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RIVERSIDE Locker-room improvements and a new multi-purpose center at Highland High School, along with additional classrooms at Highland Elementary, will be in the hands of voters in November. …
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HILLS Hills may be a small town, but it offers up big services like Salon 218, the newly established personalized salon experience catering to each and every whim of the customer; a place where …
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Salon 218 owner/operator Heather Tritle 
stationed at the front desk.
LONE TREE The Lone Tree School Board met on Wednesday, May 15, for their final regular meeting of the 2023-24 school year. Here, the board talked to high school science teacher Hunter …
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Mid-Prairie vs Mount Pleasant softball

KALONA Mid-Prairie started their softball season with an 8-5 loss to No. 3 ranked Regina on Thursday, May 23. But the Golden Hawks bounced back the next night, toppling Mount Pleasant with …
At home the Huskies defeated the Pekin Panthers, 11-0, on May 23.  With this win Highland improves its record to 2-0. 
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The Huskies, at home, picked up their first win of the young season when they defeated Pekin, 3-2, on May 23. 
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RIVERSIDE Highland celebrated the class of 2024 with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19.  After the graduates took their seat, different ones were honored due to different levels …
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Evans, Hostetler beat the heat for medal finishes at State Track

Jovi Evans of Mid-Prairie sprints out of the starting blocks in the 100 at Drake Stadium.
DES MOINES The final day of the Iowa High School Track & Field Championships didn’t actually begin for Mid-Prairie’s Jovi Evans until Saturday afternoon. Temperatures were …
Sports

Lone Tree girls set school record, score a medal

DES MOINES When three girls relay teams from Lone Tree hit the Blue Oval at Drake Stadium on May 17, the Lions had plenty of support in the stands. Head coach Chad Shield had arranged for …

Highland girls place first in regional final to earn historic state bid

MORAVIA   An object in motion stays in motion and Highland girls golf, who has been on a roll all year long, earned the right to continue their outstanding season by advancing to state for …

Mid-Prairie girls golf make school history with third consecutive bid to state

WEST LIBERTY Making it three years in a row, the Mid-Prairie girls golf team once again qualified for state after a second-place finish in the regional finals at West Liberty on May 15.   …
Obituaries
Regina Perry
Regina Perry, 76, of Kalona, passed from this life Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Private family services will be held at a later date. A general memorial fund has been …
Wilma Jean Beachy Gingerich
Wilma Jean Beachy Gingerich died May 19, 2024, at Woodland Park in the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Virginia. The ninth of ten children, she was born Oct. 22, 1934, to Amish …
Donald D. Hochstedler
Donald G. Hochstedler, 83, of Kalona, passed from this life Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital, following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held Monday, May …
Glenn Ira Bender
   Glenn Ira Bender, 83, of Humboldt, Nebraska, peacefully passed away on May 5, 2024, at his rural home in Humboldt.    He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma, on August 21, …
Mary Lou (Keifer) Frank
Mary Lou (Kiefer) Frank, 95, of Iowa City, passed from this life Tuesday, May 7, 2024. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa …
Web Extras
Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.