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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Arlington Heights, Illinois
C brass band contest set at its new site ribbon rally Bob c h w Miyk be a Wedvik n daily Herald com from left fifth graders Julia Adkins Emily Meehan and Lauren Rogers cheer As lines school in Barrington receives a Blue ribbon award from the . Department of education during a school Assembly Friday. Judge dismisses suit against Prospect hts. By Eileen o. Daday daily Herald correspondent five years ago the . Open brass band championships Hurst on the Chicago area introducing local fans to the distinctly British styled music and Competition. These Are not High school bands competing hut highly skilled adult bands. Each one plays music arranged for traditional British brass band instruments including comets Tenor horns flu Egel Homs euphoniums baritones and two types of tubas a double b Flat and e Flat models a that make the Bottom of the band sing. Now in its sixth year the Competition takes place from 9 . To 4 30 . On saturday at the Norris cultural Center 1040 Dunham Road in St. Charles after playing to audiences in Arlington Heights its first five years. Tickets Are $20 at the door. Quot its a level of playing and musicianship that is very High a says Dallas Niermeyer of Arlington Heights who helped to mount the first championship in this area. Quot All of these groups have players that Are College educators and brass instrument teachers so its a different level than in a Community seven bands will competing for Cash prizes including the Prairie brass band from Arlington Heights the Madison brass band the Milwaukee festival brass band the Eastern Iowa brass band the Ohio brass band the brass band of Central Florida and last year s Winner the Fountain City brass band from Detroit. Look for each band to play a British March since one of the Cash prizes goes to the Best rendition. The Prairie brass band will play Quot the voice of the guns Quot written in 1917 and heard throughout the film Quot in Urence of Frank Renton a popular bbl radio commentator and former brass band director returns from London to emcee. His commentary Between performances adds background information and color. Organizers said they had outgrown their former venue St. Viator High school in Arlington Heights and its auditorium which seats More than 800. Norris cultural arts Center can accommodate i too fans and offers state of the Art acoustics. By sue Ter Maat v term ant i by her a id com a Cook county circuit court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against Prospect Heights that had claimed the City botched the approval process for a $2.8 million water project City officials said. The City a $100,000 counterclaim against the eight plaintiffs is still in play said Mike Zimmermann City attorney. The City had maintained the plaintiffs suit was jeopardizing die project by preventing it from taking out Loans. Financial institutions wont enter into such agreements when a major lawsuit is pending Zimmermann said. Quot we told them that this was an element of damage and that did t bother them a Zimmermann said. The City s suit is still going Forward because it has lost Money not just $15, xxx in Legal fees but it also lost the Opportunity for a better loan Deal before the financial crisis hit the Economy last month he said. Nick Kefalos attorney for the plaintiffs could t be reached for comment on the dismissal. Despite the suits the City had continued construction to bring Lake Michigan water to 160 properties in die Lake Claire subdivision and along parts of Wheeling Road. Currently the area uses Well water which City officials say smells and tastes bad. The majority of the plaintiffs live in Homes along Wheeling Road which is not part of the subdivision.911 Cost simply moves elsewhere by Nadia Malik n in Alt Datl Herald. Com voters May have rejected an increase in the 911 surcharge on their phone Bills but Wheeling residents will still see that Money taken out of their pockets. The referendum question on tuesday asked for a monthly increase from 75 cents to $1.45 on phone lines to maintain the villages 911 system. The proposal was rejected by 60 percent of the voters. The Village had estimated the annual Cost to an average household at $17.40. Quot if the fund runs empty which its foreseen to do in the next year its going to be a line item in the general fund a said Dean Argiris the interim Village president. He said the Village was trying to avoid that happening because the 911 fund has always paid for itself. The surcharge Hasni to increased since 