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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 E TEltEGR A PH National library Week Caseygoes to bat for books at Hayner PageDl XX 50 cents Hockey Blues lose 42 PageCl The outlook Mostly sunny and mild high near low near 41 PageD4 Impact Helping people with disabilities reach their potential Apri Low uoter turnout is expected By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Based on past experience from the other four elections Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida has he expects a voter turnout of between 15 and 20 percent at Tuesdays Despite this being Madison Countys firstever consolidated elec First consolidated election may draw only 15 to 20 percent tion which means that school boards and other special districts will be placed on the ballot alongside municipal elections Von Nida does nt see that this election will draw increased voting I see very little difference between a school board election and this particular there are some hot Von Nida He said only about to of the countys residents are likely to That may be the result of the lack of mayoral races which only will take place in Pontoon Beach and For that Alton will have neither a mayoral election nor any aldermanic Edwardsville only has one contested aldermanic Collinsville and Godfrey have multipletrustee Historic house to receive face lift By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON One of Altons oldest which won a reprieve from its soon will get a paint job and other spruceups instead of being The Alton Museum of History and Art board of directors Wednesday switched from supporting demolition of its condemned Wilhelm 314 Oak to fixing it up to meet Were very pleasedabout the said Charlene president emeritus of the Mary Ann coor dinator of the Im very glad were sav ing it she We have so much to be proud of here in See Page A7 Glen Carbon is campaigning pret ty hard on their trustee Von Nida The other hotspot areas are where tax referendums will be placed on the The Wood River Library District wants to double its annual library Collinsville again i See Page A7 Boy hit by car remains in coma By STEVE WHITWORTti Telegraph staff writer GODFREY Jonathan the eighthgrader Kit by a car last month while crossing Godfrey Road near North Middle remains The Wilhelm in the first block of Oak Street in recently escaped demolition and will be BADMAN Supermarkets cant sack hometown grocery store Family business continues to thrive in Mount Olive 114 years after opening The YAKSTIS Charlie Droste stands among fruits and vegetables at the historic Droste grocery store in Mount By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer MOUNT OLIVE Charlie Drostes hometown grocery store still thrives in a time of big supermarket Drostes general store has prospered for 114 years around the familys trade mark of friendly service and qualitv Were a friendly and we know our customers by their first said Charlie who was born into the family grocery business inL downtown Mount Drostes greatgreatgrand Fred bought a general store in 1885 and sold groceries and homemade German bratwurst to coal min ing families in The old building was known as Drostes Mercantile with a grocery dry goods law offices and dentists Our Droste family name is still in the grocery business on Main Street 114 years after my greatgreatgrandfather opened the first Droste Droste is proud of the familys long his tory in Drostes Food Center in a historic building on Main Street of Mount a onceprosperous mining town in Macoupin Customers drive from everywhere to Drostes to buy homemade German bratwurst made by meatcutter Gary Telegraph Towns a familiar face at the store for many Gary started working at our store in 1963 as a high school and he still makes our popular bratwurst and Droste Customers drive for miles to buy Fyalkas homemade Italian sausage and garlic pork Our garlic sausage recipe is 30 years Droste At lunch the aromas of chicken and baked potato wedges drift through the store from Drostes deli Our meat and deli food is a big part of our store Droste Drostes store name is familiar on a big sign on the front of a 98yearold brick building along a quaint street where flowering pear trees are showing their white spring Drostes is a busy store six days a week where customers stop for everything from vegetables to chicken and We sold 168 delicious double G hams for Easter Droste Droste closes the store only on when he and his family go to the morning worship service at the historic Emmanuel Lutheran located next door to the Charlie Droste grew up in the family See Page A7 in a coma nearly three weeks His Traci calls herself a mad angry because the situation at the where pupils Johnson often cross the busy remains the same as when her son was hit and critically This is the most devastat ing thing Ive ever been Johnson I dont want this to happen to anyone Jonathan had left school for the day on March He walked off the grounds of North Middle which is on the east side of Godfrey just south of Lewis and Clark Community He was walking to his familys Grace Street home on the west side of Godfrey Max principal North Middle See Pgae Good Morning Baseball Roundup Bulletin Board Stassi Television laMis Pools 11 Adams Parkway IL 62002 modtli In itockfllwIuYiJiaVlfy LAYAWAY NOW FOR SPRING 34KOUHPPOOl PACKAGI SALI   

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