• 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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Cory Stewart got a taste of the state wrestling tournament on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. He left without a win this time, but the Highland sophomore plans to change that next year. 

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Visouth Peterschmidt trailed 9-5 after two periods of the 2A 182-pound consolation semifinal at the IHSAA state wrestling championships on Friday. 

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Mid-Prairie girls basketball coach Stephen Bender was named Southeast District Coach of the Year by the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association last week. 

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The third-ranked Center Point-Urbana girls basketball team used outside shooting and an aggressive defense to defeat the Mid-Prairie 52-35 in a regional final in Williamsburg on Saturday. 

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Jake Wood’s three-pointer in the third quarter gave Highland its first double-digit lead of the game at 40-29. The Huskies would go on to win the 2A district nine final 74-56 and advance to Saturday’s substate contest in Oskaloosa.

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  • Jake Bourgeois
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In the crucial moments of the district semifinal rematch with Lisbon, things just didn’t go the way of the Lone Tree boys’ basketball team in a 61-57 playoff loss in front of the home crowd.

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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…

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