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CHS senior honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Leah Cuddeback / submitted photo

Although only a senior at Collinsville High School, Leah Cuddeback is already an experienced community volunteer. Cuddeback has volunteered more than 650 hours at the St. Louis Zoo and, for the past four years, she has served at a local grief center every month, working with children who have suffered a loss. For her efforts, […]

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Another scam targeting Ameren Illinois customers in Collinsville

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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Scam artists are once again targeting Ameren Illinois customers, Collinsville Police are warning. Collinsville area residents and businesses have received phone calls from someone claiming to be from Ameren and attempting to collect payment for a bill the scam artist claims is past due. Before making any payments, Collinsville Police advise contacting Ameren to verify […]

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Jr. Kahok Football camp will emphasize safer tackling technique

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahok Football Logo

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor With the long-term impacts of head injuries and concussions suffered while playing football becoming better understood, the teaching aspect of tackling has become more important than ever. Collinsville High School Head Coach John Blaylock, who has been around Collinsville football for 26 years and coached from the 5th […]

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Swansea man is winner of $1 million lottery ticket sold at Collinsville Moto Mart

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Image by Svilen Milev

Collinsville residents can stop wondering if their neighbor is willing to share the $1 million purse from the winning Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle ticket sold at the Moto Mart on Illinois Route 157 in Collinsville. A Swansea man, who works in Collinsville, bought the winning ticket. Delbert May, 46, won $1,000 three years […]

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Rep. Davis accepting intern applications

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) is now accepting applications for summer internships in his Champaign, Decatur, Taylorville, Normal, and Glen Carbon offices. Summer internships will run from May through August and may be full or part time, depending on the intern’s availability. Although all internships are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The […]

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Kahok Sports Network announces remaining broadcast schedule

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Watch Kahoks Sports at www.kahoksports.com

The Kahok Sports Network (kahoksports.com) will broadcast 18 Collinsville High School baseball, softball and girls soccer games this spring. Coverage includes five girls soccer matches, four softball games and nine baseball games. The senior game for all three sports will be broadcast on the network. The kahoksports.com broadcast schedule: Girls Soccer Date Time Opponent Location […]

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SIU School of Dental Medicine seeks patients for gum disease study

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** Dr. Nathalia Garcia, periodontist from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), is a principal investigator for the project titled “Biomarkers of Periodontal Disease Progression.” She is seeking 60 volunteers to take part in clinical research. The multi-center study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A total […]

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Illinois State Police 9th Annual TeamIllinois Youth Police Camp

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***Submitted Content*** Personnel from Illinois State Police , local police and sheriff departments and National Guard are spearheading a week-long residency camp for youth from the Metro East area.  The 9th Annual Team Illinois Youth Police Camp will be held at Principia College, Elsah, Ill., and will start on July 13, 2014.  The camp will […]

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Gridlock coming to Interstate 255 between Horseshoe and Interstate 270

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Two of three lanes on Interstate 255 between Horseshoe Lake Road and Interstate 270 will be closed from March 31 until late fall, 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced. The lane closures will be for both northbound and southbound traffic. More than 43,000 cars travel that section of highway, according to the IDOT. Pavement […]

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Interstate 55/70 lane closures begin March 31

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Drivers along Interstate 55/70 between Interstate 270 and Illinois Route 157 can expect delays from March 31 to May 31 as roadwork is completed on that stretch of highway. Lanes will be closed intermittently both eastbound and westbound between 9 a.m and 3 p.m., the Illinois Department of Transportation said. The closures are required to remove […]

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SIUE men’s soccer announces camp dates

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Men's Soccer, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Jason Hackett / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Head Coach Scott Donnelly and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s soccer program have announced five separate camps to be held this spring and summer at Korte Stadium. The Elite Prospect ID Camp will be a one-day spring camp on April 7.  The camp will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will […]

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SIUE women’s soccer announces summer camps

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Soccer  /  No Comments

SIUE Women's Soccer Head Coach Derek Burton / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s soccer Head Coach Derek Burton has announced the schedule for upcoming summer camps offered by the women’s soccer program. The Cougars will present three separate camps. The Junior Cougar Camp will run May 29-30 and again July 14-16. The Advanced Training Camp is scheduled for July 17-19. […]

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SIUE volleyball announces summer camps

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

SIUE Head Volleyball Coach Leah Johnson / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. – SIUE volleyball Head Coach Leah Johnson and her coaching staff have announced their lineup of summer individual and team camps. The SIUE volleyball team is coming off a highly-successful season in which it tied the school record for Division I wins (14) after advancing to the championship match of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. […]

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Kahok volleyball announces spring camp

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Volleyball  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

The Kahok Volleyball Program will host its annual spring Kahok Little Spikers Volleyball Camp in April Campers will learn a variety of individual skills.  The camp will focus on individual instruction in passing, setting, serving, and hitting as well as teaching the fundamentals of the game of volleyball. Who:  Any 3rd-8th grade student interested in […]

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Dollar Pride opens in Schnucks Plaza

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Dollar Pride ribbon cutting ceremony / submitted photo

A new Dollar Pride store opened recently in Schnucks Plaza. The store’s hours are Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 618-855-9602.

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Collinsville awarded two STL250 Cakeway to the West cakes

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Cakeway to the West at the World's Largest Catsup Bottle / Photo by Roger Starkey

St. Louis commemorated its 250th birthday on Valentine’s Day 2014, but the area is celebrating all year. The group spearheading the celebration awarded 250 Cakeway to the West cakes to area sites of historic or cultural significance, including two in Collinsville. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and the World’s Largest Catsup bottle now have 4-foot […]

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Vandalia, near Park Avenue, to be reduced to one lane Tuesday

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a portion of Illinois Route 159 (Vandalia Street) will be reduced to one lane Tuesday, April 1, from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. An electronic sign has also been broadcasting the message near the site for several days. The lane restrictions will occur near Park Avenue. A […]

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Garrison Weekend at Lewis and Clark historic site

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  No Comments

Lewis and Clark garrison weekend

***Submitted Content*** HARTFORD – Visitors at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, Ill., will get a look at the daily life of the explorers and their crew during the annual “Garrison Weekend” April 5-6. A group of living history enthusiasts, known as The Detachment, will portray the famed troop as they spent […]

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CHS announces summer Driver Education classes

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

Driver Education classes will be held at Collinsville High School June 2-25 for all Collinsville residents attending private or parochial schools. Registration is April 1-11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Driver Education office, located in the east balcony of Fletcher Gym at Collinsville High School. Students are required to provide proof of […]

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Cooking classes at the Collinsville Library

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Join our delicious and fun-filled cooking classes at the library! These classes will be presented by Certified Culinarian, Kathy Seibel. You will learn cooking basics and some quick and tasty recipes. Space is limited and registration is required. Please stop by the Main Desk or call 618-344-1112 to register. The cost of each class is […]

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