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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 M Cji S Boating popularity causing concern PageDl ftv YMCA provides interaction for disabled youth PageBl Partly hot and humid high near low near 72 PageD4 Lady Hawks ponder what might have been PageCl 50 cents June Alton may see tax bill increase By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE The good news is that property tax bills will be mailed on a timely basis to Madison County residents this The potentially bad news is that Alton may be one of two townships in the county to see a slight increase on those tax Kerry chairman of Madison Countys Board of said theres no reason for Alton residents to fear a property tax increase People are saying their taxes are going up before the bills go You cant calculate what you owe until the rates are certified by the county Nobody can say their tax bill is going up until they know what the tax rate Miller Property tax assessments went smoothly throughout the which received a total multiplier of Only two communities had negative assessments which means that the township assessor overvalued They were Alton and Venices problem is that they had a power plant reassessed and lost quite a bit of value on The school district was out a couple hun dred thousand said County Clerk Mark Von on the other was one of several townships along with New Douglas and Omphghent that was in the 4year reassessment cycle this past The county is divided into four with each section being reassessed once every four One of the reasons Alton got a negative multiplier was the amount of increase due to the It doesnt necessarily mean the assessor is doing a bad Miller Von Nida added Being an asses sor is a tough Everybody wants their properties to be worth more when they go to sell but they want the property to be worth less when its assessed for I See Page A7 For The LYON Members of the 1999 Carrollton Lady Hawks softball team were paraded through the streets of Carrollton Sunday afternoon in recognition of their playing in the IHSA Class A Softball State For more on the Lady see Page Carrollton welcomes team back to the nest By LOUIE KORAC Telegraph sports writer CARROLLTON For the second time in just over three the community of Carrollton welcomed back their beloved Lady Hawks from a state The Lady who finished second in the Illinois High School Association Class A basketball came home a little sooner than expected in the IHSA Class A state softball The Lady Hawks bowed out late Friday night in the quarterfinals to eventual state finalist Lanark Eastland 10 and eliminated their dream of winning a state Despite the the Lady Hawks were given a parade escort through town and to the high school on Sunday to congratulate them for their accomplishments this A smaller crowd turned out at Carrollton High School for the softball team than the basketball but everyone was very appreciative of a group that went 248 in 351 in basketball and 344 in Carrollton athletic director Greg See Page A7 Alton to receive grant for industrial redevelopment By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON A forthcoming state grant will help the city take its first steps in redeveloping its industrial particularly near the Laclede Steel Alton officials learned Wednesday in Springfield that the city will be receiv assistance can be the catalyst to bring ing a Illinois Kaclr fQ nrnductive IK6 Brownfields Redevelopment have been Mayor Don sandidge eyesores or potential hazards attended the AII cities to the Brownfields Conference Thomas Skinner sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community where he learned about the The money will be used to identify and eval uate any environmental problems preventing redevelopment of the industrial including Phase One and Phase Two environmental site With up to available to each munic this assistance can be the catalyst to bring back to productive use sites that have been community eyesores or potential hazards to the saiij IEPA Director Thomas Other cities to receive grants are Farmington and The grant for environmental can not be used for cleanup IEPA director GovGeoige Ryans new Illinois FIRST includes a mil lion lowinterest revolving loan program to assist both public and private redevelopers See Page A7 Hot car BARNES Alton Firefighter Tom Whitmore hoses down a car that burned Sunday at the corner of Homer Adams Parkway and Alton Square Drive after an accident at the The car belonged to Kevin West of boon murniny Bulletin Board Hendrix Television Farming community is rich with history By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer SCOTTVILLE Margaret Hettick is reviving the history of Scottville back to 1825 when pioneer Andrew Hettick settled on the land to build a log home and till the Scottville has a rich histo ry back to the time when Abe More on Page A6 Lincoln was practicing law in Hetlick The quaint town of Scollville is nestled on the prairie of northwest Macoupin Hettick and her have roots in a farming community where pioneers came from countries as England and Ireland to plant corn in the early My great Isham Powell and John Harrison settled around Apple Creek to till the said who is proud of her familys heritage in Hettick was born in 1924 on a the daughter of Ray and Opal Dugger When Hetticks father her mother and five See Page A7
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