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Teacher who gives “all the love she can” is Unit 10 Teacher of the Month

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Rick Kincheloe, of Edward Jones, watches as Stephanie Ralston is embraced by a throng of adoring students after being presented with the Unit 10 Teacher of the Month award for Apri, 2014 / Photo by Laura Bauer

Renfro Elementary School teacher Stephanie Ralston’s email signature is, “kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This devotion to her students earned Ralston the Edward Jones Unit 10 Teacher of the Month award for April. Ralston makes a connection with her students and truly cares about every one […]

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Proceeds from the Empty Bowl fundraiser come “at the best time”

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Left to right: Barb Kusmierczak of the Collinsville Junior Service Club, Lizzie the Grizzly, Izzy the Grizzly and Barb Smock of the Collinsville Women's Club at that 2014 Empty Bowl fundraiser / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Women’s Club and Junior Service Club recently announced that their joint Empty Bowl fundraiser raised $9,100 for the Collinsville food pantry. The money comes at a time when donations are starting to dwindle, said Mike Watkins, director of CAMA’s Helping Hands Ministry, which runs the food pantry, and provides temporary and financial assistance. […]

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Kahok softball wins second straight in extra innings, drops second game

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Alex Holten singles in the seventh against Waterloo on April 5, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

After requiring nine innings to win its game Friday, the Kahok softball team needed eight innings to win the first of two games Saturday. Collinsville (6-2) trialed Rock Falls 2-0 in the fourth before starting pitcher Addison Wickiser helped herself with a two-out RBI double to score Sarah Scrum. Wickiser was then stranded, one of […]

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