St. Jacob Activity Center parking lot paved
Recently, the village of St. Jacob asphalted the parking lot at the St. Jacob Activity Center and also Greenberg Lane. Motor Fuel Taxes were used for this project. These improvements were required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Impact, located in Alton (an organization that evaluates accessibility for ADA purposes), recently reviewed all property belonging to the Village and indicated all issues that need attention.
Christ Truck Service of Lebanon, the successful bidder, completed these improvements.
The Activity Center parking lot was marked with handicapped accessible lines and signs and parking space lines. Greenberg Lane improvements will help emergency vehicles getting to and from the St. Jacob Fire Department building.
St. Jacob also recently oiled and chipped certain streets and lanes using Motor Fuel Tax funds. Next year, other streets and lanes are scheduled to be oiled and chipped. Superintendent of Public Works Shawn Fohne and the village workers assisted on these projects.
Kids turn out for ‘Pumpkin Wars’ at Marine Library
A group of 5- to 10-year olds arrived at the Marine Library on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17. Betty Criley entertained the children by reading Halloween stories.
After the stories, each child colored a pumpkin in preparation for designing a pumpkin for the pumpkin challenge. Children could decorate their pumpkins by using a variety of materials such pipe cleaners, stickers, magic markers, etc. Mayor John Molitor judged the final creations.
Children received a treat bag and took home their pumpkin creations.
This event was made possible by grant received in 2014 from the Highland Area Community Foundation. The Library Board has hosted events during the past year to encourage young readers to read and visit the library.
Triad to host ‘Zombie Run’
Triad High School will host its fourth annual Zombie run on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The run will take place on the THS practice fields and cross country trail. Start time is 5:30 p.m.
The course is 1.5 miles and includes obstacles (5-foot walls, mud pit, hay bale pyramid, etc.) Participants wear a flag belt and run from zombie’s trying to pull their flags. Zombies will be Fitness P.E. students and Triad faculty members only. Survivor medals will be awarded to finishers with at least one flag still intact.
Halloween costumes are encouraged.
Cost is $28 if you register prior to the race. Race day registration is $30. Packet pick-up is on race day only, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the THS nurse’s office, or from 3 to 5:15 p.m. in the THS large gym.
For more information or to register, go to www.triadzombierun.info.
All proceeds benefit the Triad Total Body Fitness PE classes for equipment, field trips, healthy food labs, and more.
St. Jacob Township to provide free flu shots
St. Jacob Township is sponsoring a free Health Fair for residents of the village of St. Jacob and St. Jacob Township. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 at the St. Jacob United Church of Christ Heritage Hall, located at 207 W. Main, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Heritage Hall is handicapped accessible.
Free flu immunizations will be given to persons 18 years or older. The flu vaccine will protect against the H1N1 virus. Proof of residency is required.
Other free health screenings will be blood glucose, blood pressure test, heart rate and cholesterol test.
For further information contact Scott Rose at 644-4519, Tom Carson at 644-3981, Marlin Fohne at 644-5568, Kevin Staas at 644-8174 or Emmett Sowash.
Triad Class of 1965 looking for members
The Triad Class of 1965 is hosting its 50th class reunion the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The committee is still looking for a few classmates, including, Phyllis Cook Shaw, Lois Fedderson Hauschild, Robert Gordon, Terry Harrison, Judith Holt, Kenny Horvath, Karen Johnson, Susan McDowell, Charles Sights, Gloria Spealman Ross, and Larry Wagner. If anyone knows how they can be reached, or for more information, contact Carol at (618) 567-8938.
Legion Auxiliary to host chili dinner
American Auxiliary Unit 665 will hold its second annual all-you-can-eat chili and soup dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the St. Jacob Activity Center. The menu includes homemade chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef, potato coup, chili, hot dogs, dessert, and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-10. Kids 3 and under eat free.
St. Jacob Events
Every Thursday: Trash collection day
Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day
Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day
First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center
St. Jacob UCC
Sunday School and Worship at both churches
St. Jacob Sunday School sings during worship
New Member Sunday in St. Jacob: Following St. Jacob Worship, New Member Reception / Fall Festival for congregation and New Members with Chili and Hot Dog Luncheon
Tuesday, October 27
St. John Sunday School Teachers Meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28
A.A. at 8:00 p.m. in St. Jacob
Thursday, October 29
St. Jacob Health Fair 3 to 6 p.m.
Friday, October 30
Faith Countryside Nursing Home Service 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 31
St. John Church Council Meeting 7:30 p.m.
First Fellowship Breakfast of the season 8:00 a.m.
Spooktacular during Trick or Treat hours
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Sunday, November 1
Sunday School and Worship with Communion at both churches
TOTENFEST at both churches
St. Jacob Third Quarter Congregational Meeting following worship
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