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Lewis and Clark historic site hosts annual Hummingbird Festival on July 26

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** HARTFORD, Ill. – If you have questions about attracting hummingbirds to your garden, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 26. The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site will host its fifth Hummingbird Festival, co-sponsored by the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Vernon Kleen, […]

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Kahok softball head coach not asked to return for 2015 season

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  2 Comments

Cindy Kolda

The winningest coach in Collinsville High School softball history will not be asked to return for the 2015 season. Cindy Kolda was the target this season of formal complaints from parents that she acted inappropriately on and off the field. Anytime complaints or allegations are received against a coach, they are investigated, Athletics Director Darin […]

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Winner yet to claim $750,000 lottery prize sold at Collinsville Circle K

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Image by Svilen Milev

In “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” strange things were afoot at the Circle K. In Collinsville, big lottery winnings are afoot at the Circle K. The $750,000 grand-prize winning ticket in Saturday’s Lucky Day Lotto drawing was sold at the gas station and convenience store at 2233 Vandalia. The winner, Illinois Lottery officials say, has […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge closing delayed by almost a year

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

"Martin Luther King Bridge from Lacledes Landing, Sep 2012" / Photo by Mitchell Schultheis, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that the work previously planned to start in August on the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge has been postponed. The bid submitted to rehabilitate the bridge deck was considerably higher than IDOT had budgeted. The planned work will be revised and the work put out for bid later this […]

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New Collinsville Unit 10 policy allows advanced students to skip grade levels

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Gifted students in the Collinsville Unit 10 School District can now skip grade levels if they meet certain criteria. The grade acceleration policy for elementary and middle school students was adopted by a unanimous vote of the School Board Monday and was put in place because some parents and staff have identified at least two […]

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