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Akers Sworn In As Wood River Mayor

Frank Akers has been sworn in as Wood River Mayor.  He was chosen by his peers April 9th to fill the mayor’s spot on the Wood River City Council following the death of Mayor Fred Ufert on March 25.  Akers says the spot he vacated on the city council may be filled soon. The new mayor tells The Big Z it may happen as soon as the next Wood River City Council meeting on May 4th.  Click here for Akers' comments Akers says the strangest thing he has done in his week-and-a-half ...[Full Story]
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Dr. John Pearson, superintendent of East Alton-Wood River High School, confirmed the school was on a modified lockdown today. He said, “At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, East Alton-Wood River Principal Leigh Robinson received a phone call from the Wood River Police Department that a suspiciou...
Alton’s LaJarvia Brown cracked another record, this time the meet record for the 300 hurdles in the Jersey Invitational on Friday with a time of 44.6. Alton was second in the team competition with 122 points; Chatham won with 173 points. Carlinville had 77 points; Jersey had 65 points and Mascouta...
Jersey’s young track team continues to create attention in nearly every meet. The Panthers had several personal best performances at the Granite City Invitational on Friday. Jersey’s Ben Flowers again led the team with his best time of the year in the 1,600 meters (4:27.6). Flowers...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – For those who remained after a 3-hour, 6-minute rain delay Sunday to see the SIUE softball team defeat Tennessee State 8-2 at Cougar Field, the Cougars thank you. "We appreciate everybody who stuck around," said SIUE Head Coach Sandy Montgomery. "That was a long day." Rain...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Morehead State swept a baseball doubleheader from SIUE winning 13-5 and 11-9 Saturday to sweep the three-game Ohio Valley Conference series. The Eagles became the first OVC team to sweep the Cougars and improved to 25-14 overall and 11-7 in the OVC. SIUE dropped to...
Edwardsville Community Unit School District each year recognizes 25-year employees and other award winners on a special evening. The recent District 7 awards banquet recognized 25-year employees: Katherine Boyd, Carol Clawson, Deborah Gray, Carol Kohlfeld, Sally McLauchlan, Lesandra Shaw, Nancy Swiecicki...
(Alton, IL) – Area residents interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer are invited to a special training program sponsored by OSF Saint Anthony’s Hospice, on April 22 and 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. each evening in the Auditorium of OSF Saint Clare’s Medical Office Building, 815 E. Fifth...
(Alton, IL) – Last Week, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center welcomed students and faculty of Marquette Catholic High School’s Breast Cancer Awareness Club to tour the facilities and meet with the OSF Saint Anthony’s oncology staff. Dr. Manpreet Sandhu, medical oncologist and...
(Alton, IL) – Area residents can take advantage of free skin cancer screenings performed by local Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Noor Ahmed, M.D., on Wednesday, April 29 in the Cancer Center of Excellence/Radiation Oncology at OSF Saint Clare’s Hospital. Free sunscreen will be distributed...
Alton High School boys tennis captured first place in the Alton Invitational Saturday at Lewis and Clark Community College, Alton High School, and Rock Springs Park with 41 points to beat Chatham Glenwood, the next closest finisher, with 41 points. Teutopolis finished third (32 points), followed b...

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