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Photos: Three Golden Hawks finish first at Highland …

This week, Vinnie Bowlin returned to the mat for the first time in over a month and won each of his four matches with a first-period pin.  Three of those wins came during the Gary Curtis …

Kalona battles second hefty snowfall

After a storm on Tuesday, Dec. 29 buried Kalona in about 7-9 inches of snow, residents had to break out their shovels and snowblowers again on New Year’s Day, when another 3-4 inches …

Photos: Lone Tree at Hillcrest basketball

The Hillcrest offense was clicking when the Ravens returned to conference action on Tuesday.  John Hughes, Eli Ours, and Grant Bender each had at least eight points while the Ravens built a …

Kalona sees second and third structure fires of …

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department was called to another house fire on Wednesday, Dec. 16 and a garden shed fire early in the morning on Sunday, Dec. 20, making the second and third structure fires …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Alburnett ends Huskies’ season

Highland’s football season ended with a 40-19 loss to Alburnett in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 16. The Huskies recorded their third-highest offense output of the season with 294 …

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 …

Golden Hawks dominate league meet

The finish was indeed familiar. Danielle Hostetler cruised into the finish line area with another win in the River Valley Conference championships on Oct. 13 at Monticello High …

Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match

Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies …

Mid-Prairie Homecoming

Mid-Prairie celebrated its homecoming week with a number of activities, including the coronation ceremony, a power puff football tournament, kickball tournament and paintball battle. Kelby …

1-2-3 Sweep

Danielle Hostetler ran 5 kilometers Monday. Then, she did it again. Battling a nagging hip injury, Hostetler, a freshman at Mid-Prairie, led a one-two-three Golden Hawks sweep in the girls …

Another heartbreaker for Hawks

Mid-Prairie senior quarterback Vinnie Bowlin had already worked some touchdown magic on the final play of the first half. So, with the Golden Hawks down by seven points Friday night and just 2.6 …

Lions run and run for win

Lone Tree senior running back Alex Viner began to celebrate before he hit the end zone for his third touchdown of the day. A Moravia defender was on the ground 25 yards away after missing a …

Defense shines for Golden Hawks

Mid-Prairie’s defense drove home a message early in its game last Friday night against second-ranked and District 2A-7 rival Williamsburg. Facing a second-and-1 play at the Mid-Prairie …

Homecoming Win

The Highland varsity football team defeated North Cedar, 55-14, in its Homecoming game on Sept. 25. The Huskies took advantage of errors in North Cedar’s passing offense, grabbing three …

Lone Tree Homecoming

The entire Lone Tree student body, as well as a large part of the community, came out in droves to support the school for its annual homecoming assembly. Notable festivities included a performance …