Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of May 18

Vendors, parade participants sought for homecoming

Alhambra’s 21st annual homecoming will be held at the Alhambra Township Park from Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4.

The parade will step off at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on the parade, contact Greg Nihiser at (618) 946-3432. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Parade,” so get those floats decorated to reflect the theme.

Organizers are also currently looking for any local businesses and organizations to run vendor stands to aid them in raising money for themselves. For more information on getting a space for a vendor stand, contact Jill Gorenz at 488-6465 or via email at jillgorenz@yahoo.com.

For other general homecoming information, contact Don Maine at 488-7368 or via email at alhjc2@gmail.com.

Memorial Day services

Harris Cemetery

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Harris Cemetery of Alhambra. The cemetery is operated by the Harris Cemetery Association, not affiliated with a church, and is located on Alhambra Road approximately  1/2 mile south of Illinois Route 140. The public is invited to attend.

Salem Cemetery

A Memorial Day service will be held at Salem Cemetery on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. Salem Cemetery is located on Alhambra Road north of Illinois Route 140. The public is invited.

School Registration

Online registration will take place July 1-21. An email with your child’s “infosnap code” will be sent the end of June.

The Highland News Leader will publish registration information later in May. Please watch for this information. Updated and full registration information will also be posted on the district webpage: www.highlandcusd5.org under the “registration” tab.

New families and those who do not have access to the internet will have the opportunity to register at their building office on July 12 or 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you have a student who will attend at Grantfork, you may register at Alhambra Primary on this dates. Center School registrations will be done at Alhambra Primary.

Salem UCC Vacation Bible School

Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will have vacation Bible school on June 5-9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The VBS is for children 3 years old to fifth grade. Those in sixth grade to high school are invited to join the crew. This year’s theme is “Cave Quest.” It will show kids to follow Jesus through dark times with memorable Bible learning activities. They will be reminded how much Jesus loves them. This will include songs, teamwork games, yummy treats to make and eat, science “stuff.” Parents are asked to send children in play clothes, as some of the projects may get messy.

Register now, forms are available outside the church office, 1117 W North St. in Alhambra. Phone 488-3215. Sign up early, so plenty of supplies can be purchased. Children of every faith are invited to participate.

Dog Vaccinations

Dog vaccinations will be given at the fire house on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 1 p.m.

House Numbers

In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that ambulance and fire fighters are able to find the residents in need. Many houses have the numbers displayed on the front of their houses but they are hidden by vehicles in the driveway, or by grown trees or maybe just faded to the point where they can no longer be easily read.

The next time you drive up to your residence, look to see if your house numbers can easily be read from the street without an emergency responder having to drive past and then back up.

Numbers should be large enough to be read from the street. Reflective numbers will show up better at night with a light shining on them. Rural numbers will be more effective if on both sides of the post. Ambulance services may come from one direction and Fire services from the opposite direction so the numbers need to be seen from both directions.

It is important to put porch lights on to help aid emergency vehicles. Every second counts when a life or property are in danger.

Grass And Property Ordinance

It is an ordinance within the village of Alhambra that all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or growth in excess of 10 inches. All noxious weeds are prohibited. Property must be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. Disposal shall be done in a clean and sanitary manner by placing the rubbish in approved containers.


Mosquitoes need 5 days to hatch in still water. Help eliminate breeding sites by contacting the village at 488-3505 for larvicide or more information.

Street Lights

Residents are asked to report street lights that are out to the village hall at 488-3505. Leave a message on the answering machine if call is not during office hours. Please give the location of the light.


Alhambra has a zoning ordinance in effect. Any building or remodeling projects should contact the Zoning Officer, Ralph Buzick at 488-2701 for permits or information.

Swimming Pools

Any resident filling a swimming pool over 1,000 gallons can receive a deduction on their sewer charge by contacting the village hall 488-3505 prior to filling the pool.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary to the following couples: May 18, Ken and Barb Randle; Ryan and Crystal Haselhorst; Larry and Laura Muench; May 20, Jeremiah and Amy Knackstedt, Bryan and Nicole Wernle; May 23, Jed and Brenda Schlechte; and May 24, Richard and Danielle Porter.


Happy birthday everyone: May 18, Jeana Croft, Vernon Otto, Sandra Reckmann, Seth Schlechte, Joe Riepshoff and Laura Renken; May 20, Dawn Schmidt; May 22, Hilbert Klenke and Tessa Renken; May 23, Shirley Gall, Sydney Basler , Shayden Hogg and Terah Huckleberry; May 24, Emily Take; May 25, James Schmidt, Leonard Suhre and Connie Duncan.

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