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Spengel family has been producing Highland businessmen for 175 years

The families of Johannes George Spengel, later called George J. Spengel, and Franz Christopher Spengel, who later became Frank, came to the Highland and Pierron area. Their families have produced many of the area businessmen and farmers. I have record of Johannes George Spengel, who was born in 1801

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-16 16:41:00

Highland bowling tournament helps fight cancer

Friends of Jeff McNeilly are sponsoring a 40-frame game to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. The event will take place at Poplar Junction Lanes, 301 Poplar St. in Highland, on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. There is a limit of 60 bowlers. Cost is $25 per person. Call 618-654-2695 for informat


Sister of Marine killed in plane crash questions Trump's motives

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The sister of a local Marine killed in a military plane crash in July sent a letter to President Trump this week questioning the timing of a condolence letter received by her family more than three months after the tragedy. Staff Sgt. Robert Cox, of Ventura County Amber Cox,

KSDK - 2017-11-17 07:17:00

Here's where you can see Christmas lights in the metro-east

The holiday season is upon us with food, presents, family time and light displays. Here's where to see some holiday lights in our area:Way of Lights, Belleville When: Nov. 17 to Jan. 1, 2018. 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The buildings will be closed on Thank

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-17 17:51:00

Turning Pointe to perform "The Nutcracker"

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Maryville, will present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on December 9th and 10th. A sensory-friendly performance will take place on the evening of December 10th for special needs audience members. The Nutcracker tells the story of young Clara and her magical j

THEINTELLIGENCER.COM - 2017-11-16 19:47:25

Tractor-trailer used to steal backhoe from Hofbrauhaus work site

The first call Matt Stukenberg got on his birthday Thursday morning was to hear that his company's backhoe had been stolen from the Hofbrauhaus job site in Belleville. "You can see the tracks where they drove it out; then they would have had to load it onto a semi," he said. Stukenberg is the presid

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-16 23:05:00

SIUE fastest growing Illinois public institution in 20-year period

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the fastest growing public institution in Illinois over the past 20 years. In statistics from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), SIUE has demonstrated a 26.8 percent growth in total enrollment from 1996-2016. "SIUE's consistent and steady grow

THEINTELLIGENCER.COM - 2017-11-17 15:33:49

Glen Carbon police accepting donations for needy families

GLEN CARBON - The Glen Carbon Police Department will collect food and personal use items through Saturday, Nov. 18, to help needy families during the holidays. The service project, inspired by dispatcher Traci Dixon, is called Heroes Fighting Hunger Food Drive. The police department is the drop-off

ADVANTAGENEWS.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Dental clinic now open to uninsured

A local nonprofit is celebrating the opening of an oral healthcare facility for uninsured residents, an operation made possible through generous donations and substantial grants. The Caring Community Clinic housed in the Morgan Building at 1 DeWitt St. in Jacksonville is a clinic whose mission is to

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 21:13:44

Woman accused of shooting husband

Authorities say an argument between a Jacksonville couple ended with a husband hospitalized with gunshot wounds and a wife in jail. Onslow County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a residence on Woodleaf Place in Jacksonville at 3:41 a.m. on Nov. 11, according to Col. Donnie Worrell. Worrell

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-16 22:11:37

Jacksonville Winterfest planned for Dec. 1-3

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WITN) - Jacksonville's 4th annual Winterfest is scheduled for the first weekend of December. Free family-friendly activities and events will take over Riverwalk Crossing Park from Dec. 1-3. Jacksonville Winterfest is a winter wonderland featuring snow, ice skating, sledding, rei

WITN - 2017-11-17 16:06:00

Jacksonville businesswoman pleads guilty to felony tax charges

(Photo: MGN) JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - A Jacksonville businesswoman pleaded guilty in Wake County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue this week. Evelyn V. Edwards, 63, of Jacksonville pleaded guilty to five counts of Embezzlement of State Proper


FRF: JPD officer follows family tradition of law enforcement

Editor's Note: The First Responders Friday series is a weekly feature focusing on the men and women in law enforcement, emergency services and fire services who serve in our community every day. Name: James Lawrence Smallwood III Age: 51 Years served total: 15 years as a law enforcement officer, all

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-17 07:01:00

Nonprofit opens free dental clinic

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Nonprofit Onslow Community Outreach is doing their part to help people who cannot afford dental care by officially opening the Caring Community Dental Clinic in Jacksonville Thursday. The goal of the clinic is to serve those who need dental care but are under-insured or n

WITN - 2017-11-17 07:21:00

NewsChannel 12, Food Bank team up again for annual drive

The holidays are approaching and so is our annual food drive. In association with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, NewsChannel 12 will once again host the "Share Your Christmas Food Drive." It's five events around our area during the week of Dec. 4 that will be used to help collect

WCTI12.COM - 2017-11-17 06:28:36

9 fun things to do this weekend

1. Catch the parade The 2017 Christmas Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. The Jacksonville Police Department will close Western Boulevard at Coastal Carolina Community College at 9 a.m. Following the conclusion of the parade, the streets will be reopened

JDNEWS.COM - 2017-11-17 07:01:00

Mannering sentenced and trial pending

Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley reported that Matthew R. Mannering appeared in Morgan County Circuit Court on probation violation charges, which resulted from his arrest April 7 in Moniteau County, near Latham, on multiple drug charges. Mannering, who was on probation from Morgan County at the


Latham Elementary continues archery program

Latham's current archery team had its first practice this month. The program teaches students the importance of discipline. (Submitted photo) Latham Elementary School's archery program has started a new season. The program was created in 2015. "My school board had asked me to look into it," Principa

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-11-16 12:28:25

Community calendar for Nov. 19 through Nov. 25

a.m.: Shake it Up Sunday, if you are white attend a black church, if you are black attend a white church; Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 400 N. Lamine Ave., or Wesley United Methodist Church, 1322 W. Broadway Blvd. For more information call Marge Harlan at 660-851-0077. Noon and 7 p.m.: Alco

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-17 15:11:00

Rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'

In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, photo, homemade rifles are displayed on a table at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif. Police say Kevin Neal, who was barred from having guns because of a restraining order, made the two high-powered rifles he used in his shooting rampage in Northern California on