Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of June 4


The Alhambra Homecoming is this weekend.

The parade will step off at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 5 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. For more information on the parade.

Blacktop Boulevard will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday night, and Agent99 will be rocking the park on Saturday night. You won’t want to miss either of these exciting bands this year.

As in previous years, you will be able to purchase ride armbands for $20 each. Let your kids ride all night while you listen to the awesome bands that are lined up for this year.

EPA Report

The EPA requires that all public water supplies make water quality information available to customers.

The consumer confidence report for Alhambra water for 2014-2015 is available on the following website: ccr.alhambraillinois.com.

Anyone preferring a paper copy may get one at the village hall or call at 488-3505.

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.

Dog vaccinations

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


Flags for the homecoming will be put up by the First Baptist Church Youth Group. Any family or group that would like to help put the flags up and take them down may call John Mindrup (618) 409-3941, Village Hall 488-3505 or Freddie Riepshoff 488-7603 to volunteer.

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. If you meet the above requirements and have not filed for the year, contact Jerry Frank 488-7128 for the necessary forms. This completed form will freeze the assessed value of your property for one year. Forms need to be filled out each year.

Hitz salad luncheon

Hitz Home Auxiliary will hold a salad luncheon at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 5 in the common area of Hitz Memorial Home, 201 Belle St. in Alhambra. Cost is $6, and lunch will include chicken salad, little ham and turkey sandwiches, taco salad and many more salads. Entertainment will follow the luncheon. There will also be a quilt drawing and drawing for prizes at the end of the event.

Salem Church VBS

Vacation Bible school 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, and it will be a wonderful way to teach little ones the glory of God. Children ages 3 years old to grade 5 are welcome. Young people from 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.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on June 5, Clarence and Gladys Herzog; June 7, Bruce and Dawn Schmidt; June 8, Randy and Tina Koch, Reagan and Amber Wendler; June 9, Earl and Betty Steiner; Todd and Jen Brooke; June 10, Jim and Dagmar Annabelle and on June 11, Bryan and Karolyn Cooperider.


Happy birthday on June 4, Ember Brosin; June 5, Gladys Herzog, Camille Rakers and Wade Bruhn; June 6, Megan Gause and Kent Knackstedt; June 7, Danielle Porter; June 8, Lauren Seminism, Joan Frank and Victoria Allen; June 9, Kyle Reiman and Greg Riepshoff and on June 11, Connie Duft and John Hurst.

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