The Highlands hopes to benefit community

The former St. Marys Country Club, located along South Michael Street, has reopened with a new name and a more community-oriented purpose. Now called The Highlands, the facility, which is owned by Mike Heiberger and Joe Schroeder, is no longer a private club and instead is open to the public."Anybody can come here," Heiberger said. "Even if they have heard that it's open to the public, until they come here it doesn't really hit home. We've had many people come here and play golf at the Leaning Pines or come here for an event and say, 'I was never here before. This is an awesome place. I'll be back.' That's what we're trying to get across to people. This is a place for the whole community, not just a select few."