School News

Greiner resigns as Mid-Prairie baseball coach

Andy Greiner, the 2020 River Valley Conference Coach of the Year, has resigned as head coach of the Mijd-Prairie High School baseball team. Greiner submitted his resignation this past …

Golden Hawks finish strongly

The chatter from the Mid-Prairie dugout echoed around the ballpark in Tipton. Here was a team that had won just one game all season long. The Golden Hawks had to play their Class 3A softball …

Mid-Prairie board balks at half-time recommendation

It’s back to the drawing board for Mid-Prairie administrators. At the tail end of a three-hour meeting Monday night, Mid-Prairie school board members balked at the administration’s …

Athlete of the Week

Hitting: Home run and 4 RBIs in 7-5 Class 2A tournament win over West Liberty. For the Week: Four hits in five at-bats, 8 RBIs, 2 HRs, .800 BA.
Highland

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree Approves Hybrid Return to Learn Plan

The Lone Tree Community School Board Approved a "Hybrid Model" Return to Learn plan during a special session Monday night.     The motion, proposed by Board Member Joe …

Lions fall to Notre Dame, 17-7

The three-peat game never happened. If both Lone Tree and Highland had won their Class 1A baseball tournament games on July 14, then they would have played for the District 8 title this past …

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 …

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 …
Hillcrest Academy

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours!

Highland sets commencement guidelines

After months of uncertainty and doubt surrounding plans for a graduation ceremony, the Highland Class of 2020 will have a chance to walk across the stage this Saturday. The unprecedented ceremony …

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 …

Hillcrest opts for in-person graduation

Hillcrest Academy will be holding an in-person commencement ceremony on June 14. “Due to the lifting of restrictions, we have made a decision to hold graduation in person at Hillcrest …
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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 …
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Huskies Power Up
The craziness spilled over when Jenna Sands of Highland slammed her second hit of the game toward the Hillcrest Academy …
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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 …
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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 …
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Pathway Christian School honors its class of five seniors
Five members of the Pathway Christian School Class of 2020 received their diplomas during a ceremony held at Upper Deer Creek …
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