First, I have to give credit to my son Josh for the idea of bringing news and information to a small town on a web platform. It is very unique for a small community to have such a resource.
My wife, Sue, and I grew up in the area and both attended Prophetstown High School. I went to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received a bachelor’s degree in radio & television. I then began my 20-year career as a TV photojournalist working in Greensboro, NC; Oklahoma City, OK; and then 17 years at the NBC affiliate in St. Louis.
I then decided to pursue a teaching career and received a master’s degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I have taught many grade levels as well as junior high science during the past 12 years.
After beginning to cover local activities on Facebook, I decided to move my endeavor to the web and make it a full-time job.
My goal is to serve the local area with most accurate information available allowing citizens to be well informed on issues that affect them.
Please contact me with any comments, questions or concerns.
Thanks for reading!