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


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.

Tales from the General Store Classics

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.