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Letter from the editor: Metro Independent temporarily ceasing operations

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  10 Comments

Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

Dear Readers The Metro Independent is temporarily halting operations. As many of this digital newspaper’s wonderful supporters know, the Metro Independent has essentially been a one-man operation since its inception in July 2013. I have been aided by amazing support from the communities the paper serves and many people have kindly provided pictures and content. […]

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January computer classes at Collinsville Library

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The Collinsville Memorial Library Center offers free computer classes every month. The month of January 2015 includes: Tech Q&A- Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 1:30 p.m. Computer Basics 1- Wednesday, January 7 at 5 p.m. Computer Basics 2- Thursday, January 8 at 5 p.m. Microsoft Word Basics- Saturday, January 10 at 3 […]

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Video game tournament at Collinsville Library

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Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog and his SEGA friends are invited to join a video game racing tournament at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. On Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m., join Sonic, Tails and more as they race cars, bikes, and hovercrafts in this fun all-ages racing game for the Wii. The tournament is […]

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Finding your roots at the Collinsville Library

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New and experienced genealogists are invited to join the History and Genealogy Club of Collinsville. The club is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy and local history. All are welcome to share findings and resources. Each meeting focuses on a different topic such as immigration or family stories. Meetings are […]

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Kahok wrestlers impress coach with solid tournament finish

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville wrestling team placed 10th at the prestigious William Red Schmitt Holiday Wrestling Tournament this week, a finish that pleased Head Coach Tom Blaha. “After losing seven seniors to graduation and facing a rebuilding year, I am quite happy with this team’s performance,” Blaha said. “To place two places higher and beat Granite City […]

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