Highland News Leader

St. Jacob & Marine News for the week of June 25

Marine Homecoming is this weekend

The Marine Homecoming, sponsored by Marine Lions Club, is set for this weekend in Marine Park, in the center of Town. There will be parades both nights, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

Bridge scheduled for temporary closure on Marine Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that the bridge carrying Marine Road over Interstate 70 will be closed starting Monday, July 6, weather permitting. The closure will be necessary to perform bridge joint replacement and waterproofing. A marked detour will be in place directing traffic around the closure using U.S. Highway 40 and Illinois Route 143. The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 14.

St. Jacob Fire District to hold budget hearing

The St. Jacob Township Fire Protection District will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 13 on its Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The meeting will be held at the St. Jacob Fire Protection District firehouse, 113 East Second St. in St. Jacob.

A copy of the tentative budget is available at the the office of Christopher A. Tolbert, district secretary, at the firehouse. Written and oral comments from the public concerning the proposed annual budget are welcome. The fiscal year runs from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.

St. Jacob UCC

The Youth Group continues to collect cans. Marked containers are in the rear of the church between the doors to Heritage Hall and the basement.

There is a sign-up sheet for mowing grass located on the Heritage Hall bulletin board. The church as a mower to be used.

Any volunteers willing to become Sunday school teachers should call Patti at 644-9410) or Pastor Gary at 644-5703 as soon as possible.


Sunday: Quarterly congregational meeting after worship.

Wednesday, July 1: AA at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 3: Office hours, 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 5: Communion during both worship services, Holey Sunday.

St. Jacob Events

Every Thursday: Trash collection day

Every other Thursday: Recycling collection day

Every Friday: Yard waste pickup day

First and third Thursdays each month: Village Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Activity Center

July 17-18: St. Jacob Homecoming.

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