Annada, MO

Rural Roodhouse Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home Armed With a Buck Knife

Information has been released about an arrest of a man who broke into a home with a knife in rural Roodhouse last week. According to charging documents, 30 year old John J. Scheferkort entered a residence with the homeowners present at the time last Wednesday evening. The home is approximately 4 ½ miles east of Roodhouse.
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Troy, Mo. bans fireworks week before 4th of July holiday

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Jodi Johnson says business is booming at her fireworks stand off Highway 47 in Troy. It’s picked up even more since the city suddenly banned fireworks in residential areas. “Since the ban in the city limits of Troy we have actually increased sales, I...
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Alton man charged with robbery

EDWARDSVILLE - An Alton man was charged Thursday with robbery and aggravated battery by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Jerome A. Clark, 18, of Alton, was charged June 30 with robbery, a Class 2 felony; and aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony.

Louisiana Historical Museum to offer extended hours on Saturday

LOUISIANA, Mo. — As part of its weekend of “Mo Mo the Missouri Monster” observance, the Louisiana Area Historical Museum, 304 Georgia, will offer extended hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. Museum co-president Brent Engel will give short programs about Mo Mo at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The public is invited at no charge.

Former Greene County Kroger Locations Converting Into Dollar Generals

What’s old is new again in Greene County. Two locations that formerly housed Kroger grocery stores are getting a face lift. The White Hall and Carrollton Kroger locations closed last Spring. With the closing of the stores and the loss of Triple J Meats in Roodhouse; there is just two grocery stores in the county – Market on Main in Carrollton which opened in November, and Meehan’s IGA in Greenfield.

Barefoot Restaurant Reopening Delayed Due To Supply Chain Issues

People waiting on a West Central Illinois restaurant along the Illinois River to reopen will have to wait a bit longer. Ownership of the Barefoot Restaurant say that the nation’s supply issues are cutting into their reopening schedule. Ownership posted on June 21st on their Facebook Page that equipment...

Grafton fireworks launch tonight

The traditional Independence Day celebration of fireworks in Grafton will be held tonight at dusk, and according to the town's mayor, will be a celebration much like other years. Mike Morrow tells The Big Z if you are looking for a place to watch the show from, your first option may be to head towards the lighthouse.

Whyte looks forward to Mo Mo concert on Friday night at Louisiana Elks Lodge

LOUISIANA, Mo. — Bill Whyte can’t wait to once again perform the song that started him on the way to a notable country music career. The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will be the host of a concert by the Nashville recording artist at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the Louisiana Elks Lodge, 120 N. Fifth. Tickets are $5 each for ages 13 and older and are available from museum board members or at the door. Those 12 and younger get in free.

Fireworks weekend starts Saturday

GRAFTON - Grafton will set off their annual fireworks from 9:15-9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at Lighthouse Park. View spectacular light displays over the Mississippi River while you dine at downtown restaurants or during your stay at guesthouses along the river. Spend the long weekend in Grafton where there is no shortage of activities everyone in the family will enjoy. Other fireworks on July 2 are Edwardsville, Girard, Gillespie, Greenfield, Brighton and Carlinville.

Meda Miller

Meda Christina Miller, 105, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Jerseyville Manor. Born March 12, 1917 in Eldred, IL, she was the daughter of Crit and Minnie (Rathgeber) Shaw. She married Andrew A. Miller on June 9, 1943 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1979. Meda began working for Montgomery Ward when it opened and retired in 1982 after 25 years of service. She volunteered her time as a foster grandparent at Lovejoy Elementary School in Alton for several years. As a foster grandparent through Senior Services Plus, Meda logged five hours a day at the school, reading to the children and assisting them with their math problems and other classwork. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Godfrey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Arthur, Lawrence and Luther Shaw, and three sisters, Ada Weller, Mary Klass, and Freda McCartney. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Online guestbook and information may be found at
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Senior Legion Baseball — Elsberry Post 226 at Union Post 297

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