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In repeat of last season, Edwardsville beats Collinsville 48-0

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

The Kahoks take the field / Photo by John Layton

Collinsville, Ill – Friday night, the Edwardsville High School football team scored exactly 48 points against Collinsville for the third straight year and shutout the Kahoks for the second straight year According to Head Coach John Blaylock, the Kahoks (1-4 overall, 1-2 SWC) struggled most on the offensive and defensive lines Friday evening. “They really exposed […]

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Kahok soccer cannot top defending state champions

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Kahok Soccer logo

The Collinsville boys soccer team kicked off to start its Tuesday evening match against defending 3A state champions Edwardsville and took the ball down field quickly. Senior captain Grant Bauer promptly took a shot that hit off the crossbar and was then cleared away. The chance would prove to be emblematic of the night for […]

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Kahok soccer ends with familiar 1-0 score, but unfamiliar result

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Brett Langley (#3) and Jacob Hamann / Photo by John Layton

It would not be a 2014 Kahoks soccer game if the weather did not force changes in the schedule and the result was not 1-0. Tuesday evening’s game against Belleville West was relocated to Kahok Stadium after it was determined the Maroons’ temporary home field at Oerter Park in Columbia was too soggy. Despite the […]

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Out of the spotlight, on the sideline, athletic trainers keep athletes going

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Amanda Baugher on right / Submitted photo

It’s easy for fans to see an athletic injury happen: A pitcher tweaks his throwing arm, a forward pulls up limping or a running back stays on the field after a tackle. The athletic trainers run out to check on the player and the fans start the guessing game. How serious is it? How long […]

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Collinsville yard sales June 27-28

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

YardSales

The following is a list of yard sales in Collinsville June 27-28.   June 27  272 Collinsville Ave. 313 Monticello 715 Carl 1126 Olive 1292 Ridgewood 104 Shadow Crossing 123 Southwood Trace 414 Wadsworth 120 Echo Valley 6 Sugar Lane 898 Portland 515 Hadley Front   June 28 1126 Olive 1292 Ridgewood 104 Shadow Crossing […]

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Former Granite City head coach named Collinsville assistant boy’s soccer coach

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Jeff Hayes, assistant boys soccer coach

When the Collinsville High School boy’s soccer team plays Granite City next season, Jeff Hayes will once again be on the sideline for the match. But this time, he will be there as the Kahoks’ new assistant coach rather than the head coach of the Warriors. Hayes said, even after being head coach at Granite […]

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Movie filming brings Hollywood stars to the Metro East

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Living, Movies  /  No Comments

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The dog days of summer have come early to the Metro East this year, and they brought some Hollywood stars with them. A movie based on the children’s book “Marshall: The Miracle Dog” has been filming in various locations around Edwardsville and Troy for most of the month of June. The original plan called for […]

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Kahoks’ Kassidy Smith named second-team All-State

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Softball, Sports  /  1 Comment

Kassidy Smith rounds the bases after setting the Kahoks single-season home run record (9) / Photo by Sherry Holten

Fans of the Collinsville High School softball team and other teams in the area took notice of the great year Kassidy Smith had this season as she was blistering opponents with her potent bat. The Illinois Coaches Association noticed as well. Smith is a member of the ICA’s second-team All-State softball team. Collinsville Head Coach […]

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Collinsville City Council to consider construction bids for new municipal parking lot

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The old post office building at 130 South Center Street in the process of being torn down to make room for a municipal parking lot / Photo by Roger Starkey

One more hurdle on the way to building a parking lot on the site of the former post office before Italian Fest starts could be cleared Monday, June 23. The Collinsville City Council will consider two bids for the parking lot. One, in the amount of $230,818.40, comes from Hank’s Excavating. The other, in the amount of $245,584.50, […]

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New Illinois ticket quota law does not eliminate ticket quotas

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

By John Layton and Roger Starkey When Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 3411 on Sunday, June 15, he touted it as part of his agenda to maintain integrity in local government. State Representative Jay Hoffman, of Swansea, said the new law eliminates arbitrary quotas. “Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that […]

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Collinsville yard sales June 20-22

