• Hi Neighbor | by Lois Eckhardt
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There are few words in the English language more attracted to emotional involvement than those connected to the word: HOME. 

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It turned out to be just another one of my so-called “worst week of my life” episodes last week, same as it does every time I need to make a big decision and have to give the situation at hand a good ”thinking over”. The bad part is I’m not always good at thinking things over, so when the ad…

  • Last week, my parents met their new staffs and began working on creating a new Kalona News combining the best features of the five newspapers they bought. I am sure that the bright-eyed giddiness will soon be replaced with exhaustion, but I’m not expecting their dedication to waver. After all, they have been dreaming about this for years.
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New newspaper owners

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This weekend, Mid-Prairie will be honoring the l969 football team, which is the only one to go undefeated in the school history. That was before the state high school playoffs. Some have speculated how far that team could have gone if there had been playoff games.

  • Hi Neighbor | By Lois Eckhardt
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For those of you who have the ability to hear, even if it’s only with partial hearing, if you have ever wondered how it is to be totally deaf—let me tell you about my first-handed and extremely current experience.

  • By Mark Owens Social Security District Manager in Coralville
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Your first job is a landmark occasion. You’re meeting new people, making professional connections, and probably cashing that first paycheck. You might be a little surprised when you see a portion of your earnings go to a tax called “FICA” for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. This ded…

  • By Ron Rife
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The Lone Tree baseball team has a couple of home games this week. They start off with a game at West Liberty on June 10. Then, on June 13 they host Van Buren and on June 14 Mediapolis. On June 16 they are at Burlington Notre Dame. All dates are JV-Varsity doubleheaders that start at 5:30.

  • Hi Neighbor | By Lois Eckhardt
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Where am I this week? Look! I’m up here….on my ‘high horse,’ challenging two particular health destroying outlaws: kidney and heart disease. Why’s that you ask? Because I see too many of us candidates for ‘cheating on’ our health, and in the simplest of manners: through ignorance. If any of …

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  • Jake Bourgeois
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Sophomore Cory Stewart came up just short of qualifying for districts last season as a freshman, and now finds himself headed to the state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena sporting a 31-9 record after fighting his way back through wrestlebacks again to place second at Saturday’s district tour…

  • Jake Bourgeois
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Heading into the fourth quarter trailing by 12 points and having scored just 16 through three quarters, it looked as if the IMS girls’ basketball season was done and dusted. It looked even more likely after HLV got the first bucket of the quarter to go up 14 in front of their home crowd.

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Calli Shaw will continue her softball career at Northwestern College in the fall. The Iowa Mennonite senior signed her letter of intent on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8.

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Highland was looking to close out the regular season with a victory in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference shootout, but a poor third quarter cost the Huskies in a 74-69 loss at Burlington. 

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Last season ended in heartbreak for Visouth Peterschmidt. His district meet started off on the right foot with a 3-1 decision in the semifinal, but the junior with a record of 36-4 was upset with a 7-1 decision in a wrestleback after dropping the final. 

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  • Jake Bourgeois
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Lone Tree dominated the third quarter of Tuesday's regional quarterfinal against WACO on both ends of the court. Madison Forbes scored 16 points in the period and Lone Tree did not allow a made field goal until the closing seconds, giving the Lady Lions all the cushion they needed to coast t…

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