Years in print:
The date of the first issue was at Edwardsville, March 26, 1853. Theodore Terry was the editor. He was not a very able writer; his habits were none of the best, and he lost caste among the good people of Edwardsville and vicinity. His paper suspended in 1856, and from its ruins sprang the Madison Press.
(From The History of Madison County, Illinois by W.R. Brink & Co. 1882).