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|Recruit Washes Away Old Life
By Lance Cpl. Eric Quintinilla, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — In 1993,
Recruit Bryan A. Kilman, Platoon 3203, Company I, 3 rd Recruit
Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, went with his
grandparents to a Marine drill instructors’ reunion at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. His grandfather was a drill instructor
for many years. Every Marine had stories to tell about the Corps. It was
here, that Kilman was allowed to shoot a rifle on the range for the first
time at age 12. Becoming a U.S. Marine has been in the back of his
mind ever since.
Kilman, a Granite City, Ill., native, graduated from high school in 1999
and started working for a local car wash. This turned into a nine-year
career where he became the general manager of five locations.
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|Granite City native,
Recruit Bryan A. Kilman, Platoon 3203,
Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion,
Recruit Training Regiment
|Chance of a lifetime: C.O.L.T. program helps horses and owners in trouble
News-Democrat by Jennifer A. Bowen
A big, gray 10-year-old thoroughbred dubbed Greystone hung his head over a stall door, politely asking visitors to
scratch his face.
John Deppen (of Granite City's City Buzz) obliged. The 44-year-old Caseyville man had just given the horse a
workout in a sand arena and evaluated his training.
Greystone is big and muscular with a bit of an "Oh really? Make me ..." attitude, John has discovered. The kind of
attitude and build that can intimidate a less-than-confident rider.
"But he's a nice horse," John said, rubbing the horse's neck. "He just needs to work." Read full story
|BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR
November 6th & 7th
Gordy Mac Fields, Troy, Illinois
Men's and Co-ed - $175 Entry Fee
Contact Chad Bridgeman 618.830.4555 or
Jeremy Stone 618.910.4039
|SILENT AUCTIONS & RAFFLES . Donations are greatly appreciated
GCS Federal Credit Union has set up a trust account for Riley
Riley Jo Bridgeman ILUTMA, Chad R. Bridgeman Custodian
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE PUT IN THE TRUST FUND FOR RILEY
|Now Showing at the new
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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
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|ART AND INDUSTRY MEETING IN GRANITE CITY
In conjunction with the Mayors office, City Government, and Local Industry, Granite City
is host to Six Mile Sculptureworks, Iron Casting Conference 2010. Art students, their
professors, and sculptors from across the country are coming to Granite City to attend
mold making workshops, lectures, and tours of local industry the week of November 17th
to November 20th. .
There will be a free film screening of “Sloss, Industry to Art” and a Q& A session with the
director Chris Holmes from Alabama Public Television at the new Granite City Cinema on
Thursday November 18th at 2:00pm. There will be iron pours on Friday November 19th
starting at 6:00pm and Saturday November 20th starting at 1:00pm. SOAR will be selling
burgers and brats on Saturday.
All of this will be happening at the west end of Chicago street in the Lincoln Place
neighborhood at Graffiti Alley and at Tri City Regional Port Authority at the intersection of
1st street and A street, one block south of Niedringhaus and Route 3.
Six Mile Sculptureworks is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting and
preserving our sculptural and industrial heritage. They will be offering classes in
blacksmithing, bronze, aluminum, and iron casting, welding, fabrication, DIY Sculpture,
and fine metals to name just a few.
Six Mile Sculptureworks has located in Granite City because of the unique relationship
between Art and Industry within the community. Artists from around the country are
coming to town to participate in the conference, they will bring blast furnaces that operate
on the same principals as utilized in local industry. The Chain for America project will be
launched at this conference. We hope to have USW local 1899 make the first link in this
chain, which will travel to every state in the country gaining links and growing in
This iron pour is the first event brought to you by Six Mile Sculptureworks and will be an
annual event that grows with the community as the sculptueworks grow. We are grateful
to and proud of our sponsors and would like to say “Thanks” to Amsted Rail, Becker Iron
and Metal, HA International, Magid Glove and Safety Mfg Co Inc, Summit Distributing, Tri
City Regional Port District, Unimin, United States Steel Granite City Works, and USW
Local 1899. We hope to see you at the pour, come help make Granite City a place
Where Art and Industry Meet.
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