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Collinsville girl part of third-place team in SWIC business plan competition

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From left, Stefan Jones of O’Fallon, Celena Jentsch of Collinsville, Kenny Roberson of East St. Louis and Alexandria Waller of Cahokia recently took third place in the 2014 Allsup Academy business plan competition at Southwestern Illinois College / Photo by Aaron Sudholt

***Submitted Content*** Celena Jentsch of Collinsville was part of a team that recently took third place in the 2014 Allsup Academy business plan competition at Southwestern Illinois College. The team took home $50 each for their idea to start a unique day care service. They competed against six other teams in the contest. Approximately 35 high […]

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Cougars picked third in OVC women’s soccer poll

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Photo courtesy of SIUE Sports Information

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s soccer team was chosen to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference this season based on this year’s conference poll of head coaches and sports information personnel.  “I think it’s a fair spot considering how we finished last season, which is basically all you can go on from year to year when […]

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SIUE long jumper to represent United States in Pan American Festival

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La'Derrick Ward, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Submitted photo

Senior member of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s track and field team, La’Derrick Ward (Alorton, Illinois), was chosen as the United States representative in the men’s long jump for the Pan American Festival in Mexico City, Mexico. The USA Track and Field team will include one male and one female for 11 events in throws, jumps […]

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Resume building workshop at Collinsville Library

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***Submitted Content*** Job seekers and anyone looking for ways to freshen up their resumes are invited to attend a resume building workshop Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. The workshop, sponsored by the Madison County Employment and Training Department will cover current best practices and teach you how to […]

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“State of Southern Illinois” exhibit opens Saturday at Cahokia Mounds

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The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History” authored by Herbert Russell / Submitted photo

***Submitted story*** A new exhibit opening Saturday at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will separate myth from fact in the colorful history of southern Illinois. “The State of Southern Illinois” features 39 photographs that appeared in “The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History” authored by Herbert Russell and published by Southern Illinois University Press. […]

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Fairness for Fairmount continues fight to bring gaming to Fairmount Race Track

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Fairness for Fairmount

On a recent evening about 15 people gathered in the Collinsville Township Senior Center to discuss how they can help save Fairmount Race Track. Spearheaded by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, those gathered for the Fairness for Fairmount meeting included officials from the City of Collinsville and Collinsville Township, horse owners and concerned citizens. For […]

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