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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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Free seminar- Secrets of Organizational Success with DDI President Bob Rogers

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Development Dimensions International (DDI) President Bob Rogers brings his special presentation on leadership to southwestern Illinois on Wednesday, Dec. 3. As president of DDI, Rogers has led a cultural transition, concentrating on values-based leadership through customer focus, teamwork, innovation and high involvement. A top talent management consultancy, DDI was just named a best […]

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SIUE Alumni Association headed to Budapest, Prague and Vienna

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association is partnering with the SIUE Office of Educational Outreach to present a travel opportunity to Budapest, Vienna and Prague during May 2015. The trip begins on Friday, May 1 with a flight to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Tour participants will spend three nights in Budapest […]

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SIUE seeks nominations for CLI Alumni Leadership Award

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Construction Leadership Institute Advisory Board is now soliciting nominations for the 2015 Construction Leadership Institute Alumni Leadership. The award will recognize an outstanding graduate of the CLI program and honor the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and hard work. “We have […]

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols during Thanksgiving holiday Season

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content Police and safety officials in St. Clair County are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday, or run the risk of receiving a ticket. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies […]

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Madison County joins with Shoeman Water Projects for used shoe collection

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content As part of its comprehensive efforts to promote recycling, Madison County is joining with Shoeman Water Projects to collect and recycle used or new shoes with the proceeds being used to fund well drilling, water purification systems and hand pumps to those in countries which lack clean, fresh drinking water. From 8 a.m. […]

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Collinsville man goes from Green Beret to nurse

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Chirs Mentz, of Collinsville is a former Green Beret who soon graduate from the SIUE School of Nursing / Submitted Photo

Submitted Content In 2002, recent high school graduate Chris Mentz of Collinsville, first set foot on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. After two years of taking computer engineering courses during the War in Iraq, Mentz decided to enlist as a soldier for the U.S. Army. His life was forever changed. “I saw what was […]

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A tale of one veteran’s many hardships

By   /  November 8, 2014  /  Living  /  No Comments

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For Veterans Day, remembering an Illinois sailor who endured years of danger and hardship

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State Board of Education and Illinois PTA offer tips on parent-teacher conferences

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content As school districts across Illinois complete their first quarter in the classroom, parents and teachers are convening for individual conferences to review students’ grades and classroom experiences. In the digital age, such meetings are often not the first time parents and teachers have exchanged information this school year, but the conference may be […]

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SWIC Student Veterans of America to hold coat drive

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Southwestern Illinois College Student Veterans of America club is collecting gently used coats, hats and gloves to benefit homeless veterans. The coat drive will be held Monday, Nov. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 18 at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. A kick-off event will take place Monday, Nov. 10 from 11 […]

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Teen technology workshops at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 6, 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 technologies through a series of hands-on workshops. Continuing monthly through May 2015, teens can learn about building a computer from scratch, using professional-grade graphic design tools, and more. The programs in this teen tech series are on the last Wednesday […]

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Cooking classes at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Cooks of all skill levels are invited to serve up some tasty treats at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. The library hosts monthly cooking classes that any cook, regardless of experience, will enjoy.  Upcoming classes include: Bring Your Thanksgiving Together (Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m.): Learn the basics of cooking turkey and […]

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Health care registration at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Families and individuals in need of health insurance are encouraged to stop by the Collinsville Memorial Library Center on Thursdays in November and December to sign up for coverage. A representative from the East Side Health District will be at the library between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in November and […]

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November computer classes at Collinsville Library

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Collinsville Memorial Library Center offers free computer classes every month. The month of November includes: Email Basics – Thursday, Nov. 13 Microsoft Word – Tuesday, Nov. 18 iPads and Apps – Wednesday, Nov. 19 Holiday Tech Gifts for 2014 – Sunday, Nov. 23 Microsoft Excel – Monday, Nov. 24 Online Genealogy – […]

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Threlkeld, Dunbar, Pease and Yowshien Kuo to exhibit at the Schmidt

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Artworks by Dale Threlkeld, Michael Dunbar, Mark Pease and Albert Yowshien Kuo will be on exhibition from Thursday, Nov. 20 through Thursday, Dec. 18 at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, located at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, […]

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Learn to retrofit your building to save energy and money

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Explore the many different strategies for achieving energy efficiency in your buildings at a free energy efficiency workshop. Building owners, operators and managers are encouraged to attend the event on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. Find out about incentives […]

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CUTC to perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” to start the holiday season

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Curtain’s Up Theater Company (CUTC) will perform the stage version of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the historic Wildey Theater, 252 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, IL. The play will be performed ONE DAY ONLY at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. Tickets are $10. Tickets will be sold through […]

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The Brothers Grimm as you have never seen before

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Collinsville High School Players and Thespian Troupe 643 are presenting “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” by Don Zolidis. The performances will be Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. in the Collinsville High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on show nights at the Collinsville High School Auditorium lobby starting at 6 […]

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Bid specifications and proposal available for water main replacement materials

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  Comments Off on Bid specifications and proposal available for water main replacement materials

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Submitted Content Effective immediately, the City of Collinsville will receive sealed bids for furnishing water line materials for Harvard, Kneedler, and Garnet. Proposal forms and bid specifications are available in the Office of the City Clerk at Collinsville City Hall, 125 South Center street, Collinsville, IL. 62234, and may be obtained upon request. Sealed bids […]

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Photography workshop at Collinsville Library

By   /  October 12, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in a two-hour workshop at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center. Regardless of the type of camera you use, you may be looking for ways to make your photos better. On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m., members of the Collinsville Area Camera […]

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