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Softball Kahoks beat the rain, but not Alton Marquette

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Audrey Allard / Photo by Sherry Holten

With a bit of rain and thunder threatening, the Collinsville High School softball team took to the field to play Alton Marquette Wednesday afternoon. The teams completed two innings before the skies finally opened up and forced an hour-long rain delay. After the teams retook the field, the Explorers (9-23 overall) defeated the Lady Kahoks […]

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Caseyville mayor gets his wish on fifth attempt, police chief fired

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

On-again, off-again Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez

Mayor Leonard Black’s feeling was correct, the situation with Police Chief Jose Alvarez has ended, for now, the way he has wanted since Feb. 12; Alvarez was fired Wednesday at a special meeting of the Caseyville Board of Trustees. Black said on May 15 that he had a feeling the situation with Alvaraz was “going in […]

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Charges filed in shooting death of former CHS football player

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Katelyn R Stapleton

A Collinsville woman was indicted by a grand jury on May 15 in the shooting death of Andrew M. Birch. Katelyn R. Stapleton, 26, of 100 block of the W. Main was charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony. Birch died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early morning hours of Feb. 23. The incident occurred in […]

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Baseball Kahoks drop second straight conference game, lose 5-2 to Edwardsville

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team (18-14 overall, 8-6 Southwestern Conference) fell 5-2 to Edwardsville Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers (27-6 overall, 11-3 SWC) started the scoring early as the second batter, Austin Werner, hit a double that drove in Collin Clayton from first base. Brock Weimer flew out to right for the first out of […]

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Alvarez pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez addresses the Village Board on March 19, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez pleaded not guilty this morning to two misdemeanor counts he faces in connection with an incident at the Feb. 19 Caseyville Village Board meeting. With Bob Romanik coming into and out of courtroom 108 in the St. Clair County Courthouse, Alvarez’s attorney, Bob Jones, and Special Prosecutor David Rands stood […]

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Softball Kahoks no match for Edwardsville

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Sarah Scrum makes a play on a foul ball earlier this season / Photo by Sherry Holten

Collinsville scored the first two runs against Edwardsville Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Kahok softball team, Edwardsville scored the next 20 runs to finish a 20-2 victory in five innings. Samantha Buettner’s fourth home run of the season scored Alex Holten to give Collinsville (15-16, 3-10 SWC) a 2-0 lead. The Tigers (27-3, 11-2 SWC) […]

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