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Summer food program offers free lunch for school age children

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St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ, 307 W. Clay St., Collinsville / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Coalition for Community Services and St. John Evangelical United Church of Christ in Collinsville have partnered to provide needy school age children a free lunch this summer. St. John church, at 307 W. Clay St., serves a hot lunch Monday through Thursday from 12 – 1 p.m. to children 18 and under. There […]

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First installment of Madison County property taxes due

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***Submitted content***   EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is reminding taxpayers that the first installment of their tax bills is coming due. “With the holiday weekend I want to remind everyone that the first of four installments will be due July 9,” Prenzler said. “I want to make sure it doesn’t slip someone’s […]

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Collinsville husband and wife indicted for bank robbery

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A Collinsville couple was indicted by a United States Grand Jury for the May 24, 2013 robbery of Scott Credit Union in O’Fallon, Ill. Steve M. Dodson, 46, and wife Denise K. Dodson, 43, were each charged with one count of robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, United States Attorney Stephen R. […]

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Thwarting “tater haters,” Big Idaho® Potato poses for photo ops at Catsup Bottle®

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A replica catsup bottle in front of the Great Big Idaho® Potato in front of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle ® / Photo by Roger Starkey

Toting a 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, 11.5-foot-tall plywood potato around the county requires one long truck and many permits. The average person may not know that permits are needed to haul the Great Big Idaho® Potato around the country, or that the 72-foot long truck is often required to avoid cities by using an interstate bypass. One […]

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Jennifer Mann joins Unity Hospice as director of clinical services

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***Submitted content*** Collinsville, Ill. – Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently announced that Jennifer Mann of St. Charles, Mo., joined the company as director of clinical services (photo available at http://bit.ly/UnityHospiceDCS). Area Administrator Gay Little made the announcement. In her new role, Mann will provide management to Unity Hospice clinical staff as well as […]

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