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Highland posts 2-3 record in busy week

The Highland Huskies softball team had a busy week, going 2-3 over five games. Their overall record is 4-4, with a 3-2 Southeast Iowa Super Conference record.   June 23 Pekin …

Huskies go .500, move to first place conference tie

The Highland Huskies went 2-2 last week to move their overall record to 4-3 on the season. Their 4-1 conference record has them in a first place tie with Mediapolis in the Southeast Iowa Super …

Lone Tree hands conference leader first loss

With a 2-2 record last week, the Lone Tree Lions baseball team moved to an overall record of 4-4. Their 3-2 Southeast Iowa Super Conference North record has them sitting in fourth …

Lone Tree High School graduates 30 members of the …

On Sunday afternoon, 30 Lone Tree High School seniors marched across the stage in the gym to receive their diplomas. During her keynote address, math teacher Bethany Baum told the seniors that …

Mid-Prairie High School 2020 seniors receive diplomas

After not having been able to gather in school since before spring break, the Mid-Prairie High School class of 2020 were together one last time on Sunday to receive their diplomas. Speakers …

Highland tops Lone Tree, falls to Louisa-Muscatine

June 16 Highland 9, Lone Tree 5 On June 16, Highland traveled to Lone Tree, earning a 9-5 road win. Highland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run first inning. Lone Tree countered …

Tractorcade in Kalona

Dean Miller organized the parade after seeing several other similar events canceled throughout Iowa. He estimated that 75 tractors took part in Saturday’s event.

Home-schoolers fare well as Future Problem Solvers

The 2020 version of the Future Problem Solving International Competition was a virtual one for the first time in the program’s 46-year history. Instead of taking place in Amherst, Mass., …

Pathway Christian School honors its class of five …

Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Saturday. Administrator Lawrence Schlabach urged the …

Highland Prom

The Highland Prom grand march was moved outside to the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort parking lot to protect against the spread of the coronavirus on Saturday.

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 …

Seniors graduate as part of first Hillcrest Academy …

Hillcrest Academy celebrated its first graduating class on Sunday. The school changed its name from Iowa Mennonite School prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Eighteen members of the …

Back in Action

After months without high school sports, area teams took to the baseball and softball diamonds Monday night for the opening of the summer sports season. Teams only had two weeks of practice before …

Planting for the Future

The emerald ash borer has devastated the ash tree population across the country. Wellman is no exception. At last count, 110 trees will need to be removed around the city as the disease destroys …

A subdued Memorial Day celebration

The crowds were smaller  at Memorial Day events, but area residents still honored those who have died in wars. The only formal ceremony was at Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona, where the …

Finding Their Own Way

For area student athletes, uncertainty caused by COVID-19 upended a carefully planned and highly anticipated season. Many students struggled to practice for summer sports with no facility access, …

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The cities of Kalona, Riverside and Wellman teamed up for a third pop-up food pantry, distributing 186 boxes of food – more than 5,000 pounds – to area residents. The cities are planning a fourth pop-up food pantry on May 30.

Soldiers monument returns to Kalona

The final phases of the restoration of the unknown soldiers monument at Sharon Hill Cemetery are underway. On Monday morning, crews from Berg Lawn Care and Strabala Grounds Management began laying …