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Around the Area: “Star Wars: Rogue 1” will be feature at first free movie night in Troy

Felicity Jones in a scene from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Felicity Jones in a scene from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” File photo


“Pet Care” class to be offered at through KICK Program

The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced that a “Pet Care” class is being offered through the KICK Program at the Trenton Education Center.

In this class, students will learn how to properly care for their pets as they learn to feed, techniques for handling pets, and the proper way to wash them. Students do not need to be a pet owner to attend. This class will be Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Cost for this class is $30 and the registration number is CKICK 5308 TR01D.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For additional information or to register, call the Trenton Education Center at 618-545-3475. For a booklet containing a list of all KICK classes offered this summer, call 618-545-3165.


Get your dog vaccinated at the fire department

The yearly dog vaccinations will be given at Alhambra Fire Department on June 24 from noon to 1 p.m. Three-year shots are available. Dogs should be on a leash.

Homecoming Raffle Winners

The following were raffle winners at the Alhambra Homecoming: $200 cash, Barb Randle; $100 cash, Adam Kress and Bob Bowles; $50 cash, Ruby McCarty, Roland Bauer, Jessica Zbinden, Nicole Bluhm, Leon Uhe; $50 gift certificate, Linda Uhe; $50 gift card, Amy Diettrich; $25 cash, Danielle Lieneke, John Hurst, Nathan Koonce, Yvonne Green, Sheila Langendorf, Mary Johnson, Trina Rauk; $25 gift certificate, Jillian Hurst; $25 gift card, Jillian Hurst, Ed Mriscin, Marsha Maine, David Wirz; $20 gift certificate, Iona Bertels, Gail Ohren, Ashley Hosto, Scott Hediger, Jillian Hurst; $25 gift card, Rhonda Comrie; $15 gift certificate, Ken Weiland, Alexi Diechmann; $10 gift certificate, Jed Schlechte; golf, Brittany Gregory; haircut, Kaia Frey; pizza, Rhonda Niles, Drew Grotefendt, Brian Klostermann; pizza and ice cream, Geri Gabel; gift basket, Beth Atwood; wax warmer, Kay Lange.


Free movie night to feature “Star Wars: Rogue 1”

The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce is very excited that Mrs. Illinois United States 2017 will be attending the Troy Family Summer of Fun event Friday, June 9 at the Tri-Township Park.

The fun and entertainment starts at 6 p.m., and the movie, “Star Wars: Rogue One” starts at dusk. Copious Technologies will be showing the movie on the big screen. Entertainment includes lightsaber demonstrations from the Lightsaber Fight Club, Storm Troopers and free lightsabers for all.

Pathway Church will be grilling 1,000 hot dogs, Big Papa G Entertainment LLC will be providing the music. There will also be snow cones, face painting, balloons, a caricaturist, Bubble Blast and much more.

Remember to leave your wallet at home, because everything is free.


Madison Co. retired teachers to meet

Madison County Retired Teachers Unit 3 will meeting Friday, June 9 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. at the Collinsville Senior Center, 420 East Main St. in Collinsville. Lunch may be purchased for $5, if desired. Bill Funkhouser, IRTA Area 6 representative, will be the guest speaker. Topics will include updates of issues of interest to all teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Izetta Davis at (618) 235-2598.


St. Gertrude served almost 1,300 chicken dinners

A total of 1,292 dinners were served at the annual chicken dinner held at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork. Last year’s total was 1,269.

Raffle ticket winners were: quilt, Leroy and Renee Daiber; $200, winners Lois Goestenkors, Peggy Korte, Judy Gruner; $100, Zina Maurer, Ronnie Rutz, Netsy Fuhler; $50, Roland Keller and Katrina Korsmeyer.

Bryan Rutz won the quilt, and Robbie Fonke won the baby quilt in the Country Store raffle.

New Douglas

Pet clinic, clean-up days set for weekend

A pet clinic will be held on Saturday, June 10 at New Douglas Township Park from 11 a.m. to noon. All pets must be on leashes.

New Douglas town clean-up days will include the chance to drop off your small appliances, as well as large ones — washers, dryers, refrigerators — as well as household furniture at sewer plant. Collection will be on Friday, June 9 from 1 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, June 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 230 p.m. You must have photo I.D. when dropping items off during the clean-up. If you live inside the New Douglas Township, you may participate.