Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hopefully, cold weather is still months away, but if you are one of those people that like to prepare ahead, make a stop at Three Brothers (across from the VFW) and check out the display of locally make caps, hand crafted by Amy Byrum. If there is a color or pattern you need, find her on Facebook (Amy Loesche Byrum). She'll do her best to make what you need!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The American Legion is hosting a rummage sale at Schmidt Park this Saturday, July 25 with the proceeds to benefit the Garden Club. The Garden Club is responsible for all of the flowers around town. It's a daily duty that they have committed themselves to, and it's not cheap, so if you are out and about, stop in. They will be in their pavilion (I believe it's on the west side of the park) from 7 to noon.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Tours at Wright's Mansion were featured in the afternoon.
And the City got to show off the new restrooms at the park. Nice!
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The whole town is so proud of our Lady Indians! On Saturday, June 7, our girls won the High School's first ever State Championship. Way to go, girls!
Trico took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on a solo home run by Emily Bauersachs to dead center field. Altamont had pressured the Pioneers, leaving two on in the second, third and fourth, but went down in order in the fifth.
Lauren Ohnesorge led off the inning with a single, and White made her at-bat count with a homer of her own to dead center as well.
"We knew we had to put up, come out dangerous and we did," she said. :It was sailing, but I was jumping up and down going to first hoping it was over." Read the rest of this story from the Effingham Daily News.
The story can also be found here in The Herald and Review.
Top photo from Herald and Review, click here for slide show
Bottom photo of Lauren White from EDN.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Activities for children begin at 10:30 a.m. They will enjoy the old fashioned games played by the German settlers. Leading the games will be the Big Brother/Big Sister board members. Children can listen to German stories from the Altamont Library.
German plate lunches, bratwurst, wieners, potato chips, soft drinks, and German desserts and other baked goods will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families will listen to recorded German music during lunch time. Bring a lawn chair and join the fun.
At 1 p.m. Elaine Becker Fletemeyer will tell about “The Rich Heritage of Being Bilingual: Speaking Plattdeutsch and English”. Elaine spent her childhood in the
Altamont community. Concluding the
event at 1:45 p.m., the Altamont Community Choir will sing German songs.
was named for a descendent of the
early German settlers. In 1873 a school was built on the site of the park and
the first Heritage Park class
graduated in 1892. That school was replaced in 1904 with a school for first
grade through 12th. When a
new high school was built in 1954, this was the Altamont
High School . In 1976 the building was torn down and the
block became a city park. The Altamont High School 2014 graduation class
includes descendants of the German settlers. Altamont Grade School
Two blocks north of the park is the home of Dr. Charles M. Wright, doctor to the German settlers. The house museum will be open 2 – 4 p.m. Admission for a tour is $5 for adults and $1 for students.
Then travel east of Altamont on the old
or US Route 40 to
and walk the trails through the timber and prairie found by the German
Several members of the German families have served in the US Armed Services. Many of them are listed on the Veterans Memorial in
located north of Klitzing/Heritage Park. Altamont
The Family Friendly Committee invites all ages to
on June 7st to celebrate German Heritage Day. The rain location is
the . Find Developing
Altamont’s Future on Facebook or phone Linda Schmidt at 618-483-6397. First United Methodist
info provided by the Family Friendly Committee
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Group tours can be scheduled for other times. (618-483-6397)
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Plus, Phil is still working on getting in a full line of tobacco and lottery tickets!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Their menu offers a variety of pasta dishes, salads and pizza. They also now offer some beers and wines.
Joe's offer eat in service as well as carry out. The new restaurant has a large dining room with a second room available for overflow and I assume private parties.
New hours: 11 am to 10 pm 7 days a week!