Eldred, IL

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.
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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...
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Washington Missourian

Senior Legion Baseball — Elsberry Post 226 at Union Post 297

Union Post 297 defeated Elsberry Post 226 in a senior-level doubleheader Friday, June 24, 13-3 and 5-4. To order photo reprints, click the "Buy This Photo" button below the photo you are viewing. Reprints are processed through our photo lab partner MyCapture. Photo orders can now be processed any time, day or night, through our safe secure and easy to use system. We now offer a wide range of photo reprint products including Coffee Mugs, Shirts, Canvas Prints and MORE! Order your reprints today! Photos and other materials on this website are property of the Missourian and are protected by copyright law. Reproduction is unlawful. You may not duplicate this material.

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.

Robert Cheek

Robert Lynn Cheek, 66, died at 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at his residence. He was born October 6, 1955 in Alton the son of the late James Darwin Cheek and Linda (Lyles) Cheek of Jerseyville. He worked in construction for many years. On April 2, 1977 in Jerseyville, IL he married Catherine “Cathy” (Fritz) and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Samantha Doolin (Ryan) of Brighton, two sons, Kory Cheek (Lisa) of Wesley Chapel, FL and Erik Cheek of Shipman, two grandchildren, Addison and Quinn Doolin, one brother, Jimmie Cheek (Becky) of Kane and four sisters, Kathy Tilton (Mike) of Godfrey, Darlene Cox (Bobby) of Godfrey, Marlene Cheek of Jerseyville and Stacy Chonos (Chris) of Wisconsin. Besides his father he was preceded in death by one grandchild, Raelyne Cheek and one brother, Mike Cheek. Robert, “Lynn”, was an avid fan of Cardinal’s baseball and loved spending time with his children Kory, Eric and Samantha, as well as his grandchildren, Raelyne, Addison and Quinn. He was the keeper of dance bags and cell phones at many of his grandchildren’s dance recitals and took pride in his role as their taxi service to and from school. No services are scheduled at this time. Gent Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Grafton voters approve tax question

Grafton voters will have approved the doubling of their city’s non-home rule tax. The question asked voters if they want to approve increasing the tax from .5% to 1%. Voters said yes 68% to 32%. In a previous interview, Mayor Mike Morrow told The Big Z what doing so...

'Little coach' takes over: Edwards assumes Piasa Birds softball reins

PIASA - Amanda Edwards remembers the first time she knew anything at all about Southwestern softball. It's something she can still see vividly in her mind's eye. "I remember as a little kid being in Shipman and seeing the 2006 Southwestern girls riding on the fire truck in their welcome home parade from state," Edwards said. "I said then and there, 'I'm gonna do that'

Michael Mulrean

Michael Vincent Mulrean, 61, of Brighton, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at his home. He was born September 18, 1960, in Alton, Illinois, to the late John and Julia (Droste) Mulrean. Mike served our country and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. On December 1, 1984,...
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Starters face unfamiliar foes in Giants-Tigers finale

Detroit right-hander Rony Garcia will attempt to build upon the best start of his career as the Tigers look for a split of their two-game set against the host San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon. The Giants took the upper hand in the interleague series with a 4-3 victory on...

Karen Blackorby

Karen Sue Blackorby, 63, died at 1:16 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 27, 1958 in Jerseyville and was the daughter of the late Monte and Barbara (Wagenblast) Edwards and was a 1976 graduate of Jersey Community High School.
Jacksonville Journal Courier

Street fair coming to Jerseyville

JERSEYVILLE – The Jersey County Business Association will host a street fair as a part of its monthly Open Late event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The fair will be at Washington and Arch streets. Participating businesses include A&K Laser Designs, Adorn Arts By Natalie, Ajk Designs, Alive...

Alton Post 126 splits a pair with Piasa Birds

-0- The Alton Post 126 legion teams played in Brighton last night against the Southwestern Piasa Birds. The Piasa Birds had 12 runs on 12 hits in the victory. They were led by Quinten Strohbeck who went 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Ian Brantley was 3-3 with an RBI. The winning pitcher was Parker LeMarr.