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Hoops Time

The Floor Burn Academy took place the last week of July at the Lone Tree Wellness Center. Separate camps were held for high schoolers and kids in grades 3 to 8. Click through the photos to take a …

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 …

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 …

Mid-Prairie still seeking first victory

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks softball team is still searching for their first win after dropping a pair of games last week. They currently stand at 0-4.   June 24 Durant …

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North …

Highland posts 2-3 record in busy week

The Highland Huskies softball team had a busy week, going 2-3 over five games. Their overall record is 4-4, with a 3-2 Southeast Iowa Super Conference record.   June 23 Pekin …

Huskies go .500, move to first place conference tie

The Highland Huskies went 2-2 last week to move their overall record to 4-3 on the season. Their 4-1 conference record has them in a first place tie with Mediapolis in the Southeast Iowa Super …

Lone Tree hands conference leader first loss

With a 2-2 record last week, the Lone Tree Lions baseball team moved to an overall record of 4-4. Their 3-2 Southeast Iowa Super Conference North record has them sitting in fourth …

Lone Tree High School graduates 30 members of the …

On Sunday afternoon, 30 Lone Tree High School seniors marched across the stage in the gym to receive their diplomas. During her keynote address, math teacher Bethany Baum told the seniors that …

Mid-Prairie High School 2020 seniors receive diplomas

After not having been able to gather in school since before spring break, the Mid-Prairie High School class of 2020 were together one last time on Sunday to receive their diplomas. Speakers …

Highland tops Lone Tree, falls to Louisa-Muscatine

June 16 Highland 9, Lone Tree 5 On June 16, Highland traveled to Lone Tree, earning a 9-5 road win. Highland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run first inning. Lone Tree countered …

Tractorcade in Kalona

Dean Miller organized the parade after seeing several other similar events canceled throughout Iowa. He estimated that 75 tractors took part in Saturday’s event.

Home-schoolers fare well as Future Problem Solvers

The 2020 version of the Future Problem Solving International Competition was a virtual one for the first time in the program’s 46-year history. Instead of taking place in Amherst, Mass., …

Pathway Christian School honors its class of five …

Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church Saturday. Administrator Lawrence Schlabach urged the …

Highland Prom

The Highland Prom grand march was moved outside to the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort parking lot to protect against the spread of the coronavirus on Saturday.

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 …

Seniors graduate as part of first Hillcrest Academy …

Hillcrest Academy celebrated its first graduating class on Sunday. The school changed its name from Iowa Mennonite School prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Eighteen members of the …

Back in Action

After months without high school sports, area teams took to the baseball and softball diamonds Monday night for the opening of the summer sports season. Teams only had two weeks of practice before …