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Dollar Pride opens in Schnucks Plaza

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Think you’re not paying fees for your 401(k)? You’re probably wrong

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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  This widely used adage essentially communicates the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing.  Although this is intuitive for most people, when it comes to 401(k) plans, far too many participants think they are getting a free lunch. According to a recent survey by […]

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Lady Kahoks score early, top Edwardsville

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Hanna Liljegren in action against Edawrdsville March 27, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Faced with a stiff wind and stiff competition, the Collinsville girls soccer team came up big with a 1-0 victory over conference rival Edwardsville. With a strong wind out of the south, and gusts over 20 mph, the Kahoks elected to go with the wind in the first half. Head Coach Clay Smith said he […]

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Baseball Kahoks pound Cahokia, now 5-0

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Photo by Roger Starkey

A day after a heart-pounding, come from behind, 10 inning victory, the Collinsville High School baseball team cruised to a 13-3, five-inning victory at Cahokia. The Kahoks (5-0) used 12 players and scored in the first four innings, before the Comanches (0-1) held them scoreless in the fifth and final frame. Collinsville scored a lone […]

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Kahok softball downs Jersey to remain perfect

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Caitlyn Brombolich / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School softball team was held to a single digit run total for the first time this season, but Jersey Community High School could not hand the team its first loss. The Kahoks (4-0) jumped in front of the Panthers (1-1) early Thursday, building a 5-0 lead, before hanging on for a 7-3 […]

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