Highland News Leader

New Douglas news for the week of March 10

93RD BIRTHDAY WORKOUT Rudy Kuttin of rural New Douglas works out at the New Douglas Rec Plex on his 93rd birthday, Feb. 25. Kuttin works out at the Rec Plex two or three times per week. “Most people think that’s pretty remarkable. To me, it’s just work,” he said. Kuttin usually does a half-hour on the treadmill and a half-hour on the stationary bike. He can walk a mile in that time and bike five miles. “And I pull the weights every once in a while, but not enough to mention,” he said. The fitness room at the Rec Plex includes an elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill, four weight machines, as well as free weights. Gym memberships for seniors (65-plus) are $10 per month for a single person or $15 for a couple.
93RD BIRTHDAY WORKOUT Rudy Kuttin of rural New Douglas works out at the New Douglas Rec Plex on his 93rd birthday, Feb. 25. Kuttin works out at the Rec Plex two or three times per week. “Most people think that’s pretty remarkable. To me, it’s just work,” he said. Kuttin usually does a half-hour on the treadmill and a half-hour on the stationary bike. He can walk a mile in that time and bike five miles. “And I pull the weights every once in a while, but not enough to mention,” he said. The fitness room at the Rec Plex includes an elliptical, stationary bike, treadmill, four weight machines, as well as free weights. Gym memberships for seniors (65-plus) are $10 per month for a single person or $15 for a couple. Courtesy photo

Fire department to host spring breakfast

The New Douglas Fire Department will hold its fifth annual “Pancakes and More” breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at the fire hall, 105 E. Allen St.

Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 to 10; and children 4 and under eat free. Carry-outs will be available at the adult price only.

The menu will include signature sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, homemade doughnuts and biscuits and gravy, and drinks.

Advance sausage orders are being taken. The sausage is available in 5-pound packages only. Cost is $15 per package. The sausage is Ron Hemann’s recipe. You may order by calling (217) 456-6221. Leave your name and a phone number, and you will receive a return call. You may also email newdouglasfire@gmail.com. Orders must be placed no later than March 11. You will be responsible to pick up your order at the firehouse. Pick-up times will be from 9 a.m. to noon on March 19 or 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 20.

Masons to hold chili/soup supper

Masonic Lodge 560 is have a chili and soup supper from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Cost is $7 for all-you-can eat homemade chili/soup, plus a sandwich, drink and dessert. Carry-outs will be available.

Fire department holding raffle

The New Douglas Volunteer Fire Department is holding a spring raffle. There will be three winning options, a gun, a bow, and cash. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on March 20 at the firehouse, following the spring breakfast fundraiser. Tickets are one for $10 or six for $50. Email newdouglasfire@gmail.com for tickets. You do not need to be present to win.

Lutheran church to host special Lenten concert

Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas will host a concert of Sacred Music for Lent on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Charles Johnson will be the soloist, and he will be accompanied on the piano by Dale Niehaus, formerly of New Douglas. Johnson is a professionally trained singer, who has sung in places as varied as Yankee Stadium, the Metropolitan Opera and in churches of all sizes and many denominations throughout the country. His mission and passion is to sing traditional sacred music that is grounded in Scripture and gives glory to God. All are welcome. A reception will follow the concert.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers

New Douglas Meals on Wheels is looking for summer substitute drivers. There would be one or two deliveries per month. Contact Linda Huntsinger to volunteer or to request deliveries at (618) 402-1726.

Easter Egg Hunt

New Douglas Baptist Church will host an Easter egg hunt at the Township Park at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. There will be food, drinks and prizes. Children should bring a basket.

Community Center Rental

The New Douglas Community Center can be rented for events. Contact Mary at (618) 541-2259 to reserve a time.

Local Meetings

Senior Citizens Club: The Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members ages 55 and up. Visiting seniors are asked to stop by on Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch and bingo at the Community Center. Please consider joining.

Village Board: The next monthly meeting will be Feb.15 at the Community Center at 7 p.m.

New Douglas Township: The Township Board meets every second Thursday at 310 S. Main St. (Rec Plex) at 7:30 p.m.

Fire Department: The New Douglas Fire Department meets every Monday (except the third Monday) every month. The department is actively looking for new members. Minimum age requirement to join the department is 18. Contact Chief Danny Robertson at (217) 456-6221 for more information.

The American Legion meets every second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Masonic Lodge meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Contact New Douglas reporter Rachel Beckett at (618) 971-6687 or email rtevis1@hotmail.com.

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