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The adoption journey; why not?

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The Gaffords. Front row, Savannah and Boomer. Back row, Mike and Sarah / Submitted photo

By Sarah Gafford, in recognition of November as National Adoption Month “What made you decide to adopt?” I have been asked this question hundreds of times. My answer is almost always the same, “why not?” The seed of adoption was planted in my heart since…well, since forever. The funny thing is that it was growing […]

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Collinsville Library December computer class schedule announced

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Announcements

Submitted content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center offers free computer classes every month. The classes in December include: Tech Q&A – Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 at 1:30 p.m. Computer Basics 1 – Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Computer Basics 2 – Thursday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. Internet Basic s- Monday, Dec. 8 at […]

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Collinsville Police on increased patrols until Nov. 30

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Police Department announced that it will be increasing patrols until Nov. 30 in an effort to reduce traffic accidents and injuries during the start of the holiday season. In conjunction with the Illinois Department of  Transportation, the Collinsville Police Department will enforce DUI, seat belt and  mobile phone usage violations. The department will adopt […]

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Free holiday movies coming to the Collinsville Library

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Living, Movies  /  No Comments

The Collinsville Library, Jan. 7, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted content Families are invited to watch free movies at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center this December. On Fridays in December, starting at 3 p.m., get cozy with some hot chocolate, compliments of the library, and enjoy these classics: Dec. 5 – White Christmas (Community Room) and Arthur Christmas (Children’s Floor) Dec. 12 –  Miracle on 34th Street (Community Room) […]

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Collinsville man named a Noyce Math Scholar at SIUE

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

SIUE Noyce Science Scholars - Front Row (L to R) - Ben Legel, Brenna McIlvoy, Juliann Nipper, Tom Hantak, Marla Holloway, Alexandra Washington and Rachel Unverfehrt.
Back Row (L to R) - Jasmine French, Michael Nichols, William Fithen, John Heeg, Charles Graves, Ryan C. Sleeper, Colton Shaw and Stephen C. Foster / Submitted photo

Michael Nichols, of Collinsville, was one of eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to be named a Noyce Math Scholar. The SIUE Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, created with two grants totaling $2.2 million from the National Science Foundation, helps to recruit and prepare 60 science and mathematics teacher candidates over five years for work at […]

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State Park boil order lifted

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Boil Order Lifted

The Boil order that was in effect for the area of State Park served by the Collinsville Water Department was lifted yesterday, Collinsville Director of Water / Wastewater, Dennis Kress. Water to be used for cooking or drinking no longer needs to be boiled for five minutes before using. Ice cubes made Wednesday or Thursday may […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 Teachers of the Month announced

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

TOMS together

Michelle Rennie is often the first to arrive in the morning at Webster Elementary School, and often the last to leave. Steve Blind is a teacher with a great attitude that helps teachers communicate district wide. Rennie’s dedication earned her the September Collinsville Unit 10 Teacher of the Month award. In her 10th year at […]

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