Publication of the Alton Advertiser began in July, 1996. It was published by Joe Crider from the beginning until just before his death on December 4, 2014, with assistance from his wife, Ruth Crider. Ruth Crider also set up a web site for the paper.

Distribution of the paper over the internet as PDF files began in April, 2013 when their son, Allen Crider, took over as webmaster and re-designed the web site.

After the death of Joe, Allen took over as publisher and continued operating the paper until circumstances made it necessary for him to cease publication in March, 2015. The Lenape Tribe of Missouri published the paper from April, 2015 through September, 2015 with assistance from Allen Crider. Control was returned to Allen Crider with the September 30, 2015 issue.

Publication ceased with the issue of December 22, 2021.


Crider Family Genealogy

Joe & Ruth Crider's 50th Anniversary