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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Wednesday April 14 199 Madison County Bethalto milage Board Willard Wallace Mike Dreith Linda Oldendorph Edwardsville Oltv Council Herb Clay Ward 5 Richard Rezabek Ward 6 Glen Carbon Village Board Ronald Slemer Joe Parente Margaret Moggio Godfrey Village Board Eldon Williams Michael Walters Jerry Laaemann Hartford Vinago Board William Moore Jr Robert Budde Robert Waterman Roxana Village Board FredHubbard Jim Loyd Felix Floyd Jr NickAdams South Roxana village Board Albert Stahlhut Wanda J Holmes Edward Hubbard Wood River City Council David Ayr6s Fredllfert Hayner Library Susan Hubber Kevin Botterbush Rick Lauschke Roxana School Board Gary Harris James Taylor Randal Roberts Edwardsville School Board Saundra Hudson East Alton Elementary School Brumley i Peterson Fairless i WRHartford School Board Carnes Fleming Schlber Roglonal School Board kerty Taake McNamee i County Siauton Michael Arnold Mayor Siauton School Board Tprn Allen Irlulda Black Rebecca Bohien Carllnvllle School Board Charles Siegel Margaret Cervi EdHammann Larry Rhodes Gillespie School Board John E Wenzel Mike Rossetto Referendum Passed Greene County North Breene School Board Daniel Woodcock Jeff Clanton Robert Schutz David Briggs Carrollton City Council Robert Richey Ward 1 Herbert Hartman Ward 3 Carrollton School Board David Fraley Daniel Cunningham William Hobson Referendum Failed Jersey County Southwestern School Board Earl Nixon Jackie J Dalton Otto Nurnberger David L Hartman Jersey School Board Terrie Kallal Mark Vanausdoll Brighton Trustees George Lucas John C Tandy Candi Down Oration City Council Joseph Hutchinson Calhoun County Referendum Shall the Calhoun County Board of Education build and equip a new elementary and middle school build issue bonds of said school district tothe agjount of million No 177 SfiQJfJght precincts reporting as of presstime coverage on A3 7 8 and D5 Roundhere Records Local bands sure to get top billing at Alton music store PageDl Vol 164 No 89 50 cents Dishing out a beating Edwardsville Tigeis show their power in 111 game PageCl The outlook Cloudy with a chance of rain late high near 60 low near 47 PagelWI Voters defeat tax cap By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Voters decided that school and local government spending is too vital to the fiscal health of Madison County when a tax cap was rejected in Tuesdays consol idated election Although the results were close to 52 percent to 48 per cent a campaign by antitax cap officials may have proved decisive A lot of people were working against this poor piece of legislation and not for selfish said Harry Briggs regional superintendent of schools I think as it read on the ballot it sounded confusing It wasnt what it was purported to be It would have harmed the schools and govern ments by limiting the amounts they could take in by Wayne Bridgewater is a Madison County Board member who had sup ported a tax cap which appeared on the ballot as the Property Tax Extension Limitation I think Harry Briggs was effective in his talks with School Board mem bers and teachers and they defeated the said Bridgewater D Roxana There was lower voter turnout too but well live with He added that voters may have been concerned that their property taxes would increase dramatically before Jan 1 whenthe legislation would have been enacted if approved Many districts within Illinois coun ties that have passed tax caps have increased their base year taxes to protect their abilities to provide ser vices in the future Briggs meanwhile said he was glad voters did their homework on PTELL He said he had supported a proposal several years ago by former Gov Jim Edgar on property tax reform But Briggs said this legislation is not I See TAX Page A11 Vote of approval Three reelected to Bethalto School Board By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO Bethalto voters gave their support at the polls to the school board that enforced the suspension of the nine Civic Memorial High School football players last fall reelecting all three incumbents Tuesday Tom Beiermann Robyn Dreith and Lawrence Jay Stemmley all were reelect ed Beiermann who has served as president of the board for the past 7 years was elect ed for his fourth term com ing in first at the polls with votes He said he believed the community showed its sup port of the boards decision to uphold the suspension of the football players for alleged alcohol consumption Were very pleased that The SMITH Voter turnout was heavier in Bethalto on Tuesday in response to the recent school board con troversy Dave and Jan Hester left and Nick Smith center hand their ballots to election judge Carolyn Cook at the Bethalto Village Museum the community is aware of the situation and is pleased with the decision we Beiermann said Dreith was reelected for her third term receiving votes She said she thought the voter turnout proved that the the community supported the board through the recent con troversy I think it definitely shows that it didnt split the village in she said I think the margins say it See BETHALTO Lauschke returns to school board The SMITH Election official Denise Kimball right hands her ballot to fel low official Mary Kaufman Tuesday as Mary Chase left and Anna Belle McElroy waft for voters at the 12th precinct polls at 12th Street Presbyterian Church in Alton As of 10 only five voters had cast their ballots there By ANGELA MUELLER staff writer ALTON President David Lauschke gained another term on the Alton School Board where he will be joined in November by two newcomers Virgil Hook and Vivian Monckton Lauschke received votes and Hook got 2326 for the two open seats in Godfrey Township Monckton the winning candidate from Alton Township received votes This will be Lauschkes fourth term on the board He served from 1985 to 1989 when he lost his bid for re election He was reelected in 1991 and in 1995 He is serv ing his second year as board president Lauschke a real estate broker with Paul R Lauschke and Associates said he is glad to have the opportunity to continue work See ALTON Page A11 Xoud and Wood River library tax hike OKd By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER The Wood River Public Library received new life Tuesday after vot ers approved a tax increase The proposition passed 939784 The library went 43 years without a tax increase With the approval the library oper ating tax rate will increase from 15 cents to 30 cents for each of Wood Rivers equalized assessed valuation Library officials were thrilled with the vot ers decision Were extremely said Wood River Library director Diane Steele Weve got a lot of people to thank We had a lot of hard workers and volunteers It wouldnt have happened if the community did not go out to vote We thank the Library officials said the increase was need ed to offset an anticipated loss in rev enue from Amocos reduction in its tax assess ment I think the proposition passed due to the support the people have for the Steele said Also the committee got out there and worked hard for such a good cause The I See LIBRARY Page A11 ft Voters rejlct new Jersey high By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE Voters in Jersey County turned down a million bond issue Tuesday by a wide margin The measure to build a new high school was defeated Among opponents was board member Terrie Kallal of Jerseyville who insisted that adding to the buildings would better serve the students and taxpayers of Jersey County Kallal said she would vote for a new school in the future if she felt it was truly needed because of population I think the voters pretty much spoke loud and clear 6rr this said Kallal the top votegetter among School Board candidates with votes She has been on the board for three years i Kallal said a better solution to the problems would be to build a roughly million addition to the existing school at about per square foot She said that because the school district has a balanced budget it can afford to make needed improvements at buildings such as Fieldon Dow and Delhi elenventary schools along with the existing high school I think we need to do a fea sibility Kallal said adding that there is no need to See JERSEY Page A11 Good Morning Bulletin Board A6 Bland Bgrrli Eaton Heifeman Karr Neuenschwander Opel Qsborne G Shaw J Shaw Timpe Traylor Weber Wilbon Stocks Television   

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