Highland News Leader

Grantfork News for the week of June 11

Grantfork Police Officer Shea E. Brendel, right, receives his graduation certificate from Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission Director Bill Fitzgerald during the Southwestern Illinois College Part-Time Police Academy Session 24 Graduation held recently at the college. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. The part-time academy classes meet once every three weeks for nine months. It is one of only six police academies in Illinois.
Grantfork Police Officer Shea E. Brendel, right, receives his graduation certificate from Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission Director Bill Fitzgerald during the Southwestern Illinois College Part-Time Police Academy Session 24 Graduation held recently at the college. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. The part-time academy classes meet once every three weeks for nine months. It is one of only six police academies in Illinois. SWIC

Village Yard Sales

This year’s Grantfork Village Yard Sales are planned for Thursday, June 25, from 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. If enough people are interested, maps may be drawn. Contact Wendy at 675-3472 to register your yard sale and to be placed on the map. This will help to determine how many yard sales there will be for advertising.

St. Gertrude Church

Open house to honor Father Pat Jakel

An open house will be held honoring Father Pat Jakel’s 30th Jubilee before he takes up his new calling as pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.

A celebration will be held at St. Jerome in Troy on Saturday, June 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, June 28 from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Finger sandwiches, cake, cookies, brownies and cupcakes with coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided by parishioners of St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Gertrude and St. Jerome parishes.

Chicken Dinner

St. Gertrude served 1,161 chicken dinners at its annual chicken dinner June 7.

Raffle winners were: quilt, Bob Maurer; $200 winners, Norb Thole, Tina Luitjohan and Alison Korsmeyer; $100 winners: Brooke Maurer, Vernon Otto and Anne Spitz and the $50 winners were: Phyllis Homa and Harold Schwartz.

Thank you to all who attended and to those that worked so hard to make this event a big success.

Consolidation of offices

Vera Durbin’s office will now be located at 104 Wayland Ave. in Troy, instead of at St. Elizabeth in Marine. Durbin’s e-mail and phone number will stay the same.

Grantfork UCC

UFO

United For Others will be holding a fundraiser for Kindercottage on Monday, June 15 at Mazzio’s in Highland. Buy a pizza from 5 to 9 p.m. and help them with their project.

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

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