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  1. Carley June GreshamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | RiverBender.com Obits

    Carley June Gresham, 93, formerly of Wood River, passed away 9:17 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Carlinville. Born n Wood River on September 5, 1924, she was the daughter of Charles "Charley" and Vida Emiline Harlan.

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  2. Mabel C. WilliamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 12 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Mabel C. Williams, 93, went to be with the Lord at 7:15 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Integrity Healthcare of Wood River. A member of 1st Baptist Church in Cottage Hills, Mabel loved singing in the church choir and playing piano.

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  3. Motorcycle, four-wheeler operators lead law enforcement on chase, cycle operator crashesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | RiverBender.com

    The Roxana Police Department, Wood River Police Department and Illinois State Police were all involved in a motorcycle/four-wheeler incident that finished with a motorcycle crash in the area of Illinois 255 and a Wood River exit. Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells said Wood River became involved when Roxana Police was chasing a motorcycle and four-wheeler with their lights off.

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  4. Oiler Pride: Wood River Museum hosts exhibit for city's extensive sports historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | RiverBender.com

    WOOD RIVER The Wood River Museum has opened a new temporary exhibit proudly displaying the sports accomplishments of Wood Riverians throughout the 20th Century. Museum curator Jean Bruce said the exhibit took around six weeks to complete and has been finished for around two weeks.

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  5. Ivanka Trump tours Illinois college's welder training centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... and late-career workers about training they could seek for jobs of the future. Jerry Knoyle is manager of the Wood River refinery for Phillips 66. He says retirements are causing a lot of turnover at the refinery and programs such as those at Lewis ...

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  6. Madison County to host household hazardous waste collection dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | RiverBender.com

    ... The Planning and Development Department will host the collection event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Wood River Facility, 101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River. The Facilities Management Committee approved used of the property for the ...

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  7. IHOP owner expresses sadness over upcoming late August closureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | RiverBender.com

    Kurt Connelly, the long-time owner of IHOP in Wood River, said the decision of the company not to renew his license at the 1201 E. Edwardsville Road building, has been difficult for him and the employees. Connelly said he loves the customers and staff he has come in contact with over the past 25 years as owner.

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  8. Mayor Maguire says Wood River IHOP to close on Oct. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | RiverBender.com

    ... of the business. It has been under the same person as franchisee for 25 years." The owner of the franchise in Wood River also owns the one in Glen Carbon, which is a brand new building, she said. If you have a news, human interest or sports idea, ...

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  9. Mary Catherine (Kozatos) VantreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... great grandchildren: Aiden, Vickie and Jonathan Gammaitoni all of Alton. Her sister in law: Darlene Kozatos of Wood River, her nieces: Sherry (Steve) Starks of Bethalto, Jamie (Steve) Webb of Livingston, Illinois, her great nieces: Amanda Starks of ...

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  10. One in custody after morning pursuit in Wood RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | RiverBender.com

    Wells said the chase began in the 800 block of Acton when officers were called to a domestic disturbance around 3:35 a.m. Thursday morning. Upon officers' arrival, a man identified as Terry Homer, had left the scene, Wells said.

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  11. Nickolas E. LeckroneRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 1 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Nickolas E. Leckrone, 38, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Wood River, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on July 7, 1980, in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Robert and Annette Leckrone of Rushville, Illinois, and Karen Lewis of California.

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  12. Thomas CurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... Ramona, daughter Terri Ann Dodson, and a brother Bill Curvey.A Celebration of Life will be August 18, 2018 at the Wood River Moose Lodge in Wood River, Illinois beginning at 6 p.m. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton handled arrangements. ...

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  13. Jeffrey A. SchillingerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... be from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church in Wood River, IL, where Pastor Richard Newcom will officiate. Memorials may be made to Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North ...

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  14. YWCA of Alton begins Childhood Enrichment Program registration on August 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | RiverBender.com

    ALTON The YWCA of Alton is pleased to announce that their Childhood Enrichment Program Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The program serves the Alton, Wood River, and Roxana School Districts and has enrichment sites at North Elementary School in Godfrey, YWCA Center in Alton, Lewis & Clark Elementary in Wood River, and Ivy Heights Church of God in Wood River .

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  15. State's Attorney confirms suspect in recent homicide still in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | RiverBender.com

    ... flowing around that time. Lenhardt faces four charges after the July 22, 2018, death of 22-year-old Katie Bunt of Wood River, who was killed after a vehicle allegedly driven by Lenhardt struck her. Following that tragic incident, Lenhardt faces two ...

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  16. Harry 'BB' Bernard SaulsberryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... members. Visitation will be from 12 pm until time of service at 1 pm, Saturday, August 4 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Rev. Peter Huges will officiate. Get breaking news, sports, obits, shop local deals, weather forecasts, classifieds, video and ...

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  17. South Roxana man dies in Wood River motorcycle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | RiverBender.com

    A South Roxana man, 38-year-old Nick Leckrone, was the victim in a crash at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday at just east of JMP Cycle and just west of the Pump House Bar and Grill on Route 143, Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells said. "The motorcycle crash happened when the driver hit the median that divides the highways and struck a sign.

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  18. One dies in Wood River motorcycle crash, another motorist is seriously injured in another accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 31 | RiverBender.com

    A motorcycle crash at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday resulted in a fatality just east of JMP Cycle and just west of the Pump House Bar and Grill. Wood River Fire Capt.

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  19. Sidewalk memorial area for Katie Bunt swells after tragedy, city makes compliance changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | RiverBender.com

    The City of Alton is faced with a difficult and sensitive situation in Downtown Alton across from Hayner Library where a sidewalk memorial was started for Katie Bunt, 21, of Wood River, who died early Sunday after being hit by a car in a parking lot. Caleb A. Lenhardt, 21, of Bethalto, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of failure to report a traffic crash involving injury or death and aggravated battery in the case that occurred at 3 a.m. Sunday in the Downtown Alton parking lot.

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  20. Wood River Rotary Club donates $6,500 to Emerick Sports Complex Renovation ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 26 | RiverBender.com

    The proceeds were the result of the first annual Color Run. Color Run co-chair Lindsey Herron stated without the help of the Wood River Park and Recreation Department, this event would not have been as successful.

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