1989. Argiris said he understands that residents Are not willing to Dole out More Money in the current economic state but the funds Are necessary to keep the 911 services up to Date. Quot the technology staff dispatch centers come at a Price Quot he said. Quot we re going to have to look at it for the 2010 other items May have to suffer for keeping up the 911 fund though since the Village Board May not want to increase taxes. Quot we can to hit the taxpayers so hard a he said. 1008 Morse ave. A Schaumburg in 60193 a phone 847-524-0533 Quot for qualified buyers minimum monthly payments required. See sales associate for details. The Rev. Kurt Grotheer a 1912-2008 a lifetime in the lutheran ministry by Eileen o. Daday daily Herald correspondent a lutheran pastor who led congregations in Itasca mount Prospect and Arlington Heights was known for his Bible classes and his attentive Ness to visiting the sick. The Rev. Kurt Grotheer served members of lutheran i if 0 Church of St. Luke in Itasca St. §t0 of a Peters lutheran Church in Arlington Heights and St. John lutheran Church in mount Prospect during nearly 50 years in Active ministry. He was 95 when he died tuesday at his family Home in mount Prospect. Worshippers at All three churches mourned his passing. At St. Luke a in Itasca they have tangible reminders of his ministry. Their Church and school at Rush and Washington streets were built during the Rev. Grotheer s 23-year tenure As pastor. A when he first came there they were using the White steeped Church in the Center of town Quot said his daughter pain Dammen of Novato Calif. Quot they were still holding some services in German so one of their biggest Deci the Rev. Kurt Sions was to Grotheer hold All of their services in the Small Church now viewed As an iconic Symbol in downtown Itasca proved to be too Small for the congregation so the Rev. Grotheer led members in a capital Campaign that led to a new Church Campus. Its Cornerstone was Laid in 1962. Quot that was the highlight of his career definitely Quot Dammen says. The Rev. Terry Mcreynolds senior pastor at St. Luke a describes the churches Sanctuary with its stained Glass windows and arched ceiling As reflecting the Rev. Grotheer s traditional approach to his ministry. Quot he was very liturgical a Mcreynolds said. Last year when the congregation celebrated its services set for Accident victim by Nadia Malik n Malik daily Herald com a 10-year-old boy from Des Plaines who was killed while crossing the Street on his Bike will lie in repose today at a Church in mount Prospect. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 . Friday for Jimmy alanis at Friedrich a funeral Home in mount Prospect. He will lie in repose from la . To noon today at St. Cecilia Church 700 s. Meier Road mount Prospect. Alanis was Riding his Bike across the four Lane Elmhurst Road around 4 40 . Wednesday when he was hit by a Van according to the Cook county sheriff s police. Police said that the Van Driver does not appear to be at fault. Alanis was a fifth grader at Salt Creek elementary school in Elk Grove Village. Daniel Schweers the Elk Grove township elementary District 59 superintendent said the 10-year-old was very popular with teachers and students. A the was just a very Happy Young Man Quot he said. Quot he was Well known to the staff and the teachers and a Delight to be Counselor were on hand this week at the school to talk to students about the loss. A a it a just hard to wrap your arms around this kind of tragedy Quot Schweers said. Quot when it s one of their classmates it s very the funeral service and burial Likely will be private. Poi details Call the funeral Home at 847 437-6208. I kith anniversary the Rev. Grotheer the oldest surviving pastor present preached from his wheelchair without notes Mcreynolds said. The Rev. Grotheer a Success in Itasca led to his assignment to the largest Church in the Missouri Synod at the time St. Peters in Arlington Heights where he retired in 1982 at the age of 70. In retirement the Rev. Grotheer and his wife Elvira returned to mount Prospect where her family had been pioneers. Her father Herman Meyn had been mayor and fire chief and her Grandfather John had been the Blacksmith. The Rev. Grotheer was preceded in death by his wife in 2006. Besides his daughter he is survived by three other children Corinne ramming of Fairhope ala., col. Kurt v. Grotheer jr., of Tampa fla., and Valerie l. Grotheer of Evanston As Well Asio grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at 2 . Sunday at lutheran Church of St. Luke 410 s. Rush St. In Itasca. 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