Highland News Leader

St. Jacob & Marine news for the week of Feb. 25

Work to begin on Route 4 near Silver Creek

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that, beginning on Tuesday, March 1, work will commence along Illinois Route 4 to replace the structure over the East Fork of Silver Creek, approximately  7/10 of a mile north of U.S. Highway 40.

During the first couple of weeks, intermittent lane closures will be required during daytime hours to allow the contractor to complete work necessary to allow the bridge to be closed to one lane for staged construction. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and traffic-control devices, as necessary.

During the week of March 14, the bridge will be reduced to one-way traffic, with width restrictions in place and temporary traffic signals, for the remainder, weather permitting.

The contractor for the project is Keeley and Sons Inc. of East St. Louis.

Shimkus sending staff member to St. Jacob

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has a tradition of having his staff hold office hours in addition to those he holds himself. This is an opportunity to meet with someone from Shimkus’ office in your hometown.

“These office hours allow you to meet face to face with my staff instead of over the telephone or having to drive to Maryville,” Shimkus explained. “The staff person will be able to handle any issue you may have regarding my office or the federal government.”

A member of Shimkus’ staff will be in St. Jacob on Wednesday, March 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Jacob Village Hall, 213 N. Douglas St. Those who cannot attend in person may contact Shimkus’ local office at (618) 288-7190.

Constituents requiring special accommodations should call at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled office hours.

Athletic booster to host “Scrapapalozza”

The Triad Athletic Booster Club will host a “Scrapaplozza” and vendor fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 in the Triad High School cafeteria. There will be more than 30 vendors.

St. James Church to host trivia night

St. James Catholic Church in St. Jacob is sponsoring its fifth annual trivia night on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the St. Jacob Community Building, 108 W. 2nd St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $100 per team of eight.

Reserve your table ahead of time by contacting Laura Reilson at 644-9278 or reils4@hometel.com or Dan or Sharon Dickman at 644-3561 or sdickman@hometel.com. Or, you can get your table that night, space permitting. The limit is 18 tables.

Participants may bring own table snacks. Beverages must be purchased at the event. No outside drinks will be allowed.

Cash prizes will be awarded. There will be a 50-50 drawing and a special intermission game and a drawing for a Lottery tree. A silent auction will be held, featuring prizes donated by businesses and theme-based baskets donated by parishioners.

St. Jacob Elementary to host trivia night

St. Jacob Elementary’s eighth annual trivia night and silent auction will be held on Friday, March 4 at the school. Doors open at 6 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Soda and water will be available for purchase. Bring your own table snacks. No alcohol is permitted.

Cost is $100 per table (maximum 10 players). Please be respectful of other players, no small children. Walk-in teams are welcome, but subject to table availability. No-show tables will be considered a donation, Cash and checks only. Make checks payable to: St. Jacob PTO St. Jacob Elementary School Trivia Night Reservation. Send your reservation and payment to: St. Jacob Elementary Trivia Night 305 Jacob Street, St. Jacob, IL 62281.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and best decorated table. There will also be a 50-50 drawing, heads or tails, and mulligans will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Chris McCulley at (618) 301-0470 or email at STJ.PTO@triadunit2.org.

Events at St. Jacob UCC

Saturday: Fellowship Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Sunday: Baptisms after worship

Tuesday, March 1: ELF Meeting 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2: Lenten meal, Confirmation class hosting, at 6:15 p.m., serving Mexican buffet; Bible study at 7 p.m.; AA at 8 p.m. in St. Jacob

Saturday, March 5: Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby

Sunday, March 6: Holey Sunday

Sunday School / Morning Worship with Communion at both churches

Wednesday, March 9: AAat 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 12: Confirmation pictures and practice at 10 a.m.


Sunday, March 13: Presentation Sunday

Marine Library to hold used book sale

The Marine Library announced that its Winter Book Sale will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 — one day only. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the library is offering a plastic bag of books for $2. Also, follow the library on Facebook at facebook.com/marineillibrary.

Marine Elementary to host trivia night

Marine Elementary will host a “Black Light Bash” trivia night on Saturday, March 5 at Highland VFW Post 5694, 1900 VFW Road in Highland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $160 for a table of eight. There will also be a silent auction and 50-50. To purchase tickets, contact Meghan Dempsey at (618) 409-0915.

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