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AP Biology students travel to Iowa State University

AP Biology students travel to Iowa State University

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


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On Jan. 25, AP Biology students visited Iowa State University (ISU) to conduct laboratory experiments. To prepare for the visit in the days prior, students learned how to use various lab instrument, such as micropipettors, and familiarized themselves with the procedures. The experiments were conducted...

Get out the vote

Get out the vote

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Eligible citizens can cast their vote in the municipal elections Nov. 7. The incumbents running again include Gerd Clabaugh, running for his second term and David Lindeman, for his third term. The new council candidates include Rhonda Martin and James A. Evans. Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is running un...

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Students prepare to return to school Oct. 4 following threats

Nick Irwin, Online Editor

October 3, 2017


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The police department will be fulfilling a request from the district to perform proactive security sweeps of each school building prior to classes beginning Oct. 4. Due to this, there will be a two-hour late start in effect to ensure the sweeps will be thoroughly completed. There will also be additional...

Students arrested following charges of sexual abuse

Students arrested following charges of sexual abuse

Kathryn Ikeda, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


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Four high school students were arrested Sept. 28 after warrants were issued under charges of felony assault, sexual abuse in the second degree and first degree robbery. Johnston Police Department (JPD) received a complaint Sept. 18 regarding a 15-year-old victim after an anonymous tip was sent to...

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Debate team qualifies for nationals

Sam Farrell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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After nine students qualified for the National Debate Tournament in Birmingham, AL, in June, four of them travelled to Kentucky in April for a tune-up. Prakhyath Bujimalla, Jack Lucas, Peter Beebe and Kate Snyder participated in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Kentucky. This is the most presti...

Pack and purge

Pack and purge

Hannah Short, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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The '16-'17 school year may be on the home stretch, but the transition into the new high school is just beginning. Possession of the new high school became official April 28. "June 2 afternoon is when school gets out," director of buildings and grounds George Smith said. "So district wide, custodians...