Alton Memorial Hospital to celebrate 80th anniversary Nov. 15

Alton Memorial Hospital was unveiled to the community on Nov. 15, 1937, and Bill Welch wasn’t far behind. Mrs. Geraldine Welch of Alton gave birth to Bill at 9:15 a.m. that Monday morning – the first birth at the new hospital. Bill was delivered by Dr. D.M. Roberts and weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces. Eunice…

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SIHF Healthcare to relocate one office to O’Fallon

SIHF Healthcare, formerly Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, says it will move one of its Belleville-based family health offices to the new campus of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. When the new hospital opens on Nov. 4, SIHF Healthcare will relocate the formerly known Belleville Family Health Center located at 180 S. Third St. in…

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Hyatt Regency St. Louis names Thompson as general manager

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, a business and leisure hotel, has announced Randy Thompson as its new general manager. Thompson joins the property from Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina in Cambridge, Md. “As I was raised in Missouri, and worked previously in St. Louis, it is a welcome opportunity…

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RiverBend Growth Association says author is next in speaker series

The RiverBend Growth Association invites its members and the general public to hear author Steve Luckenbach on Monday, Nov. 6, at the Alton High School Auditorium located at 4200 Humbert Road in Godfrey. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and Luckenbach will speak at 6. Autographed books by Luckenbach will be given away as attendance prizes.…

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Scholarship applications sought by Southern Illinois Builders Association

The education, scholarship and executive committees and board of the Southern Illinois Builders Association are putting out a call for scholarship applicants for those individuals pursuing a career  in the construction management / construction related engineering / architectural fields and are planning to enroll as a full-time student and maintain full-time student status (12-hour minimum).…

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Democrat Belt to seek candidacy for Illinois 57th Senate seat

CAHOKIA – Democrat Christopher Belt is announcing his candidacy for the Illinois 57th Senate district. Belt is a Cahokia resident, Cahokia Unit School District 187 Board president, precinct committeeman of Centreville 5, published author, and an 18-year law enforcement veteran. He’ll be seeking the office now held by Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, who has announced…

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Retail space leased in O’Fallon

Lakepointe Centre, LLC leased a 1,200-square-foot retail space at 715 Lakepointe Centre, O’Fallon, Ill., to Randy Nguyen and Dana Portugal. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. *** Just close a commercial real estate deal in Southwestern Illinois? Tell us about it. We’ll need to know the buyer/lessee, whether it’s sale or lease, type of building/property, size…

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Retail investment property purchased in Salem

JJ Properties, LLC sold a 1,760-square-foot retail investment property at 1207 W. Main St., Salem, to CDP Properties, LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented both parties. *** Just close a commercial real estate deal in Southwestern Illinois? Tell us about it. We’ll need to know the buyer/lessee, whether it’s sale or lease, type of building/property, size of…

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17th Annual Diabetes Fair planned by Alton Memorial

ALTON – People can learn how to manage and treat diabetes at Alton Memorial Hospital’s 17th annual Diabetes Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the hospital’s Beeby Wing lobby and cafeteria. The Diabetes Fair is part of National Diabetes Month. To register for the free…

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RiverBend Growth Association announces its new members

GODFREY — The RiverBend Growth Association has announced its newest members. They are: • Gerard Fischer and Associates, LLC/ American Family Insurance• Bluestem Vodka• Edison’s Entertainment Complex• hazel2blue• Little Mexico• Sherry’s Snacks• SmartStyle Hair Salons The RiverBend Growth Association is the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the 12 communities known as the…

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