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Lone Tree Lions Football Camp

Lone Tree football players took to the practice field this past week for the school’s annual football camp. The camp took place under the direction of head coach Aaron Bohr and football … more

Lone Tree Approves Hybrid Return to Learn Plan

The Lone Tree Community School Board Approved a "Hybrid Model" Return to Learn plan during a special session Monday night.     The motion, proposed by Board Member Joe … more

Lions fall to Notre Dame, 17-7

The three-peat game never happened. If both Lone Tree and Highland had won their Class 1A baseball tournament games on July 14, then they would have played for the District 8 title this past … 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

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

Lone Tree Senior Awards

Academic Excellence Awards: Macie Bopp, Sara Branson, Abigail Buckman, Holley Johnson, Natalie Patterson, Bailey Pierson, Whitney Willoz and Cale Yoder. Carrie Stanley Scholarship: Natalie … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Area students take part in World Food Prize event

The World Food Prize Foundation hosted its ninth annual Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) on April 27 with the participation of 264 students and 110 teachers from 93 Iowa high schools. This virtual, … more

Lone Tree seeks school board replacement for Josh Zaruba

Lone Tree school board member Josh Zaruba has resigned from the board, and the district is looking for a replacement. Interested residents in the Lone Tree Community School District can pick up an … 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

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’ action suspends laws … 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

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue

Lone Tree, Highland sharing to continue After discussing options, representatives of the Lone Tree and Highland school boards agreed to continue sharing agreements that include the district … more

Lone Tree OKs school calendar

The Lone Tree school board approved the calendar for the next school year at its March 11 meeting. School starts on Monday, Aug. 24, and ends Tuesday, May 26, 2021. The last day of school is the … 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

Highland, Lone Tree OK emergency powers for school superintendent

The Highland and Lone Tree school boards passed resolutions giving Superintendent Ken Crawford broad authority to take actions, if necessary without board approval, to implement state or federal … 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

Crawford: ‘Not just for four weeks’

Lone Tree school Superintendent Ken Crawford told the school board that the school closure could last longer than the four weeks that will end on April 10. “The rumblings I’m hearing … 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
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