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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 4, 2008, Alton, Illinois Page A2 August 2008 SPOTLIGHT THE TELEGRAPH A Freedom Communications company 111 Broadway BOX 278 IL 62002 618 4632500 Editorial 4632551 FAX 4632578 Business Office 4632505 FAX 4639829 Display Advertising 4632550 FAX 4630951 Classified 4632527 FAX 4632544 Circulation 4632511 Cottage Hills delivery 2591982 announcements 4632568 or Day news or business tips 4632576 or 4632560 Night news tips 4632561 or 4632569 Sound Off 4632523 or Talk Back 4632563 or WHO TO CALL Publisher Jim Shrader 4632580 Executive Editor Dan Brannan 4632560 City Editor Dennis Grubaugh 4632576 Sports Editor Pete Hayes 4632565 Accent Editor Corey Stulce 4632553 Advertising Director Johnny Aguirre 4632543 Circulation Barbara Horstman 4632511 Controller Rick Thompson 4632508 News 6567500 111 Suite IL 62025 Greene County News Bureau SUBSCRIBERS Delivery deadlines are Monday through Friday and 7 Saturday and If you do not receive your call Circulation at Hills Rates Home deliv daily and is per week 13 weeks for 26 weeks for and 52 weeks for Newsstand is 50 cents per Issue Monday through Saturday Mail subscriptions out of state I are per week 13 weeks for 26 weeks for 52 weeks for The Telegraph Is published dally ISSN postage paid at IL 62002 Postmaster Send address changes to The Box IL Copyright The No reproduction or reuse of material without written con sent of The All rights To request permission to reprint any material from this please contact Dan Brannan at EVERYDAY PEOPLE Bravery 10T Vet survived kamikaze attack VETERANS VOICES WWII BIRTHS Scroggins By LAURA GRIFFITH The Telegraph World War II veteran Gus Kennel turned 101 last Thursday and still remembers his war experiences from many years He served in the Navy not not but three he spent 20 years in the The first time he was the Bethalto resident The sec ond he joined of his own I was too young for World War Kennel During his World War II he remem bers being on a ship when it was attacked by Japanese kamikaze air It was during the Battle of Leyte he I had a pistol in my he The plane was fly ing under the one flew into the side of the We didnt but we were in pretty bad he I got banged up The crew had to run the pumps to keep the ship from going down and were forced to take it back to Hawaii for Kennel was lucky not to be a He doesnt remember today how many But he was thrown into a injuring his lower three he His hand also got smashed up in the inci causing him to go on disability when he left the Because of his Kennel was offered a Purple Heart but turned it The GRIFFITH World War II veteran Cus spent 20 years in the He remembers being on a ship when It was attacked by Japanese kamikaze aircraft during the Battle of Leyte He thought it was for the more critically said one of his Myra of Morning Star Home Health Care in Long said a relative of Kennels is trying to see whether he still can get those medals after all this When the war was Kennel ran a gas station in he Kennel and his Anna Zupan lived in Florida for near ly 50 years before mov ing back to the area to be around They had been in Bethalto almost a year before she died July 3 of an infection while recovering from a bro ken Long said she had Alzheimers disease but otherwise was in good physical I miss her very Kennel She was my The two were married 71 All that Kennel has experienced in his life might never have had it not been for a woman who saved him as a he He tells the story with pride to all who will lis Kennel was supposed to die as a baby because his mother couldnt pro vide him with the milk he needed to another woman took that responsibility as her To this he wishes he could have found he Send your WWII Veterans Voices ideas to Telegraph Executive Editor Dan Box IL email Brannan at or call at Bethalto Fine Arts Boosters 7 The Civic Memorial High Bethalto Town and Country 4H Club Bethalto Senior Citizens For boys and girls ages 8 to 19 618 377 Bingo 7 Knights of Columbus Granite City 314 Bingo 7 Edwardsville American Legion Post 199 Nicotine Anonymous 7 Clares Alton 618 Fresh Bread Supper Club 7 New Hope Baptist Hartford support group for persons recovering from chem ical or emotional dependencies 618 Second Baptist Granite City 7 First Christian Edwardsville 8 Elm Street Presbyterian Alton 618 Take Off Pounds Sensibly Madison Mutual Insurance Route Edwardsville Piasa Township Brighton Community Christian Alton 6 Brown Street Baptist Alton 618 4656531 or TUESDAY Red Cross blood drive 3 to 7 Zion Lutheran Farmers and Artisans Market 4 to State and Jerseyville Big Band era performers Broadway on the Driveway Hayner Main Register 800 5As thrift sale 10 to 3 5As Thrift Wood River Wood River of 6 Johnsons Alton Bethalto Bethalto Village Hall 618 377 Segway Tour to National Great Rivers register at 800 Jesse and Julia Griffin Scroggins of Bunker a Christopher 7 pounds 1 July Saint Anthonys Elder children 4 Jesse Grandparents Melba Collinsville Bonnie Barb both of Bunker Glen and Carolyn Scroggins Dave and Jane both of Bunker Brand Thomas and Amy Goss Brand of a Chance Mathew 7 pounds 12 July Saint Anthonys Elder children 16 15 12 10 9 Grandparents Thomas and Sandra Bethalto Larry and Mary Lucille Little Area hospitals have forms for release by town births may be called in at 4632564 or 800 PET OF THE WEEK Peppy Peppy is a roomie at the Metro East Humane His front paws are declawed and he is He is a 2yearold Birman which gives him those large blue According to the Cat Fanciers the Birman cat is believed to have originated in where it was considered To adopt contact MEHS at 618 The Inspirational Quote of the Week By Jim Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Reflect upon your pres ent of which every man has plenty not on your past of which all men have Charles Dickens Member snc Edward Jones SENSE OF INVESTING OUR PAST The Alton Senior High School Class of 1938 met for a Class Reunion in August Class members Lou Jeanette Doris Mary Alice Lucille Velma Rosemary Dorothy Regina Mary Mary Margaret Elder Carl Ruth Mary Ruth Dorothy Mildred Durant Adele Betty Agnes Thurston Helen Mary Wallace Herbert Etter and Irving Photo submitted by Mary If you have old photographs in good condition of interest to Our Past you may now email them to or mail them to Our The Box IL Please include information about your the year it was taken and identify individuals if Your photos will be returned after they appear in Our Compiled by CHARLOTTE STETSON 1983 After weeks of bat tling over defense and foreign Congress was taking up national health insurance for the unemployed and other domestic issues before adjourning for more than a An exten sion of the federal rev program for local governments and measure to tighten controls over toxic wastes and to bail out the Railroad Retirement System also were on The House was due to act on a that would establish the third Monday in January as a national holiday for Martin Luther King n The Merry Mixers Square Dance Club held their fourth anniversary celebration at the Eagles Hail with 200 square dancers The Merry Mixers were one of several square dance clubs in the area that danced in the modern western and Guy Kinder of Granite City were crowned king and queen of the Dolores Cathorall of Fosterburg won the grand championship in flower arrangements in a 4H Club competition at Madison County She was the daughter of and Harold 1933 The will of Miss Isabelle a daughter of Jersey Countys first white resi was admitted to probate in Jersey County Five churches benefited under the provisions of her After and personal the remainder was to be placed in trust for edu and to be known as the Isabelle Grimes Educational Five trustees would adminis ter the The 5cent loaf of bread was no Alton bakers announced a 1 cent increase in the price of the smallest
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