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Softball Kahoks losing skid reaches four

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Paige Giacolleto / Photo by Sherry Holten

After starting the season 9-3, Collinsville High School’s softball team has lost four straight, to fall to 9-7 on the season and 1-4 in the Southwestern Conference. Edwardsville (17-2, 4-1 SWC) visited the Collinsville Jaycees sports complex Tuesday afternoon and won 11-1 in five innings. The Tigers scored at least one run in each inning, […]

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Southbound I-255 ramp, from I-270 to close April 28 – May 1

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that the ramp from eastbound Interstate 270 to southbound Interstate 255 will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 28 through 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to complete pavement patching on the ramp.  The signed detour will be to […]

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Donate blood at SWIC Belleville Campus blood drive

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** You can save the lives of up to three individuals by donating a pint of your blood during the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. The drive will be held Tuesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Complex […]

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2014 Italian Fest parade committee announces food theme, opens applications

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Italian Fest

***Submitted Content*** Float group applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Italian Fest Parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Uptown Collinsville. This annual tradition embodies the spirit of Italian Fest and wraps up the festival’s activities with a bang. This year’s parade theme is “EAT UP, Italian Style!” What […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for April 26

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons, Coroner Steve Nonn, Sheriff Bob Hertz and the Drug Free Coalitions of Madison County are once again encouraging Madison County residents to bring their expired, or unwanted, prescription or over-the-counter medications to Edwardsville as part of the National Take-Back Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The […]

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Collinsville Junior Service Club to host golf scramble

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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The members Junior Service Club of Collinsville are pleased to invite all female golfers to a Ladies Golf Scramble, Friday, June 20, at Arlington Greens Golf Course, 200 Arlington Drive in Granite City. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., followed an 8 a.m. shotgun start.  The fee is $80 per golfer. Breakfast, lunch, awards, mulligans […]

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Acclaimed French Physicist to Lecture at SIUE April 24-29

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A world-renowned French physicist will share his expertise Thursday, April 24 with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students and colleagues. Xavier Leoncini, Ph.D., is a full professor at Air-Marseille University near Marseille, France. He will speak on “Self-regularization in Systems with Long-Range Interactions” from 2-3 p.m. in Engineering Building Room 0145. In layman’s […]

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Donate a canned good, get your documents shredded

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Canned goods / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** For the 11th consecutive year, Home Federal Savings and Loan will be hosting a community shred day and food drive. The event this year will be held in Collinsville on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Home Federal Savings & Loan, 100 E. Clay St. The public is invited […]

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Relay For Life of Collinsville announces Bark For Life fundraiser

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Finish the Fight Logo_Relay for Life

***Submitted Content*** On Sunday, June 1, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Collinsville will host its first ever Bark For Life fundraiser at Woodland Park from 12 – 2 p.m. Bark For Life is a Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. This event will include a […]

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Letter to the Editor: National Day of Prayer

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

In 1952, the U.S. Congress established a day to remember the religious heritage of this country and to celebrate the rights to freely exercise our faith, and yes, to pray to God. As a nation, we unite on the first Thursday in May for the National Day of Prayer. In Madison County, religious beliefs also […]

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CHS team one of only 10 remaining in statewide personal finance competition

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

The Collinsville High SChool Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team that qualified for the state tournament. Left to right: Sam Wilson, Kushan Patel, Thomas Campbell and Felix Kocher

A group of Collinsville High School students will be competing as one of the top 10 teams in the state Friday at the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge in Chicago. The team advanced to the State Championship Round as the top scoring team in Region 5, which encompasses nearly all of Illinois south of Springfield. CHS […]

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Blockbusters coming to “Movies on Main”

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Events, Living, Movies  /  No Comments

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The two most popular movies in the world since November will be played under the stars, for free, in uptown Collinsville this summer. “Frozen” and “The Lego Movie” highlight a four-movie series, playing every other Saturday evening from May 31 to July 12. “Movies on Main” starts at dusk in the public parking lot at […]

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