September 2020

Getting to the core of craft cider

To Brad Genung, cider is not just his business, it’s his passion. Like so many small businesses, his cidery was born of necessity. The story begins more than two decades ago and a world away from the rolling hills of Union County in southern Illinois. As the 1990s drew to close, Brad grew tired of […]


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Getting to the core of craft cider

To Brad Genung, cider is not just his business, it’s his passion. Like so many small businesses, his cidery was born of necessity. The story begins more than two decades ago and a world away from the rolling hills of Union County in southern Illinois. As the 1990s drew to close, Brad grew tired of […]

Putting a stamp on history

“Quite a few people would come into the post office just to see the mural in the lobby,” says Karen Rhodes, who worked as a clerk in the East Alton post office for 32 years. “Many were from out of town, but they had knowledge it was there.” Titled “The Letter,” the mural by Francis […]