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CHS student selected to participate in statewide honor jazz event

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

CHS senior Zack Schmitt was recently chosen to participate in the EIU Honor Jazz Combo Day / Submitted photo

Collinsville High School senior Zack Schmitt was one of only 15 Illinois students selected to participate in the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz Combo Day. Schmitt participated in private lessons and workshops with the EIU jazz faculty during the daylong event on Nov. 10. Students, selected through recommendations and a submitted audition recording, concluded the […]

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Basketball Kahoks limp to 3-2 finish at Marion tournament

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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After dismantling three opponents to open the season, the Collinsville High School boys basketball team found the sledding much tougher Saturday against Mt. Vernon and Marion in the Marion Thanksgiving tournament. The Kahoks (3-2) defeated Herrin, Sumner and Salem by an average of 38.6 points, but lost by double-digits in both contests Saturday. Mt. Vernon […]

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Lady Kahoks win Nashville Tournament championship

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville Lady Kahoks, 2014 Nashville Tournament champions / Submitted photo

The Collinsville Lady Kahoks topped Althoff 60-44 Saturday to win the championship of the Nashville Tournament. Senior forward Sammi Buettner came up big for CHS (4-0), knocking down four 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 17 points. Collinsville Head Coach Lori Billy said Buettner provided a needed second-half spark for the Lady Kahoks, who […]

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Kahoks continue romp through Marion Thanksgiving Tournament

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville High School boys basketball team won by 40 points Friday, 21 points fewer than their previous margin of victory. The Kahoks opened the Marion Thanksgiving Tournament with a meager 15-point victory over Herrin. After defeating Sumner 80-19 Wednesday, Collinsville overwhelmed Salem 67-27 Friday night. Collinsville ran out to 24-6 lead after one quarter […]

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Lady Kahoks win a pair in Nashville, play Saturday for tournament championship

By   /  November 29, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville High School girls basketball team started this season like last, with two wins in the Nashville Tournament, but the third game was a different story. The Lady Kahoks (3-0) held a slim lead Friday night going into the fourth quarter and hung on to beat host Nashville, Ill. 48-45. Last season Collinsville was […]

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Holiday market at Collinsville Library

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

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Submitted Content Unique gifts will be on sale at the 7th annual Blum House Holiday Market Saturday, Dec. 6. The Blum House Holiday Market runs from 1 to 6 p.m..  Tour the historic Blum House and meet and support local authors and artists.  The market features books, hand painted ornaments, jewelry, art and more. The […]

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Collinsville charitable efforts in need of support

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  1 Comment

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Below are just a few ways Collinsville residents can help those from the community in need this holiday season. Home Federal collects mittens, scarves, hats and coats Home Federal Savings and Loan is collecting new mittens, hats, scarves and coats to be donated to the area’s school children in need of these warm items. Collection […]

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Ameren offers tips for natural gas safety in the home

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted content With the home heating season underway, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers to take immediate action if they smell natural gas. “A customer should never smell natural gas in or around their home or business. If they do, they need to leave the premises immediately and call us,” said Richard J. Mark, president and […]

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Basketball Kahoks blow out Sumner

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School  /  No Comments

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Collinsville, Ill. – In a game that was cancelled Tuesday morning and then back on a few hours later, Collinsville easily handled Sumner 80-19 Wednesday at Fletcher Gym. Sumner, a St. Louis city school, originally cancelled the game following rioting and looting in nearby Ferguson, before being granted permission to play. After the 61-point defeat, […]

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Glen Carbon Police stop rolling meth lab, three from Granite City charged

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  News, Region  /  1 Comment

Left to Right, James E. Bailey, Robby L. Harper and George E. Holliday

A Glen Carbon police officer stopped a car with an expired registration Saturday and netted 10 felony counts against the three Granite City men in the vehicle. At about 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the officer stopped a green Buick Park Avenue on Interstate 270 near the Glen Carbon/Maryville exit. As he was making the stop, the […]

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Fund created for three small Collinsville children whose parents died in car crash

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

The Oseguera children. Gavino, 7 months, Lilian,  4 years old and Gerardo Jr, 6 years old

A fund has been created to assist three Collinsville siblings, age 7 months to 6 years, who lost their parents in a car accident early Saturday morning. Guadalupe, 26, and Gerardo, 30, Oseguera died in a single car accident in East St. Louis. The couple had three children, Gavino, 7 months, Lilian, 4 years old […]

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Keene on Your Finances: Giving thanks as an investor

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Columns, Keene on Your Finances  /  No Comments

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Still hoping for a few warm days this fall, we were rudely greeted by a blast of cold air from a polar vortex last week that quickly reminded us that winter is not far ahead. Combine the cold air with shorter days and predictions of a frigid winter by the Old Farmer’s Almanac, and it […]

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Lady Kahok basketball big winners in season opener

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Sports  /  No Comments

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The 2014-2015 season got off to a fine start for the Collinsville Lady Kahok basketball team, who easily beat Mt. Vernon Tuesday. Three CHS (1-0) players netted double digits and 11 players scored in the 72-44 victory over the Lady Rams (0-1) in the first round of the Nashville tournament. Senior Aubreeny Brady led all […]

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Kahok football coach steps down after two years

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Citing a need to focus on his business, John Blaylock resigned Monday as the head football coach at Collinsville High School. “I need to put my time where it needs to be,” Blaylock said. Blaylock, the owner of a mechanical contracting business, replaced Mike Liljegren as head coach in 2012 and went 2-16 over two […]

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Collinsville High School boys basketball will play Wednesday

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville High School Athletic Department was informed early Tuesday the the Kahoks basketball game against Sumner High School (of St. Louis) Wednesday, would be cancelled due to the continuing violent protesting in Ferguson. That decision changed several hours later. Sumner has now been cleared to play and will tip off against the Kahoks at 7 […]

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Blood drive at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The American Red Cross is asking for your help in saving lives this holiday season by donating blood at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. The American Red Cross will be at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 6 p.m.  The need for donated blood is ongoing and urgent.  Every contribution […]

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Updated: Collinsville quiet after Brown grand jury decision

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville water tower / Photo by Roger Starkey

Updated at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 25 to note the CHS boys basketball for Nov. 26 has not been cancelled. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at CHS. Collinsville Police and the school district are reporting no activity out of the ordinary a day after a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to […]

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Kahok basketball open seasons with win

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

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Updated with cancellation information for the Wednesday game against Sumner The Collinsville High School boys basketball team did not start the 2014-2015 season by shooting the lights out, but they garnered the most important statistic, the win. The Kahoks connected on only 31 percent of their field goals Monday, including a meager 18.8 percent from […]

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2014-2015 Collinsville High School boys basketball roster

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Roster, Sports  /  No Comments

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The 2014-2015 Collinsville Kahoks boys basketball schedule

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2014-2015 Lady Kahok basketball roster

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Girls Basketball, Roster, Sports  /  No Comments

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2014-2015 Lady Kahok basketball roster

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