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Softball Kahoks cannot solve Redbirds

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Becky Gibbs makes a diving catch / Photo by Sherry  Holten

The Collinsville softball team fell to Alton for the second time this season, scoring only a single run in each game. After suffering a 6-1 defeat on April 10, the Kahoks lost 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at Alton in a Southwestern Conference matchup. Alton (18-8, 6-4 SWC) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one inning […]

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Nighttime lane closure Wednesday on Interstate 270

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

One lane of eastbound Interstate 270, at the Chain of Rocks Canal, will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced. The lane closure is scheduled to end by 5 a.m. Thursday and is to allow construction to continue on the new canal bridge.

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CARD exploring outsourcing some district functions

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Area Recreation District recently voted to accept sealed bids for a private company to do grass mowing in the district. It was the first step in a process to explore outsourcing many district functions. CARD Board of Commissioners President David Tanzyus said no decision has been made to outsource any service yet, but […]

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Kreitner celebrates 15th annual Cinco de Mayo festival

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  1 Comment

Kreitner Dancers / Photo by Roger Starkey

Hundreds of people packed the Kreitner Elementary School gym Monday for the school’s 15th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Celebration. The Kreitner Dancers entertained the crowd, performing seven dances while wearing traditional costumes that were accumulated throughout the years. More than 150 students began practicing their routines in January in preparation for the event. […]

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