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Summer meals offered at 11 District 186 locations

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PRESS RELEASE | Eleven District 186 schools will provide meals through the Summer Food Service Program this year. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to children 18 years of age and younger at all of the participating locations. No meals will be served on July 4.

The meals are completely funded through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and are available to any child who chooses to participate. Adults may purchase meals for a nominal fee. Questions about the program should be directed to the Food Service Office at 525-3046.

Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Dubois Elementary, June 4 to August 10 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Fairview Elementary, June 4 to August 10 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Lee School, June 18 to July 11
Breakfast 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:00  – 11:30 a.m.

Feitshans Elementary, June 18 to July 11
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:15  – 12:45 p.m.

Lanphier High, June 18 to July 19 (No meals on Fridays or July 5) 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30  – 1:00 p.m.

Southeast High, June 18 to July 19 (No meals on Fridays or July 5)
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Iles Elementary, June 18 to July 27 
Breakfast 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Washington Middle, June 18 to July 27 
Breakfast 8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Springfield High, June 18 to July 31 (no meals on Fridays or July 5)
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Ridgely Elementary, June 25 to August 3 
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Matheny-Withrow Elementary, July 16 to August 3
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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Southeast seeking donations for e-sports team

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Competitive video gaming, or E-sports, is one of the fastest growing competitive scenes in the world. And that scene is making its way to Central Illinois. The Illinois College e-sports team regularly competes against Big 10 schools and semipro teams. Southeast Springfield High School is looking to join the action. Southeast will be the first high school in Springfield to field an e-sports team.

E-sports, like any other team, is an opportunity to students to represent their school and get a real shot at a scholarship. But while e-sports don’t require the large facilities that other sports do, they do have equipment costs. Computers, mice, headsets, and the other kit necessary to take part can be out of reach for some students.

To make sure all students have the opportunity to showcase their talents, Southeast coach Dalton McGhiey is asking for donations on his go fund me page. You can learn more about the Southeast team on their campaign page as well.

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Abe’s Roundball Classic set for holiday week

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Abe’s Roundball Classic boys basketball tournament is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at Lincoln Land Community College Cass Gymnasium. This event will feature eight boys basketball teams from across the state, including District 186’s own Lanphier Lions. Green Family Stores is sponsoring the tournament.

The tournament is an opportunity for local student athletes to compete against teams they would not see in their regular season, and gives Springfield a chance to watch nationally ranked recruits and student athletes who have been invited to Olympic trials. Chicago Orr is the defending 2A state champion and ranked preseason number one, and North Chicago was 4th in the 3A state championship last year.

Tickets are $5 per person. There is free parking located in the Cass Gymnasium lot. Concessions will be available.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Game 1       6:00 pm     Curie vs Cardinal Ritter
Game 2       7:30 pm       Chicago Orr vs. East St. Louis

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Game 3      6:00pm     Peoria Manual vs. Chicago Brooks
Game 4     7:30 pm    Lanphier vs. North Chicago

Friday Nov. 23, 2018

Game 5     12:00 pm Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 3
Game 6     1:30 pm         Loser Game 2 vs Loser Game 4
Game 7     6:00 pm         Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3
Game 8     7:30 pm         Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Game 9     11:00 am     Loser Game 5  vs Loser Game 6
Game 10    12:30 pm Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
(Consolation Championship)
Game 11    6:00 pm     Loser game 7 vs  Loser Game 8
(3rd Place Game)
Game 12     8:00 pm     Winner Game 7  vs. Winner Game 8
(Championship Game)

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Ward 2 ward meeting tonight

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The ward meeting for Ward 2 is tonight at 5:30 PM  at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (908 S. Martin Luther King Drive). Residents are encouraged to come out to meet with their Alderman, Herman Senor, and Mayor Jim Langfelder to discuss the issues they see in the ward and the city.

If you aren’t sure which ward you live in, please check the online map https://www.springfield.il.us/Citizens/WardMap.pdf.

Don’t live in Ward 2? Check out the dates for other upcoming ward meetings:

  • Ward 2 – Alderman Senor: Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Ward 1 – Alderman Redpath: Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Ward 5 – Alderman Proctor and Ward 6 – Alderwoman DiCenso: Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Ward 9 – Alderman Donelan and Ward 10 – Alderman Hanauer: Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.

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