Two first year music teachers have built a show choir program at Highland High School upon student request. The program's first performance is April 20 at the end of the HHS cabaret in Highland in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Easter Egg Hunt Listings: Events include Highland News Leader hunt on the Square, Highland VFW egg hunt and kite-flying contest, and Highland-Pierron Fire Department egg hunt. Events also listed in Alhambra, Grantfork, St. Jacob, Marine, Troy and New Douglas.
Thirty-one Highland, IL high school and middle school students participated in the National Student Walkout on March 14 in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. The protest was initiated by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER against school violence.
The Highland IL Chamber of Commerce in southern Illinois near St. Louis MO has announced winners of its annual awards. This is the first year winners have been announced prior to the chamber's annual banquet.
The city employees and local landlords discussed an ordinance that would implement a new rental home housing safety inspection program for all city rental properties during the City Council meeting in Highland IL.
The Highland High School girls soccer team had a good showing after going 3-0-1 and taking third place in the Puma Bracket of the season-opening Metro Cup Tournament in Southern Illinois near St. Louis.
The Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library, located at 1001 9th St. in Highland held an eclipse viewing party on Aug. 21. Members of the community came to view the event through the special filtered library telescopes. This is the first time in almost 100 years that a total solar eclipse has traveled coast to coast in the United States, and it might be the last one for another century, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The eclipse "path of totality" passed through parts of southern Illinois, though Highland was not on the bounds.
Reactions to the 2017 solar eclipse at the Louis Latzer Library
'Freckleface Strawberry' is just like other girls, except for her bright red hair and freckles
Madison County girl with rare disease has big dreams for the future
July Highland Yard of the Month winners are creative in their gardening