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Softball Kahoks fall 5-3 to Belleville East

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Caitlyn Brombolich / Photo by Sherry Holten

Three days after the game was originally postponed due to inclement weather, the Collinsville softball team lost 5-3 to conference foe Belleville East in a preview of the first round of Regional action. The Kahoks (15-15, 3-9 Southwestern Conference) fell behind early after Belleville East (24-5, 9-3) pushed a run across in the top of […]

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Collinsville city officials working for ‘Fairness for Fairmount’

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Collinsville, Fairmont City, News, Region  /  No Comments

Fairness for Fairmount

Many in the Collinsville area understand the impact Senate Bill 1739, a gaming expansion bill, would have on Fairmount Park if the track were excluded from the bill. As of Wednesday, May 14, many House Executive Committee and downstate legislators understand the issue from Collinsville’s perspective. That is when the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce traveled […]

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Schreiber agrees to play Volleyball at University of Evansville

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Volleyball  /  No Comments

Cathy Schreiber, who will play volleyball at Evansville. Her parents Maureen and Bill are seated with her / Photo by John Layton

Cathy Schreiber, Collinsville High School’s 6-foot-3-inch outside hitter, will continue her volleyball career at the University of Evansville in Indiana as a walk on. However, her decision was less about the chance to keep playing volleyball and more about what she will study while in college. “I got into the physical therapy program at Evansville. It’s a direct entry […]

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Reeves and Peskar a winning combination for a fifth time

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Aaron Peskar / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville defeated Granite City 7-2 Thursday in Southwestern Conference baseball action at Granite City. Zach Mathes started on the bump for the Kahoks (17-12, 8-4 SWC) and pitched four innings, before yielding to Kyle Reeves, who finished the game and earned his fifth win. Reeves (5-2) is now tied with Tanner Houck (5-3) for the […]

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Caseyville struggles to pay bills on time, attorney fees up at least 269 percent

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Caseyville Village Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Updated to note that Village Attorney John Gilbert was not the attorney for the Police Board when probationary officer Stephen Romanik was terminated on April 1.*** With Caseyville having difficulties paying their creditors on time, the village has incurred a steep rise in attorney fees since Mayor Leonard Black took office. “In most municipalities, if […]

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