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CHS signing day honors academic standout performers

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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

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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

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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

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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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