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Maryville Parks and Rec to Host Music Festival

By Kathy Turner  MARYVILLE — Eleven bands, two stages, food and drink options and a full day of entertainment awaits the music lovers in the area at the Maryville Parks and Rec Music Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Fireman’s Park on Donk Avenue will welcome guests from…

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Unit 10 Joins Upcoming Harmony Event

by Randy Pierce COLLINSVILLE — Collinsville Community Unit School District 10 is one of the participants in supporting an upcoming event being held soon in Belleville that is designed to promote harmony and understanding among students of all ages and their families. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, a program called…

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Property Owners to Resubmit for Permits

by Randy Pierce MADISON COUNTY — Two owners of a pair of properties west of Collinsville have been told they will have to resubmit requests for special use permits because they did not correctly state who would be occupying the mobile homes at those locations. When the petitions from Ferman Villasenor and Marco Villa seeking…

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St. Jacob to host Earth Day Vendor Fair

by Randy Pierce ST. JACOB — St. Jacob’s activity center at 108 North Douglas Street will be the site of a special vendor fair, featuring various exhibits focused on the environment plus pertinent information, giveaways and much more, being held in observance of Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.…

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Appointments Delayed, Schedule Reset

by Randy Pierce MADISON COUNTY — Members of the Madison County Board Government Relations Committee, in part because discussion at their meeting held in early April was largely devoted to the placement of an advisory non-binding referendum on the November general election ballot, agreed to postpone action on several appointments and also to amend its…

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Collinsville PD gives Annual Report

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com COLLINSVILLE — The Collinsville Police Department turned in its annual police report and in it, subjects like future projects and programs implemented to keep the community safe and the department running efficiently were addressed. The annual police report provides a significant overview of crime statistics as well as an overview…

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Uptown welcomes visitors from as far as Nashville, TN to watch the eclipse

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com COLLINSVILLE — Uptown Collinsville was lit with excitement as visitors, equipped with special eyewear, waited to watch a natural phenomena as the moon passed in front of the sun. A total solar eclipse took place at the Moon’s ascending node on Monday, April 8, 2024, visible across North America and…

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Local businesses in Uptown Collinsville participate in the inaugural “First Thursday”

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com COLLINSVILLE — Uptown Collinsville is presenting a free monthly after hours event that is geared toward bringing more people to Main Street. The inaugural “First Thursday,” on Apr. 4 was an event where local businesses entertain regular and possible new customers from 5-8 p.m. with food and drink specials, sales,…

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Collinsville Starbucks Hosts District Finals and Home To District Champion

by Stephanie Malench COLLINSVILLE — The Collinsville Starbucks located at 401 Beltline Road in Collinsville was the site of the 1st Annual Starbucks North America Barista Championship District Finals on March 27, 2024. The Collinsville store is located in a district that stretches from Quincy to Marion, IL and had eight out of ten champions…

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