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Riverboat Foundation awards $299,300 grant to Kalona Historical Society for rail exhibit

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation announced fall grant recipients Wednesday night at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Over $2,000,000 in grants were distributed, with the second highest … more

New bleachers approved for Highland Elementary School

RIVERSIDE New bleachers are coming to Highland Elementary School. The Highland School Board approved an expanded set of bleachers for the school’s gymnasium at its regularly scheduled … more

Riverside, Keota FFA members shine at national convention

The 96th National FFA Convention & Expo held its annual in-person convention Nov. 1-4. More than 70,000 FFA members and guests from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin … more

Mid-Prairie bond measure passes; Riverside councilperson loses seat to newcomer

KALONA Final results are in from Nov. 7’s school board and city council elections, although all results are unofficial until canvass. Locally, all but one incumbent kept their seats, and all … more

Highland School Board Candidates

RIVERSIDE Five candidates, including current board president Nate Robinson, are running for five Highland School Board seats in the Nov. 7 election. Each seat carries a four-year term, … more

Highland joins up with Washington for co-op girls wrestling team

RIVERSIDE Highland High School’s wrestling team will include at least three girls from Washington High School. At a special meeting held Monday, Oct. 23, the Highland School Board … more

Highland Schools close financial books on 2022-23 school year

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community School Board closed the books on Fiscal Year 2023 at its monthly meeting Monday, approving the certified annual report for the 2022-23 school year. Among … more

Riverside Mayor, 3 City Council members seek re-election

RIVERSIDE Riverside Mayor Allen Schneider and three City Council members will seek re-election in November’s election. Schneider is going after his fifth two-year term as mayor and is … more

Highland celebrates homecoming with "Boom Night" at Riverside

As part of their homecoming festivities Highland held "Boom Night" at Riverside on Sept. 20.  The event began with a parade that ended at Hall Park where the rest of the planned activites … more

Highland schools: Cross country participation up, football down

RIVERSIDE Participation numbers in cross country running are at a four-year high at Highland High School while football participation is at a four-year low. Activity numbers for fall 2023 … more

November ballot to include Highland's renewal request for state funds

RIVERSIDE The renewal of a state tax fund used, in part, for facility and technology improvements in Highland schools will appear on the November 7 ballot. The Highland School Board, during … more

Highland School Board opposes Iowa's new school bill

RIVERSIDE The top legislative priority of the Highland School Board is opposing taxpayer money being used to fund private schools. The Board listed its top legislative wishes at its … more

Highland schools superintendent Crawford rewarded with extension

RIVERSIDE Ken Crawford, Superintendent of Highland Community Schools, was given a one-year extension of his three-year contract by the school board at its monthly meeting June 12, essentially … more

Highland FFA Plants Soybean Test Plot

On Wednesday, May 17, Highland FFA planted their 13.2-acre test plot and land lab. The land lab is located behind the Highland High School baseball and softball fields and on the west side of the … more

Highland Graduation

Elementary students visit Voyage Home Museum

Highland 5th Graders, led by teachers Ryan Cortum and Jill Strubee, trekked from the Elementary School down to the museum on Thursday, May 11.   Although it was a warm day, energy, enthusiasm, … more

Highland FFA concludes year with banquet, safety day

On April 30, 2023, the 2022-2023 Highland FFA members, families, and guests met for the conclusion of the 22-23 Highland FFA Banquet to finish off the FFA year.   To start the evening off, … more

Highland partners with OPN in facility planning and assessments

RIVERSIDE The Highland Community Schools District is partnering with OPN Architects of Iowa City as it considers additions and updates to its buildings and athletic facilities. The School … more

Highland Prom

School Board approves FY24 budget, teachers contract

RIVERSIDE The Highland School Board approved a Fiscal Year 2024 budget of $11.5 million at its regularly scheduled meeting April 10. Expenditures include $6.15 million for instruction and … more
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