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O’Fallon’s bats too much for baseball Kahoks

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Grant Bauer / Photo by Roger Starkey

By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor Collinsville’s offense woke up with a five-run fifth inning to take the lead at O’Fallon Tuesday afternoon, but the host Panthers answered with six runs of their own to hand the Kahoks their first loss of the season, 9-5. O’Fallon (1-0 Southwestern Conference, 7-1) built a 3-0 lead […]

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Teaching from the same playbook: Unit 10 English instruction standardized

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A team of teachers and administrators from kindergarten through sixth grade collaborated for almost a year to design the new English Language Arts Curriculum for Collinsville elementary grade levels.

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Maryville’s Code 3 Spices saluted by Metro East SBDC

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Code 3 Spices

***Submitted Content*** Transforming passion into profit that gives back to “those who serve” is one of the best ways to describe Code 3 Spices. The two-man spice rub business, which launched in Maryville in late 2012, is the brainchild of Chris Bohnemeier – a barbecue enthusiast, grill master and former IT professional- and his long-time […]

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Illinois State Police to increase patrols in April

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Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois State Police will be increasing seat belt and drunk driving patrols during the month of April, the department announced. The State Police will be conducting saturation patrols that focus on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws, as well as roadside safety checks designed to encourage motorists […]

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Reeves and Peskar are deadly duo in Kahoks’ come-from-behind victory

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Kyle Reeves pitches against Wheaton Warrenville South on March 21, 2014 / photo by Roger Starkey

For Kyle Reeves, the third attempt to face Wheaton Warrenville South proved to be a charm. The senior left-hander worked around a base runner in every inning except the last Monday, allowing only one run in the Kahoks’ 2-1 victory at Fletcher Field. Reeves was scheduled to face the Chicago-area team each of the last […]

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