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Kahoks’ season ends with 2-1 Regional loss to Belleville East in 11 innings

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Grant Bauer tagged out at the plate / Photo by John Layton

Sometimes, one can be a big number. It is the number of runs the Collinsville High School baseball team lost by in its first-round Regional game against Belleville East Thursday evening. It is the number of runs the Kahoks scored in the 11-inning 2-1 loss. It is the number of runs they led by from […]

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Keene on Your Finances: How well do you know your financial advisor?

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Columns, Keene on Your Finances  /  No Comments

Brad Keene_Feat

It is fairly typical for financial advisors to be nice people with warm smiles and engaging personalities.  It is also not uncommon for them to appear financially successful by living in upscale communities and driving luxury cars. But does it qualify them to give you prudent financial advice and manage your investments?   What are their […]

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Collinsville yard sales May 30 – June 1

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Collinsville Yard Sales this week are listed below. Friday, May 30 1306 Ridgewood Ct 208 Echo Wood Dr. 217 Emilie 2001 Vandalia 108 Johann 108 Timber Run Ct 502 Rebecca 795 Portland 518 St Louis Road 28 Erika 722 Summit   Saturday, May 31 1306 Ridgewood Ct 208 Echo Wood Dr. 217 Emilie 408 Bunker […]

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Brothers who overdosed in Dairy Queen parking lot charged with drug possession

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  3 Comments

The Caseyville Police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Two men who overdosed on heroin in the Caseyville Dairy Queen parking lot on May 24 have been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Thomas C. Wangelin, 31, of the 1800 block of North 16th Street in Swansea and his younger brother, Adam Wangelin, 24, of the first block of Tanewood Court in […]

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Festival of Trees is searching for a recipient of fundraising effort

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A table of trees and decorations at the 2013 Festival of Trees / Photo by Roger Starkey

The premier fundraising event in Collinsville for the past 20 years is looking for a recipient of funds to be generated at the 2015 Festival of Trees. The event, held annually at the Gateway Convention Center, has raised more than $500,00 in the past 20 years, including more than $30,000 in 2013. Collinsville Unit 10’s […]

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Caseyville citywide yard sale is Saturday

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YardSales

The Caseyville citywide yard sale is Saturday, May 31. Maps are available now at the FCB Caseyville branch, Caseyville Village Hall, the Caseyville Library, Caytown and CPS Accounts. Yard sales begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. The event is sponsered by the Caseyville Chamber of Commerce  

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Get ready to toss a root, the International Horseradish Festival returns, June 6-8

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Horseradish Festival 2014 logo

People from Collinsville and around the world will be at Woodland Park June 6-8 to put their best root forward at the International Horseradish Festival. The event is returning for its 27th year, with hot air balloon rides, a recipe and a Bloody Mary contest, bounce houses for kids, live bands, it’s own variation of a […]

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Baseball Preview: Kahoks v. Lancers; winner to face West, which shocked O’Fallon

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Grant Bauer slides home safely, as Kyle Reeves notes / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School baseball team will play Belleville East in the first game of the 2014 Regional Thursday, May 29, at 4 p.m. at Belleville East High School. The Kahoks, who finished the regular season 19-15 overall and 8-6 in the Southwestern Conference, split two games with the Lancers this year. Each team on its own field. Collinsville won […]

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