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Asbestos removal the next step in converting the old post office to a parking lot

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  3 Comments

Artist rendering of the future parking lot at 130 S. Center St., Collinsville / image by Oates Associates

The Collinsville City Council on Tuesday authorized a contract for the removal of asbestos from the building at 130 South Center Street, the former home of the Collinsville post office. Pre-demolition testing of the 50-year-old structure revealed the presence of asbestos, Uptown Coordinator Leah Joyce said. Envirotech Inc. won the bid on the project and […]

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CESF rewards high school seniors with plans to give back

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville Educational Scholarship Foundation winners, families and foundation members. Scholarship winners, holding ceremonial check are, left to right, Graydon Baima, Corey Kitsch and Ryan Brunton / Photo by Roger Starkey

Four Collinsville students were recently awarded $1,000 each in scholarship money to further their post-high school education. Students Graydon Baima, Ryan Brunton, Sabrina Flohr and Corey Kitsch are the most recent group of graduating seniors to receive scholarships from the Collinsville Educational Scholarship Foundation, a group dedicated to supporting the educational experiences of Collinsville youth. […]

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Former Collinsville Christian Academy student alleges sex abuse by former teacher

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Blue Teddy Logo, Break The Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse / image by Kathryn Chan, modified by Roger Starkey

***Updated to clarify when Jonathan told his family of the sex abuse allegations*** The names of alleged underage victims of sex abuse are not revealed publicly during the legal process, even if a person comes forward long after he or she has turned 18. Jonathan Bocek wants his name used in this story with the […]

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Belleville East ends softball Kahoks’ season

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  No Comments

Alex Holten throws to first against Belleville East on May 27, 2014 / Photo by Sherry Holten

In the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday, a Belleville East player hit a blooper to left field. Caity Brombolich raced in and dove forward for the ball, but it was just out of her reach. The ball bounced behind her and the Kahoks’ season was over. Belleville East (27-6), the top seed in the […]

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