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CHS signing day honors academic standout performers

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Academic Champion

A group of Collinsville High School staff members have pondered for several years how to get the same attention for students that sign academic scholarships as is given to those signing athletic scholarships. In February, they found a simple answer, have the same type of signing ceremony. But how many would attend a ceremony, held […]

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Houck dominates, Kahoks shut out West in consecutive games

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

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

Tanner Houck faced one batter over the minimum Tuesday afternoon, firing only 78 pitches in a complete game, 7-0 shutout of Belleville West in Southwestern Conference play at Fletcher Field. Houck struck out nine Maroons, walked one and surrendered only one hit. He was backed by errorless defense and a diving catch by Aaron Peskar […]

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Kahoks softball shutout by West

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

Sidney Bost / Photo by Sherry Holten

The Collinsville softball team lost Tuesday for the sixth time in their last seven games, dropping a 4-0 decision at Belleville West in Southwestern Conference Play. Sidney Bost got the ball for the Kahoks (10-9, 1-6 SWC) and pitched a six-inning complete game, allowing only one earned run on four hits, two walks and three […]

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Insurance company settles “Breakfast in Collinsville” suit brought against the City

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Terrance Huff waves to Micheal Reichert after being allowed to continue his trip following a Dec. 4, 2011 traffic stop that became the basis for a federal civil rights trial.

The lawsuit brought by a documentary filmmaker and his friend, against the City of Collinsville, was dismissed Friday after the insurance company representing the City settled the suit for a combined $100,000. Filmmaker Terrance Huff agreed to accept $60,000 and his co-plaintiff, Jon Seaton, $40,000 from Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company, the City’s insurance carrier […]

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Willoughby Farm to host Spring Farm Day May 3

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** Willoughby Heritage Farm will host Spring Farm day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Visit with the goats, lambs, rabbits, hens and roosters. See a sheep shearing, a yarn spinning demonstration, rope making, woodworking and more. Free activities for children include hayrides, scavenger hunts, crafts, horseshoe tournament and others. See special […]

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Caseyville police chief officially placed on administrative leave

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez addresses the Village Board on March 19, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Caseyville Village Board voted unanimously, 4-0, Monday to place Police Chief Jose Alvarez on indefinite, paid administrative leave pending the outcome of two misdemeanor charges filed against him on April 24. (See previous story) Board members Ron Tamburello and Rick Casey Jr. were absent from the special meeting, which was posted on the Village’s […]

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Lady Kahoks’ Monday soccer game cancelled/postponed

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Soccer, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Lady Kahoks soccer game, scheduled for Monday, April 28, has been postponed, with the possibility it will not be made up. The game against Althoff was a makeup of a previously postponed game. Lady Kahoks Head Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director, Clay Smith, expects to announce Tuesday if the game will be cancelled […]

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CHS Wind Ensemble selected to play at Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

The Collinsville Wind Ensemble playing at the 2013 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival

The top concert band at Collinsville High School has been selected as one of the top concert bands in the state of Illinois. The CHS Wind Ensemble was chosen to play at the 2014 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival. The group is one of only 25 high school bands in the state to receive the […]

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Collinsville and Maryville natives honored at SIUE

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** Anni Huang, of Maryville, and Andrea Hester, a Collinsville High School graduate, were recently honored at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The SIUE School of Business named MBA student Huang as the recipient of the Enterprise Holdings Student Organization Leader of the Semester Award. She received the award Thursday, April 10 at the Scholarship […]

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Lady Kahoks basketball camp dates announced

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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The summer 2014 Lady Kahoks basketball camp will be held June 9-12. Campers who recently completed 3rd and 4th grade will be part of session one, from 9-11:30 a.m. each day. Girls who just completed grades 5-7 will take part in session two, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m at Collinsville High School. The daily […]

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New vaccination requirements for Illinois schoolchildren

