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ALTON - The 12th Annual Memorial Day Sunset Ceremony will be held at Alton’s National Cemetery on Monday night, May 29.The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants include the Mayor of Alton Brant Walker, a representative of The National Cemetery Administration and a Marquette Catholic sophomore... read more
ALTON - Today, Alton will host its 150th Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. in Upper Alton.As usual, the parade will start at 10 a.m. this Monday from its staging area at Alton Middle School, located at 2200 College Ave., and it will continue east toward Washington before turning south onto Edwards, back... read more
ALTON - Music has always been a big part of Tim Jarden’s life. It started with piano lessons with his mother, Dorothy, in the Jarden family home in Alton during Tim’s childhood.“Both my mom, Dorothy, and dad, Irv, inspired me with music,” Tim said. “It was largely my mom... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - It was a beautiful morning for a run.One of the oldest and most well-attended race events in the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon area, the Run for Bonifest 5K and 2-Mile Walk serves as the official start of summer in the region.The chipped race, timed by Final Lap Race Management, brings... read more
ALTON - As the moving melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" rang throughout the gymnasium at Alton High School, the tune marked the end of an era for hundreds of students.Family members, friends and classmates bid fairwell to Alton High's most recent class of graduates this Friday in their 148th Commencement... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County Sheriff John Lakin said Friday there will be extra deputies on duty patrolling the streets over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Chestnut Health Systems and hopes the proactive enforcement will keep citizens an... read more
EAST ALTON - Reaching out and lending a helping hand to those in need isn't exclusive only to humans.At their annual Mustangs for Mustangs event, Ford Mustang car enthusiasts, wild mustang horse rescuers, and flea market enthusiasts joined together to raise awareness and funds for the Legendary Mustang... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Water Works Swim Club at 401 Harvard Drive in Edwardsville is officially open for the 2017 summer season.The pool opened on Friday and Pool Director of Swimming Bob Rettle and company foresee a great summer ahead."The historic pool is ready to serve the community again in 2017," Rettle... read more
ALTON - While the worst of this weekend's predicted severe weather is expected to skirt the south side of Interstate 70, Alton is still seeing an "enhanced risk" for severe weather Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).South of Interstate 70, the NWS predicts severe storms possible... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The City of Edwardsville’s Summer Mosquito Abatement Program will commence on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.The fogging operations will take approximately three evenings per week to complete during the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and will be performed as needed... read more

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