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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Carbondale bound Madison County senior prosecutor stepping down PagelM lions Spreading service to mankind PageBl The outlook Sunny and warmer high near low near 35 PageD4 On the ice Blues ground Blackhawks 52 PageCl 59 50 cents March Official opposes Godfrey merger Supervisor calls government blending a political ploy By TONY MASINELLI For The Telegraph J30DFREY The debate surrounding a pro posal to absorb Godfrey Township government functions into the village government recently and now both sides are accusing each other of engaging in political maneuvering for personal reasons that puts the best interest of residents at Plain and this is a political ploy by village trustee Mark Stewart to garner some votes and make the mayor more said Doug Godfrey Township supervi He is running for a seat to which he was and hes already been defeated twice He wouldnt even be a trustee if the mayor Mike Campion had not appointed Mueller said who proposed the merger in a public meeting last Is using the idea of smaller government to get votes in the upcoming But Mueller contends that smaller government does not necessarily mean less The supervisor and the function we have for general assistance will still be Mueller the township will still need an asses sor to value properties for tax So theres no savings with combined In Mueller believes that residents who need general assistance will receive less See Page A7 The BARNES Godfrey Township Supervisor Doug Mueller and assistant Laura Cress with some of the case files from the recent fiscal SunRise residents may have to move By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Relatives of residents ait a nursing home will have to wait at least 45 days to find out if their loved ones must be removed from the District Senior Judge William Stiehl has delayed a preliminary hearing that could affect most of the 120 residents at SunRise Care 1095 University hearing was scheduled for but SunRise back said they need time to pre the The nursing home filed suit March 5 against the Health Care Financing which plans to terminate the homes Medicare and Medicaid bene See Page A7 A kite kind of day Morning Vanfosaen Television The BARNES Elyse of takes advantage of the high winds Sunday and flies a kite at Haskell Park in Beware of the dog Mans best friend can still be a dangerous animal EDITORS NOTE This is the second of a three part series examining the issues of animal safety and By REBECCA HOPKINS Telegraph staff writer A Latin proverb says to beware of the its significance should not be lost today because all breeds of dogs still renain strong pack According to The Animal Behavior Center of New based in Rego children should be taught responsi ble behavior around including some dos and donts for their own Since when dogs were domesti cated from theferal their natural instinct has been to establish a pecking order in their The moment a new puppy enters a he will begin testing each member of his new family to determine his place in the The top dog spot is known as the alpha posi and the puppy will continue his attempt to achieve this place unless he is taught By understanding the aggression a dog uses to attain this dog owners and handlers can more easily recognize the early warning signs and avoid a if not life Because inappropriate aggression is usually caused by human mismanagement or little or no management at The Animal Behavior Center of New York sug gests that owners begin basic obedience training at four months of Andy Bunn of Total Canine Training said obedience training is essential for every pet Obedience training establishes you as the Bunn Putting a leash on your canine and teaching just one com mand communicates this leadership to your If the owner doesnt establish the leadership the pet develops unwanted Canine bad behavior develops for many different but can be cor See Page German immigrant carves out a place in Meppen history Telegraph Towns By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer MEPPEN German immigrant Henry Kiel settled in Calhoun County in 1847 and built his famous stone house from lime stone carved out of the river My greatgrandfather Henry Kiel built our stone home 150years ago and our chil dren were the fifth generation to live in the said Elmer who was raised in the his toric home in the tiny town of Kiel and his are proud to show visi tors their stone home nestled along the beautiful limestone bluffs in Kiel The big stone house stands alone in a valley in a rustic farm setting of cattle grazing along fields of bright green winter Henry Kiel carved each stone out of the limestone bluffs to build his twostory home in a quiet farming commu nity along the scenic river bluffs in south western Calhoun said Elmer who continues to farm the land with his The old house is full of wonderful For The Telegraph This antique photo shows German immi 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