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SIUE to hold free youth soccer clinic

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Jason Hackett / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

SIUE Soccer Clinic Registration Flyer The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s and women’s soccer programs will host a free clinic for youth players on Friday, April 18th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Korte Stadium. “We’re excited to welcome the local community out to Korte Stadium for an enjoyable day of soccer and interaction with our […]

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SIUE women’s soccer Give Cancer a Red Card event Sunday

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Southern Illinois University women’s soccer has teamed with the student group Goalkeepers to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. The Cougars and Goalkeepers are joining forces with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and theVs. Cancer Foundation to Give Cancer a Red Card this Sunday at Korte Stadium. In conjunction with SIUE women’s soccer’s spring exhibition games […]

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Arlington Greens hosts free clinics for disabled veterans

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***Submitted Content*** The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Arlington Greens Golf Course are partnering again this year to offer free golf clinics to disabled veterans. The St. Louis V.A. is coordinating the month-long program, which takes place from 1-3pm on Thursdays at the Granite City golf course. Arlington Greens PGA Pro and Course Manager […]

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Letter to the Editor: When taxes go up, do you have a say in it?

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Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

To the Editor: The number one complaint the Madison County Treasurer hears is about tax increases. People say, “I didn’t vote for an increase, so why do my taxes keep going up?” They’re right. The public often doesn’t have a say in the matter. How does it happen? First, let’s make it clear that the […]

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Wednesday Kahok softball game postponed

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Photo by Roger Starkey

The Kahok softball game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Breese Mater Dei has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced. Heavy rain overnight and throughout the day Wednesday, along with lightening, prompted the postponement.

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Can the grand house the miners built be saved?

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Photo by Roger Starkey

By Rachel Heston-Davis – Metro Independent Contributor For several years, one of Collinsville’s best-known historic landmarks has been at a crossroads. The Miner’s Theatre, once a cultural hub for the city, has sat quiet and empty at the corner of Main and Center streets as city residents debate if it can be salvaged—and if it […]

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No foolin’, Santa has descended the Catsup Bottle

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left to right: The World's Largest Catsup Bottle in the Christmas Spirit, The World's Largest Catsup Bottle ready for The World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival, July 13, 2014 at the American Legion Post 365 / Image by Roger Starkey

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus right down the Catsup Bottle’s leg… Following four months of watching over southern Collinsville from his perch atop one leg of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, and more than two months of spirited social media speculation about when he would be taken down, Santa Claus was removed […]

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Lady Kahoks soccer records third consecutive shutout, beats East

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Tayler Devine / Photo by Roger Starkey

The young, inexperienced back four that was to be the Lady Kahok soccer team’s big question mark heading into the 2014 season sure looks solid after leading the team to its third consecutive shutout, a 2-0 defeat over Southwestern Conference rival Belleville East. Goalkeeper Holly Bluemner recorded her second shutout. Collinsville (2-0 SWC, 3-1) has […]

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Kahok softball loses slugfest

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Jessica Ledford / Photo by Roger Starkey

When the rain started to fall Tuesday the runs started to pour. Unfortunately for the Kahok softball team, O’Fallon’s bats were a little more potent, carrying them to a 12-9 win over Collinsville. Each team scored first-inning runs, but O’Fallon (1-0 Southwestern Conference, 8-3) started to pull away in the second. Pitcher Addison Barnouski led […]

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