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TOWN HALL PROPOSAL: Following a meeting with Dewberry architects, members of the Town Council are rethinking their decision on where to locate a new town hall amid concerns the preferred site adjacent to the Main Fire Station may be too small. Residents are invited to attend the August 1 and 15 study sessions as leaders weigh the pros and cons of each site. INFO: Click here for more information on the proposed sites under consideration. 

Support local businesses and enjoy the warm weather at the annual street market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15 in Main Square Park. This annual market features live music, local produce and artisanal goods.

KIWANIS CHICKEN DINNER: Join the Highland Kiwanis for chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 31 at Main Square Park. Eat at the park or carry out. Tickets are $10 and include half a roasted chicken, Nelson’s tasty Pit-Tatoes and slaw. Purchase your tickets by July 22 at First Midwest Bank, Edward Jones or Lincoln Community Center. INFO: Call (219) 923-2360. 

PUBLIC WORKS JOB OPENING: Highland Public Works is looking for an entry-level employee who can operate a front-end loader, jet truck/sewer rodder, black top roller, trucks and other light and heavy equipment. Responsibilities include water and sewer line repair/installation, street and sidewalk repair, construction, material transport as well as snow and debris removal. Interested job seekers must have a Class B Commercial Driver’s License. Applications are available at the Highland Public Works Department, 8001 Kennedy Avenue. INFO: Call (219) 972-5083. 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Highland is looking for local artists interested in completing a public outdoor mural at 2821 Jewett St. The selected artist will receive a $500 stipend and will be reimbursed up to $400 for supplies. Click here to review the entire Public Mural Call for Art prior to submitting a proposal. SUBMISSIONS: Interested artists are invited to submit a sketch of their proposed mural, including dimensions and bio, to by August 15.  

CALLING ALL POETS! Highland Poet Laureate Lily Rex is seeking poetry submissions for the town’s first sidewalk poetry display.Poems can be any length, form, or subject, and up to three submissions can be made.The winners will have their poems painted in 'invisible' ink on the sidewalks in downtown Highland, which will show up when the sidewalk is wet, such as after a rain. SUBMISSIONS: Please send all prose by September 1 to and include the poet’s name, town or city, and email address.