Chili Cook-Off Winners
Winners at the 2015 New Douglas Chili Cook-Off were as follows:
Hot & Spicy
First: Leonard Lindgens of New Douglas
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Second: Linda Duckworth of New Douglas
Third: Andrea Staub of Alton
First: Polly’s Restaurant in Alhambra
Second: Leonard Lindgens of New Douglas
Third: Duane Schallenberg of New Douglas
Leonard Lindgens of New Douglas
Car Show winners
Winners at the 2015 New Douglas Car Show were as follows:
First: Mark Cornell of Belleville
First: Paul Parmeley of St. Louis, Mo.
Second: Jack Latham of St. Jacob
First: John Pecaut of Brighton
Second: Jerry and Linda Brown of Florissant, Mo.
Third: Tie, Cindy and Gary Grandidier of Granite City / Paul Sigh of Collinsville
First: Mike Sahr of Vandalia
Second: Mac and Bonnie McCormick of Edwardsville
Third: Bill Ingersoll of Troy
First: Thomas King of Alhambra
Second: Chuck Connoyer of Florissant, Mo.
Third: Mike Shelton of Donnellson
1949-1970 Street Machine
First: Butch and Marilyn Wilds of Alton
Second: Tie, Dan and Carol Sherwin of Jerseyville / Brian Millikin of Troy
Third: Timm and Ann LaRoche of Gillespie
1971-99 Street Machine
First: John Derminger of Worden
Second: Terry Crawford of Granite City
Third: Bob Holumer of Palmyra
2000-Present Street Machine
First: Glen Wissehr of Bethalto
Second: Chad Staub of East Alton
Third: Greg Cooper of Riverton
First: Stan Porter of Petersburg
Second: Stephen Paul of Sorento
First: Don Sloan of Cottage Hills
Second: Robbie Walker of Greenville
Third: Fran Colter of Troy
First: Peggy Renaud of Belleville
Second: Joe Stevenson of Alhambra
First: Chris LaFuria of Mount Olive
Second: Mike Loan of Hamel
Third: Norman Davis of New Douglas
First: Robert Gales of Chester
First: Charlie Petri of Carlinville
Second: Stan Wright of Shelbyville
Third: Nick and Amanda Prestito of Red Bud
First: Rick Frizzy of Raymond
Second: Max Webb of Pocahontas
Greg Cooper of Riverton
Don and Carole Sherwin of Jerseyville
Fire Chief’s Choice
Joe Milliken of Pierron
Best of Show
Paul and Linda Warden of Florissant, Mo.
Rec Plex announces fall class schedule
The New Douglas Rec Plex, 310 S. Main St. in New Douglas, has announced its lineup of fall classes. All classes are six weeks and will began the week of Sept. 21 and end the last week of October. There is a 25 percent multiple child discount and a 20 percent multiple class discount.
Contact Rec Plex mnaager Elizabeth Loy at (618) 946-7223 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for any classes.
Classes being offered this fall include:
Senior Aerobics: Mondays or Wednesdays from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Combination of standing and chair exercises for all levels. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Toddler Time: Wednesdays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Varied activities for children ages 5 and under in the Toddler Room aimed to promote group play. Instructors are Linda Hunsinger and Elizabeth Loy
Toddler Tumbling: Thursdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Introduction to basic tumbling for children ages 2 to 5 utilizing the balance beam, mats and bar in our Toddler Room. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Toddler Dance: Tuesdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Students ages 3 to 5 will learn to follow directions while learning basic tap, jazz and ballet in an informal setting. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Basic Dance: Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Students ages 6 to 12 learn basic dance steps and memorization in the studies of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and creative movement. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Intermediate Dance: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Students ages 6 to 12 will already have a grasp of basic steps and memorization but need help learning technique in how to put all the steps together. Steps will be taught from the studies of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and creative movement. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Aerobics & Resistance Training: Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. This class for students ages 16 and up is centered to promote weight loss through aerobics, resistance training and stretching. Instructor is Elizabeth Loy.
Line Dancing: Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. This class will include basic line dance technique and dances. Instructor is Valarie Root.
Couples Dance Private Lessons: This class will include two step and basic waltz steps. Contact Re Plex manager,Elizabeth Loy to set up a time with instructor Valarie Root.
Get more information about Rec Plex membership, amenities and rentals at www.facebook/NewDouglasTownship or www.newdouglastownship.org.
NDVFD plans fall breakfast fundraiser
On Sunday, Nov. 8, the New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department will have a breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire house, 105 E. Allen St. in New Douglas. Call (217) 456-6221 for more information.
Flyers Grill is now open for business. Services are drive-through and carry-out with outdoor seating available. The menu includes signature burgers, numerous fried sides, homemade pizza, gyros (coming soon), soft pretzels, old-fashioned Excel fountain sodas (Ski) and an extensive ice cream selection. Hours are Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast is available on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Call (217) 456-6555
The New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department is needing volunteers and participants for this year’s Halloween Parade. Contact Rachel at email@example.com to enter a float, donate candy, or volunteer to be a judge or organizer.
The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on Oct. 13 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. Please consider joining.
The village will have a committee meeting Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.
The New Douglas Fire Department meets every Monday (except the third Monday) every month. The department is actively looking for new members. Minimum age requirement to join the department is 18. Contact Chief Danny Robertson at (217) 456-6221 for more information.
The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The New Douglas Community Center Hall can be rented for events. Contact Linda Huntsinger (618) 402-1726 to reserve a time.
Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.