Kassie Garland

Red, white and black balloons could be seen up and down Third Street in East Alton as the staff of East Alton Middle School prepared for the arrival of the 2020 8th grade graduates. The first-ever Drive-Thru Graduation at EAMS gave the graduates a chance to be acknowledged for their hard work. The...
East Alton-Wood River High School student Jasmine Finley has been accepted to the pre-college summer program at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The 17-year-old, soon-to-be senior is the daughter of Michelle Finley of Wood River and Daniel and Kasey Trask of Grafton. The elite program hosts...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to small business owners. Social distancing guidelines, ordered by Governor Pritzker, have shut down hundreds of locally owned shops throughout the Madison County area. While some were fortunate enough to be allowed to continue to serve their customers...
East Alton Middle School Principal, Ms. Kelli Decker announced the name of the student who has been chosen by the Illinois Principal Association for their annual award. The association recognizes students who excel in academics, character, and leadership. East Alton Middle School is proud to honor...
Alton - Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t have adventures! Alton’s Hayner Public Library is helping to make those adventures easier than ever! The always creative library staff have added even more to their expansive website, opening up new online resources...
ALTON - Alton Police Department Chief Jason Simmons, is reminding community members that the St. Louis Urban League is hosting a free drive-through meal giveaway from noon to 3 p.m. this Friday, April 24, 2020. The event will be at the Henry Street parking lot off Landmarks Boulevard, across...
It’s hard for families to keep once-active children busy during the day now that school is not in session. It’s an even bigger challenge when parents are sharing the kitchen table, computer and office supplies for Remote Learning while still trying to work from home themselves. Hayner...
For high school seniors, the last quarter of high school is filled with excitement! Class videos, senior pictures, spirit weeks, senior nights for athletic teams, graduation and, of course, prom. If you are a frequent user of social media, you have undoubtedly read a slew of posts consoling high...
GODFREY - In the darkest of times, Beverly Farm staff pride themselves on always finding the light at the end of the tunnel. Bev Farm has a staff of employees with big hearts for their residents. On Sunday, Chris Sutton and Bill Turner, a supply clerk, performed a significant act of kindness when...
This is Easter weekend, always a big time for family celebrations and church gatherings but in 2020, it will be vastly different than other years because of the coronavirus pandemic. Alton Memorial Hospital Director of Business, Rusty Ingram, stressed with Easter weekend to come, that families shoul...
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