Learn about Robert Wadlow in celebration of what would have been his 100th Birthday

Steven Spencer, Staff Writer

ALTON - The Explorers' Grace Frost signed her letter of intent with Illinois College as she looks to continue her softball career while double majoring in accounting and French. Frost said some of the things that encouraged her to decide on Illinois College was the coaches and the sense of family...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Metro East Home and Garden Show will mark its fifth year at Metro East Lutheran High School, 6305 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville. The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. With 65-70 different...
EDWARDSVILLE - Six years ago Kenneathia Williams brought her passion for “re-loving” leather and making jewelry to Edwardsville and last week she celebrated the opening of her new store, Sour Mash, at 116 North Main Street in Edwardsville. “Six years ago I started making bracelets...
EDWARDSVILLE - Representatives from the Benjamin Stephenson House presented their plans for moving forward in 2018 at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Mayor Hal Patton said each of the special parks helps to make the city a special place making it different and unique from other areas. "We're...
ALTON - The Riverbender.com Community Center will be hosting their first ever Golf Scramble to benefit the community center at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course at 4701 College Avenue in Alton. Teams of four can register from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy a lunch buffet...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Madison County Sheriff's Office hosted a press conference Tuesday morning regarding a body found in Glen Carbon on Feb. 11. Madison County Sheriff John Lakin announced charges in the case. Lakin, who was one of the officers on the scene shortly after the murder, contacted the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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