Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of March 25

Alhambra Primary

During the third quarter, 33 students had perfect attendance.

The results for the Scholastic Book Fair were very good. The school sales amounted to $1,400, therefore the teachers and library will receive $700 in free books. Jessie Ketchum, Lisa Cooper and Heidi Garman made this possible by volunteering to chair this event and to help clean up afterward.

There will be a Domino’s fundraiser on Tuesday, April 7.

Students will be in school on March 30, 31 and April 1 to make up for the days they were out during the teachers strike. Spring Break will be April 2-6, and classes will resume on April 7.

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.

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.

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 Gilbert Hosto Memorial 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 of theses egg hunts are for children ages newborn to fifth grade.

Hitz Memorial Home, 201 Belle St. in Alhambra, will have an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Besides the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and dancing. There will be prizes for egg hunting. Face painting and a petting zoo will also part of the festivities. Dessert and refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Brooke Clark or Elizabeth Loy at (618) 488-2355.

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

The annual Town Yard Sales will be on May 7-9. Jessie Ketchum will be coordinating the yard sale maps. The cost for being placed on the map will be $3. Mail you payment and information Jessie Ketchum, 5353 Marine Road, Alhambra, IL 62001. For further information, call (618) 580-5314.

Special Occasions


Happy Anniversary on March 27, Rodney and Kelly Knackstedt; on March 29, Carsten and Casey Western; April 1, Jeff and Alicia McGee and on April 2, John and Karla Brockman.


Happy birthday on March 26, Donna Merkle, Wanda Bruhn, Rhett Reckman, Tyson Bruhn, and Cameron Verson; March 27, Connie Miltenberger, Aimee Goodwin, Megan Frank, and Alexander Price; March 28, Joshua Ohlinger, April Watson, Becky Froman, Earl Steiner, Gladys Riepshoff, Jayne Roper; March 29, Don Price, Jerri Reichmann, Amanda Mize and Brady Knackstedt; March 30, John Brockman, Dusty Garner and Brenden Zeisset, Berlyn Fitterer 31, Derik Payne, Krista Miller, Nolan Luitjohan, Jennifer Hunsche and Katie Frank; April 1, Edwin Klenke and Donnie Reagan; April 2, Jessica Wetzel, Donna Miller, Chad Schuster and Adam Kelso.