Alton Restaurant Week Participants - 2018

Dan Brannan, Content Director

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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.

EDWARDSVILLE - Tigers’ swimmer Porter LeVasseur continued to dominate his various events, capturing first in the 50 freestyle (22.44) and 100 backstroke (54.61), plus swimming a leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard relay in Thursday’s Edwardsville High School dual...
These are results from a recent Alton High School wrestling match. The Redbirds are home today with another triangular meet. The Redbirds went 3-0 on the day in the Jan. 13 match and results were as follows: Alton over Jerseyville 55-22 Alton defeated Marquette (MO) 54-21 Alton beat Kirkwood,...
EAST ALTON – A pair of second period power play goals, along with goalie Caleb Currie's 37 saves, helped Alton go on to a 5-2 win over Edwardsville in a Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association game played Thursday night at the East Alton Ice Arena. Currie's performance included 19 stops...
TENNIS – KIA AUSTRALIAN OPEN SANDGREN ADVANCES TO THIRD ROUND: Tennys Sandgren, who won the 2016 Edwardsville Futures singles championship, advanced to the third round of the Kia Australian Open early Thursday morning local time (Thursday night Melbourne time). Sandgren, from Gallatin,...
ALTON - Marquette Catholic High School has a major expansion announcement coming at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the school at 219 East Fourth Street. The media has been invited for a press event on Wednesday at Marquette to detail information about the announcement. Marquette Catholic Principal...
CARROLLTON - Tim Nelson seemed to light up every room or place he visited with his contagious smile and vivacious personality. Tim, a football coach at three different high schools in the area, a husband and a father, died at age 42 this week after battling colorectal cancer since October 2013....
COLLINSVILLE - The Illinois State Police issued information Thursday afternoon about the fatal accident that occurred at Illinois 255 Northbound at milepost 19 (Madison County) at 10:04 p.m. Wednesday. The Illinois State Police said Marlon Buford, 30, of South Roxana, was pronounced dead at the...
ST. LOUIS - The family of St. Louis musician Nathan Jatcko announced on a Facebook page established to find him that he has died. Jatcko, 31, was last seen at 1:30 a.m. this past Friday by his apartment near Lawn Avenue close to South Kingshighway in St. Louis and was reported missing to police. T...
GODFREY - Valentine’s Day is a time to show your love and that is exactly what Freer Auto Body is doing. Freer Auto Body has purchased a 2017 Chevrolet Express 2500 12-passenger van and is donating the van to the Alton Boys and Girls Club. "Our customers and our community is the heart of...
GODFREY - The Madison County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Dollar General at 5711 Godfrey Road in Godfrey Road. The sheriff's office is also seeking any information about the suspect shown in photos or the vehicle displayed...
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