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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Getting out of tire house Camp provides summer activities PageBl 157 cents Youih Soccer Tournament wraps up at Moore Park The outlook Partly sunny and warm high near low near 68 PageD4 Sort Bless America Church plans patriotic musical June Program weeds out problems Probationers work to clean up the Watershed Nature Center Carlos Cook helps trim weeds by the Watershed Nature Center in Summerfests help revive the spirit of Wood River For The KIDWELL By PAUL MACKIJT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Outdoor lovers who enjoy the Watershed Nature Center may thank workers in the Madison County Public Service The probationers are work ing hard to beautify the Edwardsville which has fallen into a state of rela tive disrepair Were making the trail much more said Mike coordinator for the We had peo ple thank us while we were Its a worthwhile pro ject for Seven workers in the pro gram removed weeds from the paved trail and bridge last This they plan to remove a tree that has fallen across the trail and will spread wood chips along the unpaved portion of the The improvements will be I See Page A7 By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer WOOD RIVER Townspeople are reviving the spirit of Wood River with lively summerfests on the streets of the historic downtown business dis We invite everyone to come and see and experience the rich his on We block off streets in downtown for food and entertainment for all said coowner of TRs Cafe at Ferguson and Wood River Business and property owners of the Wood River Redevelopment are strong supporters of the is full of tory of Wood River at the said Tammy Iskarous of the real American Wood River Civic Action promoter of the summer Visitors strolled through historic down town Wood River on Saturday for the first of a season of summerfests with food and The public festivals will River Theyre promoting and want see Tammy Iskarous Wood River Civic the Northwest Action Body Josiah Vaughn settled wonderful improvements in Wood Iskarous Residents are proud of the history of the com dating back to 1803 when Lewis and Clark camped at Wood continue in downtown Wood River on the third Saturday of each month on July 21 and 18 and conclude with the annual Octoberfest on the timber land in 1799 when it was populat ed by American Josiah brought vegetables from See Page A7 Scrambled The BARNES Left to Daniel of Nathan of and Joey of hang on as they ride the Scrambler Sunday at the Alhambra Sesquicentennial COPS targets rural rowdies By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Rural roads in Madison County are a little cleaner and a little thanks to a federal pro gram called The Madison County Sheriffs Departments segment of the program was so successful that county officials have decided to pick up the cost of the even after the federal money has dried The county is picking up 100 cent of the cost now that the program has proven its Bob Hertz Two new deputies were hired from the in COPS funds given to the Sheriffs and they have been concentrating on working with township officials in rural townships to address their We work with the supervisors and trustees in townships like Pin Oak and Hertz One of their chief concerns was large beer parties in secluded attended primarily by underage See Page A7 The BADMAN Doug president of the Greater Rivers Convention Visitors says the River Bend is already benefiting from the National Scenic Byway Arnold was recently named a dele gate to the Mississippi River Parkway National Scenic Byway will drive benefits into the area By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer The Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway has generated both controversy and excitement throughout the River Bend during its planning stages right up until next weekends offi cial But will it generate more tourism and more economic devel opment The answer is and the ben efits are beginning to be says Doug president of the Greater Rivers Convention Visitors We are seeing continued enthu siasm for what this means for the Arnold And there are real benefits with grants and programs being The National Scenic Byway touches Jersey and Greene as well as Kampsville in Calhoun It includes stretches of highway along both the Mississippi and Illinois rivers between Alton and Arnold admits it may take a few years for the effects of the byways designationto be felt fully throughout the but he points to concrete developments Just last Arnold wis named as a delegate to the See Page A7 Morning Bulletin Woolsey WEEKEND BANDS June 24 STONEBRAKER June 25 SOUL REUNION JUNE 26 June 27J FANTASY   

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