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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Special otters I inside ffiost editions I MUG tournament Evansvilie Wichita 71 Crdghton State 63 Bradley SIUC 59 PageB4 From the heart Heartland Graphics reflects strength of the Midwest PageDl Another SUV NewMontero nameplate joins the CrOWd Paged The outlook Becoming partly High 45 PageIM2 A Good it Morning Bulletin Board PA8 Classifieds Editorial Obituaries A6 Scoreboard Stocks D2 D1 2 44 Serving the River Bend Since 1836 February Lady Hawks lose final Nokomis hands Carrollton its first defeat of season I Carrollton fans cheer their Lady Hawks after the team won its semifinal game against Mendota Saturday afternoon to move into the championship round Saturday night at the Class A state tournament in By LOUIE KORAC Telegraph sports writer NORMAL The Carrollton Lady tearyeyed and stood hand in hand proud to be representing Greene But that 36th win that the Lady Hawks were so desperately looking for never materialized Saturday The Nokomis Lady defending IHSA Class A hoisted the championship trophy once again with a 4540 overtime win over the Lady Thus 332 and not the Game story Page Bl Lady Hawks 351 claim the 1 reign that the Lady Hawks thought they were finally going to I thought we worked but they pulled it said tearyeyed senior standout Liz But it really was a dream going undefeated until your very last game of the which was an overtime You cant beat Its going to be something that I remember for i See Page A9 The 70yearold Arena at 5700 Oakland Avenue in the former home of the Louis Blues and countless concerts and comes Old barn crumbles Arena implosion stirs up dust and memories The BADMAN Memories were on the faces of the crowd in Forest like this couple who stood silently staring at the rubble for minutes after the By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer LOUIS Brad Campbell watched as the sun set Saturday behind The feeling melancholy when 275 pounds of explosives brought the historic buildiYig crashing down in a boiling cloud of I came here as a child the first year they had the Campbell said about the National Hockey League team that began play in The Arena in I saw the Blues play the Los Angeles Kings with my his friend and his two Ive been hooked ever The lifelong interest that began at The Arena led to Campbells volunteer work in coaching the Alton Redbirds of the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey I saw a lot of motorcycle races here when I was said Kent of owner ofStalls Body Shop in Wood Stulls Rebecca had inside information about the which officials of Spirtas Wrecking had said would occur at Her William was a member of the Spirtas crew and got her guest passes for the He told us it will be at she True to Rebecca Gruebners a series of fireworks went up about bursting pink above The Arena followed by a rapidfire set of explosions inside the The ground and the rear of the See Page A9 64 Hamel bank robbery The day two brothers were murdered EDITORS NOTE This is the first of a threepart series about unsolved murders in the By ANOE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer HAMEL More than 34 years have passed since brothers Denver and Frank Litton were but the horror of their deaths still haunts their There isnt a day that passes that I dont think about the horrible murders of my and my uncle Virginia Rhodes On a masked bandit robbed the town bank in Hamel and strangled the Litton two young woodcutters who surprised him in a wooded Itll be 35 years in but I still feel the and emo tional wounds of my dad and uncles brutal said who was 4 years old when her father was More than 300 people have been questioned since 1964 by the state investigators and Madison County sheriffs but the identity of the killer remains a mys Madison County Sheriffs Donald Spaul last week examined the case files of the murders of and The investigation of the murders of the two brothers is still said chief of The statute of limitations on murder never runs It was one of the most bizarre murder cases in Madison County a crime that attracted CBS and NBC The time on the Hamel Bank clock was and the com The SMITH Rhodes kneels at the Worden grave of See Page A9 her murdered Denver   

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