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August 17, 2016 Highland Briefs
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St. Mary’s Labor Day Celebration Sept. 5

The annual St. Mary’s Catholic Church Labor Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 5, features crafts, farmer’s market, bingo, kid’s games, live auction and a Millennium Raffle with a grand prize of $1,500.

Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – a smoked Iowa Chop dinner, fried chicken dinner and a hot dog kid’s meal.

Highland Highlites now only on website

The Highland Highlites will not be mailed this year, but will be available online in the District Menu of Highland’s homepage. Highland’s website URL is

Blood drive in

Ainsworth Aug. 22

Ainsworth will host a community blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at 322 Washington St., inside the Ainsworth Community Church Fellowship Hall.

To donate, please contact Jan Temple at (319) 330-6175 or or visit and use code 225 to locate the drive.

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 6/27/16 are eligible to give at this drive.

Song Fest Aug. 28

The Council of Mid-Prairie Churches is sponsoring a Song Fest evening on Aug. 28. Each church will be providing a musical selection. Pie and ice cream will be served prior to the program for a free will donation, which goes to the Wellman and Kalona food pantries. Held at Kalona Mennonite Church, pie and ice cream starts at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m..

Highland sees handful of

athletes receive all-academic


When the Southeast Iowa Super Conference released their all-academic athletes for the spring and summer seasons, eight Huskies had earned the honor.

Seven of the eight athletes played multiple sports over the spring and summer seasons. Track and softball athletes Cheyann Adamson, Kelsey Hora, Alyson Stokes and Kylie Wood received the honor for the girls.

Track and baseball competitors, Caleb Brase, William Burton, and Jake Wood were Highland’s three male recipients.

Holly Schneider was the lone Husky to receive the honor playing just one sport, earning the honor in softball.

Students must have a 3.50 GPA or higher for the most recent grading period to make the cut.

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