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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Take it easy Comfort comesto Alton Refrigeration PageDl Hoops heroes Class A AllArea basketball player of the year PageBl The outlook Chance of I showers and j thunderstorms high near low near 54 i PagelM Free trees Godfrey sowing Arbor Day plans PageCl 102 cents April Suspect admits to bank holdup By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A woman faces four charges in the armed rob beries of two Illinois banks one of them in A federal grand jury in East Louis last week indicted Jennifer Anne in the April 1 robbery of the Mercantile 620 Landmarks and the Union Bank in East Hannibal on April She is charged with two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime of vio Attorney Richard Lloyd said police arrested Fitzgerald after she allegedly committed the Union After the bank was they alerted Lloyd said of Union Bank Fitzgerald crossed over the Mississippi River into saw a police car behind her with its lights on and she gave herself police source said that while being questioned about the East Hannibal Fitzgerald admitted to the bank robbery in Lloyd said Fitzgerald is the I See Page A7 Woman beaten to death HERALD NEWS WILKINSON ALLEN Joliet Police Rick and Officer Mike Reilly carry children out of a home day care facility at 804 Kenilworth Ave in Joliet Thursday morning after a daycare provider and her stepfather were attacked with a ham mer by her estranged All four children at the home were Deputy Chief Dave Gerdes follows at Estranged husband facing charges for attack at day care By DARRYL HOWLETT Telegraph staff writer ALTON An area relative said a murder in Joliet involving a former Wood River resident could have been Kimberly died at Sunday in Joliet after allegedly being beaten in the skull with a hammer by her estranged hus Timothy Also beaten was Kimberly Cunninghams Larry Piasse of who came to her house to check on is in critical but stable condition at a Joliet Piasse is in a coma and on a lifesupport The incident occurred last Kimberly Cunninghams Toni Plank of said the murder didnt have to hap Plank said the couples divorce hearing was set for Their marriage was fine until the separation came Plank Kimberly Cunningham worked as a daycare provider out of her Plank said the couple had been married for 12 years and enjoyed raising their four two from Kimberlys first But then something went She wanted to get a divorce because he wouldnt hold down a Plank Once he became she had a restraining order against He violated the protection and was in jail for four Plank said Timothy Cunningham was See Page A7 Timothy Kimberly Rain will have river on the rise By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON Heavy rains will push the Mississippi River more than five feet above flood stage this week at Melvin Price Locks and The heavy downpours upstream will cause the river to raise higher than originally forecasted at the Alton said Ray Kopsky of the Army Corps of The river stood at 24 feet Monday at the Alton locks and will jump to a 26V2foot crest by Kopsky The river at Alton will rise about feet above the 21foot flood he It rose more than a foot since The corps had predicted that the river would crest at 25 feet this week at Alton but three inches of rain upstream will raise the river another More rain is expected across the area said Ann Rundel of the Louis National Weather Towboats and barges moved freely through the and 600foot locks at Alton on Towboats steered around tons of debris and fallen trees floating in the current in the high water toward the The dam gates are standing out of the water in an open river position to let the high water flow through the said Dennis a shift chief at the Alton The Mississippi and Illinois rivers rose higher Monday in Jersey and Greene flooding some fishing cabins along the The water is creeping up toward Route said Bill owner of the Mozier Short Stop Restaurant along the Mississippi in Mozier in See Page A7 The SMITH The dam gates at Lock and Dam 26 are up In an open river position to allow the high river to flow freely puppets help Kiddie Kollege celebrate Week of the Young Child The SMITH The Kiddle Kollege Day Care in Alton celebrated the Week of the Young Child on Tatlanna sat patiently while her teacher Carrie painted a rainbow on her By ANGELA MUELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Children at Kiddie Kollege Learning Center experimented in music and language Monday as part of the centers Week of the Young Child celebra Special activities at the learning a ministry of Church on The Way at 726 Henry culminated Monday with a puppet show by Patty the church pastors and her puppet friend Cusic and Gerbert told the children the story of how Jesus instructed his disciples to allow the little children to come to The puppet show followed a week of activi ties for the group of 45 ages 2 through The activities held Monday through Friday of last week focused on a different sub ject each Its something we have not done said Diane teacher and grant coordi nator at the We wanted to do some thing especially for the Mayden said Week of the Young Child is important because reaching and teaching chil when they are young is If we can get children to understand the important lessons when theyre they have a better chance of starting to open up See Page A7 Good Morning Bulletin Stemmler TRUCKLOAD CARPET ls Quality Mill Direct Carpet Vinyl ls Quality Service Discount Prices Starting at   

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