Kindergarten teacher explains the secret to the first day of school
A kindergarten teacher at Alhambra Primary School in Illinois explains the strategies she uses to set up a safe learning environment for her new students. The school had its first day of kindergarten on Aug. 16.
Marylin and Jerry McDevitt have claimed the August Yard of the Month for their garden located at 2104 Salmon Drive in Highland. The honor is awarded during each month of summer by the Highland Garden Club and the Highland Chamber of Commerce.
The owners of Highland Arts and Crafts Chris Sander and Nick Aranowski celebrated their business's grand opening on Aug. 3. The business sells crafting materials as well as a consignment storefront for local artists to sell their creations.
The owner of Heather Pearson Photography hosted a game day for her model team #FLYGIRLS and local pediatric cancer survivors and their siblings. The day is meant to acquaint the group before the Leaps of Love benefit fashion show on Aug. 11.
Local grocers announce the 40th anniversary of Highland's Tru-Buy, a local grocery store located at 610 Broadway. Local shoppers share why they have continued to give the store their business over the years.
The Highland Optimist Club recently hosted its annual recognition and awards dinner for local emergency workers. Firemen and paramedics from Highland Fire and EMS, as well as the Highland-Pierron Fire Protection District were present.
Heather Potthast of Highland was recently diagnosed with a rare brain cancer called medulloblastoma. About 200 adults are diagnosed with the illness every year. Potthast's family wants to raise funds to help pay for her treatment through GoFundMe.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Louis Cotton explains why he has a racquetball court in his home in Old Ripley, Illinois. Cotton built his house after he retired, it is made completely out of salvaged materials.
A new senior pastor recently joined Highland Community Church. In this video the pastor shares information about himself and the church, located at 2307 Broadway in Highland, Illinois in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
A rider of the No. 14 Highland Shuttle bus route in Highland, Illinois shares her experiences with the service, provided by Madison County Transit in Southern, Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO. The bus will be eliminated on Aug. 10.
A man just biked from the Square to Cincinnati, Ohio in order to raise funds for the Cure Alzheimer's Fund in memory of his father who is from Highland, Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
The city of Highland, American Legion Post 439 and VFW Post 5694 hosted the Veterans Memorial Wall dedication ceremony on July 4 at Dennis H. Rinderer Park on Veterans Honor Parkway in Southern, Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Video: Cassie Korte, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in Highland, IL explains her new business Science Conscious Consulting and Counseling, INC. located at 1001 Main St. in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO and Belleville, IL.
Video: Highland IL VFW and American Legion members describe a new monument raised at Dennis H. Rinderer Park on Veterans Honor Parkway in Highland in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO. The project's dedication is on July 4.
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