Highland News Leader

Highland News Briefs: HHS names Top 1 % students

The following students are the Top 1 % Award winners for Highland High School for the month of January. These students all show outstanding attitude, character, and work performance. The teachers in each department select one student each month that best represents these qualities. Front row from left are Lauren Baer (math), Kelsey Knebel (vocational), Claire Korte (physical education), and Abigail Bowers (foreign language); back row, Blake Hagler (business), Cody Jakel (English), Britney Lackey (band), and Sabrina Hart (family and consumer). Not pictured are Victoria Lynn (chorus), Stephen Schniers (social studies), and Mackenzie Gould (science).
The following students are the Top 1 % Award winners for Highland High School for the month of January. These students all show outstanding attitude, character, and work performance. The teachers in each department select one student each month that best represents these qualities. Front row from left are Lauren Baer (math), Kelsey Knebel (vocational), Claire Korte (physical education), and Abigail Bowers (foreign language); back row, Blake Hagler (business), Cody Jakel (English), Britney Lackey (band), and Sabrina Hart (family and consumer). Not pictured are Victoria Lynn (chorus), Stephen Schniers (social studies), and Mackenzie Gould (science).

Around Town

Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit coming to Highland

Secretary of State Jesse White, in cooperation with Weinheimer Community Center, is offering drivers a chance to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration renewal sticker, obtain a duplicate or corrected license, or obtain an Illinois identification card. White’s mobile unit will be available at the Weinheimer Community Center, located at 1100 Main St. in Highland, on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I am pleased to work with the Weinheimer Community Center to bring my office’s services directly to the people,” said White. “This is another example of how my office continues to use technology as an ally to improve upon the delivery of services to Illinois residents.”

An applicant renewing a current Illinois driver’s license or identification card need only present a current valid driver’s license or identification card. If the applicant is applying for either a duplicate or corrected driver’s license or identification card the applicant must present two forms of identification. To find out what documents are considered acceptable identification, please call 217-782-7044 or visit the Illinois Secretary of States website at cyberdriveillinois.com.

K of C Auxiliary to have “glow bingo”

The Highland Knights of Columbus Auxiliary will have a glow bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the KC Hall, 12454 Illinois 143 in Highland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door and includes six bingo cards, a glow hat and glow dauber. Six additional bingo cards are $5.

More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be given away. You must be at least 18 years old to play. There will be a cash bar, but you can bring your own snacks.

For advance reservations, contact Gina Lipski at 618-334-8167 or Monica Toennies at 618-977-1611.

HACSM

Donations sought to purchase bags for food drive

On May 12, there will be a “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Currently, bags are not usually purchased for this event, but the Highland Area Christian Service ministry has noticed that the drives that provide bags bring a lot more in to the facility. A minimum order for bags costs totals $450. HACSM is looking for $250 in donations to help cover that cost. Any questions or donations can be directed to Diane Williams at hacsm@hometel.com.

Bank collecting Easter baskets

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust is once again collecting filled Easter baskets for less fortunate children in the area. Empty baskets can be picked up at either of the First Mid Highland branches. Fill the basket with goodies for children ages 10 and under and return it by Friday, March 9. Baskets will be distributed by Highland Area Christian Service Ministries.

Clubs

Garden Club to learn about healthy lawns

The Highland Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Korte Recreation Center. The program, “Get the Scoop on Dirt,” will be presented by Bill Klopfenstein. This Master Gardener will share tips on a proper diet for healthy lawns and gardens. Guests are welcome to attend.

Food

Senior Menu Faith

Countryside Homes invites all seniors 60 and older to join them for their fun, food and companionship community meal program. Meals are served Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, in the Countryside Community Center, 1331 26th St. Reservations for the upcoming week should be made by 1 p.m. this Friday. Call 618-651-3293. The cost is $3.50 per person.

Monday, Feb. 26: Baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, creamed spinach, peach pie.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, luscious fruit dessert.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cheeseburger on bun, French fries, relish plate, ice cream.

Thursday, March 1: Polish sausage, homemade mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, gravy, angel food cake with fruit.

Friday, March 2: Butter crumb fish, baked potato, creamed corn, bread, banana pudding parfait.

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