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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                hiost editions I PrenfooHl fallto Chicago Hubbara PageBl Years of service Tom Johnson dedicates efforts to tfebse less fortunate PagelM growing stronger Dodge Viper rolls into eighth year and continues to add horsepower Paged The outlook Mostly sunny and very with the high87andfthelow 60 PagelW Good Morning Bulletin Board Horoscope t Wilson 226 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 August Drowning victim found Family members present when body pulled from river By STEVE WHITWORTH Telegraph staff writer ALTON The body offan East Alton man who appar ently fell from a houseboat during a fishing outing was recovered Saturday from the Mississippi River near the Norman Brothers landing on the Great River authorities Family members who were at the scene when the body was recovered positively iden tified the victim as Randall Flowers said Ralph Baahlmann chief deputy with the Madison County Coroners Flowers had been reported missing shortly after 8 when he apparently fell from the rear of a 35foot vessel operated by his John Gentry of East it entered Piasa Harbor near the confluence of the Mississippi and Piasa Creek in Jersey An extensive sear the See PagVA15 Auction to add to Alton land bank By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A property auction 16 will help put some neglect ed property back on the tax rolls and allow the city of Alton to put some lots in its land Weve put 500 parcels back on the tax rolls so said Madison County Board member Mike He is a member of the Property Trustee along with County Board members Rick Faccin and Wayne Altons city Phil said officials have been attending the auctions recently to look for especially in the Hunterstown that can be converted to singlefami ly In the mean the lots are kept in better shape by that city than they would be other We have the PACUP team under the Public Works Department cut the weeds and clean the trash off the Roggio The lots are taken over by the county after owners fail to pay property Properties in See Page A15 The SMITH Dale Stanley of a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local plays tuba from a float in the Labor Day Parade in Upper Alton and Whitney hands out candy from her bicycle to Shanna and her sister while riding in the parade in Labor marches in Upper Alton By BARBARA Telegraph staff writer ALTON Labor Day came a little early to the River Bend this weekend as politicians and members of several unions participated in an annual parade The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsored the parade that started at Alton High School and wound through Upper As he lined up participants in the parking lot at the Dave a member of a See Page A15 Tonight is bargain at homecoming The SMITH Tyler Rosewood winds up with a dart as his friend Hall South waits his turn at a booth at the South Roxana Dads Club Homecoming The annual event continues through By BARBARA COPE Telegraph staff writer SOUTH ROXANA Members of Dads Club hope for large crowds today on the final day of their annual This year marks the 53rd year for the which offers clean fun for Dads Club member Tony Venezia We had a good turnout last Weve had some really good bands that have and that Thursday and we had The and they had rows of people still around the stage at midnight when all the rides were already shut Saturday night featured the playing of Cherry Tonights entertain Back in the is a must see for country music Venezia Tonight also will be the grand prize drawing of the clubs Venezia said he has the honor of pulling the winning I get to give away Thats for the grand prize and for Carnival rides and specialty foods will be available all but Venezia said the weekends drink of choice had surprised We bought bottled water on a and it has turned out to be one of our best he Our fish I See Page y t   

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