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Kalona

Celebrate Halloween safely amid pandemic

Wellman, Kalona and Riverside will hold trick-or-treat time from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Lone Tree will hold theirs from 5-7 p.m. on the same date. Residents who don’t wish …

No matter how you do it, be sure to vote!

The general election is imminent but voters wishing to vote absentee in-person still have many opportunities before Election Day on Nov. 3. Washington County voters can vote in-person at the …

Alvin and Julia Kramer named Co-Optimists of the Year

Alvin and Julia Kramer were named Co-Optimists of the year by president Jim Crowther at the Kalona Optimist annual dinner on Oct. 15. Julia has served as club secretary for the past few years as …

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Taco, a two year old adult male rabbit. Taco is medium-sized and has brown/chocolate and white fur. He is house-trained, neutered and his …
Riverside

United Way launches workers relief fund

United Way Worldwide and Kendall-Jackson have partnered to pledge $2 million to a fund that will provide financial support to grocery workers across the nation. Any current employee of a grocery …

Johnson Co. mailings about unreturned absentee ballots may be outdated

Johnson County voters may have received a recent campaign mailing stating that their absentee ballot has not been retuned, but this mailing included outdated information. Campaigns regularly purchase …

Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match

Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies …

League of Women Voters of Iowa publishes history book “And They Persisted”

The calendar year 2020 is the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which in 1920 granted women to vote. The year 2020 is also the 100-year anniversary of the League of …
Wellman

A dad’s story: From starting line to team champ

(Editor’s note: Aaron Fleming is the cross country assistant coach at Mid-Prairie High School. His daughters, River Valley All-Conference runners Ana and Abby, are on the Golden Hawks’ …

Wellman council approves sanitation ordinance, street light placement

The Wellman City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance related to the collection of the city’s solid waste and recycling agreement with Cox Sanitation. The vote was taken …

Slam and Bam

Running back Kayden Reinier and Mid-Prairie’s offensive line sent a message on its very first play last Friday night against Central Lee. Reinier ran 45 yards for a first down before he was …

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

We are updating our circulation system. Please be sure to ask how to navigate the new card catalog and how to log in! Need new books? Call the library at 319-646-6858 to set up a time to come in …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree provides free student meals

Lone Tree Community School is participating in the Summer Food Service Program during School Year 20-21. Meals will be provided to all enrolled children free of charge.  Acceptance and …

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Cider, a young male blue, grey and black tabby cat. Cider is a cat on a mission: PARTY! He loves to play and explore and test his limits. …

Mid-Prairie extends mask mandate, with updates

The Mid-Prairie School Board voted on Oct. 12 to maintain its face covering mandate but updated the mandate with more specific requirements. All students, teachers and staff must wear a face …

Knock digging deep for Lions on defense

Lone Tree coaches Lora Sieverding and Sonda Prybil are looking for consistent play as the days count down toward the Iowa Class 1A volleyball tournament. Alyssa Knock, a junior, is delivering for …
Washington County
Washington Public Library hosts read around the square
The Washington Public Library invites families to “read around the square” this month. Pages of a fall fun pumpkin story will be displayed in downtown business’s windows through the …
Pleasantview seeks donations for bus
By now you probably are aware of the cancellation of our annual Pleasantview Benefit Sale. Of course, we’re not alone in cancelling longstanding community events. More than likely every …
Free COVID-19 testing clinic to come to Kalona
Rural Health and Safety of Eastern Iowa and Mercy Iowa City are partnering to bring a mobile clinic to Kalona to provide free COVID-19 testing to qualifying patients. The clinic will be in the …
Kalonacade Rolls Through Town
Participating organizations included: the Washington County Sherrifs Office, Hills Bank, Mid-Prairie Community School District, Farmer’s Hen House, Reliable Tires and Service, First Class …
Boxes of non-perishable food available at Shelter B
The City of Kalona will provide boxes of non-perishable food on a first-come-first-serve, honor-system basis at Shelter B in the Kalona City Park beginning on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 21. The …
Johnson County
SEISC teams battle for league titles
Thursday is conference championship day for the Highland, Lone Tree and Hillcrest Academy cross country teams. The Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet for both boys and girls will be …
Lone Tree Council sets trick-or-treat date, time
The Lone Tree City Council voted on Oct. 5 to set trick-or-treat night for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Lone Tree, Riverside, Kalona, and Wellman will all hold their trick-or-treat nights on …
Supervisors get updates, discuss remodeling
Although there was a drop of 27.98 tons in landfill use from January through August 2020, recycling in the county went up an average of 19.36 tons, Lynn Whaley of WEMIGA Waste Systems told the …
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