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Dan Brannan is Content Director of RiverBender and EdGlenToday.com. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with degrees in Journalism and Psychology. Having previously served as the Executive Editor of The Telegraph in Alton, his 17-year tenure led the paper to over 350 awards including several General Excellence awards in the Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press, Freedom Communications, Southern Illinois Editorial Association and Journal Register Company contests. Brannan was chosen to lead Freedom Communications' national pilot on social media.

He is the author of eight nonfiction books including: "The Courage to Live," a biography about Donna Gustavel, a young woman with multiple disabilities; "Everyday Angels," an inspirational book of moving human interest stories; "Live Life to the Fullest: Stories of People Coping With Diabetes" which is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association; "Boy Giant: The Story of Robert Wadlow The World's Tallest Man;" "Damn Cold and Starving" written with Sgt. Marion Ray; "You Can't Kill the Dream" co-written with fellow journalist Ande Yakstis; and "A Life in Parts," the story of Loretta Goebel and endorsed by Beatle Paul McCartney.

Dan, an avid exercise enthusiast, is a member of the American Diabetes Association and lives in Glen Carbon with his wife, Michele, and children.

The Art Fahrner Edward Jones Alton High School Athletes of the Month are Gwen Hunter, a senior volleyball player, and Cassius Havis, a sophomore cross country runner.These are the specific accomplishments about both Alton athletes:Gwen Hunter – Senior – Girls Volleyball: This season, Gwen...
WHITE HALL - Two Rivers Crime Stoppers continues to seek information to try to bring Jared Hanna back home to Jerseyville."We don't want the public to forget about Jared, which sometimes happens in a cold case," said Two Rivers Crime Stoppers secretary Brenda Schulte said. "During the White Hall Police...
GODFREY - Michael Morrissey Sr. leaves what could be termed a legendary impact for his work in the construction industry. As a person, he leaves an equal legacy with his kindness and thoughtfulness to family, friends and the region in general.Michael Sr. died on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at age 66. Michael...
MARYVILLE - Father McGivney’s girls basketball team appears to have made great strides going into 2017-2018, opening with a championship win over Waterloo Gibault 40-39 Saturday in the Dupo Cat Classic.Waterloo Gibault always sports a competitive team in girls and boys basketball, so the Father...
HARDIN - Calhoun looked like the Lady Warriors of old Friday night in a seventh-place contest of the Alton Tip-Off Classic, romping over Riverview Gardens 53-37.Calhoun led 11-8, 22-16, 32-31 after the first three quarters and closed with 21 points in the last period to Riverview’s 5 points, totally...
EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville knew it was going to be facing a difficult battle with Loyola Academy of Wilmette in Saturday afternoon's IHSA Class 8A football playoff semifinal at Tiger Stadium.The conditions for the game weren't the best; a cold front sweeping in from the northwest sent temperatures...
O'FALLON – For the opening game of a new season, things went pretty well for the most part for Edwardsville High's girls basketball team.Senior Kate Martin led all scorers with 21 points, including five threes, as the Tigers defeated Chatham Glenwood 64-40 in their season opener at the C&C Sports...
EDWARDSVILLE – A three-yard touchdown run by Quinn Boyle with four minutes left in the third quarter proved to be the difference as Loyola Academy of Wilmette eliminated Edwardsville 17-10 in a semifinal game of the IHSA Class 8A Football Championship at EHS' Tiger Stadium Saturday afternoon.The...
EDWARDSVILLE – A quick start sent the SIUE Cougars to a convincing 76-40 victory over Air Force in their women's basketball home opener Friday at the Vadalabene Center.The Cougars scored the game's first 15 points and never looked back in improving to 1-1. Air Force, which didn't score for nearly...
HARDIN - The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert on Friday night that a Scam/Virus could be trying to steal identity from computers has targeted the county.“We wanted to alert you that a resident from Calhoun County, called our office this evening and reported a possible scam/virus...
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