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Drive is on to get CHS state champion to US Nationals

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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

Collinsville High School track coach Chad Burgess wants to make sure that, when the 2014 USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships take place July 5-6, his star pupil is there to compete. Martinus Mitchell won the Illinois state shot put championship on May 31 and has qualified for the USTA junior championships in Eugene, […]

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The Root Derby at the Horse Radish Festival; quick cars and quick wit

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  1 Comment

Henry Bauer's entry, the Bauer Buggy, in the foreground. 2014 Root Derby Champion, the Bauer Basher, looms in the background / Photo by Roger Starkey

The 2014 Root Derby at the International Horseradish Festival had barely finished and Larry Oaster was already plotting a way to dethrone two-time defending champion Mike Gafford. Oaster may find a way to build a faster car in 2015, but it’s doubtful he will find a way to out-talk Gafford. Most of the contestants in […]

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Collinsville City Council to consider four TIF requests Monday

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Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville City Council will consider four Tax Increment Finance requests at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, as well as an ordinance that will open the city to food trucks and additional snow cone stands. The first TIF request is for a business building located at 118 S. Seminary Street that is currently vacant. The owner, Jesse […]

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Auditions For “Annie, The Musical” to be conducted by Curtains Up Theater Company

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Annie Flyer

***Submitted Content*** Curtain’s Up Theater Company will conduct auditions for a stage version of “Annie, The Musical” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21. The auditions will take place in room 2012 of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Katherine Dunham Hall. No appointment is necessary. Actors and actresses ages 10 and up are sought. There […]

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