Highland Post 439 pitcher Jordan Smith made the most out of his second start of the season, and Blaine Ray made the most out of a second chance on Saturday in the title game of the Senior American Legion Fifth Division Baseball Tournament in West Frankfort, Ill.
Highland Post 439 Senior American Legion baseball second baseman Blaine Ray and manager Harry Painter received top honors from Senior American Legion District 22 on Saturday, July 16 after Highland beat the Metro East Bears 6-3 to win the District 22 Playoff Tournament.
Phil Chapman of Highland, who is also a GOP candidate for the Madison County Board, was one of 54 Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to cast a ballot for Donald Trump.
The Highland Splash entered Saturday’s Midwest Swim Conference Championship at O’Fallon as the prohibitive favorite to repeat as the team champion, and they did not disappoint after separating themselves from the runner-up team by nearly 300 points by the time the season-ending meet came to a close.
Brimming with livestock exhibits, a wide variety of competitions and arena events, the Madison County Fair is summertime fun with something for everyone. This year’s fair runs from Tuesday, July 26 to Sunday, July 31 at Lindendale Park in Highland. Admission to the fair is free.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital (Highland) now offers an alternative surgical procedure for patients needing the removal of a colonic tumor. The combined endoscopic and laparoscopic (CEL) procedure reduces the pain and recovery time for patients.
Dan Ziegelbauer of Highland served aboard the USS Robert E. Peary, which in May 1979, rescued 448 Vietnamese refugees adrift at sea in a 50-foot fishing boat. Ziegelbauer and some of his shipmates recently had a reunion at his home.
The Highland Splash had already wrapped up its first dual-meet title in a dozen years and the last piece of business to take care of in the regular season was to swim the postponed meet against the Scott Air Force Base Sharks on Tuesday night and put a cap on a rare undefeated regular season,
Got extra produce? Get free table at the New Douglas farmers market this week. Sewer problems in Alhambra should be reported to village first. Theme of this year’s Grantfork Homecoming parade is “Vintage Toys.”
It’s going to be a little bit brighter at Highland High School this year. The Highland City Council agreed to help the school district purchase a baseball scoreboard and new lights for the tennis courts for the upcoming school year.
The Highland Post 439 Senior American Legion baseball team aced its first test of the Fifth Division Tournament after making short work of Sparta with a 10-0 seven-inning short game on Monday in West Frankfort, Ill.