genealogy Club of Collinsville Library is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy and local history. New and experienced genealogists are all welcome to join us and discuss your experience and share your findings. Upcoming meetings are February 27, and March 27 from 6-8pm at the […]

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“Yarn, Paper, Scissors” craft group

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***Submitted Copy*** Attention, DIY mavens: whether you sew, knit, crochet, scrapbook, stamp, embroider, paint, quilt, or bead, bring your crafty creations to share and your works in progress to complete.Everyone is welcome. This craft group meets at the Collinsville Library every other Monday from 5:30-8:00 p.m. For more information please call at 618-344-1112.

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Computer classes at Collinsville Library

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***Submitted Content*** The Collinsville Library offers a variety of free computer classes that are perfect for beginners. We host group classes and we provide a laptop for use during class. Registration is required. Don’t let frustration or lack of experience keep you from utilizing all that computers have to offer. Let our staff guide you […]

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Local author book signing at the Collinsville Library – Sunday Feb. 23

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***Submitted Content*** Please join local author Lou ‘Andy’ Baczewski at the Collinsville Public Library on Sunday, February 23rd from 3-5pm as he shares his newly published book on his grandfather, a Collinsville war hero, Louis J. Baczewski. There will be a presentation followed by a book signing. Louis was a very long time resident of Collinsville and […]

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Book Sale – Collinsville Public Library

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***Submitted Content*** Grab your reading list and join us at the Collinsville Public Library for our Friends of the Library Book Sale, which offers books, records, videos and more all ready for you to take home. Held every other month throughout the year, this book sale offers hundreds of items on every subject including biography, romance, science […]

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Book clubs at Collinsville Library

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  1 Comment

The Collinsville Library, Jan. 7, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** If you enjoy good reads and good company then the Collinsville Library’s book clubs are just the thing for you! We have two book clubs to choose from. The Blum House Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at the Blum House to discuss books and share experiences. […]

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SIUE Spring International Speaker Series begins with Syrian civil war talk

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***Submitted content*** Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s popular International Speak Series continues from 10-10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 with “The Syrian Civil War: Stake and Consequences.” Dr. Adam Garfinkle, scholar and author, will speak in SIUE’s Morris University Center Redbud-Oak Room. Garfinkle is from the Hans Arnold Center with the American Academy in Berlin. “Adam Garfinkle’s […]

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SWIC to host ‘Starting a Business from Scratch’ workshop

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Ever wanted to be your own boss? Come learn the basics in starting your business from somebody who already has! The Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road, will offer a workshop on this topic Saturdays, March 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. What you will learn: · Business resources · Writing a business plan · How to […]

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Kahok football, spring football camp and Jr. Kahok sign-up

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The Kahok Football program is pleased to announce our spring football camp.  Campers will learn a variety of individual skills on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.  The camp also provides the opportunity to sign up for Jr. Kahok football.  Who: Any 5th – 8th grade Unit 10 student interested in football.  Includes private/parochial school students. […]

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Anderson to Host Shriners Clinic for Children March 1

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Screenings for children with bone, muscle or joint problems will be held at Anderson Hospital on March 1. Screening Clinic Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:00 am – 11:00 am Anderson Hospital 6800 Illinois Route 162 Maryville, IL. 62062 Sponsored by the Troy/Edwardsville Shrine Club of the Ainad Shriners FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 618-210-3475 Walk-ins are […]

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Freshman leads Lady Kahok Bowlers to 4th place State finish

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Freshman Katelynn Wirtel rolled the only perfect game of the 2014 Illinois State Tournament to lead Collinsville to a 4th place finish. Wirtel rolled the perfect 300 gem in the middle game of the first round on Friday. Her 787 pin round was the best round of the tournament by 30 pins. Senior Courtney Otradovec’s […]

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Cougars collect third straight victory

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

Valerie Finnin / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s basketball won its third straight game Saturday with a 74-66 triumph over Tennessee State at the Gentry Center. “We played gritty and did enough to win,” said SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher. The victory kept the Cougars in the hunt for one of the eight spots in […]

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