Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of March 19

Alhambra Primary

Alhambra Primary has the green-and-white bin in the parking lot for recycling. This is the USAgain bin. During the 2014 school year, the recycled materials amounted to 5,415 pounds of textiles. This made a huge impact on saving our earth by not putting all this material in a landfill. The PTO also got paid by the pound for all donated textiles.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or by Sept. 1, 2015 are asked to call the Alhambra Primary School at 488-2200. Children who are currently enrolled in pre-K will already be registered. Calls are only necessary if your child will not be attending school at Alhambra this fall. Kindergarten visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 1. Children enrolled in kindergarten already will not be in school that day.

The next PTO meeting will be held at Grantfork Elementary on Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m.

Fire Department Scholarship

The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior. Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2015. Forms may be picked up at Highland High School or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications before April 30. Applications will be assessed and recipient chosen by an independent company.

Exercise class

On Wednesday nights, a free exercise class is being offered, at 6:30 p.m. at the Firemen & Legion Hall at Alhambra Township Park. Everyone is invited to attended. The class will take about 30 minutes.

Jaycees Quarter Auction

The Jaycees will have a quarter auction on Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Alhambra Township Park. Proceeds will be used for the Easter egg hunts.

Easter egg hunts

Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the church. Each participant is asked to bring a food item for the food pantry. Following the hunt, there will be donuts, muffins and fruit served.

The Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Alhambra Jaycees, Community Club and the Village Board will be Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. on the east side of Alhambra Township Park, behind the dance hall.

The Alhambra Jaycees Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Alhambra Township Park baseball diamonds.

All three egg hunts are for children ages are newborn to fifth grade.

Alhambra Township Annual Meeting

The Alhambra Township Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The regular monthly meeting for April will follow the Annual Meeting.

Town Yard Sales

This year’s Town Yard Sales will be on May 7-9. More details will come at a later date.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on March 20 to Lonnie and Jeannie Reckman and Dale and Valerie Klenke; March 21, Bob and Sherri Frank; March 23, Steve and Linda Sidwell; March 27, Rodney and Kelly Knackstedt.


Happy birthday on March 19 to Ginny Schuerman and Margie Glassmaker; March 20, Justin Knackstedt and Alicia McGee; March 21,Dennis Reckman, Julian Bright and Amy Henschen; March 22,Robbie Mueth and Trent Rakers; March 23, Rachel Milan; March 25, Donna Yates and Ken Morales; March 26, Donna Merkle, Wanda Bruhn, Rhett Reckman, Tyson Bruhn, and Cameron Verson.