The following is a collection of articles by Ray Elliott and The Spearhead newsletters.

Tales from the General Store

Read articles from the Tales from the General Store Collection, a cultural journalism project that operated from 1981-1998, primarily in southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana, to preserve the history and culture of the general store era of the rural Midwest.




Ray Elliott has been writing a newspaper column for more than 25 years. Read about his observations of everyday life and visits with interesting characters.

Iwo Jima Reunion

Click any cover to read the PDFs below.

The Spearhead  The Spearhead  The Spearhead

Also, read the Iwo Jima Association of America newsletter, The Black Sands.