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

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Beginning next year, Illinois schoolchildren will have stricter requirements for rubella and mumps vaccinations, the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced. Children entering school at any grade level must show proof that they have received two doses each – instead of just one – of rubella and mumps vaccines.  In addition, any child entering […]

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Exchange student immerses himself into life at Collinsville High School

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  1 Comment

Felix Kocher

Overseas travel can be daunting. Learning a new language, navigating unfamiliar customs and making new friends—especially while traveling alone—would give even many adults pause. But one ambitious student at Collinsville High School chose this adventure for himself. Felix Kocher, 17, of the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, came to the U.S. through a student exchange […]

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Lady Kahoks soccer team is Metro Independent Athlete(s) of the Week

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  Athlete of the Week, Girls Soccer, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville Kahoks, 2014 Southwestern Conference champions / Photo by Sherry Holten

The Collinsville Kahoks, the now four-time defending Southwestern Conference girls soccer champions, are collectively The Metro Independent Athlete of the Week. The Lady Kahoks defeated Granite City 2-1 Thursday evening to clinch a perfect 6-0 conference record (see game story). Head Coach Clay Smith said winning the conference championship four consecutive years was a great […]

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Peskar + Reeves = baseball Kahoks victory

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kyle Reeves / Photo by Roger Starkey

Kyle Reeves’ victory over Belleville West Thursday afternoon ran his record to 4-0 on the season. Aaron Peskar’s game-winning hit was his fourth of the season, all providing Reeves with a victory. Peskar smacked a two-run double in the top of the sixth inning to provide the only runs in the Kahoks 2-0 Southwestern Conference […]

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76-year-old Collinsville bus monitor charged with child sexual abuse

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

Thomas Hartsoe

A Collinsville Unit 10 bus monitor, employed by First Student Bus Company, was charged Thursday with sexual exploitation of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A Collinsville Unit 10 representative contacted the Collinsville Police Department on April 3 about possible inappropriate contact between 76-year-old Thomas R. Hartsoe, of the 3000 block of N. 61st […]

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Lady Kahoks soccer wins conference championship for fourth straight season

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Soccer, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville Kahoks, 2014 Southwestern Conference champions / Photo by Sherry Holten

The Collinsville Lady Kahok soccer team knocked off Granite City Thursday night 2-1 to claim their fourth consecutive Southwestern Conference crown. Played in a steady rain and blustery wind, both teams played an even first half and went into the break tied at one. Sophia Sharos put the Lady Kahoks (8-3-1, 6-0 SWC) on top […]

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Belleville West tops softball Kahoks

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Audrey Allard / Photo by Sherry Holten

Belleville West jumped out on top of the Kahoks 5-0 after one inning Thursday and cruised to an 8-2 Southwestern Conference victory in Collinsville. The Maroons (7-7, 4-1 SWC) benefitted from a fortuitous bounce in the first when Olivia Young’s long drive bounced off the top of the fence and over for a three-run home […]

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Collinsville yard sales, April 25 – 27

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

YardSales

The following are the locations of yard sales in Collinsville April 25-27. April 25 700 Osborn Drive 637 Greenwood Place 200 Rosemary Drive 239 N. Combs Ave. 1303 Keebler Road April 26 637 Greenwood Place 200 Rosemary Drive 239 N. Combs Ave 1303 Keebler Road 112 Wood Court 723 Lillian St. April 27 800 St. […]

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Misdemeanor charges filed against Caseyville police chief

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

On-again, off-again Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez

A special prosecutor filed two misdemeanor charges Thursday against Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez for his outburst during a Feb. 19 Caseyville Village Board meeting. A disorderly conduct charge was filed claiming Alvarez “knowingly acted in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace during the […]

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Maryville village-wide garage sale, Friday and Saturday

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

YardSales

The Maryville Community Improvement Board is sponsoring a village-wide garage sale Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. All residents can participate free of charge. There is no requirement to register an address. For questions, call Village Hall at 618-345-7027.

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