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Highland to build sewage facility

The Highland Community School District will need to build a facility to clean wastewater from the high school and middle school. School board members had hoped to build the equivalent of a septic … more

School Lunch Menus

Dec. 16-20 Mid-Prairie Monday – Beef quesadilla, Spanish rice, refried beans, red pepper strips, diced pears. Tuesday – Pepperoni pizza, mixed greens salad, fresh cauliflower, … more

Winds blow roof off Highland High School gym

High winds on Nov. 20 blew the roof off the Highland High School gym. Superintendent Ken Crawford was in his office when he heard a loud bang. He thought it was thunder until he saw insulation … more

Four trustees sworn in on Highland school board

Cindy Michel does not even remember voting in the election where she was picked to join the Highland school board. The date, Sept. 11, 2001. The voting was overshadowed by terrorist attacks on … more

Debating the Issue

The question was: Should cellphones be allowed at Highland schools? Two three-person teams were lined up on each side of the question. The status quo team – Ryan Vandenberg, Lucy Bell and … more

Highland board discusses major construction projects

The Highland school board dealt with two major projects at its meeting Monday evening. The board tabled approval of a contract with Design Engineers for work on the high school air conditioning … more

City election votes made official by Board of Supervisors

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning approved the results of city elections in Kalona, Riverside and Wellman. The school board results will not be official for another … more

School board OKs another year for Camp Highland

By Jim Johnson The News RIVERSIDE The Highland school board approved another year of the school district hosting Camp Highland at the elementary school in Riverside over the summer. The … more

Open enrollment out of district set at 20

The Highland school board has filed for 20.1 more students to open enroll out of the district for fall of 2019. District Business Manager Sue Rich said this will cost the district … more

Schnoebelen OK’d for snow removal contract

Schnoebelen Inc. was approved by the Highland school board for snow removal at the elementary school this winter. The contract is for removal of snow when there is one inch or more. Already there … more

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices.   Mid-Prairie Monday – Meatball sub, Tater … more

Mid-Prairie, Highland bands compete in state tournament

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks marching band earned a Division 1 rating at the state marching band competition in Pella Saturday.Led by drum majors Jarrod Keller and Natali Miller, the 42-piece … more

Candidates set for November city, school elections

The field of candidates is set for the Nov. 5 combined city and school elections.The deadline for candidates to file to run in the election was 5 p.m., Sept. 19.This is the first year of combined … more

Highland dean supports students in the long run

Bill Zywiec had never run more than five miles at any one time.Last week, he surpassed that – by a long, long way.The Highland dean of students ran 23.25 miles after 192 of the school’s nearly … more

Highland crowns Butler and Brase as homecoming royalty

Matt Butler and Alyssa Brase were crowned Highland homecoming king and queen Wednesday evening. Highland plays Lisbon Friday night in the homecoming game, which will be followed by the homecoming … more

Highland voters approve $3.7 million bond

Highland school district voters overwhelmingly approved a $3.7 million bond issue to upgrade the heating and cooling system at the middle and high schools. The bonds will pay for an addition to … more

Highland voters will decide school bond on Tuesday

Highland school district voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to decide if the district will issue $3.7 million in bonds to pay for a variety of improvements to buildings.Voters will need … more
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