Cory Davenport, Staff Writer

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Cory Davenport has worked as a reporter in Alton for more than five years. Starting at the Alton Telegraph, he covered education, community events, and several large scale investigative pieces. He is a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School, and trained in radio broadcasting and mass communications at Lewis and Clark Community College. He is writing for Riverbender to serve the community through providing information. He believes a good community is a well informed community, which can celebrate achievements and remedy problems together.

ALTON - Happy birthday, Robert Wadlow! Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Wadlow - the tallest man on record, standing nearly nine feet tall. The brewery is having a birthday party for him, which coincides wit...
ALTON - What was once called Salu Park has since been renamed as James H. Killion Park at Salu, thanks to the combined efforts of Abe "Lee" Barham and several other community members. In fact, it was when the rims at that park were taken down due to "excessive littering" in 2017 when Barham brought...
BRIGHTON - A post on Facebook threatening a possible school shooting at "SHS" had many schools across the Midwest on alert - including Southwestern High School. Southwestern School Superintendent Brad Skertich said the threat from Facebook was determined to have come from Springfield, Ohio. That...
ALTON - After the tragic death of 17-year-old Trinity Buel in a car accident just after midnight Saturday, Feb. 12, friends and family members gathered at her favorite park in Alton to celebrate her life with a candlelight vigil. Buel was in the passenger side of her Jeep when it collided with...
EDWARDSVILLE - A third man has been charged in the death of Tyrone Grady, a St. Louis resident brought to Chaparral Lane in Glen Carbon where he was shot to death and left in the middle of the road on Feb. 11. Madison County States Attorney Tom Gibbons charged two men, Ralph and Julius Evans, both...
EDWARDSVILLE - One of the possible appointees to the Madison County Mental Health Board at Wednesday night's meeting of the Madison County Board has raised concerns among the local LBGTQIA community and its advocates. Dr. Robert Weise, a professor emeritus as Concordia Seminary, is one of the appointees...
ALTON - Mary Alberta "Pat" Edmondson worked tirelessly for her community during her 76 years of life. Born in 1920 in Gonzales, Texas, Edmondson received her education in the Sedelia, Missouri School System and went into Philander Smith College, eventually making her way to Southern Illinois University...
GODFREY - The Godfrey Fire Protection District responded to 1,971 calls in 2017, which is the exact same amount as 2016. In a report released from Godfrey Fire Chief Erik Kambarian, those calls are separated into their natures and incidents. The majority of the calls were for medical emergencies...
ALTON - At 8 p.m. Tuesday night, the voting ends. Since being named as one of the top five finalists for the Small Business Revolution's season three eight days ago, Altonians have been taking to social media, social networks and all sorts of media across the St. Louis Metro Area to get enough vote...
ALTON - Albert M. Charleston served his community in several different ways, and was placed on the Alton High School Wall of Fame in 2015 for his efforts. Charleston was educated in Alton and was the last class to graduate from the original Elijah Lovejoy Junior High School. He attended Lincoln...
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