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Kalona

Kalona Public Library News

Refer to the schedule below for our hours during the month of June and the first week of July. Curbside service will continue to be offered indefinitely and will be available for expanded …

Pet of the Week

This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Hazel, a blue heeler, labrador retriever mix who is about 4 years old. She is a very loyal, loving dog. Although she is with two other dogs now, …

Greenfield wins Democratic primary, will challenge U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst

Democrat Theresa Greenfield gave her victory speech on social media after winning her party's nomination for U.S. Senate. (Screen shot from Greenfield Facebook video) Democrat Theresa …

WASHINGTON COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS

    With no contested local races, there were no surprises in the Washington County primary election Tuesday.     The Washington County auditor’s office …
Riverside

Riverside breaks off ambulance talks

The Riverside City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to end talks with Wellman and Kalona to base a county ambulance in Riverside. The dividing issue was who would pay for the service. The ambulance …

Riverside Casino reopens

The Riverside Casino and Golf Resort welcomed back guests on Monday morning. The casino reopened for business on the first day allowed by Gov. Kim Reynolds’ May 26 proclamation. A steady …

Iowa rolls out extended unemployment benefits

Iowa Workforce Development on Friday detailed new unemployment benefits for Iowans. The CARES Act created Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provides 13 weeks of benefits …

Businesses not required to report major virus outbreaks, IDPH says

Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center, May …
Wellman

Wellman-Scofield Public Library News

Even though the library is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we  are processing and cataloging books so we can begin curbside pickup and our eventual reopening. Continue to …

Wellman council will make an appointment to replace Philpot

The Wellman City Council agreed Monday that it will fill the seat that Mark Philpot is vacating at the end of the month by appointment. Last month, Philpot announced that he is resigning effective …

Wellman Golf

Wellman Golf League Week 2 Standings   Freeman Foods, 6 points City Sewer, 6 points JP Shooting, 4 points Moody Drifters, 3.5 points Stutsmans Inc., 3 points Roberts …

Business is Blooming

At first, trends seemed as troubling for garden stores as other retail businesses. With farmers markets closing, state orders for late openings, and shoppers being more cautious overall, outlooks …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree sets June 13 cleanup

Lone Tree will hold its cleanup day on June 13 from 8-11 a.m. at the parking lot on the west end of North Park. Lone Tree residents may bring unwanted items to the drop site at no charge, except …

Iowa falls short of WHO guidelines for reopening

Iowa fails to meet the World Health Organization’s latest guidelines for reopening businesses and other facilities, Johns Hopkins University reported.  States should have positive …

Reynolds to consult with board this week on fate of 2020 Iowa State Fair

The Grand Concourse at the Iowa State Fair, seen from the Skyglider in August 2018. (Photo by Kathie Obradovich/Iowa Capital Dispatch) Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday she will set up a call …

Federal coronavirus aid posed barriers to rural small businesses, lawmakers hear

The Strand Theater in Grinnell, Iowa, is a central business on Main Street. (Photo courtesy of Grinnell Chamber of Commerce) Rural small businesses have largely missed out on federal …
Washington County
Thorius re-elected as VP of engineers association
Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius was installed as South-Central Region vice president of the National Association of County …
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Supervisors set ambulance staff start date
Because county policy in providing benefits for employees starts the first day of the month following hiring, Washington County …
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Drew Blauvelt finds passion for cattle
Every summer, local youth and teens gather at fairgrounds and arenas to compete in cattle showing competitions, displaying the best of …
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Wellman axes Fourth of July celebration
The annual Fourth of July celebration in Wellman will not be happening this year. At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council …
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Planting for the Future
The emerald ash borer has devastated the ash tree population across the country. Wellman is no exception. At last count, 110 trees …
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Johnson County
Annual Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale canceled
The executive committee of the Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale unanimously decided to cancel the 41st annual sale, scheduled for May 29 and …
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Pet of the Week
This week’s PAWS & More pet of the week is Snowball, a small, young female domestic shorthair. Snowball is a playful and …
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Hunting, fishing license sales surge amid pandemic
Iowans looking for a break from isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic bought far more hunting and fishing licenses than usual, …
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