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Fewer people are dying from cancer. Here’s why.

A woman from Highland IL, a doctor from Cancer Treatment Center in Swansea, IL, and a plastic surgeon from MidAmerica Plastic Surgery in Glen Carbon, IL, all southern Illinois cities near St. Louis, MO, advocate for early detection for cancer such as melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer as the American Cancer Society reports the cancer death rate has declined by 25 percent since 1991 and attributed the drop in cancer deaths to reductions in cigarette smoking and advances in cancer treatment including immunotherapy drugs.

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Highland to have meeting on FEMA flood maps

The city of Highland, IL has a public meeting on Feb. 28 to discuss the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) working flood plain maps for the city. Property located within newly proposed flood plains could have significant impacts on owners, so city officials are encouraging people to turn out for the meeting. Highland is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east region of southern Illinois.

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Highland pork producers place stock in college’s first online sale

Ammann Showpigs and Toenyes Livestock will be featured in Lake Land College’s first online pig sale on the Pig Planet website. The two Highland companies are included among the 17 Lake Land alumni companies participating in the sale on March 1st. Lake Land College is in Mattoon, IL and Highland is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east region of southern Illinois.

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See what events are coming up in Highland

Upcoming events, fundraisers and other activities listed for Highland, IL. Events include a self-defense class for women, the Masons’ sausage supper, Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras Party, FFA member auction, Relevant Pregnancy Options Center banquet, Highland Animal Shelter bowling tournament, Garden Club garage sale, and Hard Road Theatre trivia night.

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Heinrich Bosshard was Highland’s Swiss poet

Heinrich Bosshard, 1811-1877, was called “Highland’s Swiss poet.” Bosshard was revered in Switzerland for writing the poem, “The Song of Sempach.” He later lived in Highland, IL, the largest Swiss community in America. Highland is located near St. Louis, MO, in the metro-east region of southern Illinois.

Highland: Sports

Highland and CM will tangle again with sectional title on the line

The Highland High School Bulldogs defeated the Carterville High School Lions 69-43 Tuesday in an IHSA Class 3A Waterloo Girls Basketball Sectional semifinal game in Waterloo, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. The Civic Memorial High Eagles, from Bethalto, IL, defeated Murphysboro, IL 60-39 in the other girls high school basketball semifinal.

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Looking back at the Walter family

Highland, IL historian Roland Harris takes a look back at the city in 1917 as the country was fighting in World War I. Also, a look at the Walter family of Highland. Highland is located in the metro-east region of southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

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A baby’s first act, saving a life

On the 20-anniversary year of their program, Southern OB/GYN Associates received a letter from the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank saying that one of their cord blood donations was used to treat someone with MDS. Southern OB/GYN has offices in the metro-east area of southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

Videos

Highland Christmas Lights Contest Winners

Winners of the Highland, Illinois Christmas Lights Contest show off their displays.
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Highland Christmas Lights Contest Winners

Highland High School senior scores perfect 36 on ACT 1:02

Highland High School senior scores perfect 36 on ACT

Highland Veterans Day Service 2:16

Highland Veterans Day Service

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War of 1812 veteran is remembered at rural resting place