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Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

North Elementary School fifth grade teacher Jason Chapman, right, surprised everbody in a "Kiss the Pig" assembly Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, by kissing the opposite end of the pig at the Alton, Ill., school. The move brought a great many howls from the children. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

February 16, 2014 1:50 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

It must have seemed like a banquet Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, for a squirrel who was filling himself on an old loaf of bread lying on a street in Alton, Ill. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

February 16, 2014 1:50 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Three of several wild turkeys trot across a snow covered field Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014, on Illinois Route 140 near the Powder Mill Road in East Alton, Ill. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

February 16, 2014 1:50 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Bald eagles were out in force Friday Jan. 10, 2014, on the Mississippi River in Godfrey, Ill., where they were the kings of the ice. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

January 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Winter weather barrels in

Winter weather barrels in

A Wood River, Ill., firefighter checks for damage and leaks under a Toyota Camry Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, on the Phoebe Goldberg Overpass in Wood River after it spun out on an icy patch, crossed the median, struck and Alton Memorial Ambulance and slid back eventually straddling the median. Th…

December 05, 2013 7:20 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A squirrel uses his sharp teeth to work on a walnut Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in a yard at the corner of 13th and Henry streets in Alton, Ill. It seemed the place to be as about 10 squirrels were eating, running off with and burying nuts in preparation for winter. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

October 27, 2013 5:37 pm
Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

"Serengeti Steve" from Reptile Experience in Ballwin, Mo., has a little fun with a lizard and a squeamish Alyson Varble, 11, of Godfrey, Ill., during a reptile show at the RiverBender Community Center in downtown Alton, Ill., Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013. "Serengeti Steve" was a top 50 contestant …

September 12, 2013 11:29 am
Illinois Daily Life

Illinois Daily Life

Workers were raising the structural steel Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, for the new Aspen Dental office to be located in the front of Oakwood Plaza on the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, Ill. The 5,745-square-foot building will house the offices of the national dental chain and an undetermined second…

August 07, 2013 8:07 am
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Mike Amburg of Grafton, Ill., wades through floodwaters near his Water Street home Friday April 26, 2013, carrying his dog, Gracie. The floodwaters in Grafton, which sits on the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, crested Thursday and is now slowly going down. (AP Photo/The Te…

April 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Spring floods along the Mississippi River

Spring floods along the Mississippi River

A pickup truck from the Grafton Marina takes two men across a flooded section of marina entrance road, Monday April 22, 2013, in Grafton, Ill. Floodwaters from the Mississippi River have closed the main entrance forcing residents to use a back road away from the river. (AP Photo/The Telegrap…

April 22, 2013 5:58 pm
Spring floods along the Mississippi River

Spring floods along the Mississippi River

Barricades block the flooded Main Street in Grafton, Ill., Monday April 22, 2013, near its intersection with Illinois Route 3. Main Street in Grafton, also known as the Great River Road, is flooded in at least three places in town. Floodwaters from the Mississippi River have closed the main …

April 22, 2013 5:56 pm
Spring floods along the Mississippi River

Spring floods along the Mississippi River

Herman Chase, who lives in rural Jersey County, Ill., baits his fishing line near the flooded entrance to the small Jersey County community of Chautauqua, Ill., Monday, April 22, 2013. Floodwaters from the Mississippi River have closed the main entrance forcing residents to use a back road a…

April 22, 2013 5:57 pm
Animal Shots of the Week

Animal Shots of the Week

Horses standing outside the riding stables at Beverly Farm on Humbert Road in Godfrey, Ill., were taking the snow in stride as it quickly started to accumulate from a major winter storm, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Godfrey, Ill. Blinding snow, at times accompanied by thunder and lightning, bo…

February 24, 2013 10:05 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa and Mrs. Claus, as portrayed by Norman and Jill Hunt of Fosterburg, Ill., wave to seniors Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012, at Senior Services Plus in Alton, Ill., during the annual Christmas lunch held at the facility on North Rodgers Ave. For a nominal fee seniors were treated to a traditiona…

December 19, 2012 5:00 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A horse stands on the foggy field Friday Dec. 7, 2012, at the riding stables of the Beverly Farm Foundation on Humbert Road in Godfrey, Ill. A fog, very dense in some places, hung around the Alton, Ill., area through the entire daylight hours Friday. High temperatures will remain in the 50's…

December 09, 2012 5:09 pm
Sept. 11 anniversary

Sept. 11 anniversary

The American flag could be seen flying through a twisted section of steel from the World Trade Center's remains Monday Sept. 10, 2012, in front of the Holiday Shores, Ill., Fire Protection District fire station. The steel beam, part of the tons of debris pulled from the site following the Se…

September 10, 2012 7:56 pm
Illinois Daily Life

Illinois Daily Life

Egrets and herons gather Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the low-lying areas near Illinois Route 143 and the Cpl. Chris Belchik Memorial Expressway in Alton, Ill. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman) 

June 04, 2012 1:59 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

In this Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012 photo, swans swim in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, Mo.. There are actually dozens of swans in the wetlands now but these seven, two with their heads under water looking for fish, were staying pretty close to each other and putting on a…

January 23, 2012 1:53 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Canada geese are silhouetted Monday Dec. 12, 2011, by the early morning sun off the waters of the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, Mo. Nearby, the waters were filled with dozens of trumpeter swans. The wetlands are teaming with a variety of waterfowl and hundreds of America…

December 12, 2011 5:02 pm

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