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Huskies Power Up

The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy outfield. Two teammates sprinted home with the Huskies’ ninth and … more

Highland Huskies begin season with 2-1 record

Tthe Highland Huskies picked up a pair of wins against Lone Tree and Louisa-Muscatine last week to move to a 2-1 record.   June 16 Highland 7, Lone Tree 4 It was a close game in the … more

Highland celebrates socially distanced graduation

For months, there were doubts that they would get a traditional graduation ceremony, but Saturday, 49 Highland High School seniors gathered on the football field to get their diplomas from school … more

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of … more

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

Celebrating World Autism Day

The Highland school district celebrated World Autism Day on April 2 with a window-decorating contest. Windows throughout Riverside and Ainsworth were decorated with symbols of support for autism … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more

School Lunch Distribution

Sarah Kauffman hands bags with lunches to a parent in downtown Kalona on March 25. Larry Hershberger logs the information while others wait in line for lunches. Kauffman and Hershberger are bus … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Highland advances to regionals

With a second-place team finish at the Class 1A-Section 3 meet Saturday in Mediapolis, the Highland wrestling squad earned a place in the Class 1A regional duals Tuesday against No. 2 Don Bosco in … 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
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