Ashley Hentrich, Graphic Designer

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ALTON - The temporary outdoor dining barricades prominent in Downtown Alton in front of Morrison’s Irish Pub and State Street Market were removed Tuesday morning. Alton Mayor David Goins said the barricades have been the topic of concern with businesses in recent days because of a lack of parking....
Happening on Friday, Oct. 1 Rat Run Weekend 2021 at The Longshot Saloon Starting on Friday, Oct. 1 there will be live music, vendors, food trucks, and overnight RV/tent camping at The Longshot Saloon at 1545 River View Dr. Portage Des Sioux. A shootout and figure 8 boat race will take place on Saturday...
Four veteran paddlers, William Christopher, Brian Dales, Eric Endries, and Harry Gardner will arrive today around noonish at The Alton Marina. For the past 6 years, Best Western Premier Alton has partnered with a company called Warrior Expedition, to offer hotel night stays for their Warrior Paddle...
For the past 6 years, Best Western Premier Alton has partnered with a company called Warrior Expedition, offering hotel night stays for their Warrior Paddle Program, a non-profit outdoor therapy program that supports veterans transitioning from their military service by paddling all 2,320 miles of...
GODFREY - King Air Conditioning & Heating and Bush Refrigeration, Inc. are teaming up to bring a Community Day Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at their location at 7020 Ingham Lane in Godfrey. This is a free family-friendly event, featuring Riverbend Axe Throwing's mobile unit,...
ALTON - One person died after a shooting in the 100 block of East 11th Street in Alton on Saturday. This was a description of what happened from Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido: "On Saturday, February 13th, 2021, at approximately 1207 hours, the Alton Police Department began responding to the...
ALTON - Downtown Alton is set to have a bright, joyous Christmas look this weekend thanks to a selection and donation by the popular streaming service Netflix. Six cities, including Alton, were selected. The others are Augusta, Ga. Vallejo, Calif., Stroudsburg, Pa., Natchez, Miss., and Norman,...
ALTON - As part of the Hope Is Home initiative, the American Cancer Society has partnered with 42 local artists to create a touching collection of installations titled The 42 Doors of Hope. The 42 Doors of Hope are installed across the bi-state region, symbolizing the 42 guest suites that will...
(This is one in a series of stories about Difference Makers in the region during the COVID-19 Pandemic). ALTON - Morrison’s Irish Pub is one that is making a definite difference in the Riverbend area with their new Morrison’s Community Pantry in front of the establishment at 200...
HIGHLAND - A Highland family with a 1-year-old child is unfortunately without a home or belongings today after a terrible fire in the 1200 block of Lynn Street. A heroic effort by the Highland Pierron Department and other nearby agencies prevented the monstrous blaze from spreading to...