A new coffee shop at Highland High School aims to teach students with difficulty learning real world skills before they graduate. The program puts students inside a cafe where they take and prepare orders, handle money and interact with customers.
A Southern Illinois native and St. Louis-based fashion designer ate more than 90 pounds of fruit and vegetables a week to cure her cancer, using Gerson Therapy. Now, she’s giving talks about how she did it.
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.
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.
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.
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