The playoff version of the battle of the softball Bulldogs decisively went to Highland after the Bulldogs from Madison County blanked their conference rivals 5-0 Wednesday in the Class 3A Columbia Regional Semifinal.
Micheal Lee Marshall, 36, and his wife, Shelly Marshall, 38, of rural Keyesport died in a three-vehicle crash Saturday night in Bond County. They are remembered for their outgoing personalities and devotion to their children. “They were all a super-close family,” said Micheal Marshall’s sister, Theresa Weckman.
Highland Moose, Rotary and Optimist clubs honor local law enforcement officers at banquet. Jack Cygan, who served on the city of Highland’s Police and Fire Commission for more than four decades, was also posthumously awarded Rotary Citizen of the Year during the Respect For Law Banquet.
Shane Schlaefer, of Troy, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted commercial sex trafficking. He had arranged to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, but the girl was fictitious and part of an undercover Internet investigation
The Highland High baseball team, the defending Class 3A state champions, refused to let its season come to the quickest possible ending with an exit in a play-in postseason game. The Bulldogs mauled the visiting Alton Marquette Explorers 9-1 in the quarterfinals of the Highland Regional Monday at Glik Park.
Master Sgt. Mark Doiron, of the Illinois State Police, talks about the officer-involved shooting in Washington Park. He said the man killed was wanted in an East St. Louis murder from several weeks ago as well as a carjacking Sunday night in St. Louis in which a driver was shot in the head and a baby was dumped in the street.
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Highland knocks off Waterloo, advances to 3A softball regional final