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SIUE women’s soccer falls to Purdue

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Soccer  /  No Comments

Emily Grahl

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s soccer completed the weekend with a 4-1 loss against Purdue Sunday. “We played a really solid first half and started the second half well,” said SIUE Head Coach Derek Burton. “But, we are still searching for that consistency in our determination.” The Boilermakers struck first with a goal in the 19th minute […]

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Cougars men’s soccer suffers second overtime loss

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Men's Soccer, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Christian Volesky

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – For the second time in as many games, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s soccer suffered an overtime defeat, falling 2-1 to Tulsa in double overtime Sunday at Korte Stadium. Following an initial shot by Tulsa’s Austin Neil and a save by SIUE goalkeeper Kent Kobernus, Akeil Barrett pounced on the rebound and netted the […]

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Cahokia Mounds hosts American Indian Educational Days and annual atlatl competition

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site offers a chance to explore Native American culture Sept. 13-14 and watch as experts compete with the ancient “atlatl” spear-throwing device. American Indian Educational Days takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, in the site’s Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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Cahokia Courthouse offers special sale for people who re-create 1700-1800s

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***Submitted Content*** CAHOKIA, IL – Old re-enactors never die, they just collect too much stuff. If you know what that means, bargains await you Sept. 13. The public is invited to a trade fair (basically a historic re-enactors’ yard sale) for 1700-1800s memorabilia and accouterments on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event runs 9 a.m. to […]

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Rule, Rubin and Shay works on exhibit at The Schmidt

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  No Comments

Terri Shay: Pomegranate (Detail)

***Submitted Content*** The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center has brought the works of three artists to southwestern Illinois this fall for free exhibitions of their unique art. “With the wide range of artistic styles and media, there is something to interest everyone at this upcoming exhibition,” Curator Nicole Dutton said. The artists’ works went […]

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Collinsville Area Vocational has impressive showing at national skills competition

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Two 2014 Collinsville High School graduates and three recent CHS graduates represented the Collinsville Vocational Center in the Skills USA 50th National Leadership and Skills Conference in June. The group brought home three top 10 and a top 15 finish. Ryan Brunton, a 2014 CHS graduate, was 4th in the nation in Precision Machining. Fellow […]

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Kahok Soccer Golf Classic to benefit CHS soccer programs

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Photo by Roger Starkey

The 9th annual Kahok Soccer Golf Classic will take place Sept. 12 at Oak Brook Golf Course, with all proceeds to benefit the Collinsville High School boys and girls soccer programs. The four-person best ball scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be multiple flights. Prizes, contests, dinner, beverages, skins, […]

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Metro Independent Athlete of the Week: CHS volleyball for show of compassion

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Athlete of the Week, Sports  /  1 Comment

Gabby Hancher giving rose to Brandi Stevenson

The Collinsville High School volleyball team went 2-0 this week, but it is what they did before their season started that earned them Metro Independent Athlete of the Week honors. The team began their season Tuesday in Fletcher Gym. Before the match, the Kahok volleyball team gave each McCluer North player a flower as a […]

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Close game late gets away, Althoff defeats the Kahoks

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Jordan Reichert lines up for a snap against Althoff / Photo by Roger Starkey

A long touchdown pass brought the Collinsville Kahoks to within six points of Althoff with 1:44 remaining in the game Friday. Five plays later and the Crusaders had sealed a 34-14 victory. The opening half for both teams looked exactly like a season opening half. Each team threw an interception and lost a fumble. Collinsville […]

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SIUE women’s soccer loses season opener

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Soccer  /  No Comments

Michelle Auer

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s soccer lost its first game of the weekend to IUPUI 2-1. “It was not our best showing, we have a lot more to give,” said SIUE Head Coach Derek Burton. “We can’t play apprehensively at this level.” The Cougars opened up the game strong with a header from junior Cassidy Sherman in the […]

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Men’s soccer: Virginia Tech edges SIUE in overtime

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Men's Soccer, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Jabari Danzy (#9)

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Brad Vorv’s chip shot 6:40 into the first overtime period lifted visiting Virginia Tech to a 1-0 win over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the men’s soccer opener Friday at Korte Stadium. Vorv’s shot came from 25 yards away and from the left. Vorv took a pass out wide from midfielder Niels Kirch […]

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Collinsville Police searching for armed and dangerous fugitive

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Tre Laron Barnscomb

Police are searching for a 21-year-old Collinsville man accused of stabbing a man during an attempted robbery. Tre Laron Barnscomb, of the 800 block of S. Morrison Avenue in Collinsville, allegedly stabbed a 22-year-old man following a dispute Wednesday in the 100 block of Idlerun Drive, Collinsville. Barnscomb, who knows the victim, fled before police […]

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Collinsville Education Scholarship Foundation to host golf scramble

By   /  August 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A group dedicated to awarding scholarships to Collinsville area high school students is hosting a fundraising golf scramble on Oct. 1. The Collinsville Education Scholarship Foundation golf scramble will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Arlington Greens Golf Course. Registration and lunch begins at noon. The cost is $80 per golfer or $320 […]

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Football Kahoks look to avenge heartbreaking loss to Althoff

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahok Football Logo

The Collinsville Kahoks open the 2014 season Friday against Althoff, just as they did a year ago. They are hoping for a different result. Collinsville opened the 2013 season by rumbling for more than 400 yards rushing at Althoff. A Jordan Miller fourth quarter touchdown gave the Kahoks a come-from-behind 21-17 lead, but it would […]

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Construction to close Summit Avenue Bridge in Collinsville for two months

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

An artist rendering of the new Summit Avenue Bridge in Collinsville / Courtesy of the City of Collinsville

Construction will begin Sept. 3 on a new Summit Avenue Bridge, near Johnson Hill Road, in Collinsville. Work on the bridge may continue into the spring. There will be periods of time when only one lane is open. The entire bridge will be closed for an estimated two months. When completed, the bridge will have […]

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Collinsville trash pick-up delayed by one day week of Sept. 1

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

Monday is Labor Day, a day when large quantities of trash are created as friends and family gather to eat, drink and celebrate a day away from work. The trash and recyclable items left over from the holiday revelry will be collected one day later than usual next week. Collinsville residents who typically have rubbish […]

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Man charged with stealing copper wire from cell phone towers

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Lee A. Franks

Six felony charges were filed Thursday against a man accused of stealing copper wire from cellular phone towers in rural Madison County over a three-month span. Lee Franks, 32, of Litchfield, is accused of targeting towers in Hamel, New Douglas and Worden in June, July and August. He faces charges in Macoupin County for similar […]

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Free elder abuse prevention conference Friday in Alton

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Preventing financial exploitation and a presentation from a martial arts school are on the agenda for a free elder abuse prevention conference Friday in Alton. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, Oasis Women’s Center, Senior Services Plus and the 3rd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council are teaming to host the event. Liberty Bank will […]

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Lawsuit alleges St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department coerced false confession

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

court-hammer

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court accusing members of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department of using coercive tactics to get a false confession from a then 17-year-old with an IQ of 60. Trevon M. Yates, 18, of East St. Louis was taken into custody on Aug. 28, 2013 for questioning about an […]

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Lightening causes cancellation of Wednesday’s Kahok soccer match

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahoks C Logo

The second attempt at a season-opening match for the Collinsville High School boys soccer team was doomed by weather Wednesday. Extreme heat caused the cancellation of a match Monday against Alton Marquette , which is now scheduled for Sept. 19. Rounds of lightening wiped away  Wednesday’s contest against Alton, which was to be the home […]

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