Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of Aug. 20

Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra to host annual run/walk

The fifth annual Hitz Home Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The run will begin in the Market Street parking lot of Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.

Sign-in and packet pick-up will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m. The 5K and 2-mile walks will start at 9:40 a.m., and the 1-mile Leisure Walk will start at 9:50 a.m.

Pre-register and pay by Aug. 27 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for teens. Children 12 and under can participate for free but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian. Strollers are welcome.

The cost of registration on the day of the race is $25. A limited number of T-shirts will be available to purchase for $10.

Prizes will be awarded for first and second places in both the 5K walk and 5K run.

For more information, contact Faye Brown at (618) 488-7704 or Sue Mosby at (618) 488-2355.

Alhambra School News

The first PTO Meeting of this school year was held at Alhambra Primary on Tuesday, Aug.18. The meeting was followed by a Curriculum Night for parents of children in grades 1-3 grade.

Curriculum Night was an informational meeting to let parents know what to expect this year. Teachers spoke on class curriculum, rules, expectations and homework.

The school would like everyone that may be dropping off a student in the morning it is alright to park in front of the sidewalk leading to the office if just dropping off a student, but if there is any reason to go in, please park in one of the parking spots before entering the building.

Flag Donations

Many thanks to all the wonderful people that donated to buy new flags for the village. A total of 90 flags have been collected and enough money for poles and holders to last for quite some time.

Donations: Alhambra Jaycee’s $250, for Love of Community and Country; Anita Suhre, $30, In Memory of Virgil Suhre and Toby Suhre and in Honor of Joshua Frisse; Jeff Hurst Family $20, in Memory of John and Lucille Hurst; Vernon and Judy Blom, $10, in Honor of those that keep the park looking so nice; John Mindrup family, $20 In Honor of Bob Mindrup and in Memory of Ken Mindrup; Ed and Linda Mriscin $10, in Honor of Walter Zeller; Linda Uhe and daughters, $30, In Memory of Howard Simmons, in Memory of Richard Scheller and in Honor of Vernon Uhe; Randall Neuman $10, thanks for keeping the flags flying; Don and Freddie Riepshoff $20 in Memory of Master Sergeant James R. Parks II and Lieut. James R. Parks III. Vernon Otto, flag in Honor of all who served; Dan and Mary Reinhardt,$20 in Memory of Danny Lee Reinhardt, in Honor of Russ and Amanda Reinhardt; Fern Scheller $20 in Memory of Richard Scheller; Carol DeClerq $15, in Memory of Emil DeClerq, in Honor of Tyler Nelson (army) and of Allen Nelson (army); Rodney and Kelly Knackstedt $10 in Memory of Oscar Knackstedt; Anonymous $100, in Memory of John Hurst; Wilma Blom $20 in Memory of Delmar Blom; Mike and Sandy Ahlmeyer and sons $10, in Honor of Vernon Blom.

Village website

Villagers are invited to check out the village website at www.villageofalhambra.com . The website includes a list of all village officers, events, history and zoning codes. The sites will be used to notify the public of new events and important public notices .

Village clerk needs residents current phone numbers

The village clerk is asking all residents to see that the village office has a current phone number for each household. In the event of a water or gas leak, it may be necessary to contact someone immediately. Phone numbers will not be shared with anyone and will be used only to disseminate necessary information to you.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary to the following couples, Aug. 20, Steve and Kris Lynn; Aug. 22, Rick and Kathy Porter; Aug. 25, David and Jessica Wetzel and Charlie and Dede Weder; Aug. 26, Dave and Linda Hooks; Aug. 27, Wayne and Alice Stille, Mike and Doris Driscoll and Marty and Whitney Landmann; Aug. 28, Brian and Connie Duncan; Aug. 29, Caine and Kara Kelso.


Happy birthday everyone: Aug. 19, Dondee Rex, Steve Sidwell, and Travis Horner; Aug. 20, Dale Klenke, Brent Henschen and Lexy Riechmann; Aug. 21, Garrett Schmidt; Aug. 22, Doug Heidbrink, Jeremiah Knackstedt, Duane Take and Lindsay Duffin; Aug. 23, Allan Adolph and Larry Mriscin; Aug. 24, Aaron Uhe, Katelyn Duncan and Brianna Follwell; Aug. 25, Rick Noll and Mitch Gieseking; Aug. 26, Audrie Craft and Chad Ross; Aug. 27,Teri Allen, Dale Mindrup, Blake Ohren and Reed Wendler; Aug. 28, Toby Allen, Doug Seest, Nathan Vories and Kyle Roberts; Aug. 29, Anita Cain , Mary Starr and Kenny Diesselhorst and on Aug. 30, Crystal Haselhorst.

Historical Committee seeks items

The local Historical Committee would like to ask the citizens of Alhambra and surrounding communities to please watch for items that could possibly have some historical significance to future generations. Many times a letter, postcard, receipt or sale bill from a past business may help someone to remember the past. When cleaning out drawers, basement, attics and garages, please remember the historical society. Contact Kenny Gehrig 488-2425 if you would like to donate anything. Nothing is too insignificant.

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