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Local Girl Scouts show that a little group can make a big difference

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Girl Scout Troop #726 at Granite City APA / Submitted photo

A group of four Girl Scouts from Caseyville, Collinsville and Maryville recently collected supplies for Granite City APA, a no-kill animal shelter, before visiting the shelter to learn how to care for pets. The collection and visit was part of the Red Robin project for local Girl Scout Troop #726. The project first teaches the […]

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Annual Glen Carbon Homecoming starts Friday, June 13

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The annual Glen Carbon Homecoming is this Friday and Saturday. The event takes place in the Old Town area on Main Street. On Friday, the event runs from 5 p.m. until midnight. From 6-8 p.m., there will be a “world famous” Budweiser Clydesdale, and from 7:30-11:30 p.m. the band Well Hungarians will play. On Saturday, the […]

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Collinsville carnivals get tighter restrictions, Wild Country to replace fire alarm system

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A carnival ride / Photo by Roger Starkey

When a carnival popped up in the Orchard Shopping center in April, it surprised many in town, including City of Collinsville officials. Mayor John Miller, speaking at the City Council meeting Monday, said arrival of the carnival was a surprise to most everyone in town. “I don’t think anyone knew it was even coming,” Miller […]

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Trivia night to benefit Miner’s Theatre

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The Miner's Theatre / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Miner’s Institute Foundation is hosting a trivia night on Saturday, June 21, with all proceeds going towards the restoration and reopening of the Miner’s Theatre. The event will be held at Fireman’s Hall, 9510 Collinsville Road, Collinsville. Tables will consist of 8-10 people and the cost is $10 per person. Doors open at 6:30 […]

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