Leanne Guthrie, Reporter

Leanne Nicole Guthrie is a writer and artist from Pontoon Beach, Illinois. She is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College. After finishing classes she started an internship at Riverbender.com and after completion, became a correspondent. Leanne is an animal lover and vegetarian. She enjoys painting furniture, making art, and traveling in her free time.   

ALTON - The Tranquility Exchange is a spiritual healing business in the Mineral Spring Mall offering reiki, yoga, sound bowls, hypnosis, massage, meditation, and more. The Tranquility Exchange is a unique spot hidden away in the Mineral Springs Mall, down a hallway near the ballroom. Inside is a peaceful...
ALTON - Local business Black’s Sporting Goods offers a huge array of all sporting needs. Black's Sporting Goods has been in the Riverbend for over 65 years, originally opening in 1955 on Broadway in Alton, offering a local choice for sporting goods. Black's focuses on everything from customized...
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville High School soccer player Jakob Doyle signed on to Rockhurst University on Monday afternoon. Doyle, who played soccer throughout his time at Edwardsville High School was excited to head on to play for the Hawks. “I really enjoyed my time playing here, for the Tigers....
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, discussed primarily coronavirus concerns. The meeting was held at The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville, where the council plans to host their meetings now. It is a bigger location where people can spread out, with easier...
EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville High School volleyball player Lexie Curtis signed a letter of intent to Hillsborough College on Monday afternoon. Lexi signed on with her parents, coaches, and friends present to cheer her on for the exciting moment, Curtis played volleyball both for the Tigers and club....
EDWARDSVILLE - Swimmer Mathiew Doyle of Edwardsville High School signed on to Illinois Institute of Technology on Monday afternoon. “I’m really excited to attend Illinois Tech where I’ll be studying biomedical,” said Doyle. Doyle will be swimming for the Illinois Tech Scarlet...
Name: Sylvia Ann Magdalene Pence Parents: Andrew and Mindee Pence of Roxana Birth Weight: 7 pounds, 9 ounces Birth Length: 19 inches Date: 01-13-2020 Time: 7:59 a.m. Hospital: Anderson Hospital Grandparents: Robert and Brenda Pence of South Roxana, Daniel and Molly Whitsell o...
ALTON - Key Largo Tan, a new salon is opening up in East Alton on March 28. Owner Josh Jordan is expanding from his original Granite City location to open another, this one with an even wider array of offerings. “We have tanning, spray tanning, custom spray tanning, hair, hair extensions and...
EDWARDSVILLE - During the Edwardsville School District 7 Board Meeting Monday night, Superintendent Dr. Jason Henderson took the time to address coronavirus concerns. “It’s been about a week and a half ago that we sent information out to our parents, just informing them that we’re...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville District #7 School Board meeting of March 9, 2020, announced new principals. Three new principals were announced during the School Board meeting. Jennifer Morgan will be the new Lincoln Middle School Head Principal. Having already worked for Lincoln she is now moving...