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RIVERSIDE Pay for substitute teachers in Highland Community Schools will be going up $5 a day in the 2024-25 school year. The Highland School Board approved an increase in daily rates for …
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HILLS A stray firework or two shoots off in the middle of the night, signaling the end of Independence Day weekend. Shortly after, the Hills City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, …
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Playoffs: Highland softball vs Sigourney

Highland was defeated by the hosting Sigourney Savages, 2-1, in a 1A Region 8 semifinal game on July 12.  The Huskies end their season with a 19-9 record and they say goodbye to  …
Highland went on the road and defeated the Calamus-Wheatland Warriors, 4-2, in a Class 1A Region 8 quarterfinal matchup on July 10.  The Huskies scored twice in the second and held …
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In the first round of the Class 1A playoffs, Hillcrest defeated the HLV Warriors, 5-4, on July 6.  Trailing by three, the Ravens scored four runs in the fifth to take the lead and this …
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Here's a look at Mid-Prairie's seniors in baseball and softball at Senior Night and other recent gamedays. SOFTBALL Gabi Robertson BASEBALL Bowen Burmeister Joe Hall …
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Golden Hawks fall to West Liberty in home finale

KALONA On a night when Mid-Prairie celebrated its only senior softball player, Gabi Robertson, the Golden Hawks nearly stole a memorable win in their final home game of the season July 3. …
Sports

Offense clicks quickly for Huskies in 1A tourney

RIVERSIDE Highland’s softball attack came quickly. Just a few minutes into its Class 1A tournament opener against Keota on July 8, Sarah Burton and Lilly Barre of Highland both hit …

Hillcrest completes playoff comeback over HLV

KALONA With their season on the line, all the pressure was put on Hillcrest in their first-round home playoff game after their opponent, HLV, scored in three straight innings to take a three-run …

Arrows take down Ravens in postseason play

WAPELLO Going on the road to start the postseason, Hillcrest knew the biggest obstacle in their way from reaching the second round was the pitcher with the third most strikeouts in the state, …
Obituaries
Edwin "Eddie" Joseph Miller
Edwin “Eddie” Joseph Miller was born Dec. 23, 1931, in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Noah J. and Lizzie (Lehman) Miller. In his youth he was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church and was a …
George Miller Jr
George Miller, Jr., 95, passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2024, at Parkview Manor in Wellman. George was born April 28, 1929, in Milford, Nebraska, the son of George S. and Katie Etta …
Kimberly Sue Swanson Meyer
Kimberly Sue Swanson Meyer, affectionately known as Kim to everyone, passed away peacefully on the morning of July 4, 2024, at her home near Keosauqua. Kim's journey began in Sigourney, Iowa, May 25, …
Robert Buford Adams
Robert (Bob) Buford Adams was born Dec. 28, 1954, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Lloyd and Paulina (Lambert) Adams. Bob moved to Iowa in 1986 so that he and his wife Linda and their young family could …
Jay P. Hulser
Jay P. Hulser, 64, of Kalona, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital following a sudden illness. He has been cremated and no services are planned. Memorial donations …
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Hurricane Beryl hit the island of Carriacou, Grenada, on July 1, 2024, with 150 mph sustained winds. NOAA Hurricane Beryl was the latest Atlantic storm to rapidly intensify, growing quickly from …