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Mid-Prairie presents 27th annual Madrigal Dinner with special singing masks

Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner for 27 years in a row — director and vocal music teacher Collette McClellen performed in the first annual madrigal dinner in 1993, so she’s … more

Mid-Prairie preps for annual madrigal dinner

It’s been 27 years in the making and this year, pandemic or not, will not break that streak. Mid-Prairie has presented a madrigal dinner every year since 1993—vocal music teacher Collette … more

All Mid-Prairie staff must wear a mask

During their regular meeting on Nov. 23, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to require face masks for all employees when with students, with limited reasonable exceptions. This means that staff can … more

Gugel named new Mid-Prairie board president, board approves esports and girls basketball sharing agreement

    Jeremy Gugel was named the next president of the Mid-Prairie Board of Education and Denise Chittick was named vice president. Both were immediately sworn in prior to the business … more

State title is a solid team effort

The attention clearly was on Mid-Prairie freshman runner Danielle Hostetler this season. She was following in the quick footsteps of a pair of sisters who won state championships, four of them in … more

A Running Faith

Race day always begins with a huddle. And a prayer. Less than 10 minutes before the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team was to successfully chase down a fourth consecutive state team title on … more

Mid-Prairie temporarily closes preschool after COVID spike

In an emergency meeting on Nov. 4, the Mid-Prairie school board voted to temporarily suspend preschool for three and four year olds following an increase in COVID-19 absences. The board will … more

Gutsy effort lands 6th-place finish for M-P boys

Saturday’s state championship race was a lesson in survival for the Mid-Prairie boys cross country team. Jamie Stutzman fell to the ground in the first mile. Thaddeus Shetler, who … more

Free school lunches “a huge relief” to students, parents and staff

Like many other area schools, the Highland Community School District has extended their participation in the Summer Food Service Program through the end of the school year. The federally-funded … more

Mid-Prairie presents play seven months in the making

At long last, Mid-Prairie High School students and staff were finally able to present “Three Fairy Godmothers,” the play they’d started working on in February. The actors were … more

Mid-Prairie girls win fourth straight state title

By Paul D. Bowker The News FORT DODGE Danielle Hostetler and the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team made history Saturday. Hostetler, a freshman, extended the Hostetler's family … more

Stutzman leads strong showing by M-P boys

All eyes will clearly be on Mid-Prairie’s girls cross country squad on Saturday as it chases down  a fourth consecutive state team championship. But just after the Golden Hawks hit the … more

Class 2A State Qualifier Champs

The Mid-Prairie girls cross country varsity team poses for a photo after placing first in the Class 2A state qualifying meet held at Williamsburg. Below, the Mid-Prairie boys, who finished second. more

Mid-Prairie board receives enrollment data, plans for possible hybrid model

During a work session of the Mid-Prairie board of education on Oct. 26, superintendent Mark Schneider presented enrollment data for the district. Count day was Oct. 1. The preliminary data, which … more

Front Runner

Danielle Hostetler chases golf carts. Really. Since late August, when Hostetler won her first high school cross country race in school-record time, the Mid-Prairie freshman has been chasing … more

Golden Hawks capture 5th place in tourney

Tori Boyse, one of seven Mid-Prairie seniors, tied the score against Tipton with a kill. Then, she put the Golden Hawks ahead in their winner-take-all River Valley Conference Tournament match with … more

State chase begins with Thursday qualifiers

The path toward a fourth consecutive state championship begins Thursday for the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team. State qualifying will be held Thursday at multiple sites. For the Mid-Prairie … more

Friday Night Lights

Mid-Prairie Football Season record: 4-3 Friday’s game: Mid-Prairie vs. Tipton, Class 2A playoffs When: 7 p.m. Where: Mid-Prairie HS Admission: $6 At stake: A spot in the third … more

Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Sydney Yoder, Mid-Prairie cross country runner. Yoder finished 2nd in River Valley championship meet. Time: 19:22. more

Slam and Bam

Running back Kayden Reinier and Mid-Prairie’s offensive line sent a message on its very first play last Friday night against Central Lee. Reinier ran 45 yards for a first down before he was … more
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