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ALTON - Kids and train enthusiasts of all ages stopped by the Franklin Masonic Lodge Saturday afternoon for the annual Alton Train Show. “We’ve been doing this for fourteen years,” Jim Parks said. “Getting the kids together to see the trains, that’s what we do i... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Hundreds of girls from the fifth grade to eighth grade joined one another Saturday morning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for the sixth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” hosted by the Society of Women Engineers. The all-day event gave girls... read more
ALTON - The Great Piasa Bird rose from the banks of the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon kidnapping the Mayor of Alton, Brant Walker, flying him into the air, and holding him hostage demanding that people vote for the city of Alton to be featured on the Deluxe Corporation’s television show... read more
SEE VIDEO BELOW: ALTON - Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab have been named the RiverBend Growth Association's February 2018 Small Business of the Month. For over 100 years the civil engineering and land surveying company has been locally owned and family operated in the Riverbend community. "Las... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Father Jeff Goeckner of St. Boniface Church in Edwardsville is known for his innovative ways of reaching young people. On Ash Wednesday, Goeckner was at it again, trying to reach Father McGivney Catholic students in a Mass. During the Mass, he called three students to the altar an... read more
ALTON - The period of Lent has started for various religions and the kick off is Ash Wednesday, concluding approximately six weeks later before Easter Sunday. Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox are some who observe the Lenten season. Saints Peter and... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Early Voting began on February 8, 2018, at the Edwardsville County Clerk’s Office, 157 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, IL, and will continue on February 12-16, 19-23, 26-28 and March 1-2 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Beginning on March 8, early voting will be available at Southern Illinois... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The first African American to fly in space - U.S. Air Force Col. Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr., PhD., - will make an appearance at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's Arts & Issues event at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. The presentation will be held at Morris University's Center's (MUC... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Love was definitely in the air in the Edwardsville area on Wednesday. Edwardsville-area businesses seemed to have a spectacular day on Valentine’s Day, with most surveyed crowded with orders. Lindsey Wulfing, the owner of A Little Taste of Heaven Bakery in Downtown Edwardsville,... read more
ALTON – A "Babysitting 101" class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Location is the cafeteria meeting rooms. The cost is $30 per child. Pre-registration is required. Call 314-454-5437 or 800-678-5437, press 3 and tell the operator “March... read more

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