St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese is launching a $9.5 million expansion project, which is expected to take 13 months. The 69-bed hospital plans to construct a one-story building to create a new ambulatory surgery wing that will include 22 private rooms.
Illinois 160 between Highland and Trenton was designated as the Sgt. Gary J. Vasquez Green Beret Memorial Highway on Saturday, during a ceremony at the Highland American Legion Post 439. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gary Vasquez was killed on Sept. 29, 2008, while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Iraq veteran Bradley Lavite has been cleared to return to work by his VA psychiatrist, but Madison County refuses to allow him to enter the county’s administration building. More than 40 veterans and supporters attended a rally.
Two brothers were arrested this week in connection to a rash of burglary reports the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received all within a six-day span. Madison County Capt. Mike Dixon said investigators faced “a difficult task” as burglary reports sprung up in at least three different areas in the county including Troy, St. Jacob and Grantfork. As part of the investigation, authorities recovered a motorcycle, a trailer, firearms and tools. At least three cases were reported earlier this week by the sheriff’s office.
A direly needed facelift to the tennis courts at Highland High School has made it more playable and safe while also enhancing the spectators’ experience. Also helping breathe life into the tennis program are the addition of an assistant coach, the team having a large number of players out this fall, and the IHSA switching to a two-class system.
The annual festival put on by St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland will run Aug. 26-28 and will feature lots of great food, live entertainment, games, running and biking races, as well as raffles and a huge flea market and auction.
The young Highland High School girls golf team showed improvement the second time out with a second-place finish at a quadrangle match at Oak Brook Golf Club. Junior Rece Portell (45), sophomore Audrey Wilke (48) and juniors Kayla Davis (52) and Gabi Berolatti (59) turned in the scores for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Highland High School volleyball team used good team work and balance to break out the brooms and sweep host Belleville East 25-11, 25-22 Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs recorded 20 kills and 16 total blocks, and had six different players register at least two kills and two blocks apiece.
Highland beat Civic Memorial, Triad and Granite City to win a quadrangle match hosted by Granite City Tuesday at the Legacy Golf Course. The Bulldogs shot a match-low team score of 164 to beat CM (166) by two strokes. Triad (170 finished third and host Granite (178) rounded out the match. Highland junior Stephen Schniers led Highland with a solid round of 3-over-par 38, which was just one shot off the pace of match medalist Tristan Frank of CM’s winning score of 37.
Grantfork firefighters thank community for successful homecoming. War of 1812 veteran buried near Alhambra to be honored. New Douglas Rec Plex sets fall schedule. Pictures from first day of school in Grantfork, confirmation reunion at Salem UCC.
Althoff soccer junior Dillon Birdsong is helped off the field Saturday after suffering an ankle injury in the Crusaders' 6-2 loss to Marion in the third-place game of the Metro Cup Tournament's Nike Bracket at Belleville West.
Althoff soccer player helped off the field after ankle injury
Salute to the Arts - 28th Anniversary
New metro-east medical marijuana dispensary holds open house
Batavia's Ben Weerts leads Bulldogs past Belleville West in opener