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  1. Robert 'Bob' Raymond ForakerRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Obits

    A U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War veteran, he had worked as a field service mechanic for McDonnell-Douglas. After retiring, he worked for the water department in the Village of South Roxana.


  2. Alice Louise GantRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Obits

    Alice Louise Gant, a long-time resident of LaPlace, LA passed away peacefully at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Twin Oaks Nursing Home at the age of 95. Born in 1921 in Davis County, Kentucky, Louise was the eldest of three daughters of Roy and Florene Armes. The family eventually moved to Roxana, Illinois, where Louise graduated from Wood River High School and pursued a secretarial career.


  3. Donald 'Don' CarpenterRead the original story

    Monday Feb 6 | Obits

    Donald "Don" Carpenter, 86, passed away at 8:05am on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at his residence. He was born on August 20, 1930, in Roxana, Illinois, the son of the late Willard and Verdie Carpenter.


  4. Roxana students building business; improving communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 |

    Students in the Roxana High School Industrial Technology Program have developed a business model to teach life skills and continuously give back to the community. The co-op program is being led by Career and Technical Education Division Coordinator Nathan Smay .


  5. Robert 'Bob' Arthur BuchananRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Obits

    Robert "Bob" Arthur Buchanan, 77, passed away 1:03 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Christian Hospital-Northeast, with his wife by his side, following a long, courageous battle with C.O.P.D. Born in Lime Springs, IA on December 14, 1939, he was the son of Arthur "Jack" and Eleanor Venita Buchanan. On November 19, 1960, he was married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Titsworth in Roxana by Rev.


  6. John E. 'Jack' SeiboldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Obits

    ... and enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida. He retired from the quality control lab of Shell Oil Company in Roxana after 37 years of service. On February 12, 1957 he married the former Bessie Bess in Alton. She survives. Also surviving are ...


  7. Louise OllerRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2017 | Obits

    Louise Oller, 83, passed away at 6:06 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Alton. She had been employed in the Village Clerk's Office for the Village of Roxana for 12 years before retiring.


  8. More charges served in Backpage robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 |

    The South Roxana Police Department has levied additional charges against two suspects regarding a Backpage robbery ring investigated by the East Alton , Hartford and South Roxana police departments. According to a release from South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles , the South Roxana Police Department continued to follow leads pertaining to armed robberies, which were said to have occurred in the 200 block of Michigan Avenue in reference to misleading ads allegedly placed on the website, Backpage .


  9. Glenn A. HachmanRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | Obits

    Born in Roxana on July 14, 1934, he was the son of Glenn P. Hachman and Esther Hachman House. A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed as a Pipe Shop Foreman for the Shell Oil Company for 33 years before retiring in 1992.


  10. Patricia A. 'Pat' GrindstaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Obits

    Patricia A. "Pat" Grindstaff, 70, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony's Hospital. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a family that was her greatest joy: two daughters, Lisa Grindstaff of Wood River and Michelle Jones and her husband Kevin of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Marty Grindstaff of Wood River; 5 grandchildren, Eric Grindstaff of St. Louis, Ashley Profer of Marine, Ill., Cody Odom of Wood River, Katie Grindstaff of Brighton, and Kayson Jones of Kansas City; a great granddaughter, Chloe Nevlin of Marine; a sister, Betty Runion of South Roxana and a brother, Logan Carlisle of Carlyle, Ill.


  11. Three arrests made in Backpage robberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 |

    ... only three of the alleged victims came to police. Nicholas L. Gansz , 32, of the 200 block of Michigan Ave. in South Roxana was also charged with similar offenses from November 2016. "When someone goes into a house for 'female companionship,' they ...


  12. South Roxana robbery suspect on run and considered 'armed and dangerous'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 |

    South Roxana and East Alton Police and law enforcement authorities are looking for a man that South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles considers "armed and dangerous" in regard to reported robberies out of East Alton and Hartford. The South Roxana Police Department executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Michigan Avenue, South Roxana, in reference to what Chief Coles called "Companionship robberies."


  13. Strong Edwardsville dance team, several other schools participate in IDTA competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 |

    ... varsity girls will perform at 9:50 a.m. in the morning and also at 12:08 p.m. Civic Memorial goes on at 8:30 a.m. and Roxana at 8:46 a.m. Alton High's varsity will go on at 2:30. Edwardsville's JV will perform at 3:38 p.m. "I think we should do ...


  14. 'Conversations Toward a Brighter Future': Roxana High...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 |

    The Roxana High School "Shell Nation Unification" Project targets a need to rediscover and strengthen "school pride" throughout our community. The goal of this project is to incorporate and encourage all campus communities under one moniker and avoid dividing identities and loyalties within the campuses and community.


  15. NS derailment in Illinois spills small amount of sulfuric acidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    ROXANA, Ill. - A chemical train has derailed in southern Illinois, releasing a small amount of sulfuric acid.


  16. Arnold 'Gene' Eugene McClellan Jr.Read the original story

    Jan 2, 2017 | Obits

    ... IL, Cassie (Ty) Cox of Carrollton, IL, Chad (Amanda) McClellan of Cottage Hills, IL and Caitlin McClellan of South Roxana, IL; 9 grandchildren: Mahala, Greysen, Annistyn, Leyten, Laina, Grant, Livie, Lilah and Henry; a brother, Skip Grindstaff of ...


  17. Shannon S. SuttonRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2017 | Obits

    ... addition to her father and her husband, she is survived by one daughter and son in law: Allie and Jonathan Walker of Roxana, one son: Caleb Sutton of the home, six grandchildren: Ari, Lara, Isaiah, Gideon, Mae, Amelia, a sister and brother in law: ...


  18. Small amount of sulfuric acid spilled after train derailmentRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Alton Telegraph reports that seven of the Norfolk Southern train cars came off the track Thursday morning in Roxana. Two of the cars overturned.


  19. Two Sought: Pair of suspects in alleged South Roxana mob action case...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 |

    Two suspects involved in an alleged mob action are not in custody in South Roxana, while one man has been charged with both mob action and aggravated battery in regard to an incident that occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Joshua Landry was charged with mob action and aggravated battery, Joshua Brown and Tommy Sykes were charged with mob action. 2 comments

  20. Train derails on Wood River Refinery property, small spill containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 |

    ROXANA Seven train cars containing spent sulfuric acid derailed Thursday morning on the Wood River Refinery property, located off Route 111 in Roxana. After close attention by refinery employees and Norfolk Southern Corp. workers, the spill has been contained.


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