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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                LABOR DAY EDITION 4MI4HJI Supply Crisis Center running low on food to help the needy PageBl The outlook Partly sunny with a chance of thunder showers high near low near 60 PageD4 Baseball Cardinals beat Brewers McGwire goes homerless PageCl 234 50 cents September Scenic signs causing controversy RiNGHAUSE N ORCHARD ROADSiD Businesses upset over law prohibiting signs along Byway For The KASSLER Orchard owner Tom Ringhausen stands with his sign pointing the way to his produce stand in East Hardin in Greene County at the Joe Page Bridge across the Illinois River to Calhoun By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Telegraph staff writer Local businessmen along the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway say the designation is good for their communities and but a certain obscure law has upset a lot of The federal law prohibits signs being placed along National Scenic offi cials with the Illinois Department of Transportation legally regis tered signs under a separate program can be grandfa thered The problem is that the vast majority of signs on the byway are not Grafton Mayor Bobbie Amburg said area officials never were made aware of the licensing regulation by which enforces the law prohibiting addional billboards on National Scenic We were not made aware of that Amburg She said she specifically asked IDOT officials if all the existing signs could remain and they assured her the signs would It never came she said about the obscure licensing They said we coiild not put up any new but the old ones would be grandfathered Based on recommended approval of the Byway to the Jersey County Board and the City Council 6f v Letters recently were sent out by IDOT to sign owners along the Byway telling they needed to remove the nrah m within 30 Area urarton mayor men have flooded their state legislators with mail the The route includes parts of Jersey and Greene as well as the village of Kampsville in Calhoun For the time theyve got a moratori um on the 30 days so IDOT can look into if See Page A7 a not VV made aware of that Bobbie Amburg Woman to fight for vets rights BY ANDE Telegraph staff writer ALTON An Alton woman will fight for the rights of vet erans across the country as the new national commander of the Disabled American Veterans Im honored to be elected national and I will be a strong voice in for all vet erans who served our coun said Paula who has been active for 40 years in the Disabled American Veterans The 51yearold Raymond was elected to head the national DAV Auxiliary last week in their national conven tion in Raymonds friendly face and kind voice is familiar to hundreds of veterans in hospi tals and nursing where she brightens the lives of for mer service men and women Across the country in veter ans she sees the sadness in the eyes of 77year old veterans suffering with disabilities from wounds received on the battlefields of World War The old vets were wound See Page A7 Goort Mornimj Areayilllnol8 Bulletin Board Wieland j The BARNES Above Steven of Wood waves his hands in theair Sunday as he rides the Dragon Wagon at the Bethalto Below Whitney of Wood pitches a ping pong ball at the Goldfish She is the daughter of Darrell and Michelle Null of Wood Homecoming draws families into Bethalto By JIM KULP For The Telegraph BETHALTO For the Steve Schuetz family of the Bethalto Homecoming truly was a Former resi dents of they drove from OFallon on a warm and muggy Sunday to take part in the festivities in City We try to come back every Schuetz Both he and his wife Georgan are 1981 graduates of Civic Memorial High We see some of our old stomping ground buddies Schuetz They attended the homecom ing with their three and McKenna said she comes to the homecoming to ride some Her favorites arethe stomachchurning Himalaya and the gut wrenching Gee Attendance at the four day which con tinues has been said John Bethalto fire chief and long time member of the Bethalto Homecoming Association which sponsors the annual The association is made members of the Bethalto Fire Department and American Legion Post who has been a res ident of Bethalto for 46 years and a member of the associ ation for 23 said the homecoming originally start ed 80 years ago to welcome home returning veterans of World War Suspended for two World War it has been held ever A homecoming parade on Saturday was revived two years ago after a 25year Nolte estimated people attended the home coming Saturday You couldnt walk through the grounds it was so he He estimated that at least people were jammed around the band See Page A7 Apples ready for picking in Calhoun By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer BATCHTOWN Its picking and visitors flock to Calhoun County to pick apples in the scenic river Were picking a bumper crop of apples this said fruit grower Tom whose trees are loadedivith the beauti fui hiiis aTts the1 around I People apple crop v enjoy a 1QQQ leisurely MJlte when we harvested the largest crop Toni Ringhausen apple grower weekend ride across the Brussels Ferry into Calhoun County to buy apples and taste a Sunday din ner at the popular Apple Shed Restaurant at Ringhausen is picking ripe Jonathan variety of apples to start the apple Its the biggest apple since when we the largest crop said a fifth of his family to raise and He is picking fresh apples to display at the Calhoun County Fair from 9 through 12 at the grounds at Ringhausen is selling Jonathans and Gala variety of apples at his roadside at the east end of the Page Bridge across the1 Illinois River in East Before the apple seasojyl we will pick about ferent varieties of The treelined of Calhoun County attract weekend visitors bird watchers who scenic drive through Brussels Golden Eagle Were still picking and well start vesting our big apple crop jthjjt See   

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