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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Agarwal, Pallavi

Highlands Today

World War II veteran remembers Iwo Jima, Greater Pacific theater of war

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 -

— What many consider the most famous World War II photograph was snapped by a photojournalist 70 years ago on a rugged Pacific volcanic island called Iwo Jima.

Race fan has amassed impressive memorabilia collection

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 -

— Fans of the 12 Hours of Sebring know the 22th annual race was canceled in 1974 because of the energy crisis, but many may not realize official entry forms had been printed f...

World War II vet gets surprise birthday gift, salute

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 -

— Robert Nieman Sr. and his family like to observe birthdays at Outback Steakhouse, so that’s what where they naturally went last month for his 91th birthday bash.

Local Relay For Life events return with some changes

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 -

— Last year’s Relay For Life in Avon Park had to be moved from Avon Park High School football field to the gym because it rained that day in May.

Downtown outdoor sculptures installed

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 -

— Downtown Sebring’s “angel” sculpture may be gone from Circle Park but art lovers shouldn’t lose heart.

Post-rehab program expands its services

Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 -

— Twice a week, certified music therapist Ryan Adamov comes to the H.A.L.L.O. office in Sebring to help children overcome certain disabilities through music therapy.

12 Hours of Sebring’s first campers do it again

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 -

— Cheryl and Brian Bailey have done it again.

‘Project Nitrogen’ makes frozen fruit-in-a-bowl

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 -

— In the 1920s, Gregg Harshman’s family was one of Highlands County’s pioneering citrus growers.

What shows do you want SFSC to bring?

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 -

— The South Florida State College’s cultural arts program wants to hear from you, especially if you have not been to a show at the college.

FHP: Hit-and-run penalties have gotten tougher

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 -

SEBRING — Sebring resident Chad DuBose was walking north on the west shoulder of DeSoto City Road one evening earlier this month when he saw a vehicle going south, approaching Mike Kahn Road, authorities said.

2015’s first freeze warning issued for county

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 -

— The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued 2015’s first freeze watch for Highlands County, forecasted to last from late Thursday night through Friday morning. ...

Photomosaic fundraiser for cancer-stricken student continues into next leg

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 -

— A community-wide fundraiser that involved many local students and raised about $8,000 for an Avon Park High School student battling cancer has moved into its next leg.

Woman reunited with ‘lost’ bank checks

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 -

— Some time in October 2008, Ramona Ann Holly said she deposited four checks, worth around $9,000, in the night depository of the now-closed Bank of America branch in downtown...

Cracker cowboy poem wins statewide song contest

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 -

— For almost 25 years, Highlands County’s very own cracker cowboy poet has been recreating the history of Florida’s cattle ranching days through folksy poems of ...

Free conference pools local information, resources on autism

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

— When Saundra Bass hears kids being described as autistic children, she points out what she prefers they be called.

Cooking up real world skills

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 -

— There was one group finely chopping boiled eggs for an egg salad, another sorting and washing heads of lettuce, and a few other students smearing cream cheese over baked p...

Highlands County Fair is back

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 -

— It’s the beginning of February, and that means only one thing in Highlands County - the annual Highlands County Fair, in its 78th year, is back in town.

Art in the small lane

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 -

— Those who glance at miniature models of two, realistic-looking pioneer-era cabins at the Lake Placid Depot Museum will notice they come complete with an outhouse.

Falling, but for how long?

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 -

— Last year, the School Board of Highlands County spent close to a million dollars to buy 225,000 gallons of diesel to fuel up its 142-bus fleet that services 98 to 100 school...