HIGHLAND INITIATING COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
The City of Highland has recently put a high-tech fiber-optic system to use. City Manager Mark Latham said the City of Highland has been in the process of building a fiber-optic system to bring fiber-optic technology to every home and business in Highland for about three years. They are currently about half done with this project and Latham estimates they will be completely finished before the end of 2012. The video side of the service was fully launched January 1, 2012. They currently provide approximately 350 high-quality digital video channels. According to Latham, they also offer an excellent package including telephone and internet. Highland is the only city in Illinois to provide their own communications services to their residents. Latham said the fiber-optic system will allow the city to better remain up-to-date with current technology.
FIRE CALL AT BUSINESS ON THE SQUARE
Greenville Firefighters responded Monday, at 8:04 a.m., to a fire call from a business on North Second Street on the square in downtown Greenville. According to the fire report, firefighters investigated and found no fire. The cause of the alarm is believed to be exhaust from a normally functioning furnace. Firefighters were on the scene about 45 minutes.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY STUDENTS
TEACHING CLASSES IN JANUARY
Greenville High School’s National Art Honor Society is offering several art classes to the public in January. Art teacher Mary Beth Kuenstler said students teach the class which has been offered for three years. They write their own lesson plans and teach the drawing and painting, and ceramics classes. This year, they will be offering a "Mommy and Me" class which is available Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. This class is ideal for anyone who may wish to bring a child or grandchild between the ages of 3-7. The drawing and painting class is from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and the ceramics class is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. These classes are for those who wish to do more specific artwork. The drawing and painting class costs $40.00 for the four-week course. The "Mommy and Me" class is $25.00 for all four weeks. If you have any questions, call the school at 664-1306.