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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                Spartans prevail Illini lose first game 2710 PageBl LGCC president Dale Chapman committed to community colleges Page Dl OUTBACK LfflVKTCD Subaru Outback Outbacks a model line of their own Paged The outlook Partly sunny thunderstorms fete High 83 low 58 PageDIO Good T Mornirig Bulletin Board Classifieds Editorial Horoscope Barnes Bouillon Clayton Gleary Cottingharn Holman MacDonald Phillips Strader Scoreboard 02 Vol 164 No 253 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 September 26 1999 Fun boats coming to Belle The BADMAN Tradesmen work on the million fun barges hidden from public view at Mikes Marina in Wood River The boats wont be visible to most residents until Thanksgiving weekend when the two barges totaling square feet move up the Mississippi River to their permanent spots affixed to the Alton Belle By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Two brilliant eyecatching fun boats in daz zling primary colors are tak ing shape just a few miles from their flagship the Alton Belle Casino A bevy of more than 150 tradesmen from cians and drywall workers to plumbers and tile floor installers are buzzing about the cavernous fun barge under construction and the Spirit of America barge which is undergoing extensive Theyve been putting in six 10hour days per week said Bill Albert director of facilities operations for Argosy Gaming which nwn HIP AHnn Artvitv nn u See BELLE Page A15 Jersey seeking to replace Gisy By THOMAS WRAUSKlANN Telegraph staff writer JERSEYVILLE The Jersey County Board is moving quickly to find someone to com plete the remainder of States Attorney Gail Gisys term in the aftermath of his death Sept 9 in a traffic collision with an alleged drunken driver The County Board has called an emergency special meeting for Wednesday at the Jersey County Courthouse in Jerseyville to fill the vacancy County Clerk Linda J Crotchett said Whoever is chosen will fill the rest of the term which runs until Nov 30 2000 According to state election law the appointment will be made by Board Chairman J Richard Allen with the advice and consent of the board The circuit judges of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Illinois met recently and officially recom mended the vacancy be filled as soon as possible The Office of the State Appellate Prosecutor appointed former Jersey County States Attorney Richard Ringhausen a Hardin lawyer to work in the office on a shortterm basis until a permanent replacement is named Marvin Frazier 29 of Rockbridge is charged with four felony counts stemming from the headon collision including reckless homicide which calls for a minimum of three to 14 years in state prison on conviction officials said The other felony counts against Frazier are aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of obstruction of justice for alleged actions after the fatal crash including telling police he was not the driver Authorities said Fraziers car apparently crossed suddenly into Gisys lane at high speed The 1999 Cavalier hit Gisys oldermodel pickup truck which apparently still was in the southbound lane of Rangeline Road in northeast Jersey County Frazier who was seriously injured in the accident made his initial appearance in court Sept 21 and a public defender was appointed for him He was taken to St Louis University Hospital after the crash suffering from injuries to his arms and legs that required surgery For now he is under house arrest because of his injuries but is wearing an elec tronic monitoring device See JERSEY Page A15 SIUE Religious Center gets a new director By DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A cer emony will be heldtoday to appoint a new director of the United Campus Ministry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville The Rev C h e r i e Hambleton will be appointed the first full time director of the Religious Center Im very excited to be here and everybodys been very Hambleton said Its been nothing but a positive Hambleton moved to the area in July from She was working with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps Many of those who volun teered were just out of college I really loved working with that age group and started look ing into campus ministry from there and stumbled upon Hambleton As director Hambleton will prepare programs for the stu dents and provide counseling and ministry services for stu dents staff and faculty She also will perform weddings and funerals as needed If people come in that arent affiliated with the uni versity but need a counselor Im there for them as Hambleton said She said she plans to establish volunteer groups and is working with churches to get students involved in the community Hambleton graduated from Duke Universitys Divinity School and received her bach elors degree from Bradley University She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ The religious center is an incumbent ministry made up of the United Methodist Church the United Church of Christ the Christian Church Disciples of the Presbyterian Church USA and the Church of the Brethren All five denomina tions will be represented at the ceremony today O11 f Heritage Days The SMITH Kurt Kestermeier of Midwest City gets a good backscratching from his grange son Kody Kriz 4 at the 20th annual Heritage Days at LCCC in Godfrey Saturday Kestermeier comes up as a fur trader every year for the festival with his whole Kody is the son of Tina Kriz of Midwest City Festival features food clothes goods from days of yore By DEBORAH L BATES Telegraph staff writer GODFREY River Bend residents became history students Saturday at the 20th annual Heritage Days Festival on the Goshen Trail Taking a step back to the 18th century people of all ages wore the clothes ate the food and bought merchandise that was com mon in days past From homemade root beer or lemonade to Indian frybread or turkey legs not a person at the festival needed to go hungry And the same treats will be available as the festival continues today on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey For you can try a Cornish pastie which the maker Theodora Tonkinson says is like early Its an oldfashioned she said Tonkinson is a volunteer for the Wood River branch of the American Association of See FESTIVAL Page A15 The SMITH Thora Buis a dulcimer player from Godfrey has a perfect backdrop as the booth next tp her shows off the history of the American flag at the Heritage Days Festival   

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