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Highland to build sewage facility

The Highland Community School District will need to build a facility to clean wastewater from the high school and middle school. School board members had hoped to build the equivalent of a septic … more

'Tis the Season

Riverside city workers were busy Dec. 4 decorating the streets with Christmas decorations. Santa will be visiting the Riverside Fire Station at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. more

Winds blow roof off Highland High School gym

High winds on Nov. 20 blew the roof off the Highland High School gym. Superintendent Ken Crawford was in his office when he heard a loud bang. He thought it was thunder until he saw insulation … more

Reconstructing Fourth Street on tap for Riverside

Riverside will be repaving Fourth Street in the coming year, but the differences in elevation from one side to the other will pose problems, particularly with meeting Americans With Disability Act … 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

Supervisors approve creating county EMS department

“It looks doable,” Washington County Supervisor Jack Seward Jr. told fellow supervisors during their Nov. 26 meeting.  Seward’s summary came after the board reviewed the … more

St. Mary’s ongoing project is an eyesore

Bruce Duling bought the old St. Mary’s School building in 2002. “My intent was to save this building,” he told the Riverside City Council Nov. 18, saying his plan was to convert … more

Riverboat Foundation awards more than $1.1 million in grants

The city of Washington’s wellness park was the big winner on Nov. 20 when the Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded more than $1.1 million in fall grants. The WCRF awarded the city … 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

School Lunch Menus

Menus are subject to change. Menus are elementary listings. High school and middle school may have alternate choices. Mid-Prairie Monday – No school. Tuesday – Cheeseburger, … more

Highland FFA students attend convention

On Oct. 29, 10 students with two FFA advisers loaded two vans and started their journey to Indianapolis, to attend the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo. Highland FFA members who attended the … more

Riverside Chamber sees ‘tremendous response’

After 36 years without a chamber of commerce, Riverside will once again have an organization to represent business interests in the city. “It’s been a while since we have had an active … more

Highland aerospace program taking off

The Highland High School aerospace program launched into its second year this fall. Last week, on a cold and windy Wednesday morning, students launched the rocket they have been working on since … more

City election votes made official by Board of Supervisors

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning approved the results of city elections in Kalona, Riverside and Wellman. The school board results will not be official for another … more

Riverside OKs trash contract

The Riverside City Council approved the five-year contract with Johnson County Refuse, which will utilize bright blue and yellow bins at each residence. more
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