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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 16, 2002, Alton, Illinois Bm kis Edwardsville places at math competition CARBONDALE. 111. -Edwardsville High School won several awards at the Mathematics Field Day recently at Southern Illinois University Carbondale The high school was the local winner in CLASS AAA (schools with more than 750 students) with the following awards: Overall, Second Place; Senior, Second Place; Junior, Fourth Place; Sophomore, First Place; and Freshman, Second Place. More than 1,000 students from Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee competed in the annual Mathematics Field Day held March 22 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The top schools in each division won trophies. Certificates of merit went to top schools in each grade leV^l and to top performing students in each grade level. SIUC faculty create, monitor and grade the two-hour exam Topics range from algebra to calculus and trigonometry to “creative thinking” problems.Students complete Math-A-Thon SOUTH ROXANA - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announced the successful completion of the Math-A-Thon at South Roxana Elementary School. The students submitted $5,580.05. Math-A-Thon, now in its 22nd year, is an educationally based fund-raising program in which students obtain sponsors for the number of math problems completed in special workbooks provided for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. The program is sponsored nationally by Six Flags Theme Parks, who provide free passes to their parks for every student raising $35 or more.Riverfront Trail marks Earth Day ST LOUIS — Celebrate Earth Day with a trip down the Riverfront Trail on IO a m. Saturday. Join the group leaving from the intersection of Lenore K. Sullivan Blvd. and Biddle Street (200 yards from the Admiral), or start on your own. Choose your mode of transportation: bicycle, roller blades, walking shoes, scooter or wheelchair. The Riverfront Trail is a nine-mile paved multi-purpose trail along the Mississippi River from the Laclede’s Landing area to North Riverfront Park. For more information, contact [email protected] or (314) 962-5838Contact us The Telegraph welcomes items for publication on Page Two, such as calendar items, Our Past photos, birth announcements, news briefs and education items, with the following guidelines: ■ Items for Community Calendar must be submitted in writing. Include a phone number, which will be published, for more information. Send items two weeks before the event. ■ lf you have an old photograph of interest, please include photo information, including year it was taken. ■ The Telegraph publishes announcements within one month of births. Area hospitals have forms for release by parents. Out-of-town births may be called in at 463-2558 or (800) 477-1447, Ext. 2558. ■ Items may be mailed to: The Telegraph, P.O. Box 278, Alton, IL 62002-0278 or fax to: <46‘3-2578 or e-mail:    [email protected] com . ^Circulation questions may be addressed by calling 463-2511. ast A postcard printed for the F.W. Woolworth Co. features three of Alton’s finest churches in a floral design. The Congregational Church building is at Sixth and Henry streets, and the First Methodist Church building is at Sixth and Market streets. First Presbyterian Church still occupies Its stone structure at Fourth and Alby streets. Postcard from the collection of Mrs. Lora Keene.April 16,1977 ■ Travelers to St. Louis would have to take the high road. The Missouri Department of Highways announced it was closing the lower southbound lanes of U.S. Route 67 between the Lewis and Clark bridges. The road would be closed for two to three months for resurfacing and replacement of a 100-foot bridge. Traffic would be detoured to one lane on the higher northbound lanes, making traffic two-way on the road. ■ A statement in a nationally best-selling book that cited Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville among seven universities leading the list in reported rapes from 1972 to 1975 was based on incorrect reporting of FBI crime statistics. SIUE was among seven universities cited in Susan Brownmiller’s book, “Against Our Will, Men, Women, and Rape.” The university said its research refuted the statistic in the book which had sold several hundred thousand copies throughout the United States. SIUE actually did not report any rapes at all during that three-year period. The erroneous statistic apparently occurred because no distinc tion was made between the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses ■ The Madison County Board of Review, in unprecedented action, socked 17 townships with multipliers that would raise property assessments 15 percent. Godfrey, Foster, Fort Russell, Moro and Chouteau townships and 12 rural townships would get the 15 percent assessment hikes in time for tax bills to be sent out later in the year. Madison County Supervisor of Assessments James Barton said the multipliers were imposed on 20 townships which failed to bring assessments up to the state-required