Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Salute To Service: Highland EMS Captain Tim Rusteberg

Today's Salute to Service is Tim Rusteberg Captain of the Emergency Medical Services for the City of Highland. Rusteberg will retire after 34 years of service in early October. Congratulations and thank...

Salute To Service: HPD Officers Kent Thole & Matt Sebastian

Today’s salute to service is two new officers joining the Highland Police Department, Kent Thole and Matt Sebastian. Both were recently sworn into the position and now will complete a 12 week academy...

Salute To Service: Vandalia Police Officer Matt Ledbetter

Today’s Salute to Service is to the newest member of the Vandalia Police Department. At the Tuesday Vandalia City Council meeting Matt Ledbetter was sworn in as a Vandalia Police Officer. Today’s...

Salute To Service: Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Hansel

Today’s salute to service is Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Cole Hansel. Cole recently graduated from the SWIC Police Academy 14 weeks of training, and is currently doing his field training with the Sheriff’s...

Salute To Service: Josh Suever, Highland Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is volunteer firefighter Josh Suever with the Highland Fire Department. Josh was recently recognized for his 5 years of service to the Highland Community and Residents. Salute to Service on...

Salute To Service: Travis Knebel, Highland Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is to Travis Knebel of the Highland Fire Department. Travis is a long-time volunteer with the Highland FD, and recently received recognition for 15 years of service. Today’s...

Salute To Service Firefighter Parker Nungesser

Today's salute to service is volunteer firefighter Parker Nungesser. Parker is a volunteer with the Highland Fire Department. Earlier this week Highland Mayor Kevin Hemann recognized Parker for his 5 years of...

Salute To Service: Logan VonHatten, Highland Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is Logan VonHatten of the Highland Fire Department. Logan is a long time volunteer with the HFD and was recognized as Highland Optimist Club's Firefighter of the year in...

Salute To Service: Detective Christopher Clewis, HPD

Today’s Salute to Service is Detective Christopher Clewis, with the Highland Police Department. Clewis was named Officer of the Month at the start of 2022 for his dedication and service to the people...

Salute To Service: Highland Fire Department firefighter Harrison McLaughlin

Today's Salute to Service is Harrison McLaughlin. Harrison is the newest volunteer Fire Fighter with the Highland Fire Department. Harrison finished his probationary term and was sworn in Tuesday, July 5th. ...