Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of May 14

Memorial Day services

Memorial Day services will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Harris Cemetery of Alhambra. The cemetery is operated by the Harris Cemetery Association, not affiliated with a church, and is located on Alhambra Road approximately 1/2 mile south of Illinois Route 140. The public is invited to attend.

Memorial Day services will be held at Salem Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Salem Church vacation Bible school

VBS will be held June 7-11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Power.”

Children will embark on the coolest adventure of the summer with Bible learning, team building, songs and tasty treats. There will be lots of activities. It’s a wonderful way to teach little ones the glory of God. The VBS is for hildren ages 3 years old to grade 5.

Young people grade 6 to high school are welcome to come be a member of the crew.

Parents are welcome to join in the special nightly closing at 8:10 p.m.

Registration forms are available outside the church office.

Alhambra Township blood drive

On Monday, June 8, there will be a blood drive in the Firemen & Legion Hall at the Alhambra Township Park from 3 to 7 p.m.

Donors will be asked for a valid photo ID. The Alhambra 4-H has volunteered to help with this month’s blood drive.

Alhambra Primary

During the course of the school year, the students go through various drills to ensure their safety in various emergencies. Fire and tornado drills in case of fire to severe weather lock down drills are practiced, and this week, students practiced evacuating the school through classroom windows. It is the intention of the staff to make the school as safe as possible for the students.

The Character Carnival will take place on May 29, which is the last day of school. Volunteers are needed. Ice cream containers (no lids) are still needed.

Teacher Appreciation Week went very well thanks to all the parents who contributed and helped to make the week special.

The Mini Marathon went great due to the combined effort of teachers, parents and students.

Six Flags tickets are coming home to those that participated and did all the reading that was required.

Students may now earn up to two tickets a day for good behavior. These tickets may be used to purchase items at the Character Carnival on May 29.

The next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at Grantfork School.

The last day of school will be May 29 with a 2:40 p.m. dismissal.


Flags will be put up before the Homecoming by the First Baptist Youth Group and on Flag Day (June 14) by the Village Board members.

Senior Citizen Tax Freeze

Seniors who are 65 years of age, own and reside in their own home, and have a total combined gross income of $50,000 are eligible for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption. All you need to do is complete a form and the assessed value of your property will be frozen for one year.

Citizens on Disability may also fill out a form to reduce their taxes.

Forms may be obtained from Township Supervisor Jerry Frank.

Homecoming Work Days

Preparations are being made for the 2015 Homecoming. This year’s Alhambra Homecoming will be held Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the Alhambra Township Park. Volunteers are needed. If you are new to town, this is a great way to meet new people.

The work schedule is:

▪ Sunday, May 31: Meet at the LA Trucking shed at 6 p.m. to load lumber.

▪ Tuesday, June 2: Meet at park at 6 p.m. at park to assemble tables. Bring screw guns, chargers and gloves.

▪ Wednesday, June 3: Meet at park at 6 p.m., if there are tables that still need to be assembled.

▪ Thursday, June 4: At 6 p.m., final preparations will be made to make sure everything is ready to go for Friday and Saturday. Be sure and bring your tools and protective eye wear. Food will be provided for this evening.

Call Patty at (618) 580-4469 or Donnie at (618) 581-3799 for further information.

Large trash pick-up

Large trash pick-up is scheduled for Friday, May 15. This will be a curb-side pick-up. A Dumpster is available at the Alhambra Jaycees Hall, 109 E. Main St. No electronics, tire, yard waste, or concrete or batteries will be picked up at either the large pick-up date or regular trash pick-up.

Dog vaccinations

Dog vaccinations will be available at the Alhambra Fire Department on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. Dogs need to be on a leash.

Swimming Pools

Any resident filling a swimming pool more than 1,000 gallons can receive a deduction on their sewer charge by contacting the village hall at 488-3505 prior to filling the pool.

Pool owners are responsible for keeping their pool area safe. Ladders left in pool are an invitation to toddlers. Be sure and remove the ladders anytime there is not an adult in attendance at the pool area.

Grass/Property Ordinance

It is an ordinance within the village of Alhambra that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited.

Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.

Special Occasions


Happy Anniversary on May 14, Mark and April Korsemeyer; May 18, Ken and Barb Randle and Ryan and Crystal Haselhorst and Larry and Laura Muench; May 20, Jeremiah and Amy Knackstedt and Bryan and Nicole Wernle.


Happy birthday on May 14, Alan Robbs, and Bonnie Litton; May15, Katie Maine, John Askins, Lori Horner, Colton Prott and Alison Brase; May 16, Noah Munguia and Brienna Bowers; May 17, Anna Brase; May 18, Jeana Craft, Vernon Otto, Denny Harris, Sandra Reckmann, Seth Schlechte, Joe Riepshoff and Laura Renken; May 20, Dawn Schmidt and on May 22, Hilbert Klenke and Tessa Renken.

To submit items to the Alhambra News, email Riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.