Betty Jane (Ryder) Ballentine, 93, of Jackson, Missouri passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

      Scheenan Darlene Gordon, 62, of Maryville, died at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her residence.

      Alton’s new Prospect League baseball team announced the hiring of the franchise’s first Head Coach.  Brock Moss from Georgia Highlands College (Rome, GA), where he serves as Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, will lead the River Dragons during their inaugural season in 2021.