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SIUE hosts Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair Oct. 15

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the site for the Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair (HEDBOF) on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. The Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) Purchasing Advisory Council (PAC) Diversity Working Group hosts the event. Along with SIUE, other Illinois […]

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Teen Read Week at Collinsville Library

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is encouraging teens to “Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library!” during Teen Read Week October 12-18. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.  It is held annually during the […]

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Lincoln Presidential Library offers puzzle and art contests for students

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Submitted Content Learning history isn’t simply memorizing dates and taking tests. Students can also learn through games and art, including two events offered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as part of its 10th anniversary festivities. In November, teams of schoolchildren will compete to assemble a giant puzzle made from the 272 words of […]

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Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center receives donation

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Members of Allison's Hope Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Anderson Hospital Foundation

Members of Allison’s Hope Foundation, formerly known as Allison’s Friends of Hope (AFOH),  recently presented a $10,000 check to the Anderson Hospital Foundation.  The donation benefits the Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center – named in memory of Allison Cassens –and is located within the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center at Anderson Hospital. The Allison’s Hope […]

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A hidden gem, 529 College Savings Plans offer big benefits

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Columns, Keene on Your Finances  /  No Comments

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Many parents in the past few months have faced the daunting task of writing a sizeable check to universities to cover their child’s fall semester tuition. While writing the check, I am sure many were asking themselves why they did not save more money for this event. According to College Illinois!, a prepaid tuition program, […]

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See four award-winning films for free at McKendree’s Hett Center

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Living, Movies  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts’ free Film Art Series presents four award-winning, critically acclaimed films this season. The 2014-2015 Film Art Series explores the art of communication, which is the theme of the academic year at McKendree University. Each will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hett auditorium on the Lebanon, Ill., […]

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Manufacturing Day – See the Future of Industry with SWIC and Local Manufacturers

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Find out why advanced manufacturing programs at Southwestern Illinois College have jumped 50 percent in the last year and why skilled workers are in such high demand by manufacturers in the Metro East. The college and six area manufacturers will open their doors for a Manufacturing Day Open House, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to […]

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Free kids book reading and party at Collinsville Library

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Submitted Content What: A free book reading and party hosted by Collinsville High School’s Latin for Literacy Who: Students in Grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, along with their parents, are the target audience, but all ages are welcome. Where: Collinsville Memorial Public Library Community Room When: Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. Why: The Stellabration will be a fun, educational activity […]

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Teen technology workshops at Collinsville Library

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

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Submitted Content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is inviting teens to learn more about up-and-coming technology through a series of hands-on workshops. With events running through May 2015, teens can learn about robotics, 3D printing and modeling, building a computer from scratch, using professional-grade graphic design tools, and more. The programs in this teen tech series are […]

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Video game tournament at Collinsville Library

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Submitted Content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is bringing back Mario and his friends for a Wii Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament on Thursday, October 2 at 5 p.m. All ages are welcome.  The tournament is divided into two age groups: ages 8-16 and ages 17+.  Controllers will be provided.  Come ready to play and […]

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2014 CHS graduate wins first place in SIUE writer’s contest

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Devin Smith, a 2014 Collinsville High School graduate, recently won first place in the Poetry Division of the Friends of Lovejoy Library High School Writer’s Contest. Smith submitted his winning entry during the 2013-2014 school year. The contest, coordinated by Lovejoy Library, on the campus to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is open to high school […]

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Caseyville officer, DEA Task Force Officer named chief of police in Marine

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, News, Region  /  1 Comment

New Marine Police Chief Chris Singleton and is partner, Paco / Submitted photo

Chris Singleton, an eight-year veteran of the Caseyville Police Department, has been chosen as the next chief of police of Marine, Ill. Singleton and his canine partner Paco were often praised in Caseyville for their frequent drug seizures as part of their assignment to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Singleton brought in hundreds of thousands of […]

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CMS baseball and softball teams qualify for state, earn Athlete of the Week honors

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Athlete of the Week, Sports  /  No Comments

The 2014 CMS baseball and softball teams / Submitted photos

The Collinsville Middle School softball and baseball teams each advanced to the state tournament this week, earning the teams an even split of the Metro Independent Athlete of the Week award. The Trail Blazer baseball team defeated Fulton (O’Fallon) Middle School 12-0 to qualify for the State Tournament. CMS were conference champions also, going a […]

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Madison County Treasurer may have broken law with 2013 tax sale

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  22 Comments

Kurt Prenzler at a news conference he arranged on May 30 at the St. Clair County Administration Building / Photo by Roger Starkey

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler stood before tax buyers on Feb. 19, 2013 and announced that no bids would be accepted before or after the auction. He neglected to mention that the delinquent taxes of four properties were sold earlier that day. By allowing three purchases to individual buyers prior to the start of the […]

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In repeat of last season, Edwardsville beats Collinsville 48-0

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

The Kahoks take the field / Photo by John Layton

Collinsville, Ill – Friday night, the Edwardsville High School football team scored exactly 48 points against Collinsville for the third straight year and shutout the Kahoks for the second straight year According to Head Coach John Blaylock, the Kahoks (1-4 overall, 1-2 SWC) struggled most on the offensive and defensive lines Friday evening. “They really exposed […]

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Police stop in Caseyville nets 140 grams of cannabis

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Jacob McAfee

A stop for a minor traffic violation in the 2400 block of Old Country Inn Drive, Caseyville ended with two felony drug charges for a Fairview Heights man. Jacob D. McAfee, 32, of the 9800 block of Richfield Road, Fairview Heights, was stopped by a Caseyville police officer at about 9:43 p.m. Wednesday. The officer […]

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Freshman Kahok kickers win O’Fallon tournament

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

The freshman Kahok soccer team / Submitted photo

The Collinsville Kahoks freshman soccer team defeated O’Fallon 4-0 Thursday to win the O’Fallon Tournament. Hunger Counton, Raul Munoz, Lego Huerta and Julian Cardenes scored in the final match. The Kahoks went 4-0 in the tournament defeating Belleville West 4-1, Waterloo 6-0, Triad 1-0 and O’Fallon 4-0.  

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Kahoks try to topple fourth ranked Tigers

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahok Football Logo

Young and inexperienced are not two adjectives a coach likes to use when describing his team that is about to host the state’s fourth ranked football team in Class 8A, but at least John Blaylock’s Kahoks are hungry. Collinsville’s youthful squad – fresh off a 20-point comeback victory against Granite City – will lineup against […]

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Petitions now available for 2015 Collinsville election

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

Updated to correct the dates petitions can be filed. Candidate petitions for Collinsville Mayor and two City Council seats are now available. Anyone interested in running for mayor or the City Council seats currently held by Michael Tognarelli and Karen Woolard can receive a copy of the 2015 Candidates Guide from City Hall (125 South Center […]

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Soccer Kahoks drop final game at CYC Tournament

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Fenton, Mo. – Collinsville entered the final game of group play at the CYC Tournament tied with Webster Groves for the top spot, but failed to advance after losing 2-0 to the Statesmen Wednesday. The Kahoks (5-4-1)posted a season-high four goals Tuesday, before being shutout Wednesday for the third time this year. Webster Groves (9-3-1) won […]

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