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With jokes and a song, personalities shine at Little Miss and Mister Italian Fest Pageant

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Little Miss and Mister Italian Fest 2014, Gabriella Hill and Andrew Hilmes / Photo by Lexi Cortes

The newly crowned Little Mister Italian Fest said there’s one change he would like to make to his title. “Leave out the ‘little’ thing,” he said. “I’m 8 years old, come on.” Andrew Hilmes, 8, was the oldest contestant in this year’s Little Miss and Mister Italian Fest pageant, held Saturday. Gabriella Hill, 7, won […]

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In stunning departure from normalcy, Kahok soccer match rescheduled

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahok Soccer logo

The Collinsville Kahoks soccer team has played four matches this season, had four postponed and rescheduled for various weather reason, had the location of one game changed the day of the match and had their game against Triad rescheduled so they could play O’Fallon Sept. 13 instead. Due to a scheduling conflict, the Triad match has been rescheduled, again. […]

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Work that will temporarily close portions of MLK Bridge begins Monday

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

Inspections will close portions of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge beginning today. Work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 26, the Illinois Department of transportation announced. The bridge will be closed to westbound traffic Monday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The westbound lane will be re-opened […]

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The city, Italian-American culture and family inspire Collinsville author

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Loretta Giacoletto

Collinsville has been home to established Italian-American writer Loretta Giacoletto since 1957, and for years, she has written novels, short stories and sagas inspired by her and her husband’s families and their Italian culture. Giacoletto, who will be signing her books at Spirito’s Italian Grocery in Collinsville during Italian Fest, said she started writing when […]

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