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Baseball squad ends summer in districts

The moment tugged at the hearts, a senior outfielder and the coach he played for. The season had just ended for the Highland baseball team in New London, a 9-3 loss in the semifinals of the Class … more

Huskies Power Up

The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy outfield. Two teammates sprinted home with the Huskies’ ninth and … more

Athlete of the Week

The News Athlete of the Week is Highland Freshman Abbi Stransky. For the week she had:  4 hits, 4 RBIs, .500 BA. Hitting: 3 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored in 13-1 tournament win over … more

Highland talks face shields, class funds

At the July 13 Highland School Board meeting, Supt. Ken Crawford mentioned that among ideas being discussed is moving fall sports to spring and spring sports to fall. One reason is that football … more

Highland Huskies begin season with 2-1 record

Tthe Highland Huskies picked up a pair of wins against Lone Tree and Louisa-Muscatine last week to move to a 2-1 record.   June 16 Highland 7, Lone Tree 4 It was a close game in the … more

Highland board ends teacher contract

The Highland school board fired a high school teacher after a closed session at its June 8 meeting. Industrial arts teacher Brian Haymond had his contract terminated in a 6-1 decision, with Kathy … more

Highland celebrates socially distanced graduation

For months, there were doubts that they would get a traditional graduation ceremony, but Saturday, 49 Highland High School seniors gathered on the football field to get their diplomas from school … more

A Year Like None Other

When students left school on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, they were looking forward to a week off for spring break. No one knew that it would be the last day of in-person school for the rest of … more

End of school year lunch programs wind down

As the school year ends, free student lunch programs provided during remote classes are winding down after serving approximately 2,300 meals at Lone Tree, more than 20,000 at Highland and nearly … more

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

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
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