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Lindendwood University-Belleville to open extension site in Collinsville

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville water tower / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville has been chosen as the first extension site of Lindenwood University-Belleville. Classes will begin this fall in the 15,000 square-foot space at 1101 Easport Plaza Drive, the university said in a press release. Volkert, Inc. recently moved into the same building, which was occupied until March by Sanford Brown Business College. Lindenwood will have […]

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Movie filming brings Hollywood stars to the Metro East

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Living, Movies  /  No Comments

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The dog days of summer have come early to the Metro East this year, and they brought some Hollywood stars with them. A movie based on the children’s book “Marshall: The Miracle Dog” has been filming in various locations around Edwardsville and Troy for most of the month of June. The original plan called for […]

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Kahoks’ Kassidy Smith named second-team All-State

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  1 Comment

Kassidy Smith rounds the bases after setting the Kahoks single-season home run record (9) / Photo by Sherry Holten

Fans of the Collinsville High School softball team and other teams in the area took notice of the great year Kassidy Smith had this season as she was blistering opponents with her potent bat. The Illinois Coaches Association noticed as well. Smith is a member of the ICA’s second-team All-State softball team. Collinsville Head Coach […]

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Caseyville Park to get outdoor gym

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  1 Comment

Caseyville Park / Photo by Rogern at

Thanks to a $30,000 grant, Caseyville Park will have its own outdoor gym next summer. A cardio stepper, chest and back press, squat press and ab crunch are among the machines that would normally be found in a gym, but will be overlooking a lake at Caseyville Park. Brian Rader, Caseyville’s director of public works, […]

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