News
The Washington County Riverboat Foundation spring small grant cycle is now open for grant awards up to $5000 for nonprofit 501(c) organizations.  The Foundation has special interest areas of …
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As Iowa commemorates its 175th anniversary of statehood this year, the State Historical Society of Iowa is taking a deeper dive into the state’s past during Iowa History Month, beginning March …
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Absentee ballots are now available for the March 2, 2021 special election to fill a vacancy in Board of Supervisor District 3 and to continue a Highland School Physical Plant and Equipment …
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Sports
A difficult boys’ basketball season produced an indelible memory for longtime Lone Tree Coach Tom Squiers and his family. While coronavirus restrictions and a team with five new starters …
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Eli Ours is not the same athlete he was as a freshman. The Hillcrest Academy senior guard has been a starter for the Ravens’ boys’ basketball team in each of his four varsity seasons. …
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Mid-Prairie heated its game up from long range to score a crucial district boys basketball win this past Thursday against West Liberty. Junior guard Jack Pennington hit four 3-pointers, leading a …
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Our Photo Galleries
Raven defense shuts down Tigers in district quarterfinal
Iowa Valley took a timeout with three minutes left in Monday’s district quarterfinal, clinging to a 37-34 lead.  Heading back out on to the court, Hillcrest senior Eli Ours made a …
Highland's comeback, and season, run out of time
An inexperienced Highland boys basketball team showed flashes of its potential during the regular season, but the challenges of the pandemic made it difficult for the Huskies to find …
Golden Hawk season ends with frustrating loss
Foul trouble plagued Mid-Prairie in a 49-41 season-ending loss at Central Lee on Saturday.  When Maddie Nonnenmann was in the game, especially alongside Phelan Hostetler, the Golden Hawks …
Meader trusts the plan, earns the payoff
After coming from behind for a dramatic win in his first match, Ben Meader faced an even taller task in the final, trailing Davenport Assumption’s John Argo 7-3 with 35 seconds …
Golden Hawks take three first-time state qualifiers to Des Moines
Once the whistle blew, Cael Garvey wasted little time before driving his opponent to his back  and forcing a pin to join district champion teammates Ben Meader and Josh Wallington as first-time …