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Great Big Idaho® Potato returning for more World’s Largest Catsup Bottle®

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From right to left: Collinsville fireman David Bennet with his children, Andy, Glen and Abby / Photo by Roger Starkey

Unable to resist another pairing of the greatest combination since water, barley, hops and yeast were magically mixed together to make beer, the Great Big Idaho® Potato is making a return visit to the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle®. The six-ton pseudo spud will take up residence at the 170-foot tall Catsup Bottle from 12-5 p.m. […]

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Collinsville City Council to consider construction bids for new municipal parking lot

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The old post office building at 130 South Center Street in the process of being torn down to make room for a municipal parking lot / Photo by Roger Starkey

One more hurdle on the way to building a parking lot on the site of the former post office before Italian Fest starts could be cleared Monday, June 23. The Collinsville City Council will consider two bids for the parking lot. One, in the amount of $230,818.40, comes from Hank’s Excavating. The other, in the amount of $245,584.50, […]

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Caseyville Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks, July 5

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Fireworks

Caseyville will hold its annual Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks display on Saturday, July 5 in Caseyville Park. The picnic opens at 5 p.m. with food, a kid’s area with games and face painter, a military artifacts display and live music by Sweetwater from 5-8 p.m. followed by Larry Raymer. The washer tournament will start earlier, […]

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Madison County treasurer referred for investigation, calls charges political

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

The back of one page of the 2014 Madison County tax bill / photo by Roger Starkey

It is still not clear what Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler hoped to accomplish when he held a press conference in front of the St. Clair County Administration building on May 30. Prenzler presented results of an analysis that at least two of his staff members helped compile while working in the Madison County Treasurer’s […]

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