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51st Annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale

The quilt to the right was selling for $13,200 and the quilt on the right for $5,500 at the Kalona Quilt Show & Sale on April 28-30.

Photos: Highland, Hillcrest and Lone Tree at Ekstrand …

The Lone Tree girls finished third out of 10 teams in Class B at WACO’s Ekstrand Relays on Thursday, led by first-place finishes from Rylee Shield in the 400-meter dash (1:04.37) and Vivian …

Photos: Highland soccer at Columbus

Highland freshman Ayden Havel scored his second goal of the season to cut the Columbus lead to 4-1  in the second half of Monday's game. The Huskies (0-6) fell to the Wildcats (3-2) by a …

Photos: Golden Hawk Invitational

The Mid-Prairie boys golf team hosted the Golden Hawk Invitational on Tuesday, April 12, at Kalona Golf Course.  West Branch won the team title with a score of 323. The Golden Hawks finished …

Mid-Prairie's first annual AK-12 Art Show

Mid-Prairie's first annual AK-12 art show was held April 11-13 in the  Wellman YMCA banquet hall.

Photos: Ramos scores twice in Ravens opener

Hillcrest freshman Diego Ramos scored two goals in  his first varsity game on Tuesday in Tipton. His second goal tied the game 3-3 with 7:30 left, but the Tigers scored the game winner two …

A record-setting Pancake Day

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department set a record during their pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 2: 3,181 people came through the line for pancakes, sausages and eggs. It was the …

Photos: Highland opens soccer season at Washington

While most area sporting events were canceled on Thursday, the Highland soccer team opened the season on a cold, windy day at Washington.  Senior Eli Slaymaker made 13 saves in the goal, but the Huskies struggled to move the ball upfield in a 14-0 loss. 

Photos: Hillcrest Academy presents Mary Poppins

Photos from Hillcrest Academy's spring musical production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins: a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film . Ensemble …

Photos: Lone Tree, Highland at Indoor Classic

The Highland boys and girls track teams, and the Lone Tree girls squad began their spring season March  17 at the Pekin Indoor Classic held at Central College in Pella. Click through the …

Photos: Golden Hawks at IWCOA Girls State

Mid-Prairie senior Bronwyn Brenneman wrapped up her career with a win in the fifth place match at 130 pounds in the final session of the IWCOA girls state wrestling tournament. Gabi Robertson also …

Photos: Huskies at IWCOA Girls State Friday

Friday Results: 100 Champ. Round 1 - Abbigail Grout (Highland, Riverside) 4-4 won by fall over Paige Dulin (Tripoli) 1-8 (Fall 0:13)Champ. Round 2 - Jillian Worthen (Union, LaPorte City) 15-0 …

Photos: Golden Hawks at IWCOA Girls State Friday

Friday Results: 100 Champ. Round 1 - Gabi Robertson (Mid-Prairie) 13-6 won by fall over Illesia Carter (Bettendorf) 8-6 (Fall 4:36)Champ. Round 2 - Gabi Robertson (Mid-Prairie) 13-6 won by …

Photos: Sledding at Mid-Prairie West

Third-grade and kindergarten students at Mid-Prairie West enjoy the snow during recess on Monday, January 3, 2022. 

Photos: Hillcrest Academy Alumni Night Celebrates …

The center of attention at Hillcrest Academy's Alumni Night on December 21 was boys basketball coach Dwight Gingerich, who won his 702nd game with a victory over conference rival Highland. Gingerich …

Christmas in Kalona returns

Christmas in Kalona, after a hiatus in 2020, returned last weekend in force, with hundreds of visitors from all over Iowa and the Midwest converging in Kalona to participate in the Christmas …