School News

Mid-Prairie looks to the future of facilities

Nearly a year ago, Mid-Prairie Community School District asked its communities to go to the polls. On the ballot was a question that would have allowed the district to levy additional property taxes …

Mid-Prairie Speech Team impresses at Districts

The Mid-Prairie Speech team competed at Keota High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s District Large Group Speech Contest on Saturday, January 21. Eight of the nine groups …

Mid-Prairie partners with Care Solace to ease access to mental health, substance use help

On Dec. 21, the Mid-Prairie Community School District announced their partnership with Care Solace, an organization whose goal is to ensure communities can access reliable, ethical and high-quality …

Mid-Prairie FFA Presentation

Two members of the Mid-Prairie FFA chapter presented to the Mid-Prairie School Board on December 12.  Gabi Robertson and Marissa Cline presented a short PowerPoint giving the highlights of …
Highland

Highland students win Auxiliary essay contest

The VFW Auxiliary to Post No. 6414 Riverside held their annual Elementary Essay Contest presentation Monday, January 23, 2023, at the Highland Elementary School in Riverside.  Monetary awards …

Highland students participate in honor band

On Friday, January 20, five members of the Highland High School band participated in the University of Dubuque High School Honor Band. They, along with students from 30 other schools in both Iowa and …

Huskie speech team succeeds in Monticello

The Highland High School speech team traveled to Monticello High School in Monticello, Iowa, this past Saturday for the Large Group District Speech Competition. Twenty-eight Southeast Iowa schools …

Highland Winter Concert

Highland Elementary held their Winter Concert on Monday, December 19.
Lone Tree

Alumna-author returns to Lone Tree

It was a homecoming of sorts when Lone Tree alumni Chloe Doessel paid a visit to Lone Tree School on December 21. Doessel’s visit was via zoom, and she spoke to elementary students in multiple …

Lone Tree teacher retires after 40+ years

As the teachers at Lone Tree school attempted to coordinate the seating of their elementary students in an orderly fashion, the plan to surprise Wanda Anderson, retiring teacher with 40-plus years of …

Lone Tree Performs Holiday Program

Students at Lone Tree Elementary School enjoyed performing at their Holiday program; 2nd grade pictured.

Grant brings new trees to Lone Tree school

It was a chilly morning this past Friday in Lone Tree, but it didn’t stop the students at Lone Tree Elementary from being pumped up about tree planting. What’s not exciting about the …
Hillcrest Academy

Hillcrest delights with “Around the World in 80 Days”

The Hillcrest Ravens held their performance of Around the World in 80 Days this weekend, with a special twist. The three main (originally male) characters are played by females, and the damsel in …

Hillcrest puts new spin on classic production this weekend

Get ready for a whirlwind adventure - it’s time to take a trip around the world! November 4th, 5th, and 6th, Hillcrest Academy will be presenting Mark Brown’s adaptation of the Jules …

Highland, Hillcrest students participate in Youth Straw Poll

On Tuesday, Oct 25, 16,629 students from more than 140 schools voted in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll.  Students in every K-12 school across the state were invited to vote for their preferred …

Long-awaited middle school coming to Hillcrest

It is an idea the high school has flirted with for decades: should Hillcrest Academy add a middle school?  Parents have long wanted the Christian education the school offers to begin years …
Photo Galleries
Highland Homecoming Parade
The Highland Huskies celebrated Homecoming Boom Night on Sept. 21 at the Ainsworth Ball Field.  The parade started in downtown Ainsworth, followed by announcement of the King and Queen, Ethan …
Lone Tree Graduation
Seniors in the Class of 2022 are recognized as they graduate from Lone Tree High School on Sunday, May 29.
Hillcrest Academy Banquet 2022
Hillcrest Academy held their banquet on May 7.