level of 31.34 percent of market value. He said the action would raise assessed valuation by more than $27 million.April 16,1952 ■ More rain fell and the Mississippi River, echoing the trend of the Missouri, rose more than 1.18 feet, to a flood stage of 22.44 feet. ■ Heavy damage was caused by the fire that had swept the commercial and rooming structure on East Broadway at Spring Street in Alton, Fire Chief James Lewis reported. He said the fire started from an oil stove in rooms occupied by Mildred Hall. The alarm was turned in by employees of the Tom Harris garage across the street when they saw flames emitting from a window. ■ Dr. Charles Hemphill, Jerry Middleton and E P. Waterhouse were elected to the Alton Board of Education in a district election. Other members of the new board would be Robert L. Goulding, George Davis, Dr. FA. Morrison and Dr. Robert Lynn. The three new members would serve with the Alton board until July I, at which time the entire board would be replaced by a new seven-man board to govern the new Alton Unit District ll.April 16,1927 ■ A “holdup woman” and three male companions in a jewelry store robbery held 50 Chicago police at bay for two hours. The quartet, including the grandmother of one of the men, were captured eventually by tear gas saturation. Firefighters had to be called to don their masks and remove the suspects. The three men accused their leader of being “dumb.” She’d left her handbag in the jewelry store — with identification in it. ■ Alton City Council’s approval of two paving improvements estimated at $126,000 rounded out the record program completed under the leadership of Mayor George T. Davis for the year. Those approved at Davis’ final full meeting with the council were Alby Street from Sixteenth to Elm streets and Washington Avenue from College Avenue north to Salu. ■ Revival of Alton’s planning and zoning program was promised by council approval of a $3,500 appropriation for the purpose. The program had been dropped earlier when the council defeated funding for it after a planning engineer had spent time in the city surveying and discussing possibilities. Compiled by Charlotte StetsonTriviaChurch project Alton’s first Congregational Society purchased two lots on Third Street in Alton to erect a church in 1853. The church at Sixth and Henry streets was completed in 1902. CalendarWednesday Alton High School Class of 1982 Reunion Meeting: 7 p.m., Johnson’s Corner, Alton. Quilt and Theme Basket Raffle Fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark and Eunice Smith Elementary Schools, Alton. Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5; sponsored by Alton School District Corridor ll; 463-2177 or 463-2077. Singles Connection: 6:30 p.m., attend dance lessons, Wood River Roundhouse, 633 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River; cost: $4 each lesson; 259-2582. Swing Dance Lessons: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. basic I; 7:45 to 9 p.m., basic ll, Wood River Roundhouse, 633 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River; cost: $4 per person; 254-1482. STEMSS: 9:30 to 11 a.m., Behavioral Health Alternatives, 337 E. Ferguson, Wood River; 251 -4073. For persons with mental illness and substance abuse/dependency problems. CO-Hearts Support Group: 7 to 9    p.m., Behavioral Health Alternatives, Inc., 337 E. Ferguson, Wood River; 251-4073. GROW Emotional Support Group: 2:15 to 4:15 p.m., Community Counseling Center, 2615 Edwards St., Alton. A 12-step self-help group for emotional growth; 235-4868. TOPS: 10 a.m., College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Alton; 465-1245 or 465-6531; 9:30 a.m. First Christian Church, Lorena Ave., Wood River; 254-7210 or 465-6531. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., 1820 E. Broadway, Alton; 398-9409. Alcoholics Anonymous: 8 p.m., Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 717 State St., Alton; 3380755. Al-Anon: 9:15 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Highway 140, Bethalto; 8 p.m. Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 717 State St., Alton; 463-2429. Gamblers Anonymous: 7 p.m., St. Clare’s Hospital, auditorium A, Fifth street, Alton; 465-1722 or 462-2344.Thursday Quilt and Theme Basket Raffle Fundraiser: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark and Eunice Smith Elementary Schools, Alton. Tickets: $1 or 6 for $5; sponsored by Alton School District Corridor ll; 463-2177 or 463-2077. Red Cross Blood Drive: 1 to 5 p.m., Papa John’s Pizza, 2700 Washington Ave., Alton; free one small, one topping pizza to donors; 465-7704. Grief Support Group: 10:30 a.m., Saint Anthony’s Wellness Center, Alton Square; 463-5683. Hayner Library Musical Program: 6:30 p.m., Hayner Main Library, 326 Belle St., Alton; featuring singer/historian Bucky Haller; register at (800) 613-3163. Make Today Count: 6:30 p.m., Saint Anthony’s Wellness Center, Alton Square; topic:    New Beginnings; followed by potluck dinner; 465-2264. Woodrow Wilson All-School Reunion Committee: 7 p.m., Hartford Public Library, W. Hawthorne and Old St. Louis Road, Hartford; plan for reunion scheduled July 20; 254-0364 or 254-0044. Astronomy 101 Class: 7 to 9 p.m., Olin Nature Preserve, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey; cost: $2.50; 466-9930. Alton Toastmasters Club 230: 7 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St., Alton; 465-0902 or 465-6518. Singles Connection: 7 p.m., Imo’s Restaurant, Route 157, Edwardsville; planning meeting; 887-4134. Arts and Issues Series: 7:30 p.m., Morris University Center, Meridian Ballroom, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; featuring Keith Campbell, cell biologist/embryologist. Tickets: $8 general admission, $4 students; 650-2626. Bethalto Kiwanis Club: noon, Honey Tree Tea Room, Bethalto; 377-2884. Blood Pressure Screening: 12:30 to 2 p.m., St. Clare’s Hospital lobby; 462-2222. Debtors’ Anonymous: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Denny’s Diner, Homer Adams Parkway; 467-0715. TOPS: 5:45 p.m., Bethalto Presbyterian Church, Second and Nelson Sts., Bethalto; 377-8829 or 465-6531; 6:30 p.m., Rox-Arena, #2 Park Drive, Roxana; 656-8494 or 465-6531. Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m., St. Clare Hospital, 915 E. Fifth St., Alton; 398-9409. Nar-Anon Support Group: 8 to 9:30 p.m., St. Clare Hospital, 915 E. Fifth St., Alton; 729-3775. Gamblers Anonymous: 7 p.m., Main Street United Methodist Church 1400 Main St., Alton; lower level Discovery room; 465-1722 or 462-2344.Hospital Notes Telegraph area patients authorizing publication of hospitalization include: ALTON MEMORIAL ADMISSIONS: Amy L. Broderick, Alton Wendy Davis, Bunker Hill DISMISSALS: Tammy L. Durham, Godfrey JERSEY COMMUNITY ADMISSIONS: Aleigha Ferguson, Kane Carol Heitzig, Jerseyville Orville Reynolds, Jerseyville DISMISSALS: Christina Thornton, Carrollton Sara Bell, Medora SAINT ANTHONY’S ADMISSIONS: Paul Shelby, Alton DISMISSALS: Tammy D. Bernair, Granite City Julie Duggan, Kane Sarah Daniels, East Alton Joanna Vussos, East Alton Births Medlock Irvin    and Michelle (Youngbauer) Medlock Jr. of Madison, a son, Irvin Leroy III, 7 pounds 7 ounces, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2002v Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City. Elder child:    Brianna, 1. Grandparents: Judith Medlock of Belleville and the late Irvin Medlock Sr.; Paul and Della Youngbauer of Madison. Great-grandparents:    Theresa Pereman and Marion Lindsay both of Granite City. Wuertley Michael Wuertley and Nickle Gale of Madison, a daughter, Alyssa Marie, 5 pounds 14 ounces, 9:27 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. 2002, Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City. Grandparents: Roy and Kathie Connor and Wanda Wuertley, all of Granite City.Hampton Zane Hampton and Laura Catalano of Godfrey, a daughter. Peyton Amber, 7 pounds 8 ounces, 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, April 9,    2002,    Alton    Memorial Hospital. Elder child: Kaden Decker, 3. Grandparents: Donald and Ellen Hampton of Alton; William and Phyllis Catalano of Edwardsville.Baker Tim and Stefanle (Brown) Baker of Brighton, a daughter, Raigen Paige, 7 pounds 11 ounces, 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, Saint Anthony's Hospital, Alton. Elder child: Ryleigh, 1. Grandparents: Terry and Linda Brown; Linda Baker, all of Wood River; Wayne and Jane Baker df Bethalto. Great-grandparents: Charlotte Beyer of Wood River; Lee and Connie Browh of Hartford. Sivia Lonnie Jr. and Mlchaeleen (Rodman) Slvla of Meadowbrook, a son, Caleb Joseph, 8 pounds 11 ounces, 9:43 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2002, Saint Anthony's Hospital, Alton. Elder children: Andrew, 10; Mark, 6 1/2; Joshua, 4 1/2, Grandparents: Lonnie and Deborah Sivia of Bethalto; Sandra Coats of St. Louis; Michael Rodman of Oakwood, III. Great-grandparents:    Viona    Sivia of Meadowbrook; Kathryn Quillman of Danville, III.Ireland Christopher Ireland and Mary Hosier of Madison, a daughter, Heather Marie, 6 pounds, 5:31 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2002, Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City. Elder child: Christopher, 1. Grandparents: Robert and Sheila Hosier of Granite City; Fammy Vasques of Collinsville; Gerald Ireland of Peoria. Great-grandparents: Linda Lewis of Greenville; Mary Zahn of Missouri.Superintendent to speak May 14 GODFREY - Dr. Cleveland Hammonds Jr., superintendent of schools in St. Louis, will be featured speaker at the 23rd annual Kiwanis Club of Alton-Godfrey prayer breakfast Tuesday, May 14. The breakfast will begin at 7 a m. in the Trimpe Multi Media Building Room 104 at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road. Hammonds, a former Altonian, has served as superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools for the past five years. He has served in administration in Champaign, 111.; Inkster, Minn.; Durham, N.C.; and Birmingham, Ala. He taught in the Alton School District from 1961 to 1964. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, Liberty Bank in Godfrey and Alton and Union Planters Bank in Alton. For more information, call 465-1814 or 465-3571. ;