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Highland board approves asbestos removal contract

The Highland school board approved a $42,000 contract Monday evening to remove asbestos found in the building during renovations. The discovery of asbestos ground work on the heating, air … more

Teachers engage students in voluntary programs

While three area schools – Mid-Prairie High School, Hillcrest Academy and Pathway Christian School – opted for mandatory distance learning, the rest of the schools have made distance … more

Highland approves graduates list; graduation ceremony undecided

The Highland school board Monday night approved 49 high school seniors for graduation. How they will receive their diplomas, however, is still up in the air. “This year’s … more

Governor closes schools until August

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this morning that all of the state’s schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Reynolds made the announcement during her Friday morning press … more

Celebrating World Autism Day

The Highland school district celebrated World Autism Day on April 2 with a window-decorating contest. Windows throughout Riverside and Ainsworth were decorated with symbols of support for autism … more

Reynolds suspends graduation requirements for high-school seniors

Gov. Kim Reynolds suspended state graduation requirements for the class of 2020 late Friday, among 42 other emergency actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reynolds’ action suspends laws … more

School closures extended through April

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order last week to extend school closures through the month of April, schools were told they must inform the state whether their distance learning will be voluntary or … more

Schools may close for longer

Hopes for area students to return to school in mid-April are quickly fading. Area school superintendents are waiting for a definitive decision by Gov. Kim Reynolds, but they see school closures … more

Highland, Lone Tree OK emergency powers for school superintendent

The Highland and Lone Tree school boards passed resolutions giving Superintendent Ken Crawford broad authority to take actions, if necessary without board approval, to implement state or federal … more

School Lunch Distribution

Sarah Kauffman hands bags with lunches to a parent in downtown Kalona on March 25. Larry Hershberger logs the information while others wait in line for lunches. Kauffman and Hershberger are bus … more

Area schools set for lunch pickups

Local school districts are finding ways to get meals to their students while district buildings are shut down. This week, Mid-Prairie, Highland and Lone Tree school districts started lunch pickup … more

Highland discusses making up snow days

With last year’s record number of snow days still fresh in their minds, the Highland school board Monday night questioned whether the district’s proposed calendar for next year had a … more

Highland OKs sale of bonds

The Highland school board Monday night approved the sale of $3.7 million in bonds to pay for projects approved by voters in September. Superintendent Ken Crawford explained the resolutions the … more

Highland board OKs $3.7 million schools project

The Highland school board, buoyed by interest rates and construction bids that came in lower than projected, Monday night approved the sale of bonds and bids for work at the elementary and high … more

Mid-Prairie sends three groups to All-State

Students from three area schools performed at IHSSA State Large Group Speech Contest at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. On Monday afternoon, it was announced that three groups … more

Highland advances to regionals

With a second-place team finish at the Class 1A-Section 3 meet Saturday in Mediapolis, the Highland wrestling squad earned a place in the Class 1A regional duals Tuesday against No. 2 Don Bosco in … more

Highland places seven at conference

Seven Highland High School wrestlers took their places on the medal stand Saturday at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament in Lone Tree. “We had a good day,” coach Derick … more

Hills Bank announces scholarship opportunity

Local high school juniors are encouraged to apply for college leadership grants sponsored by Hills Bank and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. For the past 18 years, Hills Bank has partnered with the Iowa … more

Highland Honor Rolls

Semester 1 Honor Roll Gold Grade 12: Alyssa Jean Brase, Matthew John Butler, Abagale Nicole Clifton, Makala Cox, Shalyn Elizabeth Kirk, Zack Lasek, William Ronald Laughlin, Emily Lynn Streb, … more
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