Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of Feb. 18

Alhambra Primary News

Students are urged to “turn devices off and turn life on.” This challenge is to get children to turn off their cell phones, computer, video games, hand held games and enjoy the world around them. Students were asked to keep of log for three days of all time spend on electronic devices and bring the log to school.

Feb. 19 is the date the Six Flags logs are to be turned in.

Butterbraid order forms and money should be turned in to the school.

Salem church mission to host BBQ

Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will be hosting a winter barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 to raise funds to support continuing missions in Ecuador. Cost of the dinner will be $10 per meal, eat-in or to-go orders. The meal will include choice of pork steak or bratwurst, potato salad, cole slaw, barbecue beans and dessert. Call the church office at 488-3215, or buy a ticket from a Mission Team member, or buy a ticket the day of the event at the church.

Community Club to meet

The next meeting of the Alhambra Community Club will be Monday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Maedge’s Restaurant. Visitors are welcome.

Call-in registration to be held for kindergarten

Alhambra Primary School will hold kindergarten call-in registration the week of Feb. 22-26. If you have a student turning five on or before Sept. 1, 2016, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the fall of 2016.

If your child will be a kindergartner at Alhambra Primary, call 488-2200 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (If you live north of Interstate 70, your child should register at Alhambra Primary.)

Any family registering a student will need to provide a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency by the visitation date. Kindergarten visitation is scheduled for Alhambra Primary on Friday, May 6. If a student is not registered, he or she will not be involved in kindergarten visitation.

Early Childhood Screening

Free early childhood screenings for area 3- and 4-year-old will be held on Feb. 19 at Highland Primary. Testing will be to determine if a child will benefit by going to the Early Childhood Program or Pre-K. To schedule an appointment, call Mary Korte at 654-2107, ext. 2001. Pre-K students will not have school on this day.

Community Club Scholarship

A $500 scholarship is being offered by the Alhambra Community Club. It is open to Alhambra residents who are in a continuing educational program. Applications have been made available at Highland High School, and copies will be hung on the bulletin board at Maedge’s Restaurant in Alhambra. There is less than a month left to turn in the application.

Fire Department Scholarship

The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2016. Forms may be picked up at Highland High School, or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications. The deadline for applying is April 15. Applications will be assessed and recipient chosen by an independent company.

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

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary to the following couples on Feb. 16, Brent and Natalie Rinderer; Feb. 23, Gary and Cindy Adolph and on Feb. 25, Kevin and Gena Stout.


Happy birthday on Feb. 14, Tim Stumpf and Jordan Holtgrave; Feb. 15, Jim Tillerson and Maddox Haselhorst; Feb. 16, Margie Abert, Vernon Uhe and Courtney Winet; Feb. 17, Carly Rakers; Feb. 18, Anita Suhre, Cindy Price, Phillip Henschen, and Kara Braundmeier; Feb.19, Beth Zeller, Brooke Zeller, Dan Reinhardt, Devin Zobrist, Chris Lackey and Bradley Stumpf; Feb. 20, Annette Layher; Feb. 21, Kim Gause, Nancie Gause, Laverne Korsmeyer, Janice Koehler, and Emily Flynn ; Feb. 22, Orlean Hosto, Karolyn McGee and Andrew Maine ; Feb. 23, Raenae Mansholt, Todd Reilson and Trevor Miller; Feb. 24, Emily Uhe and Haley Basler; Feb. 25, Rita Soens, Jessica Iberg , Madelyn Luitjohan and Heather Luitjohan.

Sausage Sales correction

It was incorrectly reported last week that Dave Frueh was chairman of the Sausage Supper. It should have been, chairman of the sausage sales. Louie Knackstedt is the current president of the group that sponsors the event.