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

YardSales

The following is a list of yard sales in Collinsville June 20-22 June 20 104 Dana 305 Dana 1126 Olive 305 Rosemary 101 Pine Lake Road 810 Victory 120 Mounds   June 21 104 Dana 305 Dana 1126 Olive 305 Rosemary 101 Pine Lake Road 810 Victory 120 Mounds 306 Dana 108 Southwood Trace 114 […]

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Don’t expect food trucks to rumble down Collinsville’s streets any time soon

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  1 Comment

Food trucks

By John Layton and Roger Starkey The Collinsville City Council recently passed an ordinance that outlines regulations for food trucks, but obstacles remain before residents can get their lunches from lorries. Food trucks have become very popular in urban areas recently and have spawned several television shows. However, the mobile kitchens are only allowed in […]

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Names released in fake Collinsville home invasion

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Top: Amanda Lockhart and Michael Johnson of Collinsville. Bottom: Timothy Tindall of Caseyville

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s office charged three individuals with one count each of felony disorderly conduct. Amanda Faye Lockhart, 40, of the 1100 block of Hampstead Court in Collinsville, Michael Joseph Johnson, 30, of the 1100 block of Hampstead Court in Collinsville, and Timothy Nick Tindall, 29, of the 100 block of 1st Street […]

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New test added to newborn screening in Illinois

By   /  June 16, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Health-Caduceus

The Illinois Department of Public Health will test all babies born in Illinois hospitals for severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, and other immunodeficiencies. SCID is an inherited disorder that causes improper development of white blood cells that are the primary defense against viruses, bacteria and fungal infections. People with SCID are very susceptible to recurrent infections […]

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Keeping up with the Kahoks: Michelle Bartsch, professional volleyball, Germany

By   /  June 12, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Volleyball  /  No Comments

Former CHS volleyball player Michelle Bartsch, who currently plays professionally in Germany / Submitted photo

With a population over 25,000, it stands to reason that some former Collinsville residents will find their way to various corners of the world. Michelle Bartsch has taken an unlikely path, though. A multi-sport star at Collinsville High School, she graduated in 2008 and went from being a Kahok to playing professional volleyball in Germany. […]

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Annual Glen Carbon Homecoming starts Friday, June 13

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  No Comments

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The annual Glen Carbon Homecoming is this Friday and Saturday. The event takes place in the Old Town area on Main Street. On Friday, the event runs from 5 p.m. until midnight. From 6-8 p.m., there will be a “world famous” Budweiser Clydesdale, and from 7:30-11:30 p.m. the band Well Hungarians will play. On Saturday, the […]

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Collinsville City Council to consider four TIF requests Monday

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville City Council will consider four Tax Increment Finance requests at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, as well as an ordinance that will open the city to food trucks and additional snow cone stands. The first TIF request is for a business building located at 118 S. Seminary Street that is currently vacant. The owner, Jesse […]

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Area crime wrap: Man hits stopped motorcycle, charged with pot possession

By   /  June 8, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

Crime News

Alton man’s night goes up in smoke after possession charges Evan J. Turner, 19, of Alton, was charged June 6 with a felony charge of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis after crashing into a stopped motorcycle. On Tuesday, June 3, at approximately 6:03 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic […]

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Ameren Illinois installs IntelliRupters to interupt power disruptions

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

An Ameren Illinois lineman inspects a newly installed IntelliRupter before it goes into operation. This type of IntelliRupter was installed in three different locations in Collinsville. / Photo courtesy of Ameren Illinois

When spring arrives, the leaves are on our trees, the flowers are blooming in our yards and, more often than we would like, the power is out in our homes. To combat the power of nature that sometimes leave us powerless, Ameren Illinois is installing new technology and improving its infrastructure. This is part of the company’s $3.5 […]

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Metro Independent Athlete of the Week: Tanner Houck, Toronto Blue Jays draftee

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

By John Layton and Roger Starkey What a way to celebrate a graduation party. Tanner Houck, the 17-year-old ace of the Collinsville High School pitching staff was celebrating his high school graduation party when he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. Getting drafted fulfilled a dream he’s had since before he was even […]

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