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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois On to Atlanta Rams seek to keep unbeaten status PageBl Tradition Aljets Automotive has kept vehicles running since 1949 PageDl Nissan Frontier Bring on the rear seat drivers Page Cl The outlook Becoming partly High 51 low 35 Page D12 Mornirid BUll0tiin C2 Scott A HfcMR 275 Serving The River Bend Since 1836 October 1999 Glreturns World War II hero comes home to Bethalto for burial By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO World War II hero Arthur Isken came home Saturday after 55 years to rest in a peaceful spot near his mother and father in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Its a a dream come true that Uncle Arthur has finally come home from World War II to the family who loved said Iskens Shirley who gently touched the soldiers flagdraped A crowd quietly watched as a Army honor guard from Fort Leonard marched slowly to the grave to pay tribute to the Bethalto infantryman with all the flair and rev erence of a military Iskens Army dog tags and his skeletal remains were found in 1988 by a German construction crew in the soil of a battleground near where he died on in a hail of German machine gun DNA testing of the remains with his Gladys Huston of in See Page A11 T V The BADMAN The hearse carrying the remains of World War II infantryman Arthur Isken drives down Prairie Street in Bethalto on its way to Zion Lutheran Cemetery At members of the military funeral Company C of the Armys 148th Infantry Company at Fort Leonard carry Iskens flagdraped casket out of Weber Funeral Home in More Page Comradesinarms remember real patriot By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer BETHALTO World War II veter an Calvin Neunaber of Bethalto saluted when a bugler played taps Saturday over the grave of his childhood Arthur Art was a real patriot who died in battle for the country he said the 74yearold who fought with the Armys 422nd Infantry in World War Neunaber and his comrades of Bethalto American Legion Post 214 stood at attention when an honor guard from Fort Leonard carried the World War II soldiers casket to his grave in Zion Lutheran There are flags flying today on the streets of Bethalto to honor Art Iskens homecoming 55 years after he died in the Neunaber Iskens Army dog tags and his skeletal remains were found in a bat tleground at where the 27yearold infantry soldier was killed in action DNA test ing of his remains with a cousin in proved that it was the Bethalto Neunaber and their Leonard left their home town of Bethalto to answer the call to serve their country in the battlefields of Europe in World War The three soldiers were assigned to different battle units and went their I See Page A11 McPike Mansion set for ghostly campout By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Ghosts are friendly or sad and for some But for those who the wispy apparitions and otherworldly forces are a big deal in particularly in the weeks before On a ghostly campout will be held at the reputedly haunted McPike 2018 Alby for those who dare A haunted hearse will be on dis and a team of real live ghost busters who investigate reports of para normal occurrences will be on There will be live music and storytelling around a campfire participants can compete in contests for best costume and bestdeco rated Cost is for the concert only from 6 to 10 for the allnight adult Snacks will be provided at nominal For information or call owner Sharyn Luedke at No one is saying whether the ghosts will aint Louis make an At the same Alton area apparitions are wellrepresented in a new book published 1 on ghostly sightings in the Louis Having been out on bookshop shelves for just two Spirits of a Ghostly Guide to the Mound Citys Unearthly Activities by Robbi Courtaway is finding a See Page A11 Deputys firing was judge rules By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE A fired Madison County sheriffs deputy may have been worthy of disci pline stemming from an alleged latenight runin with but his termination was a judge has Madison County Associate Judge Lewis Mallott has reversed a decision of the Sheriffs Merit which could lead to reinstatement of Deputy William Piening The judges ruling was handed down late Thursday and is expected to be formerly of Bethalto and now of was suspended by Madison County Sheriff Bob Churchich 29 after a con frontation with Bethalto police regarding a mysterious 911 call that had come from his The Merit Commission approved both the suspension and the firing of Piening after an administrative hearing in But procedures used by the commission violated Pienings right to a fair disciplinary hear Mallott At issue was a series of oral reprimands that had been given to Piening between June and December 1998 by his sheriffs Donald Bunt transcribed the repri mands and kept them in his pos session as written The notes were considered by the commission during the March administrative even though Piening and his Jay Dowling of Fairview I See Page A11 LM 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