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Collinsville School Board votes down fence intended to secure CHS campus

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Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

With security more of an issue today than it was when Collinsville High School first opened its doors in 1972, school board members have been grappling with two projects that would offer more security at the campus. At its general meeting in May, the board voted down both plans. One would have added fencing around […]

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State champion is Metro Independent Athlete of the Week

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Martinus Mitchell throws the shot put at the Collinsville Invitational on May 10, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Naming Martinus Mitchell The Metro Independent Athlete of the Week may seem like a broken record, but he just keeps breaking records. This week, he included an Illinois state championship in the shot put to go along with the numerous school records he holds for heaving the 12-pound ball. Mitchell’s winning throw this weekend was 61-feet 3/4-inches, […]

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Despite staff objection, CARD outsources mowing; two staffers likely out

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The Superintendent of Parks at the Collinsville Area Recreation District told the elected CARD Commissioners that two full-time staffers do more than just cut grass, even in the summer. Despite his opinion, four of the five Commissioners voted to outsource grass cutting for the district, setting in motion a process that will eliminate two full-time positions